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  • EU Prepares For Massive Migration Flows From Libya

    03/28/2016 7:11:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | 27 March 2016 | Sarantis Michalopoulos
    EU leaders will discuss the critical situation in Libya and potential waves of immigrants trying to reach Europe on 18 April, EurActiv Greece has been informed. The discussion will take place following the regular Foreign Affairs Council meeting and ahead of Foreign Affairs Council Defence on 19 April, in Luxembourg. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said yesterday (24 March) that some 800,000 migrants are in Libya hoping to cross to Europe. Le Drian told Europe 1 radio that “hundreds of thousands” of migrants were in Libya, having fled conflict and poverty in the Middle East and elsewhere, adding that...
  • Obama points finger at Britain, France over Libya chaos

    03/11/2016 1:01:08 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 66 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    Obama points finger at Britain, France over Libya chaos Published March 11, 2016 FoxNews.com President Barack Obama has strongly criticized the leaders of Great Britain and France for their policy toward Libya after the 2011 overthrow of dictator Muammar Qaddafi, saying that he was mistaken to believe the U.S.' European allies would be "more invested in the follow-up" to Qaddafi's fall. Obama made the remarks in an interview with The Atlantic magazine. The criticisms of British Prime Minister David Cameron, in particular, are some of the strongest of a sitting U.K. leader by a sitting president. In the interview, Obama...
  • The Libya Gamble Part 1: Hillary Clinton, "Smart Power" and a Dictator's Fall

    03/04/2016 7:46:40 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 27 February 2016 | Jo Becker and Scott Shane
    From the earliest days of the Libya debate, Mrs. Clinton was a diligent student and unrelenting inquisitor, absorbing fat briefing books, inviting dissenting views from subordinates, studying foreign counterparts to learn how to win them over. She was a pragmatist, willing to improvise — to try the bank-shot solution. But above all, in the view of many who have watched her up close, her record on Libya illustrates how, facing a national-security or foreign-policy quandary, she was inclined to act — in marked contrast to Mr. Obama’s more reticent approach. Anne-Marie Slaughter, her director of policy planning at the State...
  • Hillary Clinton,‘Smart Power’ anda Dictator’s Fall

    02/28/2016 6:48:17 AM PST · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 Feb 2016 | JO BECKER and SCOTT SHANE
    The president was wary. The secretary of state was persuasive. But the ouster of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi left Libya a failed state and a terrorist haven. By the time Mahmoud Jibril cleared customs at Le Bourget airport and sped into Paris, the American secretary of state had been waiting for hours. But this was not a meeting Hillary Clinton could cancel. Their encounter could decide whether America was again going to war. In the throes of the Arab Spring, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi was facing a furious revolt by Libyans determined to end his quixotic 42-year rule. The dictator’s forces were...
  • Cruz Is Correct: Trump Supported Hillary’s Libya Debacle

    02/26/2016 10:56:01 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 26, 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    During Thursday night's debate in Houston, Texas, Donald Trump denied having ever supported the Obama administration's efforts to remove Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi from power. The record on this, however, is clear. In the run-up to what would be a massive foreign policy debacle (with Hillary Clinton as its chief architect), the Republican frontrunner vocally supported American intervention to topple the dictator. From the debate: ...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton was guarded by known Islamic 'terrorist' on her 'triumphal' tour (tr)

    01/28/2016 8:07:24 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    A known Islamic terror suspect was placed in charge of Hillary Clinton's local security detail during a trip by the US Secretary of State to Libya, Daily Mail Online can reveal. The shocking security blunder occurred in October 2011 when Clinton made an unannounced visit to Libya following the toppling of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Ironically the Secretary of State's trip was shrouded in secrecy due to security concerns. The trip was intended as a triumphant tour to show Mrs Clinton's support for the Libyan people and build diplomatic ties at a torrid time. During her visit fierce fighting erupted in...
  • Emails Prove Hillary Knew Libyan Rebels Were Conducting Ethnic Cleansing, Supported Them Anyway

