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Libyan Civil War 2016
Russia is moving crack special forces, or Spetznaz, troops into the war-torn North African nation of Libya, that Hillary Clinton so famously destroyed, along with some of Moscow’s best weapons systems including the S-300 air defense system and Kalibr anti-ship missiles. The goal seems to be to gain control of the main migration route from the region into Europe, says a report delivered to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, reported Fox News.
“Dozens” of officers from the GRU military spy service as well as its Spetznaz special forces wing are already on the ground in eastern Libya, initially carrying out training and liaison roles, reported The Sun.
Two Russian military bases are already now up and running in the coastal towns of Tobruk and Benghazi, using the cover of the controversial Russian private military company the Wagner Group which already has outposts there.
Tsarizm reported earlier in the year that Russia was teaming up with and supporting the powerful warlord General Khalifa Haftar in Eastern Libya, in an attempt to make it a ‘new Syria’.
The rabid incompetence of the Obama foreign policy is becoming more and more pronounced in the Middle East. The supposed ‘Arab Spring’ did nothing but destabilize the Middle East further after the pullout of American forces from Iraq by Obama. The Trump administration is now having to pick up the pieces and deal with openings Russia sees to expand its influence in North Africa and the Levant.