Will Obama’s foreign policy missteps allow Islamists to take over Libya?

The mainstream media may prefer you to focus on the Veterans Administration scandal (or Solange and Jay-Z) because it can’t be tied directly to the faults, failures and shortcomings of Barack Hussein Obama.

But as the Benghazi select committee starts to turn up the heat, there’s another story in Libya that can’t be blamed on anyone but the president. Violence in the Libyan capital grows “minute by minute, hour by hour,” a defense official told CNN on Monday. As a result, according to CNN, the U.S. military has doubled the number of aircraft standing by in Italy if needed to evacuate Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli. Fierce fighting swept across the city Sunday after armed men stormed the country’s interim Parliament.

So why exactly did Obama commit U.S. military resources and assist radical Islamic jihadists in Libya? And don’t give me the ol’ humanitarian crisis line because if that’s so, why didn’t we do something in Syria?

I believe, without a doubt, something happened in Libya that will make Iran-Contra look like Romper Room, and this Obama administration fears the truth about Libyan intervention coming to light.

Back in Tripoli, the speaker of the interim parliament, Nuri Abu Sahmain, who is backed by Islamist forces, ordered troops known as the “Central Libya Shield Forces” to deploy to the capital Monday, the Libyan state news agency LANA reported.

And so it seems that Obama’s foreign policy actions in Libya effectively destabilized the country and turned it over to Islamist forces. The last thing we need in northern Africa — the Maghreb — is for Islamists to gain control of an entire country — one with vital energy resources, which could be used to fuel their continuing global jihad.

Meanwhile, the Saudi ambassador to Libya announced that his country’s embassy and consulate in Tripoli has been closed and the staff evacuated — as well as that of Turkey in Benghazi.

CNN reported that four additional U.S. V-22 Osprey aircraft “arrived overnight” at the naval base in Sigonella, Italy, to join four V-22s and 200 Marines that had been moved there last week. The V-22 Ospreys, which can take off and land vertically with at least two dozen passengers, are ready to be in the air on six hours notice, the official said. The aircraft and Marines are part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response team, which was formed after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi in 2012 to provide closer standby military capability in a crisis.

At least the Obama administration learned a lesson from the failures in Benghazi — sad that four American lives had to be lost.

So I have to ask once again: exactly what is Obama’s foreign policy? And I hope presidential candidate-hopeful, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, can clue us into her “reset” button in Libya. But then again, what difference, at this point, does it make?

There are no means and manner by which anyone — including President Obama himself — can explain his foreign policy, but we’re living through the results globally. While it cannot be explained, I need just one word to describe the Obama doctrine — as well as his economic policies – but I’ll let you guess what it is.

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Bart Bartlett
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Chaotic?

Tracy Hudgins
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OMERICA!

Sue Townsend Walters
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Don’t you think Obama’s main job is to help turn the world over to Islamic control. Because it sure looks that way to a lot of people. He is scum, muslim scum.

undem
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Indeed! If the presidents’ plan is to destroy America, he is a genius. If that is not his plan, then he’s an incompetent idiot. It has to be a plan. Nobody is that stupid.

Barry Penders
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Kafkaesque

Frank Tillman
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Inept

Brendan
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Mr West… what missteps did the President make that led to this?
Should we have intervened directly in Libya with ground forces to take the lead in its reconstruction?
Should we have given aid to Khaddify to defeat the rebels?
What foreign policy missteps with Libya should have been avoided to prevent Islamists from gaining power?

