by John Galt
January 15, 2012 15:30 ET
The slaughter in Libya continues but due to 2012 being an election year, the American media will offer little if any coverage of the conflict. As described in these pages previously, the MENA region is far beyond a struggle between Islamists and Secularists, it is also about family and tribal loyalties which have ties back to Biblical times. This failure to interpret and comprehend the complexities of the region is the result of decades of incompetent United States State Department hiring and a total lack of education in the reality of international affairs by region instead of generalized programs created by theorists proved incorrect decades ago.
In Libya through Saturday, two dead and sixteen more wounded in a conflict which has long been vanquished from the front pages of the New York Times or Washington Post. The story from Reuters Africa service tells the tale of the failed policies of globalism and the Obama administration (click on the link below to read the story in full):
From today’s story by Mahmoud Habboush (excerpted):
GHARYAN, Libya (Reuters) – Clashes between rival Libyan militias have killed two people and wounded 16, in the latest violence involving armed groups refusing to hand in their weapons.
The clashes began late on Friday and continued on Saturday.
“We received eight cases yesterday, including one dead who was shot in the head and chest, one critical with a head wound and six others lightly injured,” said Ibrahim Karim, a doctor at the main hospital in Gharyan, 80 km (50 miles) south of Tripoli.
Muhammed Hassan, a doctor at the same hospital, said another person had died and nine others had been taken to the hospital on Saturday, two in a “very critical condition”.
A Reuters correspondent at the scene saw ambulances and pickup trucks stream into the hospital grounds carrying the injured, including an unconscious teenager in civilian clothing. He said he could hear gunfire nearby.
Libya’s interim government is struggling to control disparate militias which played a key role in toppling Muammar Gaddafi but are now refusing to disarm, saying they are suspicious of the country’s new rulers.