Saturday, July 26, 2014

This is just unbelievably pathetic - are we a superpower or not.

 The answer is found in this decision:

  "The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said."
  "About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines, were evacuated early Saturday and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN."
  "U.S. officials stress operations have been "temporarily suspended" until "the security situation on the ground improves." The embassy will continue to operate from other locations."
Now imagine that you are the head of the embattled Libyan government, fighting the Islamists and the tribes to establish a western state based on the rule of law, and you learn this:
  "The Libyan government was informed of the evacuation after it was carried out, according to U.S. officials."
What is the message the administration is sending with that act?  If I were a local, I'd be immediately headed for the border as well.  After all, if you can make it to the Texas/Mexico line, you get into the US for free!  Much better than a 7th century beheading by ululating savages, which the world's super power apparently can't stop anywhere.

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