How’s that Libyan intervention working out? Here’s one evaluation, reported by Eli Lake at The Daily Beast:
An American counter-terrorism official used a different metaphor to describe the situation. “Libya today plays host to members and associates of several AQ-allied groups, in some ways becoming a jihadist melting pot,” this official told The Daily Beast. “These groups haven’t united under the same banner, but the ad hoc links and intermittent cooperation among them are worrisome, especially as some of these groups have made no secret of their desire to conduct attacks beyond Libya’s borders.”
An unnamed military contractor quoted by Mr. Lake describes today’s Libya as “scumbag Woodstock”.
Instability is not our friend and I believe we should be more cautious before embracing it.