”Let’s take a Muslim nation whose dictatorial ruler capitulates to every Western (US) demand to divest from WMD technology, then allow him to be overthrown by hardcore islamonazis who will link up with al-qaida/Islamic State jihadis and unleash a flood of fraudugee muslim settlers to Europe’s shores.”
Slaughter, IS and migrants in their millions: The truth about Cameron’s blood-soaked legacy in Libya is revealed in a chilling account of the carnage caused by a PM’s hubris by ANDREW MALONE in Misrata
- The UK government used the RAF to help depose Colonel Gaddafi in 2011
- Libya has been in chaos ever since and IS have stepped into the vacuum
- The terror group has shipped thousands of fighters into the country
- It plans to utilise the porous borders and flood Europe with terrorists
Day after day throughout this long, hot summer, the same extraordinary tableau has played out in the Mediterranean. Rickety boats, many barely seaworthy, and invariably groaning with migrants including women and children, have made their uncertain way towards the coast of Italy.
Often they are intercepted by military vessels from one European nation or another — including Britain — and the passengers pulled to safety. All the boats have come from Libya, but the migrants are not taken back there and deposited on the shore. That would be far too sensible. Instead, they are ferried to Italy, where most seek to make their way up into central Europe, with an eye on Germany or the UK.
The BBC sometimes hails these rescues as ‘miracle’ escapes. But that is not the full story. As I discovered for myself in war-torn Libya, the truth is much more complex and disturbing. For these boat people are part of a billion-pound business operated by Islamic extremists.
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David Cameron’s government used the might of the RAF to help depose Colonel Gaddafi in 2011. Pictured, Gaddafi (left) and Mr Cameron delivers a speech in Benghazi in 2011 (right)
It is just one of the most visible signs of the chaos which has engulfed Libya since David Cameron’s government used the might of the RAF to help depose Colonel Gaddafi in 2011. This week, the Commons foreign affairs select committee laid the blame for Libya’s collapse into violent disorder and anarchy — and the resulting rise of Islamic State there — firmly on Mr Cameron.
The committee report said that the intervention — carried out alongside the French air force — was undertaken with no exhaustive intelligence analysis, led without formal planning to regime change and failed in its moral responsibility to help reconstruct the country after the fall of Gaddafi.