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14 Mar 2017 3:31 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Russia apears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Lybia" to "Russia apears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya"

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

"Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya.

The U.S. and diplomatic officials said any such Russian deployment might be part of a bid to support Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, who suffered a setback with an attack on March 3 by the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) on oil ports controlled by his forces.

The U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States has observed what appeared to be Russian special operations forces and drones at Sidi Barrani, about 60 miles (100 km) from the Egypt-Libya border…"
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28mm Fanatik14 Mar 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Why is this a surprise? The US and western Europe deposed Russia's ally Gaddafi over its objections, so now it has to make new friends in Libya.

USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 8:13 p.m. PST

Someone please remind me, what did we accomplish by our intervention in Libya? What a cluster fork.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 10:23 a.m. PST



SouthernPhantom15 Mar 2017 9:33 p.m. PST

Cluster fork…good one!

Well, DOS accomplished setting the stage for the Benghazi debacle, and generally destabilizing the country. I'm not sure I'd call either of those things accomplishments, but they are certainly…things.

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