Bernie condemned regime change.
It appears that Hillary Clinton will never learn.In the presidential debate in Brooklyn on Thursday night Clinton only continued to prove that she’s never seen a war she didn’t like.
She forcefully justified the disastrous NATO war in Libya – peddling lies to defend the indefensible.
Propagating fantastical neocon talking points that have little basis in reality she also insisted that violence continues to plague Syria because the U.S. did not bomb the country.
Her opponent Bernie Sanders on the other hand was a rare voice of reason.
He took a firm stance against Clinton’s extreme hawkishness and called for a much more careful foreign policy.
Host Wolf Blitzer began the foreign policy segment of the debate emphasizing that President Obama singled out the 2011 NATO war in Libya as the worst mistake he has made in office.
Clinton – who played a uniquely hands-on role in the war – stood by her past decisions.
‘I think we did a great deal to help the Libyan people after Qaddafi’s demise’ the former secretary of state declared – referring to the late Libyan dictator who was brutally killed in the war.
(After he was sodomized with a bayonet by rebels Clinton gloated live on television ‘We came – we saw – he died!’)
Clinton conceded that the U.S. policies did not exactly work out but grossly understated just how bad things are in Libya today.
Five years later the oil-rich North African nation is roiled by violence and chaos.
A civil war rages on and the country is divided – swaths of it under the control not of a central government but of rival militias.
Thousands of Libyans have been killed – hundreds of thousands more have been displaced.
Amidst the turmoil extremist groups have flourished.
In Libya ISIS has carved out its largest so-called caliphate outside of Iraq and Syria.
(ed:..there is something from that invasion of libya that still puzzles me..
..some unfinished business..
..that is while i was ranting/arguing (in this forum and others) against any plans to overthrow gadaffi – how so many local ‘leftists’ were open in their support for the ‘something must be done!!’-thesis/spin used to justify that travesty..
..they gave more than tacit-support to this cia/american-revenge/imperial-ambitions clusterfuck..arguing that because nato was involved everything was ticketty-boo..(!)
..w.t.f. were they thinking..?
..gadaffi was no angel – but he had successfully secularised a previously sectarian-riven country..
..free education (to post-grad level) – free medicine/health for all..subsidised-housing/power..
..and get this..!..newly married couples were given u.s $50 grand..’to help them get started’..
..these are but a few of the wealth-spreading secularising-methods gadaffi used to glue his experiment together..
..now it is a dystopian-mess..all of that has gone down the toilet..
..and of course irony-overdose material is how nz ‘lefties’ supported a cia-misinformation-driven coup against a leader who gave policies to his people these ‘lefties’ could only fucken dream about..eh..?
..back at that time i was doing myself serious harm from mashing my forehead into the keyboard as leftie after leftie lined up to parrot this cia-bullshit/spin..to wring their fucken hands and join that chorus of ‘something must be done!’
now that obama has done his mea culpa over libya – calling it his ‘biggest mistake’ of his presidency..
..d’yarecken it might be time for those ‘lefties’ here in nz to form an oops!/apology-queue..?
..should i risk even further self-harm (c.f. forehead/keyboard) from holding my breath..?…