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Islamic militants seize Benghazi as U.S. evacuates Libya
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:19:48 AM »

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Re: Islamic militants seize Benghazi as U.S. evacuates Libya
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 10:31:20 AM »
The US has effectively been run out of what was once Libya.  Libya no longer exists as a nation, but is now a failed state that has deteriorated into violent competing tribal areas, much like the failed State of Iraq.  Northern Africa is under assault by Islamic extremists of many different stripes, all heavily armed and inflicting their interpretation of Sharia Law where ever they go.  Boko Haram is but one group, in one spot of the Continent.

At the same time there is a massive, uncontrolled outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ghana, and the only response to date has been to quarantine those nations by cancelling any and all flights in or out.  Liberia announced yesterday that the outbreak has overwhelmed their medical system to the point that it is beyond the control of the government to handle.  In the past the United States led the way to get Ebola outbreaks under control as quickly as word came of an outbreak.  No more.  The only way this epidemic will end is when the infection finally kills enough people who cannot spread it to any others.  There is no telling how many are going to die between now and the new year, but we are at 800 deaths, too many infections to count, and spreading; and neither Obama or anyone else in the Administration is doing anything about it.

This is all a direct result of the Obama Administration slashing the military budget and systematically withdrawing US forces from the world stage.  Secretary of Defense Hagel is busy putting women on submarines, and into Marine combat units, and actually discussing mothballing Nimitz Class aircraft carriers instead of refueling them.  Obama has created an enormous power vacuum in North Africa, the Ukraine and the Middle East which is why we are seeing the every increasing levels of violence everywhere.

This is what "leading from behind" looks like.  What we get from our "President" is "stop hating so much..."

Vae victus...

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