Category: Libya

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Vijay Prashad: Libya Is Being Torn Apart by Outsiders

It is impossible for the UN to move an agenda if two important Western states who drove the NATO war against Libya in 2011 end up backing both sides; in fact, it is wrong to say that they back both sides, because by blocking condemnation of Haftar’s war, they back Haftar

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

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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

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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

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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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