Mark Collins – How SecState Clinton Was Instrumental in Creating the Libyan Mess

Further to this post,

Libya: Serious Western Intervention Approaching? Canada?

one really hopes the Western powers have learned some serious lessons from the course of events described in great and well-sourced detail in these two major NY Times articles:


Hillary Clinton, ‘Smart Power’ and a Dictator’s FallThe president was wary. The secretary of state was persuasive. But the ouster of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi left Libya a failed state and a terrorist haven.


A New Libya, With ‘Very Little Time Left’

The fall of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi seemed to vindicate Hillary Clinton. Then militias refused to disarm, neighbors fanned a civil war, and the Islamic State found refuge.

Superb reporting.

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds


3 thoughts on “Mark Collins – How SecState Clinton Was Instrumental in Creating the Libyan Mess”

  1. And now, by at–note Germany (further links at original):

    ‘Who else may be in the show …

    “UK to send troops to help guard Libya-Tunisia border”
    “Tunisia backs plan to host German troops to train Libyan army”
    “Italy has offered lead role in Libya”
    “The Pentagon is prepared to expand military operations against the Islamic State faction in Libya, but only after the war-torn county agrees on a national unity government …”‘,122146.msg1421075.html#msg1421075

    Mark Collins

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