We have to start from the premise that Washington does NOT – and I repeat NOT – want peace in the Middle East. Washington wants chaos. With chaos you can control and divide, plus chaos requires constant warfare.
These two objectives – among selective others, depending on the area – is what Washington needs to sustain its profit generating war industry – and I mean insane profits! – and to stay in power – power that eventually – they hope – will lead to Full Spectrum Dominance- full hegemony of the world.
Libya is but one step in that direction, albeit an important step, because Libya has the highly coveted ‘light petrol’; Libya is strategically located; from Libya you control the Mediterranean Sea which is itself a strategic gulf towards encircling Asia, particularly Russia. Besides it is said that the Mediterranean Sea has untold, and so far, unexploited hydrocarbon resources.
As a parenthesis – it will be a great step towards peace when the world moves away from hydrocarbon as the chief resource of energy!!!
The US is trying everything to destabilize Libya. A stable Libya, for example with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), does not serve Washington. Therefore, the need for bombing. The bombing, in reality, is not directed against the Islamic State, it’s the same game they are playing in Syria – it is rather supporting the destabilization through the foot soldiers which are the IS for the US and NATO