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This was always a civil war, and the victors are not merciful – Patrick Cockburn

*When describing the conflict in Libya as a ‘civil war’ Patrick Cockburn omits that one side of the conflict was armed, funded, and provided with air, ground and sea support by NATO and reactionary arab monarchies in the region. The … Continue reading

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Where is the so called International Criminal Court?

Patrick Cockburn Speaking in quick nervous sentences, Mr Bahr tries to convince a suspicious local militia leader in charge of the police station in the Faraj district of Tripoli, that he is a building worker who has been arrested simply … Continue reading

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Patrick Cockburn: Libya’s ragtag rebels are dubious allies

Rebels, from the Wars of the Roses up to the present civil war in Libya, usually try to postpone splitting into factions and murdering each other until after they have seized power and are in full control. However deep their … Continue reading

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Nato in Libya has failed to learn costly lessons of Afghanistan

‘Air strikes are becoming the main Western means of controlling the Middle East and South Asia without putting soldiers on the ground where they might suffer politically damaging casualties. Britain, France and the US have used only airpower to wage … Continue reading

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The Press and Nato’s Attack on Libya – Alexander Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn

Must Read Could it be that the press coverage of NATO’s Libyan onslaught is actually worse than the reporting on NATO’s attacks on the former Yugoslavia in the late 1990s, or on Iraq in the run-up to the 2003 invasion … Continue reading

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