What Exactly is Going on in Libya?

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    Not exactly home made signs.

    Haftar, a former leader in Muammar Gaddafi's military, took control of much of eastern Libya with the support of Russia, Egypt and the UAE in the country's ongoing civil war.

    "For me, Haftar's move is essentially an attempted coup against the Government of National Accord [GNA] by imposing a military solution that would translate into a new political reality," commented Emad Badi, researcher and political analyst who focuses on Libya and the Sahel.

    Whatever he was, Gaddafi was a unifying force for the country. His death only destabilized things.

    Several voices in Libya and in the international community have blamed Egypt and the UAE for protracting and exacerbating the Libyan conflict war through empowering Haftar with external support, leaving him with little incentive to negotiate with the GNA. Haftar had long threatened to take Tripoli, so an LNA operation on the capital was always just a question of time.

    Lord but I hope we don’t get dragged into this mess.


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    Obama did some okay stuff at home but his foreign policy was a complete and utter disaster. He invariably took the wrong side on just about every hot spot on the planet. How he went from supporting the end of autocracy in places in the ME that need an iron fist to supporting a hard right coup against a progressive socialist government in Honduras just completely baffles me.
     
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    Place has absolutely GONE TO PIECES ever since Hillary wasn't there anymore to run U.S. guns into the country!
     
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    same shit in these shithole countries
    ....they send ambassadors to the UN/etc--they seem like normal countries--but they are not
    Mubarak head of state for 30 years!!!
    Gaddafi and Saddam both in power by coups/bloody coups/etc
    Afghanistan head of state assassinated by the Russians who helped him previously
    Idi Amin total dumbass idiot/MILITARY ruler
    etc
     
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