Is it just me that find it hard to not cry when one reads statements like the ones from the French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian; “The world must act in Libya as it is quickly turning into a major “terrorist hub” on Europe’s doorstep” when his own administration was instrumental in the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya that created the situation in the first place?
It’s high time to “sound the alarm about the seriousness of the situation in Libya,” Le Drian said in an interview with Le Figaro newspaper.
“The south [of Libya] is a sort of hub for terrorist groups where they come to re-supply – including with weapons – and re-organize. In the north, the political and economic centers of the country are now at risk of falling under jihadist control,” he said.
Well for anyone that has followed the development in North Africa and the Middle East for the last decade none of this comes as any surprise, so how is it a complete surprise for the French? Don’t these folks have advisors?
Or even more worrying; Does NATO have the same advisors and intelligence as Mr. Le Drian?