Libya: ‘U.S. took a back seat’ myth takes another hit as Obama admits Americans flew French jets

One of the many myths of the Libya war is the claim that the Americans took a ‘back seat’.  Discerning observers will acknowledge that U.S. niche capabilities such as Predator drones for bombings and intelligence gathering have played a crucial role.  On top of this, political skulduggery on the parts of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have played a huge part in expediting the war, in tandem with CIA assets on the ground since very early on.(1)  These factors, coupled with a very revealing recent development, completely blow the ‘back seat’ myth out of the water.

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