Obama has just announced that he will provide Egypt with the $1.3 billion in military aid that had been suspended. He is providing it to Egypt so that it can fight against terrorism. Egyptian president el-Sisi is a great supporter of Haftar. One can expect that US arms from Egypt will be used not only to fight the Islamic State in Libya but also help Haftar in the fight against Libya Dawn and the Tripoli government. No word the last few days about any further progress in the peace talks. Libya Dawn has agreed to withdraw from positions it used to attack the eastern oil ports and the Tripoli government has sacked their prime minister partly because he was allegedly blocking the peace process.
However, al-Thinni can publicly support military action against Tripoli while the peace talks are going on and Haftar can snub his nose at the UN, but the international community which supposedly supports the dialogue and a unity government is hardly critical at all.
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Ken is a retired philosophy professor living in the boondocks of Manitoba, Canada, with his Filipina wife. He enjoys reading the news and writing articles. Politically Ken is on the far left of the political spectrum on many issues.
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