France’s Bling-Bling Sarkozy Haunted by Ghost of Gaddafi By Finian Cunningham

26 March 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is now under formal investigation over corruption charges that could see him end up behind bars for five years if found guilty. After 48 hours of police questioning last week, Sarkozy said the scandal was “making his life hell”. Critics would say it’s a fate deserved.

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Media Erase NATO Role in Bringing Slave Markets to Libya By Ben Norton

28 November 2017 — FAIR

Twenty-first century slave markets. Human beings sold for a few hundred dollars. Massive protests throughout the world.

The American and British media have awakened to the grim reality in Libya, where African refugees are being sold in open-air slave markets. Yet a crucial detail in this scandal has been downplayed or even ignored in many corporate media reports: the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in bringing slavery to the North African nation.

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Libya, David Cameron’s “Iraq”? Selected Articles

19 September 2016 — Global Research News

Selected Articles:

Libya, David Cameron’s “Iraq”? Damning Report Shreds Another War Monger.

By Felicity Arbuthnot, September 18 2016

Cameron who said he wanted to be “heir to Blair” seems to have ended up as just that, pivotal cheerleader for the butchery of a sovereign leader, most of his family, government and the destruction of a nation.

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David Cameron, Libya And Disaster: The Findings Of The Foreign Affairs Select Committee By Dr Binoy Kampmark

16 September 2016 — CounterCurrents

The UK Foreign Affairs Committee was a long time coming with this judgment, but when it came, it provided a firm reminder about how far the 2011 intervention against the Gaddafi regime was not merely flawed but calamitous in its consequences. There had been no coherent strategy on the part of the Cameron government; the campaign had not been “informed by accurate intelligence.”

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The lessons of Libya By Dan Glazebrook

4 December 2014 — Pambazuka News

2014-11-28, Issue 704

cc BZ Led by Western self-interest, NATO embarked on a massive military intervention in Libya in 2011 that leaves many lessons for the Global South. Above all stands the lesson that Western military intervention cannot bring about the desired change, but rather creates failed states.

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Rival militias are battling for control of Libya’s international airport, which is closed after rocket fire destroyed most of the planes on the ground By Newpower

16 July 2014 — Newpower

crabbe20110301162339327[NATO deposes Gaddafi. Libya is in sectarian chaos. Now, the UN is planning an official invasion of “peace keepers.” Typical imperialist MO. — NP]

Rival militias are battling for control of Libya’s international airport, which is closed after rocket fire destroyed most of the planes on the ground. – (Christian Science Monitor)

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Heavy fighting between rival militias in Libya has prompted the United Nations to withdraw its staff from the country, and the government to consider calling for foreign peacekeepers to quell the deadly clashes.

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The Truth of Libya (Finally) Goes Mainstream By Eric Draitser

27 June 2014 — Stop Imperialism

99977More than three years after the US and its NATO allies unleashed an “intervention” and regime change in Libya, the US establishment admits they maybe have “got it wrong.” Naturally, there were many of us who were demonized endlessly for speaking out against that war, and against all those politicians, analysts, and “activists” on the left and right, who championed the “humanitarianism” of waging war on Libya. We were attacked as “soft on dictators,” “conspiracy theorists,” and “anti-Americans.” And yet, today it is our voices that still proclaim loudly the immorality and illegality of that war. Thankfully, it seems the establishment is beginning to hear us.

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