David Cameron addresses a crowd in Benghazi, Libya [Image: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters].

David Cameron addresses a crowd in Benghazi, Libya [Image: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters].


Yes, David Cameron’s involvement of the UK in the failed Libya intervention does deserve the ‘damning verdict’ it has received from MPs.

But it was just one of a multitude of poor or deliberately harmful decisions that have marked his career.

Cameron was the worst excuse for a prime minister in living memory – possibly the worst the UK has ever suffered.

He caused far more problems than he even tried to solve.

But he fooled voters into supporting him – not once, but twice. Think about that!

MPs, it seems, are blaming Cameron for the rise of the terrorists sometimes called IS. This may be accurate – he has participated in western interventions that have both harmed Middle East natives and armed them.

That means he is also responsible for the flood of refugees fleeing the fighting in the region – via Libya – to Europe.

Who suffers the consequences? The refugees – even though they are fleeing genocide.

Cameron was never bothered about genocide, you see. He supported Iain Duncan Smith’s genocidal policies of hate against benefit claimants, despite supporting a system that forced people to claim support from the state.

Look at housing benefit; the vast majority of people claiming that benefit since Mr Cameron came into office are in work – their wages should be enough to support them. But they aren’t because his government allowed employers to pay less and keep most of the profits for themselves.

And how did Cameron – the architect of ‘Caring Conservatism’ – look after these people? He told them they were under-occupying their homes and demanded that they give back money to cover the extra bedrooms that he said were going to waste.

It is a policy that has led to increasing numbers of suicides as people fell into debt and despair.

The Work Capability Assessment for people claiming sickness and disability benefits has sent far more people to their graves.

Cameron’s government always tries to deny that deaths of claimants are related to the way they are treated, which is why This Blog recommends that claimants make it clear to assessors that the assessment system encourages them to contemplate killing themselves.

That way, there can be no doubt if the worst happens and the evidence can be heard at inquests for everybody to draw their own conclusions.

Cameron didn’t care, you see.

That is the most damning indictment possible against him.

He didn’t care about the UK or its people; he cared about making a profit from being in Parliament.

He is leaving – in the opinion of This Writer – because he thinks he can make more cash elsewhere.

Voters should note that he is a typical Conservative MP in all of the above attitudes.

David Cameron’s intervention in Libya was carried out with no proper intelligence analysis, drifted into an unannounced goal of regime change and shirked its moral responsibility to help reconstruct the country following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, according to a scathing report by the foreign affairs select committee.

The failures led to the country becoming a failed a state on the verge of all-out civil war, the report adds.

The report, the product of a parliamentary equivalent of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war, closely echoes the criticisms widely made of Tony Blair’s intervention in Iraq, and may yet come to be as damaging to Cameron’s foreign policy legacy.

Libya is currently mired in political and economic chaos with competing factions fighting for control of the key oil terminals and no nationwide support for the UN-recognised government based in Tripoli. Tens of thousands of refugees are entering Libya with impunity from the rest of Africa and sailing to Europe on perilous journeys.

Source: MPs deliver damning verdict on David Cameron’s Libya intervention | World news | The Guardian

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