by William Teach | May 20, 2014 7:04 am
Obama’s Big Libyan Adventure is working out so well!
(CNN) The U.S. military has doubled the number of aircraft standing by in Italy if needed to evacuate Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, CNN has learned.
A decision to evacuate as violence in the Libyan capital grows is “minute by minute, hour by hour,” a defense official told CNN on Monday.
Fierce fighting swept across the city Sunday after armed men stormed the country’s interim Parliament. Sporadic bursts of gunfire and blasts could still be heard on the outskirts of the capital Monday evening.
The violence appeared to be some of the worst since the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.
There was always the possibility that the country would turn Islamist even if Mr. Obama kept his eye on the ball. Since he treated Libya like a child treats a toy, as in, playing with it hard then forgetting about the damage caused, the nation has turned into a hotbed of radical Islam. Say what you will about Gadhafi, he kept the hardcores out. And, now, there will be a hardcore Islamist country right in the heart of the Mediterranean shipping lanes. The new interim-government is, in fact, using hardcore Islamist militias.
It’s so bad that the Saudis temporarily shut down their embassy in Tripoli, and
Turkey took similar measures, shutting down its consulate in Benghazi, Turkey’s semi-official Anadolu news agency reported.
Speaking of Benghazi, it’s interesting that military planes can be put on alert to evacuate Tripoli. Why were none on alert on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2012? Was the administration so incompetent that they failed to note the warning signs as to how bad Benghazi had become? Did they just not care? Was it too inconvenient for Obama to do his job? We did have multiple ships that could have launched helicopters and attack jets in the Med, and since there was no idea how long the attacks would last, what, exactly, did the Obama admin do, other than watch the attacks on monitors?
Anyhow, heck of a job, Obama. Bomb a country then walk away, watch it turn into a hardcore Islamist nation.
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