disputing the record of what happened in Libya that I posted
#528 | Posted by Corky at 2016-10-20 02:07 PM | Reply | Flag:
You mean this blatant lie?
"The facts are that Pres Obama decided to accept an offer from France, the main proponent of stopping the genocide of a surrounded city, and Britain, with limited air cover. After the fact, those two allies reneged on their promise to follow-up to help the newly, twice democratically elected moderate government to get on their feet."
Let's spot the things that aren't true:
Genocide: You are using this word incorrectly for dramatic effect. Blowing up one city would not be "genocide". A massacre? Yes. Genocide? No. The bombings of Hiroshima and Dresdin were not "genocide" either. We've allowed much worse things to happen especially than allowing the destruction of a jihadi hotspot. We usually blow those up ourselves.
Limited air cover: This was a lie at the time and you are a liar for repeating it now. We were told that we would be involved in stopping the attack on Benghazi only. That isn't what happened. The US proceeded to arm jiahdis in Libya and to help them conquer territorty. That is more than just air cover. And we proceeded to bomb Libyan cities including Tripoli, again more than just air cover.
The result of this campaign based on untrue claims of genocide and lies about limited involvement has been an unmitigated disaster.
You can finger point at the Euros all you want but only an idiot would have thought they were going to send ground forces into Libya considering they couldn't even bomb Libya without our being involved and supplying the bombs.
This is the kind of violent, misleading, beneficial to our worst enemies leadership we can expect from Clinton. Not looking forward to it.