The U.S. Had No Idea Egypt and U.A.E. Were Going to Bomb Libya
by Adam Chandler at Wire.com
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates “former allies” of the United States secretly teamed up to launch two airstrikes against Islamist forces in Libya.
This development comes as little surprise, after all, both countries are waging their own internal and regional battles to stem the rise of political Islam in the Middle East and North Africa. Libya itself is an unsurprising target, an oil rich country beset by chaos since a NATO intervention helped depose Col. Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. It also happens to be right next door to Egypt.
The New York Times seemed to be a little shocked as their Messiah has lost control of the world, it reports:
Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation of a regional power struggle set off by Arab Spring revolts.
The United States, the officials said, was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines. Egyptian officials explicitly denied to American diplomats that their military played any role in the operation, the officials said, in what appeared a new blow to already strained relations between Washington and Cairo.
Obama has made America impudent and perceived irrelevant by its Allies and Enemies. The Americans who voted twice for Obama should be deeply embarrassed for our country.