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    Obama/Hillary Push To Kill Gaddafi Reverberates As Russia/China Move To Take Control Of Libya From UN-Backed Government

    October 31, 2019
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    Obama/Hillary Push To Kill Kadaffi Reverberates As Russia/China Move To Take Control Of Libya From UN-Backed Government

    In 2011 the Obama Administration infamously supported the 'Arab Spring' in Libya which removed and killed Muammar Gaddafi who had ruled the country as a dictator since 1969. The follow-on disaster at Bhengazi perhaps permanently obscured what Hillary's State Department and CIA were doing in-country, which resulted in the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three other brave men.

    It is worth mentioning that Qadaffi had given up his nuclear weapons to the Bush administration after the wars in the Middle East at the beginning of the 21st century.

    Today, the NATO support of the Libyan revolution looks to be foolish as Russian and Chinese forces battle the UN-backed government for control of Tripoli. The Obama Administration pulled out all the stops in the 2011 conflict, even employing nuclear-capable B-2 bombers from bases inside the Untied States to support opposition forces during the civil war.

    Currently the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) is battling Russian-backed rebels under the leadership of Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar who recently launched a campaign to capture western Libyan territories under the control of GNA. Russian mercenaries and special forces supporting Haftar are reported to be operating in the North African country, aided by Chinese support.

    The fighting has degenerated into a battle over the oil assets in-country, with proxies of East and West, and the Gulf States, sparring to gain the upper hand.

    CD Media spoke with Brad Gerstman this week in New York City, founder and partner of Gotham Government Relations.

    "Without putting boots on the ground, the U.S. needs to take an active role in Libya," he declared.

    "The GNA is a legitimate government and still has the backing of the United Nations. Trump is very worried about oil prices and the GNA can provide the stability needed to deliver that.

    "The U.S. needs a smart energy plan in Libya and we need to cut a good deal to ensure prosperity for the Libyan people and profits for American firms," Gerstman added.

    Libya can claim centuries of great power competition between Christian Europe and the Ottoman forces which eventually Islamized most of the population.

    This cycle is continues today as one more consequence of failed American intervention in North Africa and the Middle East.



    L Todd Wood

    L Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is "Currency." Todd has been a national security columnist for The Washington Times and contributed to One American News, Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, Novaya Vremya (Ukraine), the New York Post, National Review, the Jerusalem Post, Zero Hedge and others. He is also founder/publisher of CDM. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.
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