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What Hillary Knew about Libya

In Official Washington’s propaganda world, the U.S. government and its “allies” are always standing for what’s right and good and the “enemies” are the epitome of evil doing the vilest things. But some emails to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton depicted a far different reality, writes Robert Parry.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 13.01.2016


 

Islamic State at Europe’s Doorstep: Operation in Libya Imminent

While facing a string of defeats in its core territories, but in Libya, the Islamic State (IS) continues to advance on key oil facilities in the country. On January 4, the militant group began an attack east from its home base around Sirte. On January 5, IS was in control of the oil tanks and their immediate surroundings...

Peter KORZUN | 06.01.2016


 

Oil and the ISIS: Another US-NATO War on Libya is Imminent

In 2011, US-led NATO ravaged Africa’s most developed country. Libya remains a cauldron of violence and chaos, now threatened by ISIS.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 05.01.2016


 

Imperial Arrogance: Tony, Qaddafi and Torture

That former British prime minister Tony Blair is a poster boy for corruption, mendacity, opportunism, and ruthless ambition is by now a received truth. The man who took Britain into the war in Iraq on the coattails of the Bush administration in 2003, did so imbued with a messianic desire to become a major international figure, basking in the embrace of a political establishment in Washington whose support and endorsement he valued more than that of the people in the UK who elected him and whose interests he was supposed to represent.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 22.12.2015


 

Rome Conference: International Military Operation in Libya Hot on Agenda

The world attention is focused on the events in Iraq and Syria. Perhaps to lesser extent, it is also focused on Libya – the country where the  Islamic State (IS) has strengthened its position in the stronghold of Sirte, a key city in Libya less than 400 miles away from the Italian island of Sicily, which now has become a new focal point for the group. The massive Sirte Basin is the centre of Libya’s oil industry. According to the US Department of Energy report, about 80% of Libya’s accessible oil is located in the Sirte basin...

Andrei AKULOV | 13.12.2015


 

How Gaddafi’s Ouster Unleashed Terror

Hillary Clinton still sees the 2011 Libyan “regime change” as a feather in her cap as Secretary of State, but the violent ouster of Muammar Gaddafi turned Libya into a badlands for Islamic terrorists who have spread their killing sprees far and wide, just as Gaddafi warned, says Jonathan Marshall.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 01.12.2015


 

Libya: From Africa’s Wealthiest Democracy Under Gaddafi to Terrorist Haven After US Intervention

Tuesday marks the four-year anniversary of the US-backed assassination of Libya’s former leader, Muammar Gaddafi, and the decline into chaos of one of Africa’s greatest nations. In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa; by the time he was assassinated, he had transformed Libya into Africa’s richest nation. Prior to the US-led bombing campaign in 2011, Libya had the highest Human Development Index, the lowest infant mortality and the highest life expectancy in all of Africa.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 21.10.2015


 

US-NATO Military Alliance Destroyed Libya. Where Next?

Stratfor is a rightist Washington think tank, which is reported as having «high level sources within the United States and other governments». On 19 September its analysis titled «Libya's Instability Threatens Regional Borderlands» concluded that there is «no quick or easy solution to managing the Libyan threats to regional security...» and that «containing Libyan instability will remain unlikely for the foreseeable future»...

Brian CLOUGHLEY | 30.09.2015


 

Praise the Runaway

A mass-movement, in its most literal terms, is constituted by the 140,000 migrants who recently traversed the Mediterranean or drowned. That mass movement of people insisted demands; on their rights as internationals and refugees; on their view of how unjust Europe’s migration laws are. Having articulated clear demands, they made their processions: from either a hostile police-state Hungary, or the more welcoming, Syriza-led Greece.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 11.09.2015


 

Let’s Bomb Libya Again

The British prime minister, David Cameron, places great emphasis on how he is regarded by the public at home and internationally. His personal promotion machine is extensive and highly-paid and his staff feed the media diligently with what they imagine to be positive slants on his character and actions (and with carefully selected photographs of his pretty wife). They provide advance copies of his speeches to favoured journalists with the annoying consequence that news broadcasts rarely report what the prime minister has just said on a topic. They are futuristic and use the infuriating phrase «the prime minister will say today that» he will propose something or other.

Brian CLOUGHLEY | 15.08.2015




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Geneva Peace Talks Suspended: Syria Faces Further Escalation of Conflict

The Syrian opposition has stymied the UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva. Having refused a dialogue with the delegation of the Syria Arab Republic, its delegation left the talks. UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura halted the negotiation process until February 25...

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