posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 08:40 PM
a reply to: ChefFox
The intervention in Libya was not at all any invention of John McCain, it was actually decided by Barack Obama and his First State Secretary Hillary
Clinton, an idea that of course was not well minded, they never really projected the consequences in the long run of what they were supporting, a wave
of instability and anarchy to a region that was pretty stable along decades.
McCain as other Republicans knew that there are two different wars that can be fought, the ones in which there is something really valuable to win or
a lot to loose if they are not fought correctly, this was since the beginning a war in which it was not clear the payoff.
The wave of Arab revolutions was punishing not only LIbya but Egypt and Tunisia, as well, and also sending a negative message to everybody planning a
rebellion in Turkey, Morrocco or Saudi Arabia, and in those countries there were so many strategic interests in danger, by boosting the conflict
against Muammar El Gaddafi they were endorsing in many aspects a war that was also weakening at the same time the ally regime of Egypt.
If we compare what it was apparently won in LIbya with what is on risk in Egypt, in particular what such a conflict represents for Israel it is
straightforward that USA might never have supported any revolution in that region.
The Angel of Lightness