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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 …

The Fruits Of Liberal Intervention, Ctd

This is 1.5 million gallons of gas going up in smoke in Libya — NBC News (@NBCNews) July 28, 2014 Frederic Wehrey cautions against buying into the conventional wisdom about what’s going down in Libya: Outside observers are often tempted toward a one-dimensional reading of Libya’s turmoil. It is easy to trace Libya’s […]

Hillary Clinton and the decision to intervene in Libya

(Paul Mirengoff) Hillary Clinton has been working full-time to control the story of her time as Secretary of State. That was the point of her clunky, largely unread book, and the point of her awkward, gaffe-laden book tour. Clinton argues (plausibly) that she wanted a more activist approach to Syria than that served up by her boss. Show More Summary

Obama mugged by the realities of foreign policy

Barack Obama’s foreign policy disasters are about what one might expect from a leftist community organizer elected to be leader of the free world. So many of the countries this administration has touched — Ukraine, Libya, Iraq — have descended into acute civil war on Obama’s watch. Show More Summary

Chechnya Bans President Barack Obama, European Union Leaders

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has banned President Obama from visiting the Russian Republic of Chechnya. The ban is a sort of sanction, as Kadyrov claims it is retribution for the wars in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine. The Washington...Show More Summary

Libya Is At Its Lowest Point Since Qaddafi's Ouster

Libya's government is looking for international help as it fights a massive fire at a fuel depot near the Tripoli airport while Islamist militants have overrun a major base in Benghazi. Basically, Libya is at its lowest and most violent point since the ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Qaddafiafi in a 2011 civil war. Show More Summary

World View: Huge Fuel Depot Fire Threatens Tripoli with Explosion

This morning's key headlines from Huge fuel depot fire threatens Tripoli Libya with explosion Liberia closes national borders to prevent spread of Ebola virus Kerry shuts Egypt and Palestinian Authority out of...Show More Summary

The Fruits Of Liberal Interventionism

The US embassy in Libya was evacuated over the weekend: The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were […]

Libya Is Literally On Fire

While other Middle East countries have grabbed headlines, Libya has been collapsing, with a massive oil fire near Tripoli summing up the country's status. The post Libya Is Literally On Fire appeared first on ThinkProgress.

World View: Embassies in Tripoli Evacuated as Libya Sinks into Tribal War

This morning's key headlines from Embassies in Tripoli evacuated, as Libya sinks into tribal war Generational timeline for Libya United Arab Emirates to launch a space program to reach Mars Embassies in Tripoli...Show More Summary

U.S. Evacuates Embassy in Libya

The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move. Show More Summary

U.S. Personnel Evacuate Libya — Again

Anti-government militias have damaged Tripoli Airport -- which is close to the United States Embassy compound

Moving on from Libya

(Scott Johnson) Walter Russell Mead headlines his commentary on the evacuation of our embassy in Libya — “As Libya implodes, ‘smart diplomacy’ becoming a punch line” — draws at length on the State Department travel advisory on Libya: The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable. Show More Summary

Why doesn’t Cameron care about Libya?

The US has said it has temporarily evacuated its staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns. Earlier this year Mary Wakefield discussed in The Spectator how David Cameron… Continue reading The post Why doesn’t Cameron care about Libya? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

“SMART DIPLOMACY” BEARS ITS USUAL FRUIT: U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after ‘free-wheeling militia …

“SMART DIPLOMACY” BEARS ITS USUAL FRUIT: U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after ‘free-wheeling militia violence.’ Meanwhile, Obama went golfing today.

BECOMING? Walter Russell Mead: As Libya Implodes, “Smart Diplomacy” Becoming a Punch Line. …

BECOMING? Walter Russell Mead: As Libya Implodes, “Smart Diplomacy” Becoming a Punch Line. Throw in the resulting civil war in Mali and the scattering of insurgents and weapons to the four winds, and you have a classic exhibition of reckless incompetence—of American arrogance, ignorance, carelessness and moralism combining in a toxic stew to sink a [...]

Obama Golfs with ESPN Hosts as US Evacuates Embassy in Libya

On Saturday, hours after the U.S. embassy in Libya was being evacuated and a day after meeting with Central American presidents to address the border crisis, President Barack Obama golfed with ESPN "Pardon the Interruption" hosts Mike Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser at Congressional Golf Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Show More Summary

House GOP chairman urges more U.S. engagement in Libya

Washington (CNN) – After intense fighting among warring militias forced the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Libya, one top House Republican criticized the Obama administration's overall policy towards the North African nation. "I think having removed [Moammar] Gadhafi, the administration sort of took its focus off of Libya and things have been getting worse […]

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