In April 2016, in an interview with The Atlantic, incredibly, US President Barack Obama blamed Britain and France for Libya. Obama said, at some point British PM David Cameron stopped paying attention and became “distracted by a range of other things”.
First, in 2011 it was the USA who initially thought it a good idea to depose Muammar Gaddafi.
Second, it turns out the US State Department’s claim in 2011 that Gaddafi was about to carry out genocide in Benghazi was blatantly false. With hindsight, the 2011 war was about regime change, not a “responsibility to protect”.
Third, Seif Gaddafi warned US officials that overthrowing the government of Libya would empower Islamic terrorists.
Fourth, during the 2011 war Gen. Carter Ham, head of US AFRICOM, negotiated with Gaddafi, and Gaddafi had agreed to step down and seek asylum; but the idea was rejected by the US State Department. Gen. Ham was ordered to stand down 2 days after the negotiations began. And subsequently, Gen. Ham was removed as head of AFRICOM.
Fifth, Britain’s MI6 hid from Hillary Clinton a secret plan to keep a part of Libya under the control of Gaddafi and out of the hands of Islamists. But the plan was uncovered and foiled by the CIA.
Sixth, on 11 September 2012 Benghazi happened: the US State Department and the CIA betrayed and abandoned their own that night, allowing Islamists to kill ambassador Christopher Stevens and several CIA contractors.
Seventh, the Islamists who overran Libya and captured the weapons of the Libyan army subsequently went on to invade Mali. If it had not been for the military intervention of France in Mali, Mali too would have fallen.
Despite all that, according to Obama, Britain and France were to blame for the mess of Libya. Today, Libya is all but a failed state, and ISIS controls vast swaths.
Prophetically, Libya was always going to fall into the hands of Islamists. One day, the Libyans shall be at the footsteps of the Antichrist, Daniel 11:43.
“But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.”
– Daniel 11:43
When that day comes, do not forget who was to blame.