Uncategorized Egypt & UAE Snub Obama, Launch Airstrikes On Islamists In Libya M. Duncan August 26, 2014 Middle East powers and long-time allies demonstrate an apparent disregard for, and lack of confidence in, the Obama administration, not only not asking for our help, but not even letting us know what they are doing. Unprecedented, embarrassing, and a direct reflection on Barrack Hussein Obama. Islamist fighters in the Libya Dawn coalition guarded the main airport in Tripoli, Libya, after its capture on Sunday. The strikes in Tripoli are another salvo in a power struggle defined by Arab autocrats battling Islamist movements seeking to overturn the old order. Since the military ouster of the Islamist president in Egypt last year, the new government and its backers in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have launched a campaign across the region — in the news media, in politics and diplomacy, and by arming local proxies — to roll back what they see as an existential threat to their authority posed by Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.