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Libyan Strongman Haftar Promises ‘Resolution to Current Crisis’ as Troops Advance on Tripoli

Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar said on Sunday that Libya’s seven-year political crisis would soon be resolved with a single government in charge of the entire country. His so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) is advancing toward Tripoli, suggesting Haftar intends to either replace the late Moammar Qaddafi as a dictator or secure himself a position of great importance in a national unity government.

West Libya in strongman's sights after conquering east

Parliament Slams David Cameron’s Role in Obama’s Libyan ‘S*** Show’

The Foreign Affairs Select Committee of the British Parliament has published a scathing report on David Cameron’s intervention in Libya, finding it was “carried out with no proper intelligence analysis, drifted into an unannounced goal of regime change and shirked its moral responsibility to help reconstruct the country following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi,” as the UK Guardian puts it.

British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves at the end of the first day of an European Council leaders' meeting in Brussels, February 19, 2016. EU leaders head into a make-or-break summit sharply divided over difficult compromises needed to avoid Britain becoming the first country to crash out of the bloc. …

U.S. Seeks Coalition to Checkmate Islamic State in Africa

U.S. officials admitted to Voice of America News on Wednesday they are deeply concerned about the Islamic State’s growing strength in Africa, emanating from their stronghold in Libya, but could offer only disturbingly vague talk of assembling an anti-ISIS “coalition” to address the problem.

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Obama Boasts of Libya Success In U.N. Speech

President Obama’s address to the United Nations on Monday presented an elaborate apologia for his foreign policy, including something very few people would attempt to defend as a success: the overthrow of dictator Moammar Qaddafi in Libya.

The Associated Press

ISIS Runs Wild in Post-Obama, Post-Clinton Libya

Libya is more Hillary Clinton’s disaster than Barack Obama’s, although that does not let him off the hook for agreeing to her push for intervention. Neither of them had the faintest, foggiest clue what to do with the ruins of the country after Moammar Qaddafi was ousted.

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