By Eric Margolis
March 5, 2016
LewRockwell.com

I went to Libya in 1987 to interview its strongman, Muammar Gaddafi. We spent an evening talking in his colorful Bedouin tent outside the Bab al-Azizya Barracks in Tripoli which had been bombed a year earlier by the US in an attempt to kill the troublesome Libyan leader.

Gaddafi predicted to me that if he were overthrown, Libya would break up into two or three parts and again fall prey to western domination. His efforts to bring the Arab world and West Africa out of subservience and backwardness would be ended, he foretold.

The Libyan “leader” was right. Today, after his death, Libya has splintered into warring camps. The US, France, and Egypt are expanding their influence in Libya, lately also joined by Italy, Libya’s former colonial ruler. They have installed the usual set of yes-men to do their bidding. Old habits die hard.

We will be hearing much more about Libya after the big wins by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in last week’s Super Tuesday Democratic primaries

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will shortly face the return of a major threat that has bedeviled her since 2012 – the attack by jihadists on the US Consulate in Tripoli, Libya and the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his bodyguards.

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