Once upon a time the global standing of the United States was respected, regarded and was credible. Of course, Barack Hussein Obama said he would restore America’s reputation and felt the George W. Bush administration had severely damaged our position. What Obama really meant was having more countries “like” America, as if our nation were a Facebook page – which amounts to nothing in a world of despots, dictators, theocrats and autocrats. Furthermore, it means your allies become confused and your enemies become emboldened – your trustworthiness plummets as your word means nothing.
And so against that backdrop we learn Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took action against Islamist forces in Libya and thought nothing of informing the United States.
As reported by The Guardian in the UK, “US officials claim the United Arab Emirates and Egypt were behind several air strikes on Islamist militias in Libya last week, in what would be an escalation of a regional power-play between Islamists and opposing governments across the Middle East. UAE pilots flying out of Egyptian airbases allegedly twice targeted Islamist fighters vying for control of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, last week, US officials claimed to the New York Times and later to the AFP news agency. Speaking to the Guardian, a US official confirmed the reports were plausible. The air strikes failed to stop Islamist militias from capturing Tripoli later in the week and announcing a new breakaway regime, forcing Libya’s elected government to flee to the eastern city of Tobruk.”
The Guardian reports, “The contested strikes came in two waves. The first arrived on 17 August and hit more than a dozen targets in Tripoli held by Operation Dawn, a coalition of Islamist militias and their allies from the city of Misrata battling against nationalists for control of the city. The precision of the attacks immediately triggered speculation that foreign jets were involved, prompting denials from France, Italy and Nato. A second wave hit in the early hours of 23 August, killing 17 Misratans and hitting ammunition dumps and the interior ministry building, captured by the Misratans the day before.”
And just who was it who destabilized Libya and handed it over to Islamists? Yep, you guessed it, Barack Hussein Obama – hence why I have referred to him as an Islamist sympathizer. It was Obama who went into Libya and armed Islamist militias and provided them U.S. air support – and now look at the results. The 2012 attack on the Benghazi Special Mission Compound (SMC) and the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Ty Woods, and Glenn Doherty. We just abandoned the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli as a result of increasing advances of the Islamist militias Obama armed and supported. And the same group that attacked the SMC, the al-Qaida offshoot – I guess another JV team – Ansar al-Sharia, has claimed an Islamic caliphate in eastern Libya centered in Benghazi.
So now you have Egypt, Libya’s neighbor, taking action itself along with the UAE – and remember, as we reported, this same Egyptian government was shunned by the Obama administration because it overthrew the Obama-supported Muslim Brotherhood government. And it was Obama, who in 2009, ordered Muslim Brotherhood members be seated front and center for his Cairo University speech.
As the Guardian says, “Egypt’s military ousted the Muslim Brotherhood – an Islamist group – and has since been cracking down internally on its activities, a tactic pursued for years in the UAE. Now if indeed Egypt and the UAE have joined to conduct airstrikes in Libya, it means both countries now want to expand the campaign beyond their borders, seeking to curb the rise of brotherhood-affiliated militias threatening to take over Libya. The move could turn Libya into a proxy war between the country’s elected government, backed by UAE and Egypt, and Islamists backed by Qatar, another Gulf state.”
And surprise, surprise – who has been embracing and supporting Qatar? Why, the Obama administration, of course. It’s no secret Qatar has been and continues to be the major bankroller for Islamists in the Middle East – including ISIS. Don’t forget Obama released five senior Taliban leaders to Qatar, and Obama dispatched John Kerry to negotiate with Turkey and Qatar for a Hamas ceasefire. And where does the leader of Hamas reside? Yep, Doha, Qatar.
So what message does Obama send to Egypt and the UAE? That the U.S. supports Islamists and cannot be trusted – hence why they did not advise the Obama administration of their intent and strikes. I say again, Egypt and the UAE does not trust the Obama administration.
As the Guardian says, “the UAE is home to Libya’s foremost nationalist politician, Mahmoud Jibril, while its rival Qatar hosts Ali Salabi, arguably Libya’s most influential Islamist and a backer of the Muslim Brotherhood. From their respective exiles, Jibril and Salabi have directed an Islamist-nationalist rivalry that has been at the heart of Libya’s politics since the death of Gaddafi in October 2011. Salabi’s Qatari allies trained the Islamist February 17 militia which is now battling nationalist forces in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.”
And who was it that the Obama administration contracted out to guard the Benghazi SMC? Yep, the February 17 militia, which we reported here.
Folks, this is all the honest truth. Obama can shovel all the bovine excrement speeches he wants – like the one he just dumped on the American Legion. But the facts are clear, we have a treasonous individual residing in the White House who is enabling the Islamist movement in the Middle East. Egypt and the UAE clearly realize that. The question is, when will we?