Category: Libya

Mustafa Fetouri: The consequences of Turkish boots on the ground in Libya

Having Turkish boots on the ground in Libya is likely to intensify the proxy war in the country

Patrick Cockburn: The Battle for Libyan city of Derna

Coastal city is renegade general’s last major target in east of country, where water, food, medicine and electricity are already running out

Vijay Prashad: The US-NATO Invasion of Libya Destroyed the Country Beyond All Recognition

Libya is ruled by a patchwork of rival heavily armed gangs that have sown terror in the population

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

The Obama Doctrine is Ravaging the Middle East

Vijay Prashad: The Perils of Humanitarian Wars

The limits of the ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine

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

Almost guaranteed to spread more misery across North Africa

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.

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…

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