Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

Former French PM Villepin in Libya talks

Villepin, a rival to President Nicolas Sarkozy who has floated plans for a presidential run in 2012, is the second French figure outside government to seek a solution to the Libyan conflict, after celebrity philosopher Bernard Henri Levi. The former … Continue reading

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NATO, Rebels Accused of War Crimes in Libya

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is being heavily criticized for civilian casualties and a series of bombings apparently targeting essential non-military infrastructure in Libya, with some observers calling the actions war crimes. The Libyan rebels being supported by coalition … Continue reading

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Libya and the end of West illusions

Just under half of Europeans still support the war against Libya. Their position is based on erroneous information. They still believe, in fact, that in February the “Gaddafi regime” crushed the protests in Benghazi with brutal force and bombed civilian … Continue reading

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Gaddafi support soars amid NATO bombing

On a fact-finding trip into Tripoli last week, I saw first-hand that Gadhafi has solidified his control over the capital and most of western Libya. Foreign diplomats still based in Tripoli confirmed to me that, since NATO started bombing, Gadhafi … Continue reading

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Who Will Save Libya From Its Western Saviours?

Last March, a coalition of Western powers and Arab autocracies banded together to sponsor what was billed as a short little military operation to “protect Libyan civilians”. On March 17, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1973 which gave that … Continue reading

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Libya : Tripoli Big Demonstration at Night [17-08-2011] الجزيرة :مسيرة حاشدة

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