The Obama Administration and Her Imperial Majesty, it seems, fucked up. File this one under “Unintended Consequences”: Africans are being sold at Libyan slave markets. Thanks, Hillary Clinton. Excerpt:
Black Africans are being sold in open-air slave markets, and it’s Hillary Clinton’s fault. But you won’t hear much about that from the news media or the foreign-policy pundits, so let me explain.
Footage from Libya, released recently by CNN, showed young men from sub-Saharan Africa being auctioned off as farm workers in slave markets.
And how did we get to this point? As the BBC reported back in May, “Libya has been beset by chaos since NATO-backed forces overthrew long-serving ruler Col. Moammar Gadhafi in October 2011.”
And who was behind that overthrow? None other than then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Under President George W. Bush in 2003, the United States negotiated an agreement with Libyan strongman Gadhafi. The deal: He would give up his weapons of mass destruction peacefully, and we wouldn’t try to depose him.
That seemed a good deal at the time, but the Obama administration didn’t stick to it. Instead, in an operation spearheaded by Clinton, the United States went ahead and toppled him anyway.
The overthrow turned out to be a debacle. Libya exploded into chaos and civil war, and refugees flooded Europe, destabilizing governments there. But at the time, Clinton thought it was a great triumph — “We came, we saw, he died,” she joked about Gadhafi’s overthrow — and adviser Sidney Blumenthal encouraged her to tout her “successful strategy” as evidence of her fitness for the highest office in the land.
Granted, it’s easy to screw up in this part of the world, which is fundamentally screwed up in the first place. But President Obama and Her Imperial Majesty Hillary I really screwed the pooch, here. Gadhafi was a son of a bitch, but he was a son of a bitch we knew how to deal with – and he was a son of a bitch who knew how to keep order in a part of the world where only a son of a bitch can do so.
Maybe we need to find and install more sons of bitches in that part of the world. Here’s the question: Is President Trump a big enough son of a bitch himself to do so? I’m thinking he might just be.
And, while we’re talking sons of bitches, here’s another thought to ponder: Who in the American Left, who are almost universally spun up on the supposed “oppression” of millionaire football players, will be the first to vocally condemn this burgeoning African slave trade? Because so far, all I’m hearing is crickets.