First it was Iraq. Today it’s Libya. For the invasion of Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair ended up on the pillory of the British Parliament. This time it’s David Cameron’s turn. The story is more or less the same: The intervention against Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya in March 2011 based on Resolution 1973 of the U.N. Security Council should never have happened.
False assumptions, lack of understanding of the real situation, inconsistent strategy — after more than a year of investigations, the findings of the Foreign Affairs Commission are virtually identical to the results of the Chilcot report released in July on the invasion of Iraq, which Blair and his collaborator American President George W. Bush ordered and has become a permanent and total war.
For all of that, we’re back to square one. History repeats itself. The errors, originating from the vested interests, are now erupting in all their gravity: Iraq and Libya have gone from being villainous countries to becoming non-states, bankrupt and dissolved nations, the prey of terror groups, militias and opposing authorities. In Baghdad, the government is corrupt and dysfunctional; in Tripoli, there is no consensus in the unity leadership, but external and internal enemies control a large part of the country.