Posts Tagged: Gaddafi
A sigh of relief undoubtedly went up in transatlantic capitals when Gaddafi was killed.
With vast oil reserves but a deeply divided country, Libya is vulnerable to outside powers after Gaddafi's death.
Tyrants come to diverse endings.
There's no way for a dictator to bow out gracefully.
Libyan rebel forces have been rounding up black Libyans and sub-Saharan African migrant workers, accusing them of serving as "mercenaries" for Gaddafi.
Giving up nuclear weapons paved the way for Libya's access to new technology, including surveillance programs.
Even if the president led the NATO coalition from behind, he led his country into war from practically another planet.
The complications of the Libyan Summer, and the consequences of the militarization of its struggle, leave unanswered the question of whether events so far are ultimately a victory for the Libyan people, or for NATO.
Emira Woods takes questions on what can and should come next for Libya.
After 42 years of Muammar el-Qaddafi, it is now long overdue for the Libyan people to determine their own destiny.