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"With a weak government possessing very few tools to exert control throughout its territory, Libya has become a terrorist safe haven and its transit routes are used by various terrorist groups, notably in the southwest and northeast," says the 2013 Country Reports on Terrorism, released on Wednesday, April 30. Three years ago, on March 19, 2011, President Obama unilaterally "authorized" the U.S. military to "begin a limited military action in Libya" to "protect Libyan civilians." He said by intervening in Libya's civil war, he was acting "in the interests of the United States and the world."
The U.S. intervention helped rebels topple Libyan dictator Moammar Qadhafi, and they killed him in October 2011. In its 2011 report on global terrorism, the State Department did not list Libya as a terrorist safe haven. But one year later, it did:
"In 2012, Libyan internal security suffered significant challenges and setbacks as it sought to reassert central authority following the fall of the Qadhafi regime, though attempts were made to strengthen overall counterterrorism and border capabilities to mitigate the various threats," the report said. "The resulting instability was punctuated by the attack against a U.S. facility in Benghazi on September 11, which claimed the lives of four U.S. personnel, including J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya." The 2012 report also noted that "Libya has encountered significant capacity gaps to mitigate the illicit flows of goods, people, and weapons across its borders since the revolution that toppled Qadhafi."
In the report released Wednesday, the State Department said Libya's General National Congress "has tried to tackle the lawlessness of the southern region" by closing the country's southern border. "In reality, however, Libyas weak and under-resourced institutions have had little influence in that region, and have failed to implement this vague decree, as is evident from frequent ethnic clashes in the area. Instead, tribes and militias continue to control the area, and traders, smugglers, and terrorists continue to utilize ancient trade routes across these borders."
State Department: 'Libya Has Become a Terrorist Safe Haven' | CNS News
U.S. military personnel released after being held by Libya government | Reuters
The Obama administration hasn't helped other hostages, so I feel really bad for these guys. After all they've done for their country, no one has their backs in their time of need.
I pray that they survive.
shut up you nutjobState Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said President Barack Obama's administration was looking into the incident, but confirmed that "all four U.S. military personnel being held in Libyan government custody have been released."
How come not many of you kolobian don't serve in the military?
Remind us how you served in the military?How come not many of you kolobian don't serve in the military?
Breaking story 2013? Maybe on Kolob it is
4 years, nam 2 tours 69, 71Remind us how you served in the military?How come not many of you kolobian don't serve in the military?
Did YOU serve shitstain?How come not many of you kolobian don't serve in the military?
4 yearDid YOU serve shitstain?How come not many of you kolobian don't serve in the military?
Good for you. Thanks for your service. 10 Years USAF Special OPS JSOC.
Yeah when i posted it back in 2013 it was a breaking story. Are you really so stupid as to not read?Breaking story 2013? Maybe on Kolob it is
dHow come not many of you kolobian don't serve in the military?
ThanksdHow come not many of you kolobian don't serve in the military?
and what planet are you from.
One guy over at ar15.com wanted to know why there were so many lds in special forcres
btw I served 71-73