Monday, October 15, 2012

Wag The Dog: White House Considering Retaliatory Libya Strike


In an attempt to distract the American people from the administration's epic fail and coverup of the Libya debacle and provide some chest pounding material in the last weeks of the election, President Obama is reportedly considering a high profile retaliatory strike in Libya:

Administration officials say the White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to hit militant targets from Libya to Mali, if U.S. investigators can find the al-Qaeda-linked group responsible for the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya.

But the officials say the administration also is weighing whether the short-term payoff of being able to claim retribution against al-Qaida is worth the risk that such strikes would be ineffective and rile governments in the region.

Details were provided by three current and one former administration official, as well as an analyst who was approached by the White House for help. All four spoke only on condition of anonymity.


  • First, we had President Obama getting into an undeclared war in Libya against Moamar Khaddaffi, who committed no aggression against America for years and was actually helping our CIA find and take out al-Qaeda terrorists inside his country.We were even providing him with foreign aid.

  • We intervened on behalf of Islamists whom were never properly vetted, and allowed them to take control of some of Khaddaffi's weapons stocks.

  • We found some relatively sane people to form a provisional Libyan government. And when they warn us in advance about the huge danger of a terrorist strike on our consulate, we ignore it.In fact, we even move special forces security teams out of the country.

  • After lying to the American people that the attack was a protest over a video that got out of hand instead of a terrorist strike carried out by the same people we intervened on behalf of with weapons we allowed them to take control of, the embarrassing truth finally comes out. The Obama White House continues stonewalling and prevaricating all the way.

  • Meanwhile, a number of Libyans friendly to America attack the headquarters of one of the militias that carried out the attack, make a point of denouncing it publicly and go out of their way to tell the American people how sorry they are this happened.

    The president's solution? Let's distract everybody by blowing a few things up in Libya, just so it looks like we're doing something. It will likely alienate any friends we have there because of the collateral damage aspect, and will make the current provisional government look like tools. But that's nothing compared to getting this scandal off the front pages while this president mouths some platitudes about 'bringing the killers to justice' and preens for the photographers and friendly media outlets.

    Of course, it would be far better fro America's interests in this case to take some time and work with the provisional Libyan government to try and track down some of the ringleaders, but hey! Where's the benefit to the Obama Campaign?

    Simply disgraceful.


    B.Poster said...

    The American people are simply not going to tolerate any more war actions. Right or wrong this is simply the case. To engage in more military actions against Libya right now would only guarantee the president's defeat.

    A wag the dog incident that just might work for president Obama would be to reach an agreement with the Iranians to suspend Iranian enrichment. The agreement does not have to be permanent nor does there need to be any enforcment mechanism. In other words, after the election the Iranains simply resume enrichment or they continue to do so clandestinely.

    The mere agreement would give the president a huge bump in the polls and would probably guarnatee his reelection. As I've stated here and elsewhere, the American people simply do not understand the gravity of the threat posed by Islamic terrorists and the nations who suppor them. Any one who tries to explain this to the American people is simply branded a "fear monger" or worse!!

    louielouie said...

    regarding your comment on military action, i believe you underestimate the position of the base, of the current occupant of the white house.
    re-election at all costs.
    and if people have to die, let it be foreigners and/or military.
    neither matter to his base.
    and who will call him on it?
    you won't hear a peep about it from the MSM, except of course, in glowing terms.