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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:09 PM

Libya crisis: Trump speaks to insurgent General Haftar

Source: BBC

The White House says President Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli.

During Monday's call, Mr Trump recognised Gen Haftar's efforts to combat terrorism and secure Libya's oil and they discussed Libya's future.

Tripoli is the seat of Libya's UN-backed and internationally recognised government.

Mr Trump's call suggests he endorses Gen Haftar, unlike some of his allies.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47992098



When they say "allies", they mean "the countries who are officially allied to the USA" - there's a UK-backed ceasefire UN Security Council resolution, but Russia and the USA won't support it. Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia support the general, so Trump is doing the bidding of his personal "allies", rather than his country's allies.

Whatever the good points of either side, it's undeniable that Haftar started the recent fighting. More than 200 have been killed.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:46 PM

1. Oh My God

Trump "helping" anyone is a recipe for disaster.

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:54 PM

2. 10 hut better get with stumpy on this...


The traitor adores oil rich country's..

Russia, which has long stressed it deals equally with Libya's rivals, has expressed concern over airstrikes against the LNA during its latest offensive. And US Secretary of State Pompeo said the US was "deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli" and stressed the need for talks.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:58 PM

3. Hitler helping, that is a scary thought. nt

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:14 PM

4. Just use flying water tankers. So simple, geez.

Hes on the wrong side of a fight he has no business anywhere near. Of course.

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