Water is the new oil.; somebody recently said that the wars of the future will be fought over water, rather than oil.
Ordinary Libyans already know this, as their irrigation system - known as the Great Man-Made River Project - also known through Africa as The Eighth Wonder of the World - was comprehensively bombed by the RAF in 2011.
To further make sure "the no-fly zone was upheld", they also in a separate series of sorties comprehensively bombed the only plant with the capability to make the huge pipes it needs.
It remains closed down and inoperable.
These decisions are carefully considered and decided at a high level. I wonder just who it was thought that was a good idea. And why.