Libya was a remarkable success under Gaddafi. But the West's "humanitarian" interventionists thought they knew better for the Libyan people and pushed for his removal. Libya today is a treasure island for NATO-backed ISIS terrorists, a gateway to Europe, and a humanitarian disaster.
An excerpt from, "West's Wars, Domestic Storms: Fascists, Terrorists, & "Multiculturalism"" by Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer Report, February 25, 2016:
For Africa, perhaps the most ironic aspect of the current refugee crisis besetting Europe is the fact that Libya - whom Europe conspired to destroy - had been absorbing refugees from across Africa for years, putting them to work and giving them a stable nation to live their lives in. When Libya was set upon by the US and Europe in 2011, it was predicted that Libya would go from serving as a destination for refugees, to a gateway for them, onward to Europe. And that is precisely what has happened.An excerpt from, "'NATO turned Libya into a destroyed state, not a failed state'" RT, February 25, 2016:
Without doubt, along with the US and many others, Europe is responsible for the refugee crisis. Every nation that voted for or contributed military assets to operations across North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia are directly responsible for the subsequent instability that has inevitably followed.
It was in "humanitarianism" that the West justified these wars, and now that is time to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees created by these same wars, there is now inexplicably a debate on whether or not to render aid, and to what degree.
Yes, it is absolutely a free-for-all and it is completely true that France, Italy, Britain - they all wanted a piece of the action. They all wanted the enormous cash; gold reserves existed in Libya, the enormous amount of oil. And they thought they could just take it as pirates, it was free for the looting. And ever since then they had been unable to bring any kind of stability to Libya and they still have no plan today because as I said just dropping bombs - whether they are US or French bombs or they have a NATO label on them - is not stabilizing the situation for the people in Libya, nor is it intended too. They want to create a completely compliant puppet government - proxies - there. But they have no interest in providing stability and social services for the people.