Tag Archives: Muammar Gaddafi

Nick Turse: Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya, How Not to End Violence in a War-Torn Land 

Tomgram:  Nick Turse, The Pentagon, Libya, and Tomorrow’s Blowback Today Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. By Nick Turse  TomDispatch.com  April 15, 2014 Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? And if not, are they planning to? That’s what I asked a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). “I am surprised by your […]

Stephen Gowans> Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa

Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa The next time that empire comes calling in the name of human rights, please be found standing idly by By Stephen Gowans  what’s left Posted in Africa, Libya by what’s left on November 9, 2012 Maximilian C. Forte’s new book Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa (released November 20) […]

Ian Silvera> Special Forces involvement in Libya

Special Forces involvement in Libya January 19th, 2012 | by Ian Silvera | Published in All Stories, Bureau Recommends A Libyan defected soldier (2nd left) explains how to use a rocket launcher to a group of rebels An investigation by BBC’s Newsnight reveals that British special forces were deployed in Libya. In a report broadcast last night, Mark Urban, […]

Winslow Myers> Occupying Fears About Iran

Winslow Myers> Occupying Fears About Iran Saturday 7 January 2012 by: Winslow Myers, Consortium News | News Analysis via truthout  President Barack Obama speaks about Iran to reporters at the White House on Thursday, October 1, 2009. (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times) In an election year, as many U.S. politicians compete to out-macho one […]

Power Politics, NATO, and the Libyan Intervention

Pompous Rhetoric and Realpolitik  Counterpunch Power Politics, NATO, and the Libyan Intervention by DAVID N. GIBBS     SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 The recent NATO intervention against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya has been a considerable source of contention among many on the left, with self-proclaimed progressives, most notably Juan Cole, openly supporting this military action. […]