Wednesday, September 14, 2016

British Inquiry Says Former PM David Cameron 'Ultimately Responsible' For Libya Chaos After 2011 Intervention

Reuters: Britain's Libya intervention flawed, Cameron to blame - MPs

Britain's 2011 military intervention in Libya, ordered by former prime minister David Cameron, relied on flawed intelligence and hastened the North African country's political and economic collapse, MPs said on Wednesday in a damning report.

Britain and France led international efforts to help oust Libya's then-leader Muammar Gaddafi in early 2011, using fighter jets to beat back Gaddafi's armies and allow rebels to topple the longtime dictator.

But Libya has since suffered years of chaos. Islamic State has gained a foothold, former rebels still fight over territory and people smugglers have set up a huge operation, sending tens of thousands on the perilous sea journey to Europe.

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More News On British MPs Blaming Former PM David Cameron For The Chaos In Libya And The Rise of ISIS

MPs attack Cameron over Libya 'collapse' -- BBC
Britain's Libya intervention led to growth of ISIS, inquiry finds -- CNN
MPs deliver damning verdict on David Cameron's Libya intervention -- The Guardian
New report blames David Cameron for flawed Libya intervention -- DW
UK parliament report criticises Libya intervention -- Al Jazeera
Inquiry says David Cameron 'ultimately responsible' for Libya chaos after botched 2011 intervention -- IBTimes
Cameron responsible for ‘erroneous’ UK strategy in Libya, leading to rise of ISIS - MPs report -- RT
UK should have been more decisive in Libya, says ex-army chief -- The Guardian
Libya mission failed because West didn’t intervene enough – former UK army chief -- RT
Libya: How I watched from the ground as a British PM with no plan led a country into anarchy -- The Independent

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