As Hillary Clinton omitted any mention of Libya, which, other than setting off a regional war and international refugee crisis in Syria, the signal accomplishment of her tenure as secretary of state, it is only fitting that we recap her role in establishing ISIS as a political force in Libya.
It all started when a doddering old dictator, Muammar Qaddafi, was confronted by street demonstrations and an armed insurrection in Libya. He responded by carrying out ruthless reprisals against his opponents. In other words, this was a day ending in “y” in the Muslim world. To be clear, Qaddafi might have been brutal within his borders but he was no longer a threat to either the West or his neighbors. Hillary Clinton and her inner clique decided that Libya was the perfect test case for two policies. The first was the corrupt Responsibility to Protect concept (aka R2P) which basically calls for a state of continuous US military intervention. The second was proof of concept of the “We Are Not Bush” mantra that Obama rode into the White House. Clinton and her buddies were convinced that they could overthrow dictators cheaply and that good governance would emerge organically in the aftermath. (The other part of the “We Are Not Bush” program led to Iraq being left to its own devices. That is working well.)
If you want to really understand what kind of a craven sociopath is running as the Democrat candidate for president you need only watch this short clip of her reaction to Qaddafi’s death in a CBS News interview
“We came, we saw, he died.” Or, if we were to update it to reflect today’s box score, “we came, we saw, and over 100,000 people have been killed, wounded, or gone missing.”
Here we are five years later. Libya is in a state of civil war in which ISIS appears to have the upper hand. Egypt lost several decades of progress in developing a civil society when a military coup was needed to take the nation from the grip of the Islamists that Hillary Clinton had put in power. Hillary Clinton’s attempt to overthrow a third dictator, Syria’s Assad, gets uglier by the day. The United States has just carried out airstrikes against ISIS in Libya:
The United States has carried out air strikes on positions of so-called Islamic State in Libya, following a request by the UN-backed government there, the Pentagon says.
The strikes targeted positions in the port city of Sirte, an IS stronghold.
Libyan PM Fayez al-Sarraj, in a televised address, said the strikes caused “heavy losses”.
Western powers have become increasingly concerned at Islamic State’s growing presence in Libya.
The air strikes are the first such US military intervention co-ordinated with the Libyan unity government.
The Pentagon said the strikes, authorised by President Barack Obama, were in support of government forces currently fighting IS militants.
There is actually no end in sight for the war in Libya or Syria. In fact, there is no end in sight for the war to stop spreading. And this is the doing of exactly one person: Hillary Clinton.