The overthrow of Libya was used to set the stage for the fake "Arab Spring" that followed. The Arab Spring was a media-driven, synthetic social engineering approach to break up the middle east - which ultimately failed again and again and again. The criminals infesting our government were left with little choice, but to try a more brute force approach to that goal. Weapons were smuggled by the CIA out of Lbya (via Benghazi), and to Syria, for use by terrorist and mercenaries mislabeled the "Free Syrian Army." This led to massive destruction and loss of life for innocent Syrians, until intervention by Russia, Iran, and China turned the tide decisively to the defeat of Israeli-Saudi-Turkish-US sponsored terrorist mercenaries.