Obama’s War Turned Libya into Another Afghanistan

Obama’s illegal Libyan War is escalating into a greater disaster with over a thousand French troops fighting the Al Qaeda linked terrorists who have taken over Northern Mali and a hostage crisis in Algeria involving Americans and Europeans carried out by Islamist terrorists who came out of Libya.

Not only has Obama lost the War in Afghanistan, but he has managed to turn North Africa into the new Afghanistan.

The terrorists who attacked the In Amenas gas complex in eastern Algeria appear to have been of several nationalities, and may have trained in jihadist camps across the border in southern Libya, according to sources familiar with the situation there.

A former head of intelligence for the Transitional National Council in Libya also confirmed to CNN that he was aware of three camps in the area. Rami El Obeidi said the camps had been operational for about a year and confirmed that foreign fighters had been among the militants training there.

The former intelligence chief said the Libyan army had little capability in this vast area of desert and there was a fear of confronting the extremists.

El Obeidi also said that extremist militia in Libya were financing militant groups in Mali and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb as well as providing them with logistical support.

Thanks to Obama’s Libyan War, parts of Libya are now the new Afghanistan.

Algerian security sources told Reuters late Thursday that the militants whose bodies had been recovered from the complex so far included three Egyptians, two Tunisians, two Libyans, a Malian and a French citizen.

The common denominator here is that aside from France, the terrorists came from two Arab Spring countries taken over by Islamists, and from Mali, taken over by Al Qaeda.

This isn’t a coincidence. Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt and Ennahda rule in Tunisia has untied the hands of the Salafis in those countries who have escalated the violence against Christians and women, as well as their plans to take over the region.

All these events are dividends of Obama’s Arab Spring. And Obama piled on with an illegal regime change operation in Libya.

On the BBC, Kofi Annan said that Mali was collateral damage from Libya. Annan, who was widely quoted during the Bush era by the American media when he criticized the Iraq War is being ignored now that he’s talking about Libya, which was a genuinely illegal war, a regime change operation conducted under the guise of a No Fly Zone.

Between Egypt, Libya, Mali and Tunisia; Obama’s foreign policy has turned formerly stable and even friendly countries into hostile danger zones and terrorist training camps.

And the media refuses to hold him accountable for it.

Oh and no story about Libya would be complete without word from Benghazi, the city whose welfare Obama used as justification for beginning his illegal war.

A Salafist group in eastern Libya has called for protests after Friday prayers in Benghazi in response to the French intervention in Mali — posting on its Facebook page that “Mali is bleeding” because of the French involvement.

It sure would have been terrible if Gaddafi would have recaptured Benghazi.

  • Long Islander

    Obama's War? The US was far from taking the lead on Libya, and Obama was heavily criticized for "leading from behind". As I recall, several Republicans (Sen, McCain comes to mind) were aghast that the US didn't immediately intervene with its own troops and criticized Obama for "leading from behind". To now turn aound and call this "Obama's War" just shows the author's main concern, which is to attack Obama at all times with no particular concern for the actual facts.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Obama's War? The US was far from taking the lead on Libya, and Obama was heavily criticized for "leading from behind". As I recall, several Republicans (Sen, McCain comes to mind) were aghast that the US didn't immediately intervene with its own troops and criticized Obama for "leading from behind". To now turn aound and call this "Obama's War" just shows the author's main concern, which is to attack Obama at all times with no particular concern for the actual facts."

      Leading from behind means latency, not lack of firepower. We made the difference, we just didn't lead strategically. Well, not a strategy in the interests of liberal democracy anyway.

      You simply don't understand the criticism. You don't engage in discourse, you just fly off assuming it's personal against 0'Bama. It's not personal. He's a traitor and a nuisance because he was elected as president of the United States and this job is far beyond the capabilities of most people, 0'Bama included even if he didn't lie about his loyalties and ideologies that are in direct conflict with US interests and the interests of free and oppressed people worldwide. You just need to read the text of his speeches to see what kind of deadly nuisance he is.

      Get over your little crush please. The security of the world is as stake and you're worried about silly fictions.

    • Curly Blue

      We had no business in front or behind anyone in Lybia.

  • Mary Sue

    Personally I don't consider any war "illegal" but it was certainly ill-advised.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Personally I don't consider any war "illegal" but it was certainly ill-advised."

      As Americans we don't worry about sharia (well, most of us don't) or Libyan law, or so-called "International law" except as theory or when we have treaties. But the war with Libya was a case of 0'Bama violating US law, and the victims are US citizens with respect to those laws. It was another of the thousand little steps towards complete tyranny.

      • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

        The ensuing chaos is a direct result of Obama's thrust on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia. There is more than enough evidence to choke a horse.
        The fact that the Repubs failed to offer their own push back, to his adventures in Libya, proves they too are worthless and toothless.
        In any case, the results are manifest – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/12/benghazigates

        It is no accident that most of the advanced weaponry, used by Al Qaeda, came from Libya's stockpile, a stockpile let loose after the POTUS "led from behind". And so much more.

        Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

        • Puc

          Precisely Adinack
          Puc Canada

      • Mary Sue

        A lot of the peace-hippies like to harp on alleged International Law to QQ about "illegal war" (such as US into Iraq).

  • JacksonPearson

    Barack hussein Obama II broke the law (the 1973 War Powers Act) by using our military assets to aid and abet in the overthrow of the Libyan government. NATO was not put into place to overthrow governments.

    Our benevolent and ball-less congress should have had him on the carpet, then file articles of impeach against the illegal SOB.

  • RonL

    The unConstitutional and illegal Libya campaign has handed North Africa over to Al Qaeda. My only disagreement with this article is that the lunacy was bipartisan. He these people want to do the same in Syria.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "The unConstitutional and illegal Libya campaign has handed North Africa over to Al Qaeda. My only disagreement with this article is that the lunacy was bipartisan. He these people want to do the same in Syria."

      But those are "vital US security interests" to spread sharia. That will be his defense and he'll probably have a sharia judge if he ever has to answer to anyone at all.

  • Matt

    They had no where else to go but the Sahara, they failed in Iraq and Afghanistan, can't take over Yemen, got a bloody nose in Somalia last year, the FATA is way hot so you have seen them move deeper into Pakistan. Yeah Libya they got weapons, but it has taken them much time to build up a force structure, domestic in Mali, regional and international fighters into the AO. They had the weapons but no the meat. If anything Qaddafi falling has limited recruitment, if you were against the regime then al-Qaida was the only opposition. I would rather fight them in the desert, than in urban areas of Iraq or in the villages of Afghanistan. They think fighting the Sahara is to their advantage, I think it is to mine. You get them out of the population centers clear and hold, target there strongholds, then it is long range desert patrols, hit and run. You see the French bringing in a lot of snipers. It is like hunting for food, morning or night the waterhole, these chaps the wells and oasis.

  • Arlie

    Susan Rice, Samantha Powers, Hillary Clinton & John McCain pushed for the Libyan no-fly zone and NATO bombing. 0 made it seem like he was against this, his peace prize and all, you know. They all kiss the butt of the NWO & Soros. They went into the Libya conflict with NO plan except Chaos and this is the result. If you think gasoline is expensive now…

  • Vincent Perron

    Some people think that the people at the pentagon and the CIA are very intelligent people in a cynical way.. but I came to believe that there not, there actually very stupid people. None of this make sense if they knew what they were doing going in Lybia. They absolutely have no clue of whats going on.

  • john brown

    you people are stupid