This is a big deal and it’s not being reported far and wide by the main stream media. A vacuum in Libya has created a total mess that ISIS is taking advantage of. This is what happens when you elect a community organizer as president. We’re handing over Libya to ISIS…
Army Gen. David Rodriguez: “Terrorist groups like Islamic State-Libya have exploited Libyan instability and have expanded training and operations.”
Libya is a failed state, according to the top U.S. general in Africa, who said that foreign fighters, weapons and illegal migrants are flowing through the oil-rich North African country, supplying the conflicts in Syria and Iraq with combatants and threatening U.S. allies.
In testimony Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Gen. David Rodriguez said the recent agreement to form a unity government in Tripoli is an important step. Yet even with strong international support, the new government will struggle for the “foreseeable future” to establish its authority and secure Libya’s people and borders, he said.
Rodriguez estimated that it would take “10 years or so” to achieve long-term stability in Libya. He cited a “fractured society” and the lack of government institutions as major hurdles to overcome.
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“The continued absence of central government control will continue to perpetuate violence, instability and allow the conditions for violent extremist organizations to flourish until the (government) and appropriate security forces are operational within Libya,” Rodriguez told the committee.
Read more: Military Times