Tag: Libya

The Guardian View on Libya: This Crisis is International!

The warlord Khalifa Haftar, who controls eastern Libya, has never disguised his ambitions. Once one of Muammar Gaddafi’s generals, he returned from exile in the US when the dictator fell in 2011, attempted to launch a coup three years later, repeatedly declared his intention to take Tripoli and has said that his country may not be ready for democracy.

So the professions of shock from his backers when he mounted his assault on the western capital, held by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord, ..MORE: THE GUARDIAN

Bostonglobe: Everyone’s an Islamist now

The case that a political term has outlived its usefulness By Thanassis Cambanis To watch the Arab world’s political transformation over the past year has been, in part, to track the inexorable rise of Islamism. Islamist groups—that is, parties favoring a…

How U.S. Enabled Al Qaeda

The U.S. made tactical, strategic, even geographical mistakes. Now is the moment to right the wrongs. This was the war that should have ended years ago. The 9/11 attacks revealed a ruthless and agile enemy, one demanding unrelenting focus and…

Call for Libya No-Fly Zone to Protect Civilians

CAIR Calls for Libya No-Fly Zone to Protect Civilians President Obama, Congress asked to support U.N. military exclusion zones (WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/22/11) — A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on the Obama administration and Congress…

Funerals in Libya…Hundreds Killed in Protests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4wB95JoefY Libya ‘uses mercenaries’ to keep order on streets as 200 die in violent clashes Up to 200 people have died in violent clashes in Libya as officials draft in mercenaries from neighbouring states to help keep order, it was…