War Against Libya

The Façade of “Humanitarian Intentions” in Libya: A Review of Paolo Sensini’s Book

A book review by Edward Curtin

“The US/NATO forces armed and supported all sorts of Islamist terrorists, including the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, led by a close Afghan associate of Osama bin Laden,” reports Paolo Sensini’s new book, with a forward by Cynthia McKinney. Sensini explores Washington’s motives for regime change. “Gaddafi was on the point of concluding agreements that might have contributed decisively to the economic independence of the entire continent of Africa.”

Whitewashing Libya: House Report on Benghazi Reveals Nothing, Hides Everything

by Eric Draitser

Republicans in the House “investigated” Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the Benghazi attacks for years, but ignored “the connection between the CIA facility and mission in Benghazi and the smuggling of arms and fighters from Libya to Syria.” The real crime is that “the US harnesses terrorism, using it as one of the most potent weapons it has against nations that refuse to submit to the will of Washington and Wall Street.”

Was Libya a Mistake or a Planned Imperialist Catastrophe?

by Danny Haiphong

The U.S.-led regime change in Libya failed to create a new regime, but did succeed in killing thousands of people and destroying the economy and infrastructure of Africa’s most prosperous society. “Imperialism’s Libya debacle ignited chaos throughout the region that it can no longer control.” Obama’s “mistake” was his failure to harness the events he set in motion. “Obama wasn't regretful because it happened, but because he got caught.”


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