More of Hillary’s handiwork. In the run-up to the Libyan coup, Hillary Clinton was convinced that overthrowing Gaddafi would lead to a democracy, according to multiple sources interviewed by The New York Times.
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Clinton was a major influence in President Barack Obama’s decision to go to war. Gates recounted Obama once telling him a debate in the Oval Office on the issue was split “51-49.”more here
It led to the brutal murder of Qaddafi in the streets of Libya, complete chaos and the rise of ISIS in Libya.
Today’s coup is led by by Khalifa al-Ghwell, former prime minister of the national salvation government, which was displaced by the GNA — Libya’s United Nations-backed government — seizing key state buildings and a TV station and pledging they are ready to fight to take power.when it arrived in the capital in March. In its statement, the plotters declared the GNA was now “void” and had been replaced by the salvation government.
Libya Dawn backs Ghwell’s Tripoli-based government, which says it is a revival of the post-revolutionary GNC. Aljazeera descibesLibya Dawn this way: ” Muslim Brotherhood supporters, armed groups such as Ansar al-Sharia and patchwork of conservative Misratan businessmen.”
Conservative in media-speak means jihadi – devout Muslims.
Now more disaster looms from Hillary’s jihadis:
“Coup attempt reported in Libya as militias try to seize power from UN-backed government,” By David Millward, Telegraph, 15 October 2016:
Militias have attempted to overturn Libya’s United Nations-backed government it has been reported.
According to the Guardian the militias have seized control of the central Rixos hotel, which houses the government’s state council.
The plotters issued a statement saying that the coup was an “historic initiative to rescue Libya”. However the presidency asserting that it remained in control has ordered the arrest of the plotters.
Led by Khalifa al-Ghwell, former prime minister , the two sides confronted each other at the Rixos with forces loyal to the Government of National Accord pulling back.
Supporters of the coup appeared to have gained control of the Rixos complex and the whereabouts of the presidency remained unclear.
The political situation has been unstable in Libya, despite the United Nations ordering an orderly handover of power to a unity government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj in March.
It had been hoped the deal, brokered by the United Nations last December, would enable the establishment of a government of national unity.
However last month forces from the elected parliament in Tobruk, which is hostile to the authorities in Tripoli, captured four key oil ports last month.
The regime Colonel Muammar Gaddafi who ruled the country with an iron first for decades was deposed with help of Nato air power in 2011.