“No to the Killing of Ambassadors” is splashed in big letters across a pock-marked checkpoint in the desert between Misrata and Sirte in Libya. The reference to the attack against the United States in Benghazi makes you hopeful. But just an hour down the road, Sirte is controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, along with about 120 miles of Libya’s coastline.
I just returned from Libya for the first time in over a year, and the situation is deteriorating. Libya should have showcased how the Arab Spring turned dictatorships into democracies. That’s what many, myself included, expected after Moammar Gadhafi’s brutal regime fell and a wave of good feeling swept across Libya.… Seguir leyendo »