"Author of "Arab Spring, Libyan Winter," and also chair of South Asian history and director of international studies at Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. Washington, D.C. - infoZine -Vijay Prashad just wrote a piece on the attacks in Libya link: "This is not the first such protest in Benghazi, the eastern city of Libya. Over the course of this year, tumult has been the order of the day. In January, a crowd stormed the headquarters of the National Transitional Council. In April, a bomb was thrown at a convoy that included the head of the UN Mission to Libya, and another bomb exploded at a courthouse. In May, a rocket was fired at the Red Cross office. A convoy carrying the head of the British consulate was attacked in June, and since then the consulate has been abandoned. In August, a pipe bomb exploded in front of the U.S. consulate building. Frustration with the West is commonplace amongst sections of society, who are not Gaddafi loyalists, but on the contrary, fought valiantly in the 2011 civil war against Gaddafi. The NATO intervention did not mollify a much more fundamental grievance they have against the U.S.-U.K., namely the sense of humiliation of the Arab world against the arrogance of Western domination in cultural and political terms. ... ... "