Charles Krauthammer tonight weighed in on reports that Egypt and the UAE have carried out airstrikes in Libya without U.S. consent.


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Read background from FoxNews.com:

UAE fighter jets with help from Egypt carried out airstrikes in Libya a week ago amid an ongoing power struggle in the country in the wake of Muammar Qaddafi’s ouster, a senior U.S. official confirms to Fox News.

The Pentagon is not commenting on the matter and AFRICOM said the strikes – which hit targets in the Libyan capital of Tripoli – were not carried out by U.S. aircraft.

Four senior American officials who spoke to the New York Times said Egypt and the United Arab Emirates – both allies – executed the military maneuvers without informing the Obama administration beforehand.


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“Egypt and the UAE acting alone are not a sign that the Middle East is falling apart – we already knew that. It’s a sign of the total disregard for the United States and the irrelevance of this administration in calculations of people who for half a century would never have even contemplated a unilateral strike without at least letting the U.S. know or coordinating,” Krauthammer said.

Krauthammer remarked that Obama “has made the U.S. largely irrelevant in all of the Middle East and people really don’t care what he thinks.”

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