Stephanie Snyder Staker
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Stephanie Snyder Staker
Brendan, I see that no one has really answered your questions, which are valid ones. This is how I see it….it goes beyond and before Libya and Gaddafi. Our foreign policy has been to “play nice” with terrorists in the hopes that they will play nice with us and not send any bombs, suicide bombers, nukes, etc. here against us. In showing weakness, Mr. Obama from 2009 has made the U.S. a laughingstock in the Middle East. The travesty in Benghazi was the worst “misstep” when we didn’t send military support before September 11, 2012 and did nothing to help… Read more »
Brendan
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While I agree with some of what you wrote and concede that the majority of your criticism of Obama’s foreign policy is valid… I have to disagree with the assertion that terrorists think he is weak. Contrary to how some of his political opponents try to spin it, Obama has actually been very aggressive in going after terrorists. More Al Qaeda were killed in the first two years of Obama’s presidency than under all eight of George W Bush’s presidency. Al Qaeda is not defeated and since their strength is not in standing forces that can be wiped out, but… Read more »
Spencer James
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The truth is unraveling about the weapons program that obamas admin was feeding to the terrorist in libya and the cia buy back program to send siad weapons to syria via turkey. If you choose to believe that the obama admin is doing all these things like the drone strike progam. Which by the way (there were drones in the air the night of Sept. 11 2012) but they were not armed. All that bs is just smoke and mirrors. You sir are a troll.

Brendan
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I am a troll because you think I disagree with something you are just now bringing up?

What?

Mr West said Islamist rose to power because of missteps by Obama.
i asked what Obama should have done differently to avoid Islamists rising.
You are responding with unrelated issues and calling me a troll.
If you are incapable of answering my question, stay out of the conversation, troll.

Spencer James
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Smoke and mirrors Brendon. Your question is more of a statement. A statement to defend obamas actions. A way to spin what you believe is right. No one buys it. Except leftists. You also made a statement that obama is using drone strikes around the globe to defeat alqiada. That too is smoke and mirrors. The handling of benghazi is the piece of the puzzle that has everthing to do with what you are calling the civil war in lybia. More is to be revealed everyday. I believe obama will get away with the majority of the crimes he has… Read more »
Charles Schlaff
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Is that why he supplied arms to Al Qaeda in Syria through Turkey and then supplied Al Qaeda linked groups serious weapons and money in Lebanon in which in fact may have been used against our own ambassador ? Hummm–Yeah he is going after the ones that dont mix well with his own agendas—why in the hell do you think we have even tried to go after the terrorist in Benghazi ?

ibelieveinfreedom2
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Are you for real?

Brendan
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Yes

Michael Lawrence
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The first and probably a giant misstep in Libya was helping to defeat Khadafy. Khadafi may have been a brutal dictator, but the extreme Islamists were not in control and he kept them in check. Obama backed the rebels and ordered the bombing of government forces allowing the removal of Khadafy. Brilliant plan if you don’t mind terrorists coming to power.

Charles Schlaff
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He has his grand plan

Brendan
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That’s a good point. The risk that the radicals would rise once Khadafi was overthrown was almost certain. But what could we have done to stop it? Take the side of a brutal dictator? It was a popular uprising against a brutal despot. Taking sides with him would have been disastrous. So long as no one aided Khadafi, the rebels were going to eventually win. Aiding the rebels was at least hedging our bets to try to have some relationship with whoever would come to power after Khadafi was gone. In my opinion (and it’s just my opinion) the only… Read more »
Charles Schlaff
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NO –we should of let the natural order of life dictate what happens there and should of minded our own business and left them to fulfill their own destinies without outside interference.

Barry Penders
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“Missteps”? Obama is not loyal to friendly nations. Respected by neutral nations. Most importantly, he is not feared by enemies, nations or not.

Brendan
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But that has nothing to do with the rise of Islamists in Libya.
I am not defending Obama’s failed policies.
he has many.
But i do not see what he should have done differently to avoid what is currently happening in Libya.
Mr West said there were missteps (things Obama did wrong) that led to this.
i would like to know what they are.

Charles Schlaff
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He should not have armed the terrorist there, including the thought that he thought he could deal with them to help coerce fighters to go to Syria–why the hell do you think the ambassador died in Benghazi ? why do you think Obama and Hillary let him die there ? maybe they thought he was pretty ticked off and would tell the world of the president aiding and abetting terrorist ?

Johanna Roberts
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Well, I’m sure most of us would like to have the informatiion that the State Dept had and didn’t share as they were plotting,er, planning missteps behind closed doors.

