Obama's Regime Change in Libya Goes to Sh*t
Getting rid of Gaddafi, seemed like a good idea at the time. I mean after we turned him into ally of sorts, then we turned on him and gave Libya to al-Qaeda.Brilliant!
The US says it has temporarily evacuated its staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns. Staff, including marine guards providing security to the embassy, have been transferred to Tunisia "due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias," it adds. Secretary of State John Kerry said there was a "real risk" to staff. It comes amid fierce clashes between rival militias in the capital, with intense fighting at Tripoli airport.
I mean is there any other way to describe the current situation in Libya. We all talk about how dangerous it is that ISIS has taken territory in Iraq that can be used to train terrorists and attack the west. Libya has been like that every since Obama pushed Gaddafi off the edge. But "at this point what does it really matter." I'm reading a lot of pundits that say doesn't Obama even care or notice these foreign policy problems exploding. Because you really can't say that he appears upset. This reminds me of his youth in Indonesia, his mother wrote that he was constantly teased by the Indonesian boys for being black and that his mom was divorced from his father. Yes Indonesian kids were racist against the young black Obama. They noticed the black a lot more than the mixed, even though probably their skin tone is probably not more than a shade apart. I bring this up because his mother noted how he could take it, how he could ignore the cruelty being thrown at him and appear to be aloof and happy despite the hardship. How he could withdraw from his tormentors and be happy on his own or with just a few friends, discarding the "bad". This is a pretty admirable quality in Obama really. Its a toughness. But in the current situation it people just can't get why he's not tore up. But I'm not so sure showing the world how much we don't give a f*ck we can really dish out really isn't a pretty good idea. ISIS takes half of Iraq, we don't give a f*ck. Russia takes Ukriane, we don't give a f*ck. I mean if it wasn't for the ethnic cleansing and genocide against Christians in the war torn Muslim world I could almost not give a F8ck. Anyway your thoughts on the We Don't Give Even Half a F*ck strategy in comments.
Posted by: Mistress Overdone at July 28, 2014 08:31 AM
During the cold war there was an understanding that we would indeed use nukes if needed. Does anybody think that is true now? No, it's not, so that threat is off the table. Russia (and others) can engage in traditional warfare without fear, also knowing we won't get involved in ANY way (militarily).
So, to all those liberals that lament our presence as an "imperial" power around the globe and want us to shut down our bases, this is what happens without that influence. When America is strong and has a presence the world is a more peaceful place, without her, those that wish to conquer will make their moves. Don't naively think the world has moved beyond such people, it is human nature.
...things are just getting started, thanks Obama.
Posted by: Pete at July 28, 2014 09:16 AM
This is my opinion and it counts for absolutely nothing.
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Posted by: Howie at July 28, 2014 10:12 AM
From "leading from behind" to "leaving from behind' in just three years.
Kind of like closing the barn door after four of your horses have been killed, no ???
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