By Steve Guest State Department spokesman John Kirby said that Libya “has struggled” to maintain a secure country since Hillary Clinton pushed for intervention to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi.
During Friday’s State Department briefing, Kirby claimed, “There’s a concerted effort by the international community to do what they can, to do what we must to try to get better security and stability there in Libya.”
The reporter asked Kirby, “What is your assessment did the security situation in Libya get better or worse after the intervention in 2011?”
Kirby responded, “After the intervention in 2011? I think we’ve all seen that Libya has struggled since 2011 but what I can tell you there is concerted effort by the United States and by many in the international community and we’re grateful to Italy for hosting this for hosting this conference early next week.”
“There’s a concerted effort by the international community to do what they can, to do what we must to try to get better security and stability there in Libya.”
The reporter followed up, “Is it correct that you can’t assess whether it got better or worse security wise in Libya since 2011?”
Kirby insisted, “What I can tell you is the situation in Libya remains fluid and it remains dynamic and we know that groups like ISIL try to use ungoverned spaces there as they have in Syria to try to propagate their own twisted form of ideology and violence.”
“What I can tell you is that the international community is working very, very hard to try to get better governance in Libya because we all understand what the stakes are.”
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