Category: Libya

Jesse Franzblau: Libya: A Cautionary Tale

Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 is a cautionary tale about the long-term consequences of military intervention

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Ramzy Baroud: Haftar Leads A Coup

A General’s Odd War on the Muslim Brotherhood

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Seumas Milne: The fruit of Nato’s war in Libya

The dire consequences of the west’s intervention are being felt today in Tripoli and across Africa, from Mali to Nigeria

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Nick Turse: Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya

How not to end violence in a war-torn land

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Owen Jones: Libya Is A Disaster We Helped Create

Today’s Libya is overrun by militias and faces a deteriorating human rights situation

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Patrick Cockburn: Libya is Imploding Into Chaos And Violence

World View: Its government has no real power; militias are ever more entrenched, and now the state itself is under threat

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Joel Gillin: Libyan Suffering, Western Ignorance

The chaos, lawlessness, and human rights abuses by the U.S./NATO after Gaddafi’s death

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Robert Fisk: Is The Hague Making A Mockery Of Justice So The CIA And MI6 Can Save Face?

There’s a spot of skulduggery going on in the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. Not to put too fine a point upon it, a lot of questions are being asked about why the worshipful judges have, at least publicly, demanded a trial in Europe for Saif el-Islam al-Gaddafi – son of the late Read more…

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Richard Falk: Post-Intervention Libya: A Militia State

According to journalistic accounts, the militia responsible for this daring challenge to governmental authority in Libya, seems to have recently formed, and is headed by Nuri Abusahmen, who is the speaker of the General National Assembly. Revealingly, Mr. Abusahmen sat serenely besides the prime minister as he addressed the nation shortly after regaining his freedom.  Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: Snatch and Render from Libya

In 2004, the British government brokered the transfer of militants of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) from their “undisclosed locations” in the War on Terror to the Qaddafi regime. “This was the least we could do for you and for Libya to demonstrate the remarkable relationship we have built over the years,” wrote Sir Read more…

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