Obama Regime Unilaterally Lifts Ban on Flight and Nuclear Training for Libyan Nationals
Reagan’s bombing of Libya in response to terror attacks and W’s invasion of Iraq neutralized the Muammar Gaddafi regime, causing the Libyan dictator to renounce terror and the pursuit of weapons of mass destruction, and even to cooperate with the West in the war against Islamic terrorism. But then Obama took power. With Obama’s illicit help, Gaddafi was overthrown. Now Libya is once again a hotbed of terror, as graphically evidenced by Benghazi.
By now we can read even this without surprise:
The Obama administration has lifted longtime restrictions on Libyans attending flight schools in the United States and training here in nuclear science, according to a final amendment of the ban recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Less than two years after the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is poised to sign off on an amendment reversing the ban, which was enacted following a wave or terrorist attacks in 1980s and prevents Libyans from studying these sensitive trades in the United States. …
DHS said the prohibition is irrelevant now since the United States and Libya have worked to “normalize their relationship,” according to the directive approved by the OMB.
We had a normalized relationship with the regime that with Obama’s help replaced our ally Hosni Mubarak in Egypt too. But then the Egyptian people rose up and overthrew Obama’s repressive Muslim Brotherhood friends. Now Obama is in a snit toward Egypt, which also arguably crossed him by siding with Israel against Hamas (unlike our own more evenhanded government), and which is being driven back into the arms of Russia, undoing decades of American foreign policy work.
The House Judiciary Committee is understandably appalled that we would provide sensitive training to a country brimming over with terrorists.
“The terror threat continues and numerous news reports document recent terror-related activities coming from Libya,” the Judiciary Committee said in a statement. “Recently, the employees at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli were evacuated due to violence between rival militias near the facility.”
“Since then, many foreign governments have closed their embassies in Libya and evacuated staff as the violence has spread throughout the country,” the statement said.
However, given the lawlessness of the Obama Regime, there isn’t much Congress can do about it without actually developing enough of a spinal column to impeach Obama or at least cut off his funding.
DHS officials had promised lawmakers in April that it would provide key documents necessary for Congress to perform its legal oversight on the proposal to overturn the ban. However, DHS never turned these documents over, according to the Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), the committee’s chairman, accused DHS of stonewalling and lashed out at the administration for “turning a blind eye to real terrorist threats that exist in Libya today.”
The esteemed countermoonbat Trey Gowdy (R-SC) chimes in:
“It is extremely concerning that DHS is moving forward with these plans, but has not provided information on the policy change despite repeated requests from Members.”
Under Obama donor Jeh Johnson, the DHS is as hyperpoliticized as the IRS and Justice Department. Its purpose is not to enhance American security, but to advance hard left ideology, according to which terrorists who want to kill us cannot be the bad guys, because we are the bad guys.
A debt-crippled economy, millions upon millions of unskilled, unassimilable illegal aliens, a destabilized Middle East, and the profound contempt of the world community may not be Obama’s only legacies. We may have a few mushroom clouds to remember him by too.
On tips from Mr. Mentalo and G. Fox. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.