Trump aide drew plan on napkin to partition Libya into three
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome and Julian Borger in Washington : theguardian – excerpt
Exclusive: Sebastian Gorka told proposal would be ‘the worst solution’ when he suggested it to senior European diplomat
A senior White House foreign policy official has pushed a plan to partition Libya, and once drew a picture of how the country could be divided into three areas on a napkin in a meeting with a senior European diplomat, the Guardian has learned.
Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to Donald Trump under pressure over his past ties with Hungarian far-right groups, suggested the idea of partition in the weeks leading up to the US president’s inauguration, according to an official with knowledge of the matter. The European diplomat responded that this would be “the worst solution” for Libya.
Gorka is vying for the job of presidential special envoy to Libya in a White House that has so far spent little time thinking about the country and has yet to decide whether to create such a post…(more)
So much for promises to put American first and not meddle in other countries’ affairs. No wonder Trump’s supporters are not happy with the recent turn of events. His associates appear to be hawks in search of blood.