Libya

The war in Libya growing more illegal by the day

The illegal war in Libya

Corporate Media’s Capital Crimes Against Libya – and Humanity

McKinney Fact-Finders Show Libyan Deaths, Injuries Not “Propaganda”

Apartheid, Sand Nigger Style: The Tunisian Model for a New Colonialism in Libya?

Veterans for Peace: Statement on Military Intervention in Libya

History shows us that this type of intervention rarely goes without blowback and unintended consequences, perhaps with a $1.4 trillion deficit and a domestic budget in crisis our best outcome would be to support peaceful alternatives and not add to the violence of a Libyan civil war at all.

Phyllis Bennis: U.K. Sends Troops into Libya as International Coalition Expands Mission to Include Regime Change (Democracy Now! Interview April 19, 2011)

Debra Sweet:  This is no "Humanitarian Intervention" in Libya

Flier: Are the U.S. Wars on the Middle East wrong because they cost so much?

Margaret Kimberley: Obama, Libya, and Our Challenge: the True Anti-War Movement Must Reawaken

Revolution Newspaper: True Stories of U.S. "Humanitarian" Intervention

William Blum: Barack "I'd kill for a peace prize" Obama

Jill McLaughlin: Don’t be Confused: U.S. “Intervention” in Libya is Immoral and Illegitimate Too

Sunsara Taylor (video): No Good Can Come from U.S. Led Intervention in Libya!

Kathleen Barry: Libyan Liberation – Is There Another Way?

Middle East Research and Information Project: Of Principle and Peril

Watch: Left Forum Panel on Resisting War with Pardiss Kebriaei, Matthis Chiroux, Eric Stoner and Debra Sweet

Moral bankruptcy in Libya war

The Peace Laureate Surpasses Reagan in Killing Gadaffi Kin

By Chris Floyd  

O how wonderful it is to live in such an enlightened age! Just think: not long ago, the U.S. government was seen as little more than a vast war machine -- brutal, murderous, inhumane, bent on global domination. Yet now, by some marvelous, miraculous twist of fate, that same government is being led by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate! It's as if Lyndon Johnson had been turfed out of office back in the day and replaced by Martin Luther King Jr.!

So what the modern-day MLK up to today? In what way was the Laureate in the White House advancing the vision and practice of peace? Why, he was murdering children in a "targeted assassination," of course! He was escalating an increasingly savage "regime change" operation in blatant contradiction to the UN mandate supposedly governing the latest of his escalations and surges around the world.

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Gadaffi's Son, Three Grandchildren Killed by NATO Strike

By Harriet Sherwood  

The Libyan regime's claims that Nato is attempting to assassinate Muammar Gaddafi have intensified following the apparent death of one of the leader's sons and three of his grandchildren in an air strike on Tripoli.

Gaddafi was at the one-storey house in a residential area of Tripoli when the missile struck late on Saturday, according to the government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim.

In a rare acknowledgement that security around Gaddafi may not be watertight, Ibrahim told reporters that intelligence about Gaddafi's whereabouts or plans must have been leaked to Nato.

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Trying “Shock and Awe” in Libya

By Robert Parry 

Having laughed off Libyan government peace feelers, Official Washington is now beating the drum for a new round of “shock and awe” bombings and close-combat air strikes to “finish the job” of ousting Col. Muammar Gaddafi.

Typically, this Washington debate is being framed as a series of choices for President Barack Obama and NATO: one, abandon the current campaign of air strikes and let Gaddafi prevail; two, continue the conflict at its current pace and accept a stalemate; or three, commit more military resources to “win.”

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NATO Poised to Escalate War on Libya

By Jason Ditz 

NATO officials are reporting plans to further escalate the war in Libya tonight, saying that Monday’s strike against Moammar Gadhafi’s compound was not an assassination attempt but rather the first in a string of new strikes.

The White House confirmed that President Obama has been briefed about the escalation plans. Administration officials are said to have supported more attacks in Tripoli because “we want to make sure he knows there is a war going on.”

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Obama, Libya, and Our Challenge: the True Anti-War Movement Must Reawaken

By Margaret Kimberley Protesters

Peace loving Americans are few and far between. The vast majority of our citizens see nothing wrong with their government killing masses of people as long as the rationale sounds high minded and noble.

The love of bloodshed is generally connected with the right wing in this country, but nothing could be further from the truth.

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Libya and The Holy Triumvirate

The no-fly zone-cum invasion force in Libya is killing people every day with no end in sight, softening up the country for regime change.

By William Blum

The words they find it very difficult to say — "civil war".

Libya is engaged in a civil war. The United States and the European Union and NATO — The Holy Triumvirate — are intervening, bloodily, in a civil war. To overthrow Moammar Gaddafi. First The Holy Triumvirate spoke only of imposing a no-fly zone. After getting support from international bodies on that understanding they immediately began to wage war against Libyan military forces, and whoever was nearby, on a daily basis. In the world of commerce this is called "bait and switch".

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This is no "Humanitarian Intervention" in Libya

By Debra Sweet Aircraft carriers

I've talked to a number of people in the last 10 days who describe themselves as "hoping for the best" from the US intervention into the North African country of Libya.  They choose to believe the US arguments that the intervention is 1) for humanitarian reasons limited to "saving civilian lives"; 2) is legitimate because it has the backing of the UN and NATO. 

But the facts don't support those hopes. 

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Obama on Libya: Defending the Indefensible

By Stephen Lendman

Obama's March 28 television address wreaked of hypocrisy, lies and disdain for basic democratic values, making an indefensible case for naked aggression against a non-belligerent country. America's media approved.

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Obama: U.S. May Arm, Train Anti Qadaffi Libyans

By Jason Ditz 

Most US Presidents have a single comment which winds up neatly summing up the entire theme of their administration. President Obama may well have delivered his today, when addressing the possibility of arming Libyan rebels.

I’m not ruling it out. But I’m also not ruling it in,” Obama remarked, adding that it is his belief that the US “probably could” smuggle arms into Libya despite what was a fairly clear arms embargo supported by the administration just weeks prior.

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Don’t be Confused: U.S. “Intervention” in Libya is Immoral and Illegitimate Too

By Jill McLaughlin Obama war president

On March 19th, the 8th anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the U.S. and its western allies began bombing Libya. Before and after these attacks many people - including some who have opposed the wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan - have asked those of us opposing the actions of the U.S. against Libya, “Yes, but isn’t this a humanitarian effort on the part of the U.S.? Isn’t the U.S. trying to get control of a brutal dictator who is slaughtering his own people? Isn’t the U.S. trying to aid the people of Libya by stopping Gaddafi? 

First, let me be clear. Moammar Gaddafi is a brutal dictator who has committed crimes against humanity on his own people. Saddam Hussein’s slaughtering of his own people was one of the arguments for invading Iraq during years of the Bush Regime. But as many have seen the U.S. imperialists couldn’t care less about the people of Iraq.

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