The logic of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a recipe for empty cynicism
It’s no coincidence that the NATO war to destroy the Libyan state was initiated barely two months after the rise of the African Union
Libya, Syria and Yemen
It is impossible for the UN to move an agenda if two important Western states who drove the NATO war against Libya in 2011 end up backing both sides; in fact, it is wrong to say that they back both sides, because by blocking condemnation of Haftar’s war, they back Haftar
Having Turkish boots on the ground in Libya is likely to intensify the proxy war in the country
Coastal city is renegade general’s last major target in east of country, where water, food, medicine and electricity are already running out
Libya is ruled by a patchwork of rival heavily armed gangs that have sown terror in the population
The limits of the ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine
Almost guaranteed to spread more misery across North Africa
Militias have had a free run of the country and the entry of the I.S. has only led to a worsening of the violence, arson and mayhem that have been the order of the day
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