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World View: Australian MP Clive Palmer Shocks Country with Anti-China Rant

This morning's key headlines from Riots in Liberia after Ebola slum is blockaded Australian MP Clive Palmer shocks country with anti-China rant Invasion of Libya feared following mysterious bombing of Tripoli...Show More Summary

Flashback 2011: ISIS Beheading Victim James Foley on 'The O'Reilly Factor'

On May 25, 2011, James Foley, the journalist brutally beheaded by ISIS was a guest on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor." Transcript as follows: O'REILLY: So let's pick it up in Brega which was rebel-held in Libya, right? So you're...Show More Summary

Citing Normalized Relations, Obama Lifts Ban on Libyans From US Flight Schools and Nuke Studies

Because everything is cool in Libya, right? To the horror of many in Congress, President Obama has reportedly ordered lifted the 31-year ban preventing Libyan nationals from attending flight schools and studying nuclear science in the United States. The U.S. Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

As The World Focuses On Iraq, Libya Wants Foreign Intervention To Protect Civilians, Too

As the world rushes to support civilians in Iraq, Libya's parliament voted to request similar help. The post As The World Focuses On Iraq, Libya Wants Foreign Intervention To Protect Civilians, Too appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Greenwald: Bombing is Never Humanitarian

Glenn Greenwald: For those who ask "what should be done?," has the hideous aftermath of the NATO intervention in Libya -- hailed as a grand success for "humanitarian interventions" -- not taught the crucial lessons that (a) bombing for...Show More Summary

Hillary on Syria, ISIS and Obama's Foreign Policy

Here is the new interview with Hillary Clinton in the Atlantic on Syria, ISIS, Israel and Gaza, Libya and Obama's foreign policy. Also, the New York Times has a new profile on ISIS leader al Baghdadi today, U.S. Actions in Iraq Fueled Rise... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

REPORT: White House Launched Iraq Strikes To Stop 'Another Benghazi'

The 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya may have inspired President Barack Obama to launch airstrikes in Iraq last week against jihadists affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL).Show More Summary

SO IS OBAMA’S NEW POLICY JUST FOR SHOW? Islamic militants advance despite 2 rounds of US airstrikes…

SO IS OBAMA’S NEW POLICY JUST FOR SHOW? Islamic militants advance despite 2 rounds of US airstrikes. As someone — oh, wait, it was me! — said about Obama in Libya: “Waging war halfheartedly, on the cheap, and by committee is not a formula for success.”

Defend the Kurds

The plight facing the Kurdish nation has not come about recently and there will no doubt be plenty of voices urging the 'west' stay out of the quagmire that is the Middle East, but as in Libya the case for intervening is a strong one...Show More Summary

The Roundup

- The situation in Libya is a consequence of the 2011 Western intervention where there were no other plans to help it after the fall of Qaddafi - The so-called "freedom fighters" former President Bill Clinton stood behind in the conflict...Show More Summary

Blue State Blues: Why No 'Responsibility to Protect' Iraqi Christians & Yazidis?

In 2011, President Barack Obama ordered U.S. forces--without congressional authorization--to assist NATO in a war against the Gadhafi regime in Libya. The reason for that urgent and extraordinary action was a theory of liberal interventionism...Show More Summary

The Threat of Terror Will Not Pass If Libya Fails -- The Need to Resume Diplomacy With Libya

The recent closure of the U.S. embassy in Libya is said to be attributable to a "significant deterioration" of the security of embassy personnel. The evacuation has prompted other nations to follow suit. In light of the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in September 2012, the evacuation was surely understandable. Show More Summary

As Libya's Chaos Worsens, Egypt Threatens Military Intervention

A statement released Sunday by a former Egyptian Foreign Minister that rising upheaval in Libya presents Egypt with major national security implications is being interpreted by many to mean that Egypt is once again considering military intervention in Libya to prevent that country’s chaos from spreading across Egypt’s western border. Show More Summary

Fox News Quiet After Congressional Report Finds No Benghazi Scandal

Fox News has gone silent on Benghazi amid reports that the House Intelligence Committee concluded that there was no intentional wrongdoing in the Obama administration's response to the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The San Francisco...Show More Summary

House Panel Clears White House on Benghazi

The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Show More Summary

Who (Or What) To Blame For Libya?

Christopher Stephen paints a picture of a country where deeply entrenched corruption and factionalism have rendered good governance impossible and fueled the pseudo-civil war tearing the country apart today: With the economy moribund, the only growth industry has been militias. Show More Summary

Libya and Hawkish Revisionism

Max Boot indulges in some convenient revisionism: Saturday was the day the …

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