    01/14/2016 9:41:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 14, 2016 | Dan Wright
    On New Year's Eve, the State Department released 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure as secretary of state. While much of the corporate media dove into investigating pointless gossip, Brad Hoff at the Levant Report decided to look for more clues into understanding the epic failure that was the 2011 war on Libya by the US and NATO. What Hoff discovered in the emails was Secretary Clinton being briefed by a trusted advisor, Sidney Blumenthal, on events in Libya where Clinton's public statements appear to contradict her private understanding. The issues range from the early presence of special...
  • Libyan Oil, Gold, and Qaddafi: The Strange Email Sidney Blumenthal Sent Hillary Clinton In 2011

    01/20/2016 6:25:32 AM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Vice News ^ | 12 January 2016 | Avi Asher-Schapiro
    Two weeks after France began bombing Libya, in March, 2011, Hillary Clinton's old friend and advisor Sidney Blumenthal passed her an intelligence memo that supposedly revealed France's true — and quite unflattering— motivations for toppling Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. While France's then-President Nicolas Sarkozy publicly said he wished to free the Libyan people from tyranny, Blumenthal's memo argues that he was driven by a cocktail of less lofty incentives, including a desire for Libyan oil, and a fear that Qaddafi secretly planned to use his vast supply of gold to displace France's primacy in the region. It appears that Clinton's...
  • Hillary Emails Reveal True Motive for Libya Intervention

    01/12/2016 10:07:54 AM PST · by Yollopoliuhqui · 19 replies
    Foreign Policy Journal ^ | 1/6/16 | Brad Hoff
    Newly disclosed emails show that Libya’s plan to create a gold-backed currency to compete with the euro and dollar was a motive for NATO’s intervention.
  • Former PM urged Hillary Clinton not to 'humiliate' dictator as he attempted to broker peace

    11/01/2015 6:52:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/15 | Daniel Bates
    Emails reveal Blair's fight to save Gaddafi: Former PM urged Hillary Clinton not to 'humiliate' dictator as he attempted to broker peace after eruption of civil war Extraordinary details of Tony Blair's involvement with Colonel Gaddafi's tottering Libyan regime are revealed in the latest of Hillary Clinton's emails released by the US State Department. Mr Blair repeatedly spoke to the dictator on the phone in an attempt to broker peace after civil war erupted in 2011. Mr Blair, then Middle East peace envoy, said he found the despot's right hand man 'sensible' and urged Mrs Clinton, at that time the...
  • Was toppling Libya all about the money?

    05/19/2015 4:39:45 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-19-15 | DrJohn
    In 2011 Barack Obama led from behind a NATO coalition bent on removing Moammar Gaddafi from power in Libya. The removal and death of Gaddafi was, Obama put it, a warning to "iron fisted" rulers everywhere. Syria, Iran and North Korea excepted, of course. Over at Foreign Policy this was hailed as a huge success. "Leading from behind" is an important element of this doctrine. It is no insult to lead but let others feel they too are architects of a plan, to lead without making others feel you are bullying, to lead but do so in a way in...
  • In Libya, anarchy fuels boom in migrant smuggling, turning Mediterranean into 'graveyard'

    04/23/2015 9:13:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Front Page ^ | 4/23/15 | MAGGIE MICHAEL and LEE KEATH - Associated Press
    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the profits to buy larger boats and heavier weapons to ensure no one dare touch them. It's a vicious cycle that only translates into more tragedies at sea. With each rickety boat that sets off from Libya's coast, traffickers rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars. So assured are they of their impunity that they operate...
  • Hillary Lied, Libyans Died

    04/20/2015 7:13:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 20, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hillary Lied, Libyans DiedPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 20, 2015 @ 12:11 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Hundreds of people just died because of Obama and Hillary’s illegal Libyan war.The Libyan War was based on a lie about genocide that is turning out to be real as ISIS beheads African Christians captured in Libya, as migrants claw their way abroad boats out of Libya, killing each other along the way, as a civil war between the legal government and the Muslim Brotherhood drags on.The strange thing about left-wing wars is that we don’t talk about them. The...
  • Secret Benghazi report reveals Hillary’s Libya war push armed al Qaeda-tied terrorists

