Posts Tagged: NATO
The NATO intervention in Libya is likely to produce a more militarized and insecure world, and this will be its most enduring legacy.
Was the NATO attack that killed 25 Pakistani soldiers an accident or an attempt to torpedo peace talks?
Many Afghans are angry at Pakistan for aiding the Taliban.
Not everyone is outraged by the NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
One legacy of attacking Libya is 20,000 surface-to-air missiles gone missing.
When the Cold War ended, many believed there would be a peace dividend, nuclear disarmament, and dismantling of the war machine with industrial conversion to peaceful technology. Instead, we've witnessed the aggressive expansion of NATO, to include the former Soviet Republics, right up to the Russian border, which should be a wake-up call to many living in the American Empire.
Libyan rebel forces have been rounding up black Libyans and sub-Saharan African migrant workers, accusing them of serving as "mercenaries" for Gaddafi.
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.
A call to Congress for a cease-fire in Libya, issued by U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations that support human rights and democracy in Africa.