Obama to blame, in part, for slavery in Libya
BY DEDE YI-FEE
In an article posted on the web, American journalist and commentator David A. Love who writes for several major U.S. publications and television networks, including CNN—covering subjects as varied as social justice, race, human rights, criminal justice and more—argues that former President Barack Obama is to blame, in part, for slavery in Libya. In the article titled “Why Obama must take some blame for slavery in Libya,” Love contrasts the law and order in Gaddafi’s Libya with the chaos the north African was thrown into after the regime change in which the United States played a crucial part leading to the Libyan leader’s assassination.
“This created a vacuum, which allowed ISIS to cross the country’s porous borders and gain a foothold. Armed militias—as many as 1,700 of them—looted Gaddafi’s arsenals, and now they’re running things. The basket case nation has competing parliaments and three rival governments. As a result, oil-rich Libya—which had free education and healthcare, was one of the most prosperous nations on the African continent—is looking like a lawless, failed state.”
In the mind of Africans across the continent, as The African reporter Lou Sifa pointed out, this is the worst part of Obama’s legacy to Africa.