The Obama administration is moving to dismiss charges against an arms dealer it had accused of selling weapons that were destined for Libyan rebels.
Lawyers for the Justice Department on Monday filed a motion in federal court in Phoenix to drop the case against the arms dealer, an American named Marc Turi, whose lawyers also signed the motion.
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Time For Truth: (Politico) – Obama DOJ drops charges against alleged broker of Libyan weapons
The U.S. and Britain both intervened in Iraq and Libya. Only one is now seriously reckoning with those choices.
Over the last two months, the British public has been engaged in a debate about war that has been largely absent from the U.S. presidential election.
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Time For Truth: (Defence One) – The UK Is Having the War Debate That America Isn’t
CIA chieftains were caught off guard by the spiraling Islamic violence in postwar Libya, suddenly realizing that analysts had never brainstormed what the country would look like and that the White House had not asked.
The agency also acknowledged in a classified report that Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s U.S.-deposed dictator, had long suppressed a variety of radical Islamic groups, including al Qaeda, from taking root in his country and endangering North Africa.
Barack Obama has sharply criticised David Cameron for the UK’s role in allowing Libya to become a “shit show” after the fall of the dictator Muammar Gaddafi, in an unprecedented attack on a British leader by a serving US President.
Mr Obama said that following a successful military intervention to aid rebels during the 2011 Arab Spring revolt, Libya was left to spiral out of control – due largely to the inaction of America’s European allies.
A court case over the leadership claims of two rival heads of Libya’s $67 billion sovereign wealth fund was adjourned in London’s High Court on Monday, the judge declaring it would be premature to rule while moves were afoot to form a government of national accord.
Both Hassan Bouhadi and AbdulMagid Breish claim to be rightful chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) – a long-running dispute that mirrors the fragmented nature of the country since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 [nL5N16F0Y4].