Posts Tagged: Gaddafi
“Smart power at its best,” as Hillary Clinton called our intervention into Libya, doesn’t seem like much of an improvement over the heavy-handed use of force.
Most Americans are oblivious to the suffering we have caused to the people of Libya.
French intelligence plotted to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi to horn in on Libya’s oil and to provide access for French businesses.
His dalliances with the likes of Gaddafi and Assad may have soured the Arab public on a figure with whom it was disposed to be sympathetic.
Thousands of Libyans remain internally displaced by ethnic tensions unleashed by the revolution.
French President Nicholas Sarkozy is alleged to have maintained backdoor ties to the Libyan government from 2005 to 2011.
This long-awaited verdict against the former Liberian strongman brings some measure of justice to a region ripped apart by brutality, greed, and proxy wars.
The Qadhafi family's money is being confiscated by the new Libyan government and frozen by other states.
After decades of government malfeasance, Libya needs new political structures, a strong civil society, and an equitable economy.
North Korea believes that by giving up its nuclear arms, Libya fatally compromised its national security.