Monday, July 4, 2016

CIA Surprised By The Rise Of The Islamic State In Libya

Washington Times: CIA caught off guard by Islamic State’s rise in post-Moammar Gadhafi Libya

CIA chieftains were caught off guard by the spiraling Islamic violence in postwar Libya, suddenly realizing that analysts had never brainstormed what the country would look like and that the White House had not asked.

The agency also acknowledged in a classified report that Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s U.S.-deposed dictator, had long suppressed a variety of radical Islamic groups, including al Qaeda, from taking root in his country and endangering North Africa.

Today, absent Gadhafi’s iron fist since October 2011, Libya is in a civil war and has become a coveted destination for Islamic extremists, including the Islamic State in and around Benghazi. Based in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State boasts its largest franchise in Libya, where it wants to destabilize a fledgling democratic government in the capital of Tripoli and export terrorism. President Obama, who approved the intervention, has called Libya a “mess.”

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WNU Editor: They were caught by surprised?!?!?! Radical Islamists are on the rise throughout the Middle East .... what made Libya special? I would love to know what made them come to the conclusion that Libya would be different.

6 comments:

Jay Farquharson said...
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Jay Farquharson said...

"suddenly realizing that analysts had never brainstormed what the country would look like and that the White House had not asked."

In other words, the Plan was:
- get a UNSC No Fly Zone
- send in the SOF and CIA Paramilitaries to arm, cordinate and shot call for the jihadi's
- kill Quafaddi

And that's as far as they took any of the analysis and planning.

They took the whole Lybia file, stamped it with the "dead" stamp and put it in the "dead" archives along with all the other people, movements and countries they've killed and forgot about it.

Aizino Smith said...

"CIA chieftains were caught off guard by the spiraling Islamic violence in postwar Libya, suddenly realizing that analysts had never brainstormed what the country would look like and that the White House had not asked."

So the smartest man in the world and his minions never asked?

Colin Powell knows Obama, supported him, and voted for him.

"According to Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell cited the rule in the summer of 2002 when warning President George W. Bush of the consequences of his planned military action in Iraq:

'You are going to be the proud owner of 25 million people,' he told the president. 'You will own all their hopes, aspirations, and problems. You'll own it all.' Privately, Powell and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage called this the Pottery Barn rule: You break it, you own it."

Has Obama heard of Colin Powell?
Has Obama heard of Colin Powell's Potter Barn Rule.

Is Obama well read or misread?

Obama is simply man of average intelligence, who the Leftist vanguard made their point man.

He makes all sorts of mistakes.

Roger Smith said...


This administration reminds me of the French high command in May of 1940; always two days behind reality.
It appears to me that this is government by reaction, not anticipation.

Roger

fazman said...

They need to have gomer pyle as their mascot! Surprise surprise surprise.
Jeesh are they ever accurate in their risk assessments?

Young Communist said...

Oh, please!
They do not care about Libya, only want the death of Gheddafi, steal oil quote and leave the boiling potato on the hands of a stupid servant called Italy.

We already know the risk of religious extremism, before Gheddafi death.
All the four (plus China, maybe Russia) have sell weapons to the regime, and after for all the factions.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2011/10/20111019152444131301.html