Libya: We’re About To Return to the Crime Scene

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The New York Times reports
that the “government” of Libya is hiding in a hotel room in Tunis:

“Officials said there was agreement that the United States and its allies
needed to find ways of shoring up Libya’s new government of national accord
established just this week with help from
the United Nations but stuck, as of now, in a hotel in Tunis. France, General
Dunford said, will work closely with the United States Africa Command on a plan.”

Plan? What plan? Why,the plan to fuck up“liberate” Libya
for the second time in four years, which is even now in the works:

“Worried about a growing threat from the Islamic State in Libya, the United
States and its allies are increasing reconnaissance flights and intelligence
collecting there and preparing for possible airstrikes and commando raids, senior
American policy makers, commanders and intelligence officials said this week.”

Having destroyed the country in their 2011
intervention — when the US and its allies bombed the place to smithereens,
funded Islamist militias, and had Ghadafi hideously murdered — the regime-changers
are returning to the scene of their crime on the theory that repeating the same
failed “solution” endlessly will somehow solve the problem they created in the
first place.

The plan, we are told, could go into operation
“soon,” which is interesting on at least two levels. To begin with, Congress
hasn’t authorized US military action in Libya, and is unlikely to do so. Secondly,
the idea that the “government of national accord” — voted for by exactly nobody
inside Libya — has one iota of legitimacy is a joke. Indeed, Libya is suffering
from an oversupply of governments at the moment, with one in Tripoli and the
other in the eastern city of Tobruk: only the fools over at 405
East 42nd Street
could possibly imagine the addition of a third
will help matters.

And the joke is exacerbated by the fact that
the UN-approved Parliament in Tobruk has rejected the “government of national
unity,” as our very own Jason Ditz notes.

 

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