US empire kicked out of Libya. Ha ha!
The U.S. State Department evacuated its Libyan embassy yesterday, sending staff elsewhere and advising all American citizens to leave the country after clashes between militias near the diplomatic offices in Tripoli.
Embassy personnel arrived in Tunisia and will travel from there to other locations to continue their diplomatic work, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Paris yesterday. The evacuees included Marines who provided security at the embassy and during the relocation, Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said in an e-mailed statement. The operation lasted five hours, Kirby said.
“Freewheeling militia violence” in the Tripoli area “presents a very real risk for our personnel, so we are suspending our current diplomatic activities at the embassy, not closing the embassy but suspending the activities,” Kerry said. “We are deeply committed and remain committed to the diplomatic process in Libya.”
The unrest highlights the turmoil that…
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