France’s support for Libya’s Haftar is finally coming home to roost

Source: Independent

By Borzou Daragahi,who is International Correspondent for The Independent. He has been covering the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Europe since 2002

As foreign interference in Libya’s conflict continues to ramp up, France now finds itself in a difficult position,

rance’s Libya policy is finally coming under scrutiny domestically. For years Paris has played a vital role in the rise of warlord Khalifa Haftar by providing him with a veneer of respectability as well as diplomatic cover.

But a tipping point appears to have been reached following Haftar’s disastrous defeat in western Libya. After swallowing France’s line that Paris was fighting “terrorism” by supporting strongman Haftar against the “Islamists” in Tripoli, some within the French foreign ministry and security apparatuses are reportedly beginning to push back.

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5 replies

  1. War in Lybia between Islamist ( Islamic radical ) and Secular Nationalist. Who is going to be a winner?

    • Again you are not correct. The civil war presently is between the so-called Government recognized by some countries and General Haftar in the East supported by others. None of these parties are Islamic radicals. You are assuming too much.

      • Islamic countries cannot be peaceful nation in democratic system— except dictatorial government.

      • AND the super-democracy USA is a peaceful nation? Do I need to list all the wars it started ? Not to speak of the history of most Christian nations. The latest to apologize for the genocide it had launched is the very Christian King of Belgium …

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