…leave libya! take the cannoli…Posted: 2014-08-03
…no, that’s that movie! leave the cannoli. take the viagra…
No. Not to the shores of Tripoli. Instead, from the shores of Tripoli and fast, very fast for those boots on the ground.
As the Telegraph has it, Royal Navy ship diverted to Tripoli to evacuate Britons from Libya. And some details,
Up to 300 people given last chance to leave on HMS Enterprise before UK embassy closes because of militia fighting
A Royal Navy support ship has been sent to the Libyan capital Tripoli to evacuate the last remaining British citizens after the ambassador decided “reluctantly” to close down operations in the country.
More fighting around Tripoli airport killed 22 people overnight, as competing militias fought for control in both the east and west of the country.
Other embassies, including America’s, has already closed down and pulled out staff. The British ambassador, Michael Aron, and his key diplomats had stayed on but on Friday the Foreign Office also decided to close from Monday.
And who led the way? As The Guardian tells it, US evacuates Tripoli embassy and does a quick note:
Memories revived of Benghazi assault in which American [US] ambassador died as ceasefire talks fail and capital comes under attack
Or as one of the corporate MSM buglers for that ‘caper’ would report, U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya, citing militia violence
Clearly, some of the militias seem to want more of the action independent from those who had shed no blood in the overthrow of the Libyan leader but were extracting more loot amid the ongoing chaos.
But what about this golden dawn, with all the Libyan gold, hydrocarbons, and other wealth well secured? International reaction to the death of Muammar Gaddafi. After all we had the UK Prime Minister,
David Cameron: “People in Libya today have an even greater chance, after this news, of building themselves a strong and democratic future. I’m proud of the role that Britain has played in helping them to bring that about and I pay tribute to the bravery of the Libyans who have helped to liberate their country.”
And that impressive UN secretary-general who did seem to have ‘moonlighted’ as Nato spokesman?
Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary general: “Clearly this day marks a historic transition for Libya. Yet let us recognise immediately that this is only the end of the beginning. The road ahead for Libya and its people will be difficult and full of challenges.”
Surely, these evangelists of ‘democracy’ must have had things firmly in hand after this discovery by a frustrated US Delegate to the United Nations who had had the evidence on Viagra, U.S. envoy: Gaddafi troops raping, issued Viagra
Rice’s statement, diplomats said, was aimed principally at countries like India, Russia and China, which have grown increasingly skeptical of the effectiveness of the NATO-led air strikes, which they fear have turned the conflict into a protracted civil war that will cause many civilian deaths.
Ah, that stockpile of Viagra. Who has assumed control?…
So much for ‘kinetic action’, ‘humanitarian intervention’, ‘no boots on the ground’. Tens of thousands dead, wounded and displaced amid widespread destruction? Who cares about the chaos? These things happen. Price of ‘democracy’.