North: Obama Doesn't Have a Plan for Libya

Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 07:24 AM

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Lt. Col. Oliver North said Monday it appears that President Barack Obama does not have a clear plan for dealing with a post-Moammar Gadhafi Libya.
 
“Well, clearly from what he said today, he doesn’t have one,” North told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “On the 22nd of March, while he was travelling a lot America, Mr. Obama said: This was going to be an operation [that] would take days and not weeks. So, here we are now five months on — and we still don’t know where Gadhafi is.

“We know that his son is not as was earlier broadcast, and claimed by the Transitional National Council, they claimed that he was in their hands — well, clearly that is not the case,” he said. “And I think what we can look at is several days, if not months of chaos in what is today Libya.”

Hannity noted that previews of a rebel-proposed Libyan constitution shows inklings of Shariah, or Islamic, law holding prominence in ruling the nation.

“Well, this is one of the reasons why British Prime Minister David Cameron went back to work today from his vacation, because they know — and we should — that the so-called TNC, the Transitional National Council is made up of tribal clans, radical Islamists, former regime technocrats and that they really don't know what's going to come of all this,” North said. “The chairman of this entity, the TNC . . . Mustafa Abdul Jalil is a former Gadhafi justice minister and defected and now he's claimed the title as being in charge of it.

“What I think we are looking at is the possibility that Libya becomes a Somalia with oil — with tribal warlords and of course piracy,” he said. “The kinds of things that we’ve seen in the past. There’s no guarantee that this is going to turn upward as everybody predicted after what happened in Egypt.”

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