Under Gaddafi Libya was a paradise. Under NATO-ISIS it is a hell hole with no water, no electricity, no money, and no security.
An excerpt from, "US-NATO Invade Libya to Fight Terrorists of Own Creation" by Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer Report, February 2, 2016:
Up to 6,000 troops are being sent to invade and occupy Libya, seizing oilfields allegedly threatened by terrorists NATO armed and put into power in 2011.An excerpt from, "Pentagon to Use ISIS War to Push for Bigger Budget" by Jason Ditz, AntiWar.com, February 1, 2016:
One would suspect a 6,000-strong foreign military force being sent into Libya would be major headline news, with debates raging before the operation even was approved. However, it appears with no debate, no public approval, and little media coverage, US, British, and European troops, including Libya's former colonial rulers - the Italians - are pushing forward with direct military intervention in Libya, once again.
The Mirror's "SAS spearhead coalition offensive to halt Islamic State oil snatches in Libya," claims the West's 6,000 soldiers face up to 5,000 ISIS terrorists - raising questions about the veracity of both the true intentions of the West's military intervention and the nature of the enemy they are allegedly intervening to fight.
Military doctrine generally prescribes overwhelming numerical superiority for invading forces versus defenders. For example, during the the 2004 battle for the Iraqi city of Fallujah, the US arrayed over 10,000 troops versus 3,000-4,000 defenders. This means large, sweeping operations to directly confront and destroy ISIS in Libya are not intended, and like Western interventions elsewhere, it is being designed to instead perpetuate the threat of ISIS and therefore, perpetuate Western justification for extraterritorial military intervention in Libya and beyond.
The Pentagon’s defense budget request for 2017, expected to be released related this week, is said to include a major increase in funding sought to pay for the ever-escalating ISIS war, with officials saying it will be about 35% higher than last year’s ISIS war budget.An excerpt from, "U.S. Expands Missions Against Islamic State in Afghanistan" by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, February 1, 2016:
Top U.S. and Russian military officials have estimated that the ISIS force in Afghanistan could be up to 3,000-strong. Last September, a United Nations report revealed that the group was growing and actively recruiting in 25 (nearly 75 percent) of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.
“The new authority gives us the ability to take the gloves off to hold them in check, and we have been targeting them heavily and it has had quite an effect,” Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the military’s deputy chief of staff for operations in Afghanistan, told NYT. “But just because you take a bunch of guys off the battlefield doesn’t mean you will stop this organization.”
“Although Mr. Obama had declared an end to combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the operations are part of a continuing and potentially expanding American military footprint in south-central Asia, the Middle East and Africa for the fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL,” concedes the Times.