Al-Arabiya Unrest Not Enough to Shut The Door On Libyan Oil Forbes A Libyan oil worker from the Libyan National oil and gas company walks at the the Zawiya oil installation on August 22, 2013 in Zawiya, Libya.
indiatvnews.com Top Gaddafi aides in the dock in Tripoli euronews A court in Tripoli has indited 30 aides of the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, including his son Saif-al-Islam, on multiple charges related to offences allegedly carried out during...
TRIPOLI, Libya -- TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The leaders of a movement for self-rule in oil-rich eastern Libyan unilaterally announced Thursday the formation of a shadow government, the latest challenge to the weakened central authority.
Blouin News Blogs Algerian Troops Find Huge Arms Cache on Libya Border Voice of America ALGIERS — Algerian troops discovered a huge arms cache near the border with Libya, including hundreds of surface-to-air missiles, rockets and landmines, an...
Libya court indicts Gaddafi aides MSN NZ News He is in the custody of a former rebel militia in the hill town of Zintan, southwest of the capital, where he was taken after his capture in November 2011.
Daily Beast Libya's Grand Mufti: Teachers Must Veil Daily Beast Two years ago at the height of the Arab Spring, hopes were running high among progressive women in Libya that their support for the uprising against Col.
Air force officer killed in Libya CanIndia News Adel Khalil Ataiwahani as he was leaving his home in Benghazi, adding the murder of Ataiwahani is the latest in a series of deadly attacks on members of the air force in the eastern Libyan city.
Seif al-Islam and top Gaddafi aides charged eNCA The ICC has rejected Tripoli's bid to halt its prosecution of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam for crimes against humanity. Picture: AFP.
Edmonton Journal Eastern Libyan politicians unilaterally declare autonomous government in oil ... Minneapolis Star Tribune Eastern Libyan politicians unilaterally declare autonomous government in oil-rich region.
The Obama administration has drawn up draft rules that would end a decades-long ban on Libyans getting military training in the U.S., according to documents obtained by House Republicans who said Thursday that it's the wrong move after last year's...
There is a new normal in America: our government may shut down, but our wars continue. Congress may not be able to pass a budget, but the U.S. military can still launch commando raids in Libya and Somalia, the Afghan War can still be prosecuted, Italy can be garrisoned by American troops (putting the “empire” back in Rome), Africa can be used as an imperial playground (as in the late nineteenth century “scramble for Africa,” but with the U.S. and China doing the scrambling this time around), and the military-industrial complex can still dominate the world’s arms trade.
In the halls of Congress and the Pentagon, it’s business as usual, if your definition of “business” is the power and profits you get from constantly preparing for and prosecuting wars around the world. “War is a racket,” General Smedley Butler famously declared in 1935, and even now it’s hard to disagree with a man who had two Medals of Honor to his credit and was intimately familiar with American imperialism.
War Is Politics, Right?
Once upon a time, as a serving officer in the U.S. Air Force, I was taught that Carl von Clausewitz had defined war as a continuation of politics by other means. This definition is, in fact, a simplification of his classic and complex book, On War, written after his experiences fighting Napoleon in the early nineteenth century.
The idea of war as a continuation of politics is both moderately interesting and dangerously misleading: interesting because it connects war to political processes and suggests that they should be fought for political goals; misleading because it suggests that war is essentially rational and so controllable. The fault here is not Clausewitz’s, but the American military’s for misreading and oversimplifying him.
Libyan court charges 20 Gadhafi-era officials for killing protesters UPI.com An image grab taken from footage broadcast on Libyan state television on February 20, 2011 shows a televised address by Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam...
December 24, 2011 - In January of 2011, we were told that "spontaneous," "indigenous" uprising had begun sweeping North Africa and the Middle East in what was hailed as the "Arab Spring." It would be almost four months before the corporate-media would admit that the US had been behind the uprisings and that they were anything but "spontaneous," or "indigenous." In an April 2011 article published by the New York Times titled, "U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings," it was stated:
"A number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadhi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Washington."
The article would also add, regarding the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED):
"The Republican and Democratic institutes are loosely affiliated with the Republican and Democratic Parties. They were created by Congress and are financed through the National Endowment for Democracy, which was set up in 1983 to channel grants for promoting democracy in developing nations. The National Endowment receives about $100 million annually from Congress. Freedom House also gets the bulk of its money from the American government, mainly from the State Department. "
It is hardly a speculative theory then, that the uprisings were part of an immense geopolitical campaign conceived in the West and carried out through its proxies with the assistance of disingenuous foundations, organizations, and the stable of NGOs they maintain throughout the world.
TRIPOLI, Libya -- TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The leaders of a movement for self-rule in oil-rich eastern Libyan unilaterally announced Thursday the f (Eastern Libya Declares Autonomous Government, Tripoli Rejects Separate Barqa State
Hannah Arendt, de la réalisatrice allemande Margarethe von Trotta, sort sur les écrans romands cette semaine. Assistant au procès du criminel nazi Eichmann, Arendt développe un concept qui continue de susciter la polémique de nos jours: la banalité du mal...
By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 18 October 2013: A Swedish medical company has handed over material to the Swedish police relating to the payment of $260,000 which it is being suggested was given to a Tunisian company as commission in the treatment...
AFP Libya court indicts Gaddafi aides on 2011 uprising charges DAWN.com TRIPOLI: A Libyan court indicted around 30 senior Muammar Gaddafi aides, including the dictator's son Saif al-Islam, on Thursday for a raft of alleged offences during the 2011...
Belfast Telegraph Court sends Gaddafi son for trial Belfast Telegraph Prosecutor Al-Seddik al-Sur said after a hearing today that the lower court also decided to appoint defence lawyers for Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and the late dictator's...
By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli/Benghazi, 24 October 2013: The head of Benghazi’s Air Traffic Control, Colonel Adel Al-Towahni, was shot dead outside his home this morning at around 8am, apparently with a pistol fitted with a silencer.