Charles Schlaff
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speak it like it is and how you feel Johanna —noting is politically incorrect when speaking your feelings–lets see some compassion on your views—-I say the bastards screwed every American to fulfill their own agendas–OI wont give them the satisfaction to give them an inkling of credit for nothing else–there were no mistakes there.

Spencer James
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Brendon his misteps were not taking full responsibility of the whole crises. The president makes the most difficult choices. No choices at all result in the issues at hand. Instead he allows his advisors to make critical decisions leaving him without the knowledgeable responsibility of commitment. As in the military we take our commitments serious. Honorably. With out compromise to achieve the mission. In obamas case he knows exactly what he’s doing. Destroying the infrastructure of this once great country and countries around the globe.

Charles Schlaff
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Have you been booted out of the military yet ?
I hope you do know and understand these blogs are monitored and they do look up names , just telling you basic fact–sort of like SNOWDEN 101 ish

Spencer James
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I’m a retired nco. I’m not worried about what they do. I’m not a young man or without experience. Let ’em look.

Brendan
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Why would the President take responsibility for the civil war in Libya?

Charles Schlaff
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Why do you think they wont open up Benghazi records ?

Spencer James
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First of all to de-escalate the rise of the muslim brotherhood, but also to protect assets that are in country. If you can’t understand the situations that are happening in the world maybe you shouldn’t join in the grown up talk. We are still at war with terror and have lost all ground we have achieved in countries we have had boots in due to the lack of leadership from this admin. Do I wish there weren’t any wars? Yes. But what w don’t do is lay down and take it. I would rather spend the money defeating the tyranny… Read more »
Barry Penders
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“Missteps”…in my opinion. For starters. Allowed 4 to die in Benghazi. Drew a “red line” in Syria. Promoted Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Brendan
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And what does any of that have to do with the rise of militant Islamists in Libya?

Barry Penders
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You serious? Your Kafkaesque demeanor is boring me. Have a nice life sir.

Brendan
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Yes, i’m serious. Your points have nothing to do with the Islamists i Libya. And your constant use of the word “kafkaesque” is ridiculous. You’re not even using it right. I don’t think you understand what it means.

whoselineisitanyway
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For one thing he lied about his parentage. He wouldn’t release any records. You must be a libtard.

Brendan
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I’m not going to argue the validity of your beliefs about his parentage because it has nothing to do with what I asked.
I asked what he should have done differently about Libya and you responded about his parentage and called me a libtard.

Do you understand the question I asked or do you honestly believe that his parentage has anything to do with preventing the rise of Islamists in Libya?

Charles Schlaff
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He should of left Libya alone and not got involved—a known enemy we can see is better then whats happening there right now don’t you think.
But then again filtering money and weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood who has close ties to Al Qaeda is not very promising especially when the presidents own brother is a member of that organization and has been known to go back and forth from Egypt to Iran .

Steve Adams
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emasculating, traitorous, nonexistent, incompetent, confused

Pat Nash
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Mournful. That’s exactly how the Bible ascribes a wicked ridership.

Laura
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in one word…FAIL

whoselineisitanyway
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Doing the Devils bidding

Clyde Eader
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FUBAR

LA GMA
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One word? Intentional.

from_The_Patch
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Disastrous.

Tread7
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Complicit !

Lloyd Hargett
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Treason

Robert Craddock
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He’s doing this on purpose to destabilize America so he can destroy the Republic and create his own totalitarian empire. Obama is the worst enemy America has ever encountered and if we don’t defeat him we will fall.

Betty Mullins
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THIS JERK WANTS’ THE WHOLE PIE –HE WANTS’ NATIONS’ AND AMERICA TOO . ] I AM’ SO FEED UP OF HIM. HE WILL GO SO LONG AND GOD WILL SEE HE ANSWERS’ FOR ALL THE EVIL HE HAS CAUSED ] .PEOPLE ALWAYS’ REAP THE EVIL THEY HAVE SOWN . ]

JRD_1
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I call his foreign policy Bullschmidt!

geo brecke
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Come on! George Will had it right! ‘Adolescent’, it’s the only answer that makes all the pieces fit.

