The crisis in Chad illustrates the limitations of France’s once prudent support. This is a strategic bet, and its history has yet to be written.
Will the disappointment of the Chadians change the way Paris views the Libyan theater? Will it be particularly helpful in reassessing the quality of the guard attributed to Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who was supposed to guard the southern border of Libya, and Idris Derby was launched at Ilidris Derby A deadly rebel offensive? It is an open secret that France has invested heavily in the leader of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (ANL). There is no illusion, but loyalty, perseverance, and sometimes even ideological indulgence, which makes the posterior more suspicious.
Mr. Haftar is a strategic bet for France, whose history has yet to be written. The extent of assistance provided to this Pretoria from Cyrenaica (Eastern) in 2016-from the beginning is security, and then from politics to diplomacy, this is Cyrenaica (Eastern) that is worthy of the successor of the regional Rye faction It has never stopped attracting European partners in Paris, the key to causing tensions within French institutions.The purpose is to make this assumption “Strong Man”, Put the curtain on the fight against terrorism and stabilize Libya in the chaos after the “Arab Spring”, so as to better deploy a sanitary cordon around Operation “Balhan” in the Sahel region further south. “France’s vision is more regional than Libya”, Announced in April 2019 world Ghassan Salamé, then head of the United Nations Mission in Libya.
This shows that the recent turmoil in Chad has greatly changed Paris’ expectations. In this case, the calculation of the Libyan Marshal is completely vain. Not only did the “Border Guard” fail to stop the infiltration from Libya, but the rebel group dealt a fatal blow to Mr. Derby. A variegated military alliance built around Haftar in eastern and southern Libya. The Marshal was always generous when recruiting “mercenaries” (Darfurians) from Chad and Sudan, not to mention the Wagner Russian fighters that Moscow served him.
The fact that Chad FACT emerged from the league does not mean that Haftar initiated or even approved an attack on Deby. The latter established a superficial friendship with Haftar in the name of a common “fight against terrorism.” This strategic connivance was strongly encouraged by France, which was eager to consolidate the “Balkan” operations. Haftar has no objective reason to attack Derby through “mercenaries”.
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