The NATO war of 2011 delivered Libya not to one government with a monopoly over violence, but to a chessboard of competing militia groups who have allegiance to regional powers.
ISIS flourished in the chaos and the refugee mess has created misery throughout the Middle East and Europe.
Tribalism was unleashed and was aided and abetted by the regime changers in the US and Europe.
Militia groups were either rooted in their cities, in their tribes or in an extremist world-view.
One of the most powerful militia armies was from the city of Misrata. It is the one that is leading the fight to remove ISIS from Sirte.
The US has been bombing Sirte with hundreds of raids, causing additional and continued misery on an incomprehensible scale.
I thought it would be useful to look backwards as to who said and did what.
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All The Best
THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.
My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.
At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.
An elephant never forgets.
Deuce, 21 June 2018