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Well Done Hillary, Islamists are Swimming in Our Pool!

Images from Libya today speak more clearly about the folly of US interventionism, US "regime change" operations, US-led bombing campaigns to "promote democracy" than anything else.

Arguing passionately in favor of a US attack on Libya, over the objections of then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates, then-US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said:
I swore to myself that if I ever faced such a crisis again, I would come down on the side of dramatic action, going down in flames if that was required.
Well she was partly right. Thanks to her successful demands for a US attack, it was Libya that went down in flames.
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NATO Aims To Repeat Its Libya 'Success' In Ukraine

As NATO and its US masters edge the US and EU closer to war with Russia over Ukraine, it might be appropriate to have a look at NATO's last "success" story.

Yesterday in Libya, where NATO bombs fell just over three years ago to "liberate" the people from Gaddafi, Islamist militias in Benghazi were under helicopter and warplane attack by a paramilitary force headed by former general Khalifa Haftar. The former general first emerged in Libya back in 2011, having left his long-time home base in the US state of Virginia where his ties to the CIA were an open secret.
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Ron Paul on the Benghazi Partisan Sideshow

While noting that the killing of two US diplomats, including the US ambassador to Libya, and CIA contractors in Benghazi, Libya is a “big issue” that merits attention, Ron Paul explains at the Ron Paul Channel that much of the commotion in Congress concerning the incident is sidestepping important questions related to US intervention in Libya and apparent weapons transfers through Libya to Syria. Paul, the chairman and founder of RPI, explains that many Republicans do not want to address these questions at the heart of the incident because, concerning these questions, they agree with President Barack Obama.
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Al-Qaeda Rules in 'Liberated' Libya

How's liberated Libya doing these days? As Eli Lake of the Daily Beast reported this past week, a secretive military base established by US special forces to train their Libyan counterparts to fight terrorism has been terrorists!

How is it possible that an al-Qaeda associated group took over a US-secured base in Libya, where the fight was supposedly against terrorism? The answer is that the US had long been working with al-Qaeda to foment a coup against Gaddafi. It should be of little shock, then, that after the "liberation" of Libya islamic extremism rather than liberal democracy broke out all over.
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Hillary Clinton’s Responsibility for Libya’s Misery

Libya is a mess, we are told, worse than when Gaddafi was around. Who was instrumental in attacking Libya in an outright aggression? Hillary Clinton. One headline at the time read “Clinton credited with key role in success of NATO airstrikes, Libyan rebels”.

In that article, we learn that Hillary Clinton patched up a rift in NATO, got backing from Arab countries, and advised rebels.

She boasted “…we set into motion a policy that was on the right side of history, on the right side of our values, on the right side of our strategic interests in the region.”
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Covert US Action Brings Overt Failures in Africa

The Obama administration conducted two covert raids in Africa this past week, one in Libya and one in Somalia. One was a messy failure that will only increase blowback; the other was largely irrelevant but raised serious questions about post-"liberation" Libya.

In Somalia, it was reported that Navy SEALs conducted a raid on a village that was said to house senior members of the al-Shahaab group, which had recently taken credit for the attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya.
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Who is Ben Rhodes?

Ben Rhodes
photo: U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

Everyone is wondering who is Ben Rhodes, a 30-something who ascended from literally nowhere to be what seems a main driving force behind Obama's foreign policy. He is credited with convincing the president to embrace the Arab Spring, convincing the president to bomb Libya, and, now, convincing the president to start yet another war, this time against Syria.

Who is he? How did a 24-year old aspiring fiction-writer in 2002 suddenly become one of the drafters of not only the 9/11 Commission report but also the Iraq Study Group Report? Then move on to Obama's presidential campaign as a speechwriter and then to Deputy National Security Advisor, from where he announced the beginning of a US war on Syria while the president met with supporters in the East Room of the White House? Those familiar with Washington know that such miraculous ascents rarely happen on their own and are equally rarely the result of pure, raw talent.

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