Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Libya: Moscow deploys special forces to back renegade Libyan general

(Tripoli) As is the case anywhere in the Islamic world where the dictator for life has been disposed (usually with the help of the West, in the vain hope that common sense, equality for all and peace will prevail) Total anarchy has set in This is perfectly exemplified in the country of Libya, where after Gaddafi was disposed in 2011, the country has become something of a free for all for any group which has replaced his little green book with the Koran and AK-47s. Currently there are 6 major groups uttering ‘Allah ackba’ in the Libyan version of ‘Game of Thrones.

As you can see from the image above, it's something of a free for all in Libya at the moment. The so called official government is the UN backed 'Government of National Accord (in green). However, the so called head of the Libyan armed forces Khalifa Haftar has since 2016 refused to acknowledge the UN backed government and has gone his own way taking the vast bulk of the armed forces with him. He is has been backed by the United Arab Emirates and Egypt and it has been reported that British, French, and U.S. air forces have assisted Haftar's forces in his fight against the numerous religious trigger happy groups who subscribe to the mores of ISIS, MCB and Al Q. This past week his forces have recaptured the oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf which he lost to the Benghazi Defence Brigades early on this month.

Well, it appears that Moscow, has now decided to get into bed with the strongman of Libya in which to continue to rebuild its former client base which it allowed to dissipate during the 90s in which to allow it to replace the US as the premier superpower in the Middle East region . News has now come in that Russia appears to have deployed Special Forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya, as part of an attempt to support the Libyan Warlord, Khalifa Haftar.

With the damage done to the US presence in the region by Obama, which isn't helped by the lefts character assassination of President Trump as an Muslim hater, Moscow has jumped at the chance to rebuild bridges and capitalise on the damage done to the US. If Russia can swiftly resolve the situation inside Libya, its prestige can only rise and with that more Arabic nations will flock to Moscow.