SOURCE: SOTT Exclusive – Top American brass: What Libya needs is more U.S. bombs
By: Margaret March
The U.S. and its NATO slaughter forces have already taken a thriving, peaceful country, destroyed it, and turned it into a feeding ground for terrorism. Readers won’t be surprised to learn therefore that it looks like the same U.S. and NATO forces are beating the drum for even more war on Libya and its people.
Two top U.S. military commanders have recently expressed grave concern about Daesh/IS/ISIS/ISIL using Libya as a stronghold for their expansion. General Joseph Votel, head of the U.S. Special Forces Command, announced that his command was looking for ways to keep the Islamic State from growing more powerful in Libya. Yesterday, Sputnik reported:
Military commanders have intensified their warnings recently regarding a threat coming from members of the Daesh extremist group in Libya. The head of US Special Forces Command, General Joseph Votel, said there have long been concerns that the militants were expanding their presence in the country.
“There is a concern about Libya,” he said at a conference in Washington this week, adding that, “It can’t all be about Iraq and Syria.”
In October, a Defense Intelligence Agency expert said that Libya has become a new target for Daesh, and is intended to be used as “the hub to project themselves across all of North Africa.”
There have been reports that Daesh sent its key leader in Iraq, Abu Omar, to Libya to enhance the terrorist group’s influence in the town of Sirte as well as to prepare a potential asylum for Daesh leaders currently in Syria and Iraq. Recruits have reportedly been pouring into the country weekly since Turkey tightened its border with Syria.
Votel, who has been nominated to take over US Central Command, said at the conference that American special operators will continue conducting reconnaissance missions and collecting data, as part of an effort to keep Daesh from growing more powerful in the region.
“In order to address this threat holistically, we do have to do activities and pursue objectives that allow us to tamp down on it,” he said, including to, “prevent it, and destroy it in areas where it is not wholly grown or beginning to metastasize so that we can bring that area back to legitimate local control.“
On January 22nd, General Joseph Dunford Jr., Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs, warned of the Islamic State using the country as a staging area to organize activity across Africa:
Decisive military action is needed to halt the spread of Islamic State in Libya, the top U.S. military officer said on Friday, warning the group wanted to use the country as a platform to coordinate activity across Africa.
General Joseph Dunford said he believed the U.S. military leadership owed President Barack Obama and the U.S. defence secretary ideas about the “way ahead” for dealing with the militant group’s expansion in Libya.
He described it as an “immediate imperative”.
“Unchecked, I am concerned about the spread of ISIL in Libya,” Dunford, using an acronym for Islamic State, told a small group of reporters traveling with him in Paris.
“You want to take decisive military action to check ISIL’s expansion and at the same time you want to do it in such a way that’s supportive of a long-term political process.”
The U.S. has fabricated so many lies to justify their wholesale destruction of a sovereign Libya, including murdering its beloved spiritual leader Muammar Gaddafi, we have to wonder what a psycho warmonger like the head of US Special Forces Command actually means by ‘legitimate control’, and what ungodly political process the U.S. military will be supporting long term. After all, the only reason ISIS is increasing its presence in Libya is because Syria is fast becoming a no-ISIS zone, and Libya presents the perfect refuge for the U.S.’s mercenary force.
Readers should not forget that vast amounts of weapons and “ISIS” mercenaries were sent from Libya to Syria in the immediate aftermath of the US/NATO bombing of that country. In effect, by bombing and destroying Libya and killing its President, the US/NATO set the stage for ISIS mercenaries to rampage across Syria. Coincidence?
Interestingly, just last month, Libya requested military assistance from Russia in their fight against terror. Those relentless Russians have been pounding the phoney-Islamic head-choppers to a pulp, killing them by the hundreds and driving them out of Syria. So it makes sense that many of them would go back to the place from whence they came: NATO-destroyed Libya.
James and Joanne Moriarty recently reported that several terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State, gathered in Sirte for meetings in December of last year. Have the Islamic State and their sister terror organizations become a liability to the intelligence agencies that created and support them? In other words, has the time come when the U.S. will turn on its assets and begin its war on (its own) terrorists in earnest? Don’t hold your breath. This is the same strategy that US warmongers have used for decades: covertly fund and arm terrorist army – set them loose in a country – claim they are a “terror threat” and then attack them to attack your real target: the legitimate government of that country. Easy!
Having said that, there are probably factions in the U.S. government who really do want to fight ISIS, or who consider them a complete liability and want them eliminated. But there are others who want to continue to control their Frankensteinesque terror creation and keep them on the leash for future escapades of ‘democracy’. Boots on the ground in Libya is one way of doing just that.
Whatever way they spin it, any anti-ISIS operation conducted by the U.S. is doomed to fail, but those in control of the US military and its covert ops (think CIA) have everything to gain from the continued existence of “Muslim terrorism” and everything to lose if it somehow disappears.
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