Thousands are dying as a direct result of Hillary’s intervention in and destruction of Libya.
Libya presented no conceivable threat to the U.S. or U.S. interests.
Hillary Clinton manufactured a need to go into Libya to assassinate its head and she did so in defiance of all intelligence reports. It was her war. She was the face of the Libyan war and she took full credit for it. We now see thousands of people dying trying to escape from Libya to Italy. Many are dying as a direct result of Hillary’s destruction of Libya.
George Will addressed it Sunday:
“…The real problem is Libya. Refugees from Syria come overland to Europe, a much safer trip…
The really dangerous trip is across the Mediterranean to Italy from Libya. Aug 27, two boats carrying 500 people from Libya sank. In April, 800 people drowned trying to get from Libya.
What happened to Libya? That is our fault. We went in to a country that posed no conceivable threat to the U.S., and in an eight month protracted assassination attempt decaptitated their government, creating the failed state that we see there that is producing all this..”
George Will also said we need to take in some of these refugees. The problem of course is we have no way of vetting them and we know that terrorists are sneaking in among them.
Hillary turned Libya into a failed state.
In 2011, it was Hillary Clinton who was the public face of the U.S. intervention to push out Libya’s longtime strongman, Moammar Qaddafi. There was no compelling reason for the U.S. to go into Libya so Hillary invented one.
While ignoring humanitarian causes in Syria and the Congo, Hillary Clinton said she felt strongly about the war against Libya for humanitarian reasons. She claimed Qaddafi was going to slaughter innocent civilians in Benghazi though there was no evidence he would actually do that. In fact, he was only killing jihadists.
Several reports have noted the pivotal role played by Clinton in convincing the president to support the intervention, which was also strongly backed by then-U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, and Samantha Power, then serving at the National Security Council, as well as then-Senator John Kerry, who invoked Rwanda, the New Republic reported.
Bombshell recordings released by The Washington Times showed the frustration of top Pentagon officials over Clinton’s involvement in ousting Muammar Qaddafi. The officials – U.S. Generals – were so frustrated at the time that they opened up their own secret talks with Qaddafi’s son Seif.
Mrs. Clinton’s reasons for going to war conflicted with what was actually happening on the ground. Her reasons for bringing the United States into war in Libya were based on speculation not on intelligence. Nearly a dozen intelligence officials who spoke with The Washington Times agreed that it was “intelligence-light” as one unnamed source described it.
“Speculation” often “trumped reporting from the ground”, the Times reported.
She also misled the public when she claimed there were large stockpiles of WMDs in Libya.
U.S intelligence did not concur with Clinton’s public rationale for invading Libya, a military action that was never approved by the United States Congress. The War Powers Act was ignored and the war was pursued illegally.
Hillary claimed Qaddafi was planning to commit acts of genocide aimed at liquidating his regime’s detractors. But intelligence operatives “had come to the opposite conclusion: that [Qaddafi] would not risk world outrage by killing civilians en masse even as he tried to crush the rebellion in his country.”
To add fuel to the fire, the administration claimed that Qaddafi approved his military raping women and were even being given condoms. There was never any evidence that was true.
The campaign was lauded as a foreign policy success for the Obama administration and its most famous Cabinet member, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Hillary touted her success. Clinton, in an interview with The Washington Post, acknowledged “periods of anguish and buyer’s remorse” during the seven months of the campaign. But, she said, “we set into motion a policy that was on the right side of history, on the right side of our values, on the right side of our strategic interests in the region.”