It Took U.S. 'Several Days' to Figure Out Who Bombed Libya
4:46 PM, Aug 27, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
The U.S. also played no role in the negotiations Egypt facilitated between Israel and the Palestinians. American officials had to read about the cease fire agreement on Twitter.
5). Leading from behind equals retreat and weakness.
The Associated Press, with a headline of "Egypt, Emirates Airstrikes in Libya Show Impatience With US," explains:
While Egypt and the UAE saw the Islamists' attempt to take over the international airport in Tripoli as a serious threat that should be met with action, the U.S. did nothing, other than close the embassy in Tripoli last month. But what else can we expect though from a Secretary of State who equates being a Massachusetts senator with governing Libya?
Then, after the airstrikes, America, along with Britain, France, Germany, and Italy, put their heads together and came out with a written "condemnation": "We believe outside interference in Libya exacerbates current divisions and undermines Libya's democratic transition." The Islamists were quaking in their boots to be sure.
Egypt and the UAE were unsuccessful and the Islamists captured the Tripoli airport, but if they had trusted the U.S. enough, or if they thought the U.S. would have supported them with actual military assistance instead of a vague 14 words, perhaps the outcome would have been different, and we'd be turning the tide in at least one hot spot.
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