THE US, SAUDI ARABIA, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF LIBYA BY WESTERN FORCES
The aftermath of the regime change operation in Libya has become even more horrific, as the United States resumes bombing. The intelligence behind the latest decision to escalate military action in Libya is believed to be faulty again.
Re-escalation of military operations by Western forces in Libya comes amidst a new report by the New York Times on the role Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton played in pushing President Barack Obama to support intervention in Libya when she was secretary of state.
As Dan Wright summarized for Shadowproof, “After a meeting with Westernized Libyan exiles in what appears to be an eerie parallel to the Ahmed Chalabi con, Clinton became convinced that Libya could become a thriving democracy if Gaddafi was overthrown. She then worked tirelessly to ensure the US jumped into the war, pushing back against then-Defense Secretary Gates, National Security Advisor Tom Dolan, and Vice President Joe Biden, who wanted to stay out of the conflict.”
This week on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast we are joined by journalist and author Vijay Prashad, who talks with us about Libya. Prashad recounts what led to the regime change operation and Hillary Clinton. Prashad also talks about Syria, the “suicidal death pact” the U.S. government has with the Saudi government, and the geopolitics between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which greatly influence developments in the Middle East.