gives some ideas. the militias prop up the government -but the militias also rivsl the government.Surge in Libya violence raises spectre of civil war | GlobalPost
NATO warplanes helped topple dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, sparking a power struggle between rival armed groups that has wracked the country ever since
Kidnappings/murder of politicians, the closing of oil terminals in the east, ( now reopening) "dueling Prime Ministers" ..it just goes on and on
Not winding down at all, just knocked off the coverage because of gaza. Crucifictions. etc.
The "Islamic fanatics" are winning/stalemating Syria ,with the Assad regime ( which is holding on). and not the elusive Syrian moderates"
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
1. Preservation of the balance of power in the Persian Gulf (promotes stability)
2. Assuring that no hostile regional power could hold hostage a significant portion of the world's oil supply (a longstanding vital U.S. interest)
3. Opposing unprovoked international aggression
IMO, all of those arguments, especially the first two, were stronger than the murky "responsibility to protect" doctrine that was cited for U.S.-led regime change in Libya in the absence of a credible post-regime change plan for addressing sectarian risks and promoting stable governance and the lack of compelling U.S. interests in Libya.