The same prescription for change the USA and NATO allies pursued in Libya is being promoted in Syria by the same powers.
As such , I can not for the life of me , accept that these destabilizations followed by those regions falling into the hands of "terrorists" is not exactly what these entities wanted.
This less a cleanup effort than it is an effort to ensure Libya remains a client state and one that in essence little more than a Colony of the nations wishing to reimpose the latest version of 19th century Imperialism on the World.
I have read the Clinton emails and in those mails several goals were desired among them
End the move towards creating an African currency based on gold. Mission accomplished.
Gain a greater share of oil profits from Libyan oil so they flowed to corporations rather than fund social programs. Mission accomplished.
End the Libyan attempt to become self sufficient in foodstuffs through the creation of its massive water projects and shift the control of water resources to the private sector. Work in progress but well on its way.
Reassert Western domination in the region as was the case during the days of colonial Africa through the insertion of military forces. Mission in progress. These latest maneuvers part of that strategy.