Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
And I joining me now with analysis of all the breaking developments as the host to war stories right here on the Fox News channel lieutenant colonel Oliver North colonel welcome back the program.
Going to be with you Sean although it's and not looking quite as good as it did 24 hours ago it's still a great day you know that.
This guy is on his way out at least I I agree but I'm concerned because side to remember during the Arab spring which by the way it's responsible for economic collapse in the country according to the Obama administration.
But all the predictions -- of this is that a new democracy is emerging.
And it seems that as bad as Mubarak was that it seems things are gonna get rather -- so the question is obvious right now.
You know one of the president's plans He didn't that lay out an economic plan what are the plans for the short term what are his plans for the long term.
Well clearly from what He said today doesn't have one and in -- that a case of irrational exuberance talking about all of this Arab spring business you know.
While He was traveling Latin America mr.
Obama said this was going to be an operation would take days not weeks -- here we are now five months on.
And we still don't know where Qaddafi is we know that his son is not.
As was earlier broadcast.
And claimed by the -- Nash -- transitional national council.
They claim that He was in their hands -- clearly that's not the case.
And I think what we can look at is several days if not months.
Of chaos in what is today Libya but -- -- Heritage Foundation reported to.
-- we look at images of what's been going on.
That a new Libyan draft constitution has been posted on line -- and it does mention things like.
That are familiar to western democracy like rule of law freedom of speech freedom of religion.
A multi party electoral system but despite all of that it also says is -- is the religion of the state.
And the principal source of legislation.
Is Islamic jurisprudence another -- Sharia.
-- this is one of the reasons why a British prime minister David Cameron went back to work today from his vacation because they know and we should.
That the tribe than that these so called T and see the trends -- -- transitional national council.
Is made up of tribal clans radical islamists former regime technocrats.
And that they really don't know what's gonna come of all -- the chairman of this entity that TNC.
Mustafa -- Jabil is a former Qaddafi Justice Minister and defected then.
Now is claimed the title is being in charge of it.
What I think we're looking ahead is the possibility that Libya becomes a Somalia.
Where the oil.
With tribal warlords and of course piracy the kinds of things that we've seen in the past there is no guarantee that this is gonna turn upward.
As everybody predicted after what happened and what it -- constitution calling -- -- -- in fact takes place if the Muslim Brotherhood.
Which is now -- line with the military seemingly now in line to take over Egypt.
Takes over -- MMR right to say between.
It in North Africa and the Middle East and elsewhere that things are gonna get decidedly worse especially for our ally Israel.
-- -- It is what's -- it's very important about this -- is not Egypt Egypt was the linchpin of American policy in the Arab world.
The army is still in control whether the army -- acknowledges that are not is is irrelevant.
If there is no army in Libya there is no national sense of law and order.
And you now you have NATO and United Nations talking about peacekeepers being put on the ground today mr.
Obama said that's not going to happen.
Of Libya is not that of Somali.
It it's capable of producing and they have barrels of oil today that's roughly at today's prices about 85 million dollars a day that are coming it.
And there's something in the neighborhood of fifty billion dollars worth of -- assets.
That are in the control of NATO the United States and other countries that -- those assets so -- has potential.
The problem is what does this mean for people like -- -- We're in Syria he's got an -- Qaddafi has nowhere to run -- Syria has.
Sorry it probably does probably you know it.
I Hugo Chavez comes to mind if at first -- really can't get there from here I mean that this problem is.
There's no airplanes is going to be able now that the airport is Steve Harrigan just reported.
The airport is now in the hands of the rebels there's no way out for this guy is -- going to be -- we get to Zimbabwe or South Africa or certainly Venezuela that -- -- if -- goes does that mean that President Obama agrees with the bullet Bush Doctrine on preemption -- But I thought I thought what I get it you know you make a very good point because.
It in all of this there's been ambivalence there's been and -- there's certainly been no coherence to American policy in this case.
It was leading from behind pushing others in front of us.
And now what you've got a country that's descending -- absolute chaos would no law and order.
No hope that there's not going to be terrible brutal reprisals even if the rebels flying Qaddafi tomorrow.
What's going to happen in the next few weeks.
No it's no one else knows for sure it's anybody's guess about number secretary of state Colin Powell said that regarding President Bush and Iraq that if you break it you buy it.
In all of this out of -- now the Libyan President Obama I mean isn't you know again what's the short term answer in the long term I don't see -- and and again this is a case where do you know that they're gonna hammered the United States to get more -- and president said today was gonna provide continue to provide humanitarian -- we're gonna continue to run surveillance flights -- gonna continue to run the command and control for the NATO operation.
The ultimate question is what are the rest of the Arab world.
The -- the folks where we send our Petro dollars what they going to do for the people of Libya.
And that's a question that.
Apparently nobody knows the answer to that last question in the end what is President Obama get out of this and should He like prime minister Cameron be headed back to Washington native deal with the economic conditions of the country and with the situation.
That's unfolding or is He capable of playing golf and and -- Hitler like all presidents he's getting lots of national security briefings like quality where various the White House goes within our careers -- golf course and really good for security briefings here.
Well as as you know.
-- -- prime minister Cameron -- I'm gonna go back as we have to deal with this as a quote crisis.
This is a crisis not just for the Europeans.
Ultimately it's -- crisis for us it's a crisis for us as was the Muslim Brotherhood and all the media in this country ignored it.
People wrote about people like you and me as being Muslim brotherhood of obsessed.
I wish they were right we were wrong but we -- well.
Unfortunately we were right.
All right thanks from a -- to the CF and Saint --
Filter by section