Just as the pace of subjecting Libya to a new phase of international discipline quickens, the elites of the small club of recolonizing powers that nominate themselves “the international community” have offered painfully little when it comes to explaining Libyan dynamics. The suggestion is that, with a new “unity government,” Libya can acquire “stability,” especially… Read More Crisis, ISIS, Synthesis: Where is Libya Going?
There is another rush to war in Libya. Driven by US public alarmism over ISIS, and fronted by Italy, we are now being told by the Italian Defence Minister that war is coming before spring: “We cannot imagine waiting until spring while the situation in Libya is still frozen. Efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis… Read More The Shape of Things to Come in Libya (Part 1 of 2)
In October 2011, days after the brutal murder of the Libyan Leader, Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, NATO General Secretary, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, declared that the NATO mission in Libya had been one of the most successful in NATO’s history. In his new book, Professor Horace Campbell sets out to analyse that claim, and to analyse the… Read More Book Review: Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya – Lessons for Africa in the Forging of African Unity, by Horace Campbell
For those readers in the Toronto and Hamilton areas, two events in the coming days may be of interest, both related to NATO’s war against Libya, “humanitarian intervention,” the “responsibility to protect,” and Canada’s participation in such warfare. Just in time, Media Lens just published coverage of the book, Slouching Towards Sirte, in “ ‘Limited… Read More The Adventures of Liberal Humanitarianism in Africa: Bombing Libya to Freedom