    02/02/2015 8:52:31 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Libyan officials were deeply concerned in 2011, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was trying to remove Moammar Gadhafi from power, that weapons were being funneled to NATO-backed rebels with ties to al Qaeda, fearing that well-armed insurgents could create a safe haven for terrorists .. The reports included a 16-page list of weapons . ... the Qataris, they are doing this with every country, with every country,” Mr. Gadhafi said. “This is their plan, I mean in public. This is their own agenda. I mean, it’s not something hidden, ... A lot of jihadists that had been locked...
  • Explosive New Tapes on Hillary and Libya Proves Incompetence of Secretary of State

    01/30/2015 4:39:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 73 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/29/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Top Pentagon officials and a Denis Kucinich do distrusted Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, they opened their own dialogue with the Libyan regime. Their communications with the Gadhafi regime was an effort to avoid war. Tapes of conversations between them and the Gadhafi regime were found in Tripoli. The authenticity of the tapes have been verified by the participants on the tapes reveal confidential conversations with Gadhafi’s son and another top official in Libya. The tapes have been reviewed by the Washington Times. The tapes show that in unfiltered conversations with top Libyan leaders, that criticisms of Hillary were...
  • Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

    01/30/2015 3:45:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro and Kelly Riddell
    Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2011 march to war in Libya that they opened their own diplomatic channels with the Gadhafi regime in an effort to halt the escalating crisis, according to secret audio recordings recovered from Tripoli. The tapes, reviewed by The Washington Times and authenticated by the participants, chronicle U.S. officials’ unfiltered conversations with Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s son and a top Libyan leader, including criticisms that Mrs. Clinton had developed tunnel vision and led the U.S. into an unnecessary war without adequately weighing the intelligence community’s...
  • Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

    01/29/2015 10:02:48 AM PST · by wtd · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | By Jeffrey Scott Shapiro and Kelly Riddell
    Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan warJoint Chiefs, key lawmaker held own talks with Moammar Gadhafi regime First of three parts Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State ...
  • Pentagon Officials Opened Back-Channels with Qaddafi Regime to Slow Clinton Push into War

    01/30/2015 6:38:42 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    town hall ^ | 1-29-2015
    Pentagon officials were so concerned with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's push in 2011 to back Libyan rebels against Muammar Qaddafi that they opened their own back-channels with Qaddafi to try and prevent the U.S. from entering the civil war, according to a report that cited newly uncovered audio tapes.
  • The Unspoken Obama Lie That Led to Benghazi

    09/24/2014 6:21:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-24-14 | Jack Cashill
    To make a difference going forward, Trey Gowdy and the House’s Benghazi select committee may want to ask how the U.S. got involved in Libya in the first place. What they will discover is that Barack Obama borrowed a page from the Clinton playbook on Kosovo, a lethal exercise in mendacity unparalleled in recent American history. Much of the mischief I unearthed in my forthcoming book, You Lie!, I expected to find. This nugget surprised me. In his March 2011 address to the nation, Barack Obama laid out the case for America’s surprise military intervention in Libya. “We knew that...
  • Benghazi: When America Switched Sides In The War On Terror And Armed Al-Qaida

    08/17/2014 7:21:25 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/17/2014 | Ginni Thomas
    The Center for Security Policy’s Vice President for Research and Analysis, Clare Lopez, says in this exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller that very few have seemed to care that America switched sides in the global war on terror when President Obama deposed an erstwhile ally in the Middle East and provided weapons to al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood. Focusing on this under-reported, critical shift in American foreign policy, Clare Lopez discusses how an American ambassador and others were killed in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11 because the Obama administration decided to promote and defend their narrative that...