The bigger point is do not overturn a regime that is an ally against Salafist or AQ groups/ Qaddafi for all his faults, warned that if we overthrew his regime ,
the country would be a terrorist state. More exactly:
For years, Mr. Gaddafi warned of radical Islamists bubbling below the surface in north Africa. Repeatedly, he proclaimed himself a “stalwart of stability.”
Through imprisonment and violence, the jihadists were suppressed, starved of influence and resources
Before he was overthrown and killed, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi warned jihadists would conquer northern Africa
During the dying days of his four decade rule, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cast an ominous prophecy.
If his regime fell, jihadists would subjugate northern Africa, inflicting widespread violence and terror.
Mr. Gaddafi declared in a speech weeks before NATO began its military intervention in Libya:
“Al-Qaeda considers all the people to be infidels,”
“They deem all people their enemies. They know nothing but killing.”
The Islamists would pour in from Afghanistan, Algeria, and Egypt, he warned, saying, “These are beasts with turbans.”