Even in election season the US public is in a media blackout on anything that might embarrass Hillary Clinton, including allegations she could have exacerbated wars where Americans lost their lives, says media analyst Lionel.
Further US bombing in Libya will create, and is creating right now in Syria, far more civilian casualties, far more destruction of the infrastructure, says Sara Flounders, head of the anti-war activist group the International Action Centre.
Authorities have confirmed that French troops are fighting Islamist militia alongside government forces in Libya. The announcement comes after three French soldiers were killed during an intelligence-gathering mission in the North African country.
Over the past three weeks, it has emerged that British special forces are now in direct combat roles in Libya and Syria. Ostensibly there to fight ISIS, the real goal is to prevent the Syrian and Libyan armies defeating ISIS by themselves.
Intervention in Libya and the removing of Gaddafi was the most ill- conceived step taken by the EU, said Prof. Kees van der Pijl from Sussex University. Now Europe is in an almost impossible situation trying to cope with the refugee crisis, he added.
World powers’ decisions to provide weapons to Libya's unity government may lead to negative consequences as the arms will likely be used not only against ISIS but against all other sides, says Marko Gasic, an international affairs commentator.