A short film by New Eastern Outlook (neo.org).. I ran into it earlier, and reckoned it would be good placeholder for moar war and peace (?) news until I can get my next diary ready (it’s only been in the works for six days). In other words, contribute as you will...Aleppo? Mosul victory?…Somalia? too many locales, no?
From today, Oct, 17:
Daily Mail from AFP: ‘Main forces in post-Kadhafi Liby; A multitude of rival authorities and factions are contesting power amid the anarchy that has gripped Libya since its 2011 revolution which ousted longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Below is list of the main warring forces.
‘US airstrikes against ISIS in Libya doubled in less than a month’ Fox news
Via Reuters: ‘U.S. air strikes pound Libya’s Sirte to oust Islamic State militants’
“Probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya,” Obama told the Fox News channel in an interview broadcast on Sunday, commenting on his worst mistake during two presidential terms.”
“OBAMA: Exactly. Another good example of that is the situation in Syria, which haunts me constantly. I would say of all the things that have happened during the course of my presidency the knowledge that you have hundreds of thousands of people who have been killed, millions who have been displaced, [makes me] ask myself what might I have done differently along the course of the last five, six years.
The conventional arguments about what could have been done are wrong. The notion that if we had provided some more modest arms to Syrian rebels—that somehow that would have led to [Syrian president Bashar al-] Assad’s overthrow more decisively. The notion that if I had taken a pinprick strike when the chemical-weapons issue came out, as opposed to negotiating and getting all those chemical weapons out—that that would have been decisive. All those things I tend to be skeptical about.”
Just cuz I’d seen this on Twitter in the #Podesta emails hashtag, dunno what it even means, to say the truth: