Skip to comments.Obama’s Libyan legacy
Posted on 03/16/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT by Starman417
Benjamin Franklin is believe to have said it first:
"Our Constitution is in actual operation. Everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
We can add another. Nothing is certain but death, taxes and Barack Obama lying.
Two years ago I wrote
Why youre an idiot to believe anything Barack Obama says
In it were documented the mounting lies told by Obama:
- Were not after Gaddafi
- We wont impose
- No boots on the ground
None of that was true. Obama got his wish and toppled Moammar Gaddafi.
Shortly after I wrote:
The goal is to remove Gaddafi from power. Do not for one moment think it is anything else. And it could all end very badly.
It was pretty much the only goal:
Later on in the debate, the discussion turned to Syria, and Romney used the subject as an opportunity to criticize Obamas lack of leadership on the world stage. Obama changed the subject back to Libya, and gave a very revealing answer:
But you know, going back to Libya, because this is an example of of how we make choices, you know, when we went into Libya and we were able to immediately stop the massacre there because of the unique circumstances and the coalition that we had helped to organize, we also had to make sure that Moammar Gadhafi didnt stay there. And to the governors credit, you supported us going into Libya and the coalition that we organized. But when it came time to making sure that Gadhafi did not stay in power, that he was captured, Governor, your suggestion was that this was mission creep, that this was mission muddle.
Imagine if we had pulled out at that point. That Moammar Gadhafi had more American blood on his hands than any individual other than Osama bin Laden. And so we were going to make sure that we finished the job.
To Obama, finishing the job meant getting rid of Gaddafi. That was, no doubt, part of the job, but to Obama that was it. Once we got rid of Gaddafi, the mission was over. This is in full concert with the presidents hearty embrace of targeted assassination; it is a definable mission that requires no follow-up.
Obama got his trophy head and washed his hands clean of Libya's future, other than for that pesky Benghazi thing. Obama has abandoned Libya and today Libya is a disaster:
The Libyan former prime minister Ali Zeidan fled last week after parliament voted him out of office. A North Korean-flagged oil tanker, the Morning Glory, illegally picked up a cargo of crude from rebels in the east of the country and sailed safely away, despite a government minister's threat that the vessel would be "turned into a pile of metal" if it left port: the Libyan navy blamed rough weather for its failure to stop the ship. Militias based in Misrata, western Libya, notorious for their violence and independence, have launched an offensive against the eastern rebels in what could be the opening shots in a civil war between western and eastern Libya.
Without a central government with any real power, Libya is falling apart. And this is happening almost three years after 19 March 2011 when the French air force stopped Mu'ammer Gaddafi's counter-offensive to crush the uprising in Benghazi. Months later, his burnt-out tanks still lay by the road to the city. With the United States keeping its involvement as low-profile as possible, Nato launched a war in which rebel militiamen played a secondary, supportive role and ended with the overthrow and killing of Gaddafi.
So why did Gaddafi have to go?
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
"We came we saw he died! (cackle cackle)"
We took a million barrels of oil a day off the market. Drop the supply and keep the prices high.