Libya: what happens next?

It appears that this phase, at least, of the conflict in Libya is reaching its denouement. South African president Jacob Zuma has met with Gaddafi, and reports that the latter is interested in negotiating a truce. The ‘roadmap’ that he is apparently prepared to implement,...

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Libya: Are we witnessing a betrayal in progress?

We’ve written before of our doubts about the motivations behind foreign intervention in Libya. Sadly, those doubts are gaining momentum with every passing day. It’s only a few days since Major General Michael Laurie went public with the revelation that “(he) knew at...

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Libya: Berlusconi under fire for agreeing to bombing

It’s not exactly the most altruistic of motives for wanting to prevent further bombing in Libya. Senior figures in Italy’s Northern League, coalition partners to Silvio Berlusconi‘s government, are protesting Italy’s involvement in military action on the grounds...

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Libya: who’s fighting who?

By now, we expect that you’re familiar with the ‘official’ narrative describing events taking place in Libya. A spontaneous uprising against the repressive regime of Muammar Gaddafi sparks brutal retaliatory attacks from the dictator; Britain, France, and the US step...

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