June 24, 2019

United Nations pulling out of Tripoli after mob attack

Time to go chaps

The United Nations is withdrawing all its international staff from Tripoli following a mob attack on its offices in the Libyan capital.

There appeared to be spontaneous demonstrations against foreigners following reports that Colonel Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Arab Gaddafi and three of his children had died in a bombing raid.

United Nations buildings and foreign embassies were targeted angry crowds.

The British Embassy was one of those ransacked. In response the UK has expelled the Libyan ambassador from London. Don’t think he got an invite to the royal wedding anyway.

UN officials say they have expressed their safety concerns to the Libyan government who have since apologised, blaming an angry mob for the damage.

The United Nations is understandably edgy at the moment after the UN compound in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan was attacked a few weeks ago by a mob and seven staff killed.

A UN official said the Libyan government had apologised for the attack on its offices, blaming an angry mob for the damage.

Most Western governments evacuated staff from Tripoli when an international coalition began air strikes on Libya several weeks ago.

Meanwhile back at the Kremlin, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying “The claims of the coalition members that strikes over Libya do not have the physical destruction of Muammar Gaddafi and members of his family as their goal cause serious doubts.”

But then again it is standard policy in Russia these days to have “serious doubts” about anything the West does. It is all part of the ‘Putin for President’ campaign.