Russia Isn't Turning Libya Into the 'New Syria' But It Wouldn't Hurt if It Tried | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Russia Isn't Turning Libya Into the 'New Syria' But It Wouldn't Hurt if It Tried

The UK Sun published a scandalous report alleging that Russia is trying to turn Libya into a “new Syria”, but objectively speaking and overlooking the unverified claims made in the piece, it wouldn’t be a bad thing if Moscow tried.

Libya's been thrust front and center into the news this week but not for anything having to directly do with the legacy of the country's Western-initiated collapse seven years ago. Instead of paying attention to the militia violence that's beset the capital of Tripoli over the past few weeks, the UK Sun decided to publish a scandalous report alleging that Russia is trying to turn Libya into a "new Syria" through the covert deployment of its military to Tobruk and Benghazi under the disguise of Wagner mercenaries. It also purported that Moscow has dispatched Kalibr cruise missiles and the S-300 anti-air systems to that part of the war-torn country in order to aid Halifa Khaftar, the leader of the internationally unrecognized "Libyan National Army" (LNA) and the most powerful of Libya's warlords. The whole point in doing so, the outlet claimed, is to establish a naval base there that would allow Russia to weaponize the flow of illegal sub-Saharan migration to Africa as a tool for blackmailing Europe.

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