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Top US General: Can We Please Bomb Libya Again? Pretty Please With Sugar on Top?

Thanks to US bombs, Libya is now a moon crater. But what Libya really needs now is more US bombs, according to top American brass.

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Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs, is getting that anxious, tingly sensation once again. His palms are sweaty, his heart is racing, his pupils are dilated — yes, he's hot and horny for more bombs over Tripoli.

Listen to this death addict:

<figcaption>It worked wonders the first two times!</figcaption>
It worked wonders the first two times!

General Joseph Dunford said he believed the U.S. military leadership owed President Barack Obama and the U.S. defense secretary ideas about the "way ahead" for dealing with the militant group's expansion in Libya.

He described it as an "immediate imperative".

"Unchecked, I am concerned about the spread of ISIL in Libya," Dunford, using an acronym for Islamic State, told a small group of reporters traveling with him in Paris.

"You want to take decisive military action to check ISIL’s expansion and at the same time you want to do it in such a way that's supportive of a long-term political process."

The alleged spread of ISIS is now being used as an excuse to bomb anyone, anywhere, without any kind of international mandate. It's the Endless War on Terror in its purest form.

As for US intervention leading to a "long-term political process"...When has this ever been the case? And how did that work out the last time we bombed Libya?

We've written about this before, but it's worth repeating:

If you measure the scale of destruction in terms of where Libya was before NATO's  "humanitarian intervention", and where it is now, it's simply criminal. Before NATO started dropping bombs, this is what the U.N. said about Libya:

In 2010, Libya ranked 53rd in the UN’s Human Development Index among 163 countries. With life expectancy at birth at 74.5 years, an 88.4% adult literacy rate and a gross enrolment ratio of 94.1%, Libya was classified as a high human development country among the Middle East and North Africa region.

Before NATO exercised its "right to protect", Libyans enjoyed a higher standard of living than 2/3 of the planet.

Libya's human development rating is now at 94, and continues to drop by about 10 places each year.

Libya was the richest, most developed, most educated country in North Africa. It was a model of much-needed stability in the region, with a government that was considerably less terrible than NATO's numerous medieval dictator-allies.

Now Libya is a pile of rubble — and the US is coming back for more.

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