Category: Libya

John Pilger: From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”

ISIS is the progeny of those in Washington, London and Paris who, in conspiring to destroy Iraq, Syria and Libya, committed an epic crime against humanity

Vijay Prashad: The detritus of regime change in Libya

Four years ago, as NATO prepared to bomb Libya, I asked a senior Western diplomat if he thought the experience of Iraq would inform this adventure. After all, regime change in Iraq had resulted in chaos – out of which had emerged, in 2006, the Islamic State of Iraq. Regime change produced chaos, which allowed the Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: Islamic Pretense and Upcoming Wars in Libya

Libya is currently split, politically, between two governments and, geographically, among many armies, militias, tribes and mercenaries. It is a failed state par excellence, although such a designation does not do justice to the complexity of the Libyan case, together with the root causes of that failure.

Ramzy Baroud: ‘Islamic State’ Pretence and the Upcoming Wars in Libya

Another war is in the making in Libya: the questions are ‘how’ and ‘when’?

Florian Zollmann: Tormenting Libya

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s sentence marks the latest episode of the secret war that Western powers have waged against Libya for more than three decades

Vijay Prashad: Gaddafi and the failure of the International Criminal Court

The Libyan war was never about human rights. If it were, the West would not be so scrupulous in its desire to trample on them

Vijay Prashad: Trapped in Libya: the flotsam of the West’s wars

The US continues to see merit in the violence in Syria (by training new fighters), but has only taken in 546 Syrian refugees. This is an object lesson in hypocrisy

Vijay Prashad: Paying the price of a failed Libya

Amid chaos caused by mismanagement, intervention, international rivalries and civil war, ordinary people who hoped for a better Libya are dying

Vijay Prashad: Libya: The battlefield of the New Arab Cold War

The only way to tackle the “Islamic State” in Libya is to produce a political process

Vijay Prashad: A Somalia on the Mediterranean

The Islamic State in Libya is not merely a Libyan problem but a regional one

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