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US and UK authorities are piling pressure on Libya to take in 1,000 British troops, allegedly to bolster its defenses against Islamic State (Daesh) militants, British media said Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Libya has been mired in a civil war since the overthrow of its long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Power vacuum caused numerous militant groups to rise to power around the country, particularly Daesh, which has been carrying out attacks on Libya’s oil infrastructure.

London and Washington have been sending their military and diplomats to find allies among Libya’s rival governments and militia forces that would agree to receive assistance from British troops in the fight against an estimated 3,000 Daesh militants in the country, The Times said.

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned in December that Daesh was expanding inward from the northern Libyan coast under its control. This could trigger a new wave of migration into Europe.

Last week, US media reported that President Barack Obama was making plans to open a third front against the Daesh terrorist group in Libya, following military operations in Syria and Iraq.

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  • Bob Hoferer
    Ezcall Eztalk ·You have hit the nail on the head...but also, Obama wants/needs a war to legitimize his 'military' spending in the NAME of 'TERRORISM'.
  • jas
    The year 2011 seems to have importance: Syria, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Iraq. NATO pretends the events are not related. Increased activity in those areas also seems to coincide with US presidential elections of 2012 and 2016.
  • vendor
    The ongoing Christian crusade wars continue :)
  • armorin reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
    vendor, I realize that you were ironic or joking....sort of. And I always read you with great interest. Please be careful when using the words 'Christian' and 'Crusade'. There is of course nothing Christian in what the Us of NA/Nato/and accomplices in the EU are doing/have done. I would go as far as saying that these latter-named organizations WANT to eradicate all traces of Christianity, and frankly, who does it does not matter , in their eyes. Sad and frightening at the same time. But we have the supernatural weapons which all the enemies combined do not possess and this is where we shall meet. A meeting will be arranged somehow....
  • vendorin reply toarmor(Show commentHide comment)
    armor, thanks. I read you too. I am not sure if I was joking at all. Majority of the Western leaders are religious in a wrong way. No matter how it is presented to us this is a religious war and a war of two different civilisations, All the alliances we see between the West and the ME (USA and KSA etc) is a charade. The elemental factor that is also the primary factor is religion. Getting to control the oil fields is compensation for expenses incurred along the way. So it is indeed, Christianity vs Islam,
  • Jet fuel can't melt steel beams
    Well another "democratic" war and an attempt to seize those oil fields.
  • armorin reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
    vendor, sure, I partly if not largely, agree with you. Where perhaps we do not see exactly the same thing is that the actors leading this drama(western politicians, armed forces high echelons, high bankers, occult societies, Liberals, free thinkers, and those with depiscable vices, which should be combatted with humble effort, prayers, charity and tolerance always surely, well THOSE PEOPLE have ,in my opinion, not having interviewed each one !!, basically favour the destruction of all vestiges of Christianity. So, who does it does not matter....THAT'S WHY, while following you, I favour a slight discrimination here to emphasize that one cannot call these above-mentioned people as Crusaders for Christianity, they themselves not being Christians, AT ALL. Ah, but still an appreciable part of the West remains attached to some form of Christianity, there are still gentlemen and decent women in the west. Having said that, Europe is largely pagan now, and THAT may well be the punishment for having wanted to become self-sufficient without God and His Laws.
    For argument's sake, if India & China, were to join the military effort to rid the world of the IS and other menaces, would that still be a 'Crusade'?
    Basically, the word 'Crusade' is used by the enemies of whatever is left of Christianity, to their advantage.
    Finally, finally, the only hope for Europe is to go back to its Christian Roots In so doing it will become stronger, even if the EU explodes, which I hope will happen. In a peaceful way, no loss of life, you know how sacred life is...
    In the multi-polar world, there is ample space for Nations-States, and less and less space for hegemonic blocs. Once this is understood, we can go forward in Faith and confidence.
  • vendorin reply toarmor(Show commentHide comment)
    armor, I appreciate a long reply. I understand your point of view and while we agree to some extent I am ultimately not with you as I am not a believer in any shape or form of any religious franchise regardless of its mutations or originality. Therefore, when you say that Europe should go back to its Christian roots I fundamentally disagree as I see religions or religious agendas as the primary fuel for hatred, arguments, wars and destruction. This has been the case for thousands of years and will continue to be so because religions and politics are still interconnected.

    In March Morgan Freeman is going to narrate a new documentary The Story of God. I strongly recommend it as I have heard some tasty reviews about it. I am Hitch wired, sorry :)
  • armorin reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
    vendor, thank you, I appreciate your honesty, and clear short explanation, and I can do business together with you ! I now understand very well your position in life. My best wishes accompany you in 2016, we are both keen observers of the world and have to admit that I read many very learned commenters on Sputnick. It is a new experience for me. Thank you and others, and thank you Sputnik for bringing us together.
  • vendorin reply toarmor(Show commentHide comment)
    armor, NP. I wish you the same and looking forward to reading your opinions on any subject. There are no taboo themes/subjects for me :)
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