Category: Libya

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Ramzy Baroud: War to Stop War: Libya’s Operation Odyssey Lightning

The Obama Doctrine is Ravaging the Middle East

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Vijay Prashad: The Perils of Humanitarian Wars

The limits of the ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine

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Vijay Prashad: It’s Bombs Away for the USA in Libya

Almost guaranteed to spread more misery across North Africa

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Vijay Prashad: Descent into Chaos

Militias have had a free run of the country and the entry of the I.S. has only led to a worsening of the violence, arson and mayhem that have been the order of the day

William Boardman: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, Again

The Paris attacks make further escalations harder to resist, if not politically inevitable and politically all but impossible to oppose. But opposition must arise from somewhere if we are ever to break out of this spiral of violence that has led only downward for more than a decade.

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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

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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…

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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.

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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’?

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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

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