Since our fearless President seems to be on the verge of repeating our murderous, illegal, and now obviously catastrophic assault on the nation of Libya, but this time around with the civilian population of Syria as the patsies, it's probably worthwhile for us Democrats to take a closer look at our previous victims.
“I am not sure that it will be right to assume that there is a government in Libya. There is no army, no police, armed militias are in control. There is violent chaos,” Yehudit Ronen, professor of political science at Bar Ilan University, told RT.
Violent chaos! And we're lucky that even a few reports leak out.
With government-backed militias controlling [Benghazi] and no judicial system to speak of, journalists in Libya have become easy targets.Renegade militias loot army bases!
On Monday (August 19), a group of gunmen attacked a convoy carrying the EU ambassador to Libya, Nataliya Apostolova. The assault outside the Corinthia Hotel in central Tripoli was not far from the prime minister’s main office. The gunmen robbed the EU delegation at gunpoint before shooting at passing cars and making their escape. Policemen outside the hotel did not intervene.Was that how Obama and Hillary Clinton sold our "military intervention" to the TV rubes of America?
"We will create a violent chaos! And best our all, there's no risk whatsoever for you fat, stupid voters! We'll bomb them from high in the sky! Their air force will never get off the ground! They are defenseless against us! Hahahahaha!!!"
Of course President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton neither announced nor predicted anything of the sort.
We bombed Libya to save it! This was "military humanism" at its very finest!
But even though it may be impossible to sell Obama's intervention as any kind of success two years later, my-party-right-or-wrong defenders of the President can still claim that the USA only played a secondary role in this catastrophe.
And we were only one of so many white Christian nations who sent the gift of "humanitarian bombs" to the helpless Libyans! Denmark and Norway dropped more than 600 bombs between them!
A grand total of 3,000 targets hit in 14,202 strikes, with zero NATO casualties in the combat zone!
This wasn't a war! This was more like a party where white people rained down bombs on brown people, from the safety of the skies!
The only allied casualty of which I can find any record was one British airman killed by a traffic accident in Italy while providing logistical support for NATO.
This wasn't a war, for our side.
This was the virtually risk-free annihilation of what used to be the most prosperous country in all of Africa!
.769 on the HDI, compared for example to its neighbors like Chad (.340), Mali (.344), and even Algeria (.713) and Egypt (.662).
What remains today is a "fatally destabilized" and "increasingly out of control" failed state ruled by gangs of thugs, and that, my friends, is Barack Obama's legacy in the wasteland of Libya.