Friday, April 29, 2016

Western Nations Are Reluctant To Commit Griound Forces In Libya

No decisions have been made about any deployment of British troops to Libya, the Government said

Tom Kington, Defense News: Libya's Unresolved Issues Make Western Nations Wary of Committing Troops

ROME — The arrival in Libya of a new, UN-backed government has given the lawless country a semblance of stability, but a series of unresolved legal and military issues are making Western nations wary of dispatching soldiers and ships to help out the administration.

New prime minister Fayez al-Sarraj sailed to Tripoli in March to seek to unite the country, which has been run since 2014 by two rival governments — one in Tripoli and one in Tobruk — as well as numerous warring militias.

He has won backing from the Tripoli-based administration, but lawmakers in Tobruk in the country's east are holding out, much to the frustration of European countries. The UK and Italy want to see Sarraj get the country behind him and then call in support from Western militaries.

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WNU Editor: After what has happened in iraq and Afghanistan it is only natural that Western nations are reluctant to get involved. But Libya is next door to Europe .... for the Europeans hoping the problem would go away is not a policy, nor a solution. My prediction .... Libya is going to be type of mission creep for Europe. There are already a number of special ops in the country .... expect this number to climb.

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Why talk about Libya?

Obama fixed things there.

It was smart power exercised by a Nobel winning genius.