Libya 2011 vs 2007
Putin to those who supported “Arab Spring” in Middle East :
“Do you realize what you have done?”
“Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got
violence, poverty and social disaster — and nobody cares a bit about human
rights, including the right to life. I cannot help asking those who have forced
that situation: Do you realize what you have done?”
|Putin at U.N.|
No, they don’t realize what they have done, and they’re poised to do more of it. And those of us who warned at the time that the “Arab Spring” would not lead to “the triumph of democracy and progress,” but to “violence, poverty and social disaster,” were dismissed and derided as racist, bigoted “Islamophobes.” And no matter how often the establishment analysts get things wrong, and disastrously, fatally so, they never get called to account, and keep applying the same failed solutions over and over again.
“Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social disaster — and nobody cares a bit about human rights, including the right to life,” Putin said through a translator. “I cannot help asking those who have forced that situation: Do you realize what you have done?”
The Russian president added that the power vacuum following these revolutions led to the rise of terrorist groups in the region — including the Islamic State group.
He told the General Assembly it would be an “enormous mistake” not to cooperate with the Syrian government to combat the extremist group.
“No one but President Assad’s armed forces and Kurdish militia are truly fighting the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria,” he said.
Earlier in the day at the U.N. , Obama said it would be a mistake to think that Syria could be stable under Assad.
In his speech at the U.N. before Putin, Obama was boasting about his Libya success which couldn't have been more untrue. . Libya could not be a bigger failure. Libya has degenerated into bloody jihad war, the Prime Minister fled the country last year and in a bit of irony while Obama was bragging over his Libya success, ten died in Islamic attacks in Benghazi.