so now we got Islamic State affiliates active and virulent in Libya.has established a direct affiliate
Libya is the place Obama decided "Qaddafi must go" ( sorta/kina like "Assad must go" )-
but not since Obama realized that like Libya "must go" bull**** has to be replaced by something.
Too late for Libya though....
In Libya it's not just Libya Dawn, it's now IS affiliates . No longer restricting the world to al-Qaeda affiliates
I'm saying NATO/Obama's 'regime change' plunged Libya into civil war, and events have brought us here..
I document much of the devolution on my thread on another board here ..-> Libyan civil war?
The NYTimes goes in to it here > http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/wo...d-mideast.html
In neighboring Libya, at least three distinct groups have declared their affiliation with the Islamic State, one in each of the country’s component regions: Barqa in the east, Fezzan in the desert south, and Tripolitania in the west, around the capital. With fighting among other regional and ideological militias having already plunged the country into chaos, the Islamic State affiliates pose a new obstacle to Western attempts to negotiate a truce or a unity government.
Western officials, especially in southern Europe, fear that the three Libyan “provinces” could evolve into bases for Islamic State fighters traveling across the Mediterranean, into Egypt or elsewhere in North Africa. Eastern Libya has already become a training ground for jihadists going to Syria or Iraq and a haven for Egyptian fighters staging attacks in the neighboring desert.Last month, fighters under the group’s banner claimed responsibility for a brazen attack on a luxury hotel in the capital, Tripoli, that is a hub for visiting Westerners and leaders of the Islamist-backed provisional government.
At least eight were killed, including David Berry, an American security contractor who had served as a Marine.