By Patrick J. Buchanan In assessing the motives and actions of Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton compared them to Adolf Hitler’s. Almost always a mistake. After 12 years in power, Hitler was dead, having slaughtered millions and conquered Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals. And Putin? After 13 years in power, and facing a crisis …
Neo-Colonial Regime in Libya Faces War Over Oil Exports Center for Research on Globalization The Libyan rebel regime in Tripoli says that it will put Gaddafi on trial for alleged crimes committed in Benghazi during the early days of the...
Libya has been named as the primary source of the illegal weapons trade that is fueling conflicts in at least 14 countries around the world, a final report from the UN's independent panel on Libya’s sanctions announced.
UN News Centre UN envoy stresses need for support as Libya risks facing 'unprecedented violence' UN News Centre 10 March 2014 – International and well-coordinated support is vital to helping Libya through its democratic transition, a United Nations...
(Tripoli) – The international community should agree to provide assistance to Libya's flailing judicial system, Human Rights Watch said . . . following the international ministerial conference on Libya .
The two most important questions shaping the discussion of events inUkraine should, in my opinion, be:
1. How (relatively) important is Kiev’s claim on sovereignty over the Crimea, transferred from Russia to Ukraine by the stroke ofNikita Khrushchev’s pen in 1954?
2. How (relatively) important is it that neo-fascist groups, in particular the Svoboda Party, played a significant if not decisive role in the toppling of the elected President Viktor Yanukovich, installing Arseniy Yatsenyuk (who has announced in advance an “unpopular” austerity regime); and now hold major cabinet posts, including minister of defense, and control the National Security Agency?
To the first issue one can answer that, according to international law, in particular the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, the Russian Federationmust respect Ukrainian sovereignty within its existing borders (however unfairly drawn those borders may seem to some). The principle of respect for sovereignty seems straightforward enough.
Libya reportedly paid some €2.8 billion for Saadi Gaddafi MaltaToday However, Libya's highest-profile prisoner is Gaddafi's second son Saif al-Islam, who has been held in the mountain town of Zintan since his capture in November 2011.
Pepe Escobar put me onto these pictures, both taken a few weeks before the new ruling troika’s accession to power in late February. Victoria Nuland in the first, Baroness Ashton in the other. Pretty clear from these formal portraits that a formal anointment by the US and the West was underway. The three are Yarsenyi Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko, and Oleh Tyahnybok.
Having arrived in Libya over 18 months ago, my overwhelming first impression was how “male” Libyan society appeared to be, both at an expat and national level. It took some time for me to peel back the veneer of the male ...
In 1878, as the Russo-Turkish war raged and Britons feared Russian expansion, the music-hall star G.H. MacDermott was crooning the ditty that gave the word ‘jingoism’ to the language. As McDermott pointed out, ‘we’ve fought the Bear before’ and ‘we’ve got the men, we’ve got the ships, we’ve got the money too.’ Now we’ve got [...]