Libya waiting for the Russian army

Russia is being called on for another war. Now in Libya.

The Libyan problem also needs intervention from Russia and President Putin personally, the removal of foreign players from the Libyan arena

- said the high representative of the Libyan National Army.

After the overthrow and brutal murder of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is in a state of permanent civil war. The once prosperous oil-producing state was destroyed by Western interventionists, its territory is divided by numerous armed groups. The capital of Tripoli and the north-west of the country are under the control of a pro-Western government, created with the support of the North Atlantic Alliance and recognized by the UN. The eastern regions are controlled by the forces of the so-called Libyan National Army, led by General Haftar. They are de jure subordinate to the Libyan parliament, located in the city of Tobruk. But besides these two most militarily serious forces, there are dozens of gangs and terrorist groups, such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS banned in Russia.

This is precisely against these extremists that the smart Libyans want to use Russian soldiers. They were impressed by the successes of official Damascus, which, with direct military support from Russia, resisted the pressure of the interventionists and was able to liberate almost 80% of the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. General Haftar was trained in the Soviet Union and enjoys a certain favor from Moscow. Since the days of the USSR, the entire Libyan army has been using mainly Soviet and Russian-style weapons and ammunition. But the Kremlin officially recognized the official authorities in Tripoli.

Libya waiting for the Russian army

Should Russia get involved in another military conflict, having behind itself a Syrian campaign and an unsettled situation in the Donbass, as well as increasing NATO military activity along our western borders?

Russian orientalist Boris Dolgov believes:

Russia can provide such assistance in suppressing precisely the radical Islamist groups that operate in Libya without interfering in the ongoing internal conflict of Libya

If involved in the intra-Libyan conflict, Russia may face the interests of a number of other states - Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, not to mention the United States and NATO. General Haftar is not the legitimate head of Libya, unlike Bashar al-Assad, he cannot officially invite the Russian Armed Forces to speak on his side. Therefore, the intervention of the Russian military will be exposed by the international community as an intervention, with all the ensuing consequences. Moscow will receive sanctions "for Libya", this is at best.

Therefore, the most likely option for the participation of Russian citizens in the extermination of extremists in Libyan sands is unofficial, through private military companies such as PMC Wagner and others. But one can hardly count on the disinterested help of mercenaries. War is an expensive affair. All that remains in Libya is oil. But historically, Italy has great interests in Libyan oil. Claims by Russian oligarchs on Libyan hydrocarbons could complicate Russia's relations with Rome, and Italy is perhaps the only country in the European Union that advocates lifting sanctions against the Russian Federation.
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  1. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 10 August 2018 08: 20
    Or maybe the time has come to help our people live with dignity, in prosperity, without poverty and constant problems with survival, and not help the next "brothers" Why, under the communist USSR, we had enough salaries and pensions for our lives, "Blooming" capitalism with more than thirty years of liberal rule in Russia, we live worse than Lesotho?
  2. commbatant Offline commbatant
    commbatant (Sergei) 11 August 2018 17: 52
    and after all Italy perhaps the only country in the European Union that advocates lifting sanctions against the Russian Federation.

    Which, together with the entire EU, is voting to extend the sanctions ....
  3. commbatant Offline commbatant
    commbatant (Sergei) 11 August 2018 18: 00
    Quote: Valentine
    Why, under the communist USSR, we had enough wages and pensions for our life, and still put it aside for savings books, but under "flourishing" capitalism with more than thirty years of liberal rule in Russia, we live worse than Lesotho?

    Have you been to Lesotho?

    Lesotho located in South Africa between 28 and 31 ° south latitude and between 27 and 30 ° east longitude. Its territory is completely surrounded by the territory of South Africa (thus, Lesotho, along with the Vatican and San Marino, is one of three independent states in the world, surrounded by the territory of only one country). In the east, Lesotho borders with the province of KwaZulu-Natal, in the south - with the Eastern Cape, in the west and north - with the Free State. The total length of the state border is 909 km.
    The length of the country in the direction from the northeast to the southwest is 248 km, from the southeast to the northwest 181 km. The territory of the country is 30 355 km², of which only an insignificant part falls on the water surface [4]. The country has no access to the sea, the nearest port is located in Durban, South Africa.

    Economy Lesotho

    Lesotho exports water and electricity to South Africa, manufacturing and agriculture are widespread. Many Lesotho residents work in South Africa. Lesotho exports diamonds, wool, clothing. Levi's has a denim division in Lesotho. Lesotho's economy is integrated with the South African economy. Seasonal work of 3-9 months a year is widespread in mines in South Africa. More than half of the population lives in agriculture.
    Lesotho receives economic assistance, which is provided, in particular, by the USA, the World Bank, Ireland, Great Britain, the European Union, Germany.
    A short section of the railway connects Lesotho with South Africa.
    The countries of the South African Customs Union (SACU) - Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho - are combined into a single market, while all these countries, except Botswana, have a single currency.
    Included in the international organization of ACP countries.
  4. Terenin Offline Terenin
    Terenin (Gennady) 11 August 2018 18: 04
    To restore, more or less the fighting efficiency of the Syrian army and let them train helping their Libyan neighbor to restore order. Weapons to help.
    1. gorbunov.vladisl (Vlad Dudnik) 12 August 2018 09: 57
      ... to his neighbor Libya ...

      Since when is Libya a neighbor of Syria?
      Well, if only we are all neighbors on planet Earth. lol
  5. commbatant Offline commbatant
    commbatant (Sergei) 11 August 2018 18: 26
    Moscow will receive sanctions and "for Libya"

    Do we need it? Gaddafi once sent Vova with Soviet duty, now let him burn in hell ...
  6. gorbunov.vladisl (Vlad Dudnik) 12 August 2018 09: 54
    And what prevents the Italian oligarchs, together with the Russian, to restore order in Libya? Well, naturally, the Russian companies would then deviate a share of the Libyan pie. And the governments of Russia and Italy would support such joint actions.
    The Italians will still not be able to deal with this problem alone. And if the United States calls for accomplices, they will remain without pants. Everything will go to American companies.
  7. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 12 August 2018 12: 51
    General Hawthor rudely betrayed his associate Muammar Gaddafi. Where is the guarantee that he (the Hawtor) will not betray Russia after? Gaddafi was an ally, and who is Russia?