Pentagon: Egypt, UAE Attacking Islamists in Libya Differs From US Bombing ISIS in Iraq | CNS News

The United States does not support Egyptian and Emirati airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya because the U.S. believes the crisis in Libya must be resolved politically and without outside interference, a Department of Defense spokesman said Tuesday.

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrying out airstrikes in Libya was different from U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant forces in Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told a briefing, because the U.S. was acting in Iraq, in a “very targeted” manner, at the request of its government.

“This wasn’t some unilateral decision by the United States to strike targets inside Iraq.”

via Pentagon: Egypt, UAE Attacking Islamists in Libya Differs From US Bombing ISIS in Iraq | CNS News.

I’m embarrassed for RADM Kirby having to stand there and utter such stupid inanities.

And again with the political solution meme. There is no political solution in Libya when the factions are committed to a fight to the death.

5 thoughts on “Pentagon: Egypt, UAE Attacking Islamists in Libya Differs From US Bombing ISIS in Iraq | CNS News”

  1. A Rear Admiral could retire, get a job outside, and live pretty well. I’m sad to see that no flag officers are resigning rather than repeat this claptrap.

  2. President Walker is going to spend his first six months touring the world apologizing for the past eight years.

    1. They’ve got to have enough jobs to fit enough flag officers. Look how many are on active duty now, compared to any other time in the past. Way too many of them.

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