Blood for Oil

by Steve MacDonald

hillary-clinton-what-difference-does-it-makeThe next time a left-winger goes BDS on you over Iraq feed them a reality sandwich. (That’s Bush Derangement Syndrome not the anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions.)

The reason for the military action, Obama then claimed, was the danger of a humanitarian catastrophe caused by Qaddafi’s forces attacking civilians. The real reason was that France’s access to Libyan sweet crude was blocked by Qaddafi. Neither France nor England had the ability to undertake the airstrikes necessary to overthrow Qaddafi’s government, so U.S. forces were necessary despite the fact that no U.S. national security interest was at stake. …

And you never know, they might agree with you. But there is more.

Since then, Libya has devolved into warring terrorist factions. It has two rival “governments” claiming to rule it. In fact, Libya is now a safe haven for terrorist networks including ISIS, which is probably the fastest-growing and most dangerous to U.S. national security. ISIS controls significant parts of that nation. …

And in classic Obama fashion,

Obama, of course, denies any responsibility for the massive policy failure after he chose to intervene militarily in behalf of the rebels seeking Qaddafi’s overthrow. This past week he blamed what he called the Libya “sh*t show” on our NATO allies, particularly British PM David Cameron, who he said was distracted and didn’t keep an eye on Libya.

Someone should ask Hillary about bombing Libya for oil. She was Secretary of State.

Read the entire piece at American Spectator.

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  • The question is why the Brits and Americans would be sucked in to prop up French national interests?
    Rather than just the French, several European and American oil companies had been working in Libya since the 1950’s under revenue sharing agreements. Qaddafi had changed the terms, but operations continued, so why did the situation suddenly justify intervention?
    Were the rebels poised to seize the oil facilities? Did European powers think they’d get better access siding with the rebels? This whole mess goes much deeper than the average oil well!

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