Category: Libya

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Tom Hayden: The Importance of a Fair Trial for Seif Quaddafi

Seif Quaddafi, the surviving son of Libyan dictator Muammar Quaddafi, has a lot to say of global interest – if he doesn’t “accidentally” die while in custody of a revolutionary militia in Zintan. This week the US lobbied for his trial to take place in Libya, instead of the Hague, on the controversial grounds that the Read more…

Dan Glazebrook: Libya, Africa, and AFRICOM: An Ongoing Disaster

The scale of the ongoing tragedy visited on Libya by NATO and its allies is becoming clearer with each passing day. Estimates of those killed so far vary, but 50,000 seems like a low estimate. Indeed the British Ministry of Defense was boasting that the onslaught had killed 35,000 as early as last May. But Read more…

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Gilbert Achcar: Springtime for the Arab Left?

A central paradox of the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia has been that youth movements and trade unions were central in overthrowing the dictatorships — but in the subsequent elections, these forces were pushed to the margins. How can this paradox be explained? And how can these forces become part of a new left project? Read more…

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Deepak Tripathi: On Power and Delusions of Grandeur

International Policy Digest  First the video of United States Marines urinating on bodies of Afghans who had been killed. Then the revelation that copies of the Quran had been burned at Bagram Air Base, which also serves as an American prison camp in Afghanistan. Nearly thirty Afghans and several NATO troops died in the violent Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: As Calls for Intervention in Syria Grow, Vijay Prashad Urges Reevaluation of NATO Attack on Libya

Libya has just marked the first anniversary of the start of the uprising that toppled Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule. But as Libya celebrates a new era free of the Gaddafi regime, there are growing concerns the country’s lingering divisions will tear it apart. Libya remains deeply splintered by regions and factions. More than 500 Read more…

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Pepe Escobar: Syria, the New Libya

A Kalashnikov in Iraq, until recently, sold for US$100. Now it's at least $1,000, and most probably $1,500 (those were the days when Sunnis joining the resistance in 2003 could buy a fake Kalashnikov made in Romenia for $20). Destination of choice of the $1,500 Kalashnikov in 2012: Syria. Network: al-Qaeda in the Land of Read more…

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Gilbert Achcar: Arab revolutions: One year on

One year after the start of a revolutionary process which swept through the Arab region and continues today, International Viewpoint asked Gilbert Achcar to look at the current state of play throughout the region. This interview was conducted on December 14, 2011. International Viewpoint: We are approaching the first anniversary of the outbreak of the Read more…

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Deepak Tripathi: On Exceptionalism and Deviance

Journal of Foreign Relations  The Wall Street Journal recently carried a speculative article by Ian Tally suggesting a link between the International Monetary Fund’s bailout loans to the European Union’s worst hit economies and sanctions against Iran. In essence, the article said that the Obama administration would likely support bailout loans to Greece, Italy and Spain in Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Recognizing the “Unpeople”

On June 15, three months after the NATO bombing of Libya began, the African Union presented to the U.N. Security Council the African position on the attack – in reality, bombing by their traditional imperial aggressors: France and Britain, joined by the U.S., which initially coordinated the assault, and marginally some other nations. It should Read more…

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Juan Cole: 2011 Revolutions and the End of Republican Monarchy

Egyptian reformer Saad Eddin Ibrahim observed in the late 1990s and 2000 that the Arab world was beginning to be characterized by a bizarre gryphon-like form of government, the republican monarchy. In a republic, power is supposed to be vested in the people, who are sovereign, and who can change out their leaders through elections. In a Read more…

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