Richard Willey
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incompetent

Exodus2011
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Will Obama’s foreign policy missteps allow Islamists to take over Libya?””

an overtly naive question sir? **__**

Obama’s *mis-steps* are DELIBERATE IMV – he and the evil gal pal val LOVE the Muslim Brotherhood!, and so does Huma uh.. I mean, Killary

they got those murdering B*STARDS into power in Egypt remember … but DEO GRATIAS, the Egyptian People stood up, gathering in overwhelming numbers and threw them OUT

hopefully other oppressed peoples in the ME can do likewise

Dave the Retired Marine MSgt
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Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

Unfortunately, ☭omrade Obama’s foreign policy “missteps” will allow Islamists to eventually take over America, that is, if we allow those policies to take full affect.

ibelieveinfreedom2
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They aren’t “missteps” they are a cold and calculating means to an end,

Charles Schlaff
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you have no idea how true those statements are–do you ?

SGT Scientist
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Foolish.

Jim
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‘Stupid” “Overthrowing” ” Malishous”” Traitor ” “Calculated” ” Untrustworthy”

John Burks
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is dumb ass close?

Charles Schlaff
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no not even close–they know what they are doing—the problem is , is that they don’t have all the press in their pockets.

Peter Erik Bensen
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Chaos.

Marshall Dearman
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How come the gov. thank they can run the national health care system, 350 million people and they can’t even run the veterans hospitals?

dmcinc50
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Another thing the Government is blowing smoke up our asses is Climate Change They can’t tell the weather a week from now how the hell can they tell it a year or 5 years from now. Just a scare tactic to get more control of your life.

Charles Schlaff
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Because its all bullshit and crap talk and lies–they say one thing while trying to fulfill their agendas behind your back.

Morrie Itzkowitz
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My question is this what the hell are we waiting for to get our people out of there. The Saudi’s are already gone and I am sure many others have pulled there people out so what the hell are we waiting for. If we do not get this idiot out of office before his term is up you can kiss our country goodbye. Everything he does every move he makes puts all of us that much closer to the end of this country.

Jim
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Morrie,You said very well what Most or a lot of folks have been thinking.I have been watching him and he is working a plan..I think he has “handelers” and is doing it for Money.(He is now a Multi Millionaire) BUT…We will probally fall hard,mabey worse than the depression..But I see the Veterens,Farmers,Factory workers and all proud Americans just banding together and Taking it all back…we need some good strong leaders to step up and keep everyone focused.Obama should be on Trial for treason now.While we are at it lets put Mishell on trial for stealing..Million dollar vacations a few times… Read more »
Charles Schlaff
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Jim I agree with you , no doubt big government has gotten–well simply put—too big and corrupt–everyone is making money–Hillary alone cant find the 8 billion she lost in her year as Secretary of State–not to mention the 2 million dollar fake camels she bought in Iraq ( not sure the exact figures ) –we are giving more money to illegal citizen families in social programs then we are to our own elderly and handicapped and as the president refuses to deport anyone those numbers are growing as they have children here who when grown will vote every American traditional… Read more »
Pam
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The answer is F. U. B. A. R. I think that a military person has seen that statement before.

Jim
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Ha ha Not really beyond all repair yet…But he is getting it there..

Thill
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I can’t believe anyone would go back to Libya after he let four Americans die and if Saudi has pulled their people why haven’t we.

The_Patriot
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they are not missteps if that was the plan to begin with. He supports them and their brethren with everything he can legally do in the public eye. What he does behind closed doors is illegal gun trades for the Rebels in Syria aka AQ.

Mike H1776
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Treason, Traitor, Demonic

william C
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Abysmal.

Charles Schlaff
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You dont understand , he wants them to take over all of the Middle East and North Africa

MotherBatherick
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I believe obama’s handler, George Soros, wrote a book about creating chaos and disorder amongst the Muslims until it spreads globally and into the US while at the same time, weakening our military. I think Soros said his final conquest will be the United States. I pray Trey Gowdy and the Select Committee will bring justice.