Politicians really are scum. Three years ago Cameron hailed Gadaffi’s downfall and looked ahead to a brighter future –
Britain could not stand by as Qadhafi slaughtered his people. Nor could we allow a failed pariah state festering on Europe’s southern border, with the potential to threaten our own security […]
The task of the international community now is to support them as they build that future. That means helping to finish the job – ensuring security, helping to address the immediate humanitarian needs and supporting the Libyan people as they lead the longer-term process of reconstruction and political transition.
Today the Foreign Office gives its verdict, via the medium of travel advice –
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Libya due to the ongoing fighting and greater instability throughout the country. British nationals in Libya are strongly urged to leave immediately by commercial means.
“By commercial means”, because there’s no consular facility anywhere in the country. It’s that bad. We came, we saw, we intervened, unleashed Hell and forgot about it. We forgot about it because Libya’s too dangerous for Western reporters. It’s even too dangerous for the Libyan government, which occupies a ship in Tripoli harbour. Dry land is just too bloody and chaotic.
No wonder Cameron, Obama and the rest of the gang don’t talk about Libya any more.