Muammar Gaddafi was a horrible man. Nothing about him was good or admirable. Naturally, this helped him be a successful political ruler. More to the point, he was able to provide some level of order to the country and prevent different factions from killing each other. He imposed a secular government on radical Islamists and thus maintained a more or less peaceful society.
Only if you start making a North Korean the standard for comparison can you get anywhere close to such a delusion. What I am saying is that the people of Libya in general, as well as the next of kin to Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, are obviously worse off without Gaddafi in power.
And the State Department has now officially admitted that I am right, even though they will never admit that they have done so.
Reuters: “State Department tells U.S. citizens to leave Libya immediately.”
The State Department on Tuesday told U.S. citizens in Libya to leave immediately, warning that the security situation in the country was “unpredictable and unstable.”
“The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately,” the State Department said in a new travel warning.
“Because of the presumption that foreigners, especially U.S. citizens, in Libya may be associated with the U.S. government or U.S. NGO’s, travelers should be aware that they may be targeted for kidnapping, violent attacks, or death. U.S. citizens currently in Libya should exercise extreme caution and depart immediately,” it said.
“The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable,” the warning added.
The last travel warning on Dec. 12 strongly advised against all but essential travel to Tripoli and against traveling outside the capital.
The warning followed an attack on Libya’s parliament, the General National Congress, on May 18 by armed groups, and came as the leader of Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia in Libya’s Benghazi city warned the United States on Tuesday against interfering in the country’s affairs.
This bloody and chaotic situation is an entirely predictable consequence of the US/NATO operation arming Jihadists to march on Tripoli. All those warring militias are groups that we empowered and to whom we gave air support.
Here’s the patently false lies Obama used to spin his attack:
Can anyone believe that Obama or his “close allies” cared about the “civilians” who were being killed? What do you think is happening now, at the hands of warring Jihadist militias all striving for control of the country or at least their piece of turf within it.
All this verbiage is used to justify arming Al-Qaeda groups to overthrow a secular regime. The country has gone from bad to much, much worse, all on the backs of U.S. taxpayers. Furthermore, it has already cost American lives and the State Department is plainly worried that terrorists might kill more Americans.