‘Iraqi scenario repeating in Libya’

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Patrick Henningsen is a writer, investigative journalist, and filmmaker and founder of the news website 21stCentury Wire.com.



Published time: May 14, 2013 00:27

Bystanders and residents gather next to the wreckage of a car at the site of a car bomb that exploded in the parking lot of a Benghazi hospital in Libya, on May 13, 2013. (AFP Photo / Abdullah Doma)

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Involvement by Western intelligence services has turned Libya into a terrorist playground, the way Iraq has become after the US invasion, geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen told RT.

A car bomb has exploded in a crowded area outside a hospital in
Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi, with the blast claiming at
least 15 lives.

Henningsen, from the 21st Century Wire website, believes that US
strategy for the Middle East region is the main reason behind the
disintegration of the countries there. When asked about Syria, he
says one only has to look at Libya and Iraq to picture what would
happen in the event of Bashar Assad’s fall.

RT: There have been a string of attacks in Libya over the
past month – Is there anything the government there can do to
improve the security situation?

Patrick Henningsen: It looks very similar to the situation
we’ve grown used to seeing in Iraq what we’re seeing now in Libya.
Just by the nature of this car bombing where there’s a crowded
hospital area designed to create the most casualties and also
attacks on police stations. There’s a sort of strategy of
instability that we’ve seen in Iraq over the years. So, looking at
Iraq how long the stability took to achieve there and it’s not safe
there a decade onwards. I think we’re looking at the same situation
here in Libya.  

Bystanders and residents gather at the site of a car bomb that exploded in the parking lot of a Benghazi hospital in Libya, on May 13, 2013. (AFP Photo / Abdullah Doma)

RT: Armed mobs recently surrounded government
ministries in Tripoli. Is there a danger that

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