Launched yesterday, America’s new air war in Libya has been in the planning stages for months, but was still the subject of little to no real debate. Indeed, the first real public comments came today, with President Obama declaring that the new campaign of airstrikes against Libya are in America’s “national security interest.”
Beginning yesterday morning, US airstrikes have centered on the city of Sirte, a mostly ISIS-held city which the UN-backed “unity government” seeks to capture. The unity government requested the US strikes to help them conquer the city, though as one of three formal governments in Libya, it is unclear if the US is also committing itself to seeing that this particular government ends up with the city, even if it means war with the other two.
Whatever the case, Italy wants in, and Foreign Minister Paolo Genitioni today said that the country would be willing to allow the US to use an air base in Sicily to conduct their air war, despite a treaty which only allows the US access to the base for “defensive” operations.
Obama says the new operation is authorized currently as a “30-day mission,” though there is no reason to expect that this is meant to serve as a timetable for it. The last US attack on Libya back in 2011, extended well beyond its initial schedule, and the White House openly rejected the need for Congressional authorization.
Indeed, officials say this new campaign in Libya “has no end point at this particular moment,” meaning the 30-day date was a PR decision, part of the latest effort by the administration to advance the false idea that this is a brief, limited operation, figuring that by the time people start asking how long this new war is going to last, they’ll be out of office at any rate.
19 thoughts on “Obama: Bombing Libya Is in US Interest”
It is strange that Italy was intercepting nearly 7000 seeking safety and then supports a bombing that will just create more displaced people.
Can you say Dictator.
How about just dick.
I think he made a step too far with his Trump critiques,because now his failures will finally be before the American people,unlike the MSM ironclad protection of every screw up for Zion this pos has made,including Libya.
America First,Trump for POTUS.
Using corrupt Muslims as fodder for the Hell Bitch might be the lowest political move I’ve ever seen.
I’m sure just a few more bombs will do the trick.
Murder people and expend expensive ordinance – The American way. What a sick country.
Remaking the world as per the New American Century proceeding somewhat as planned.
Yes, it may look that way, but I think that many of the moves lately reek of rank vindictiveness, petulance, arrogance. Those that Gods want to destroy, they first make mad.
Italy are you forgetting?
20 Die in Italy As U.S. Jet Cuts A Ski Lift Cable,
US pilot who killed twenty on ski gondola acquitted
Those who fail to remember history are deemed to repeat it!
I don’t believe bombing Libya now is near as much in our interest as not bombing Libya before Gaddaffi was removed . Just think how much better off the Libyans were before we armed the ISIS terrorists and imposed a no fly zone
Hey look at the big picture. Killing Gaddafi and make Libya a ruin helps push the price of gasoline over $4. Now that the price is dropping we need to bomb those nations which produce gasoline. Libya, Syria, Iran. Our friends in Saudi Arabia approve
This is the stage 2 of colonization.
For sure but not for the USA. I wonder what other nation would take advantage of the wars we start to sell war materials. It would have to be a special friend.
Italy will allow the USA to house jets which will bomb the terrorist. The terrorist will go to Italy and attack. What a world we live in. Hillary created the disaster in Libya with the approval of our President. What is best for the USA is to get a new president and it should not be the idiot who caused the mess in the middle east
Whose interest, again? Laws, what laws? Who pays? Naturally, Social Security, the eternal piggy bank. And the 0% interest rate, robbing retirees of billions of income — but, hey, arms merchants of both parties are happy and feeding the coffers of both parties. We, the suckers, naturally deserve it.
He’s war criminal. Those who are in his administration are war criminals as are the members of congress who are silently going along with the carnage death, and destruction and who approve the funds. Add in the msm sycophants who pimp this criminal activity to the public and who aid and encourage him.
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