For months there’s been talks about having talks regarding if talks are even needed. And then they talked some more. In the meantime, somewhere between 1-2 million North African and Middle Eastern migrants have streamed into Europe, often leaving riots and rapes in their wake.
Nearly three and a half months after the public was initially made aware that a multi-national European military force might actually deploy to the industrial-sized shredder of human flesh once known as Libya, the Europeans are finally making a concrete move to give ISIS the boot from the North African nation. As reported by the Reuters news service (via Pulse News of Nigeria) on Apr. 16, 2016, and also by Larisa Brown of the London-based Daily Mail, both on Apr. 17, 2016, one of the high hats of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces is Rome-bound supposedly to finalize the wherefores and the whys of the British share of the contingent.
Reportedly, Air Vice Marshal Edward Stringer, RAF, will be meeting with his Italian counterparts regarding his nation’s contribution of 1,000 troops to the Italian-led contingent slated for Libya. While the Daily Mail is quite up-front in stating the Italo-British force of 6,000 total would “defeat Islamic State (IS).” However, Reuters took a much more nuanced take.
According to Reuters, The European Union is expected to possibly deploy “security personnel” to Libya to help in “stabilizing” the fractured nation, but only if requested by a new United Nations-backed Libyan uniity government
For those familiar with the often doublespeak world of diplomacy, it’s clearly understood that the European-recognized government has already requested and authorized combat troops on Libyan soil for just such a contingency. It’s also understood by those in the know, that “stabilizing” the multitude of terrorist organizations effectively ruling huge swaths of the country is nothing more than political-speak for killing Islamic jihadists.
Currently, Libya is a patchwork of various “governments” ranging from rival jihadist organizations, to warring tribes that have been killing each other for centuries, to formally feuding “Unity” governments seeking international recognition as the sole legitimate government. The Council of Deputies, popularly known as simply the Tobruk Government was supported and recognized by Egypt, the UAE, the United States and Great Britain. Whereas, the General National Congress, aka: the Tripoli Government was supported by hard core Islamic nations such as Qatar, Sudan and Turkey.
Both the Tobruk Government and the Tripoli Government have recently buried the hatchet and joined forces, but at least half of the nation is still governed by a multiple of various jihadists groups. particularly feared by the Unity government are such ISIS, Ansar al-Sharia and February 17th Martyrs Brigade rule their particular regions in strict, and often bloody accordance of Islamic Sharia Law.