Posts Tagged ‘Muammar Gaddafi’
Tags: Africa, Escape To Hell, Gaddafi, Libya, Life of Gaddafi, Middle East history, Muammar Gaddafi
Tags: Aleppo, Assad Legitimacy, Bashar Assad, Ed Miliband, Federation of Arab Republics, Libya, Libya Civil War, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, Syria, War in Syria
It is difficult to look at the situation in Aleppo and not see it in a broader context. Not only of Syria, but of Libya, the past several years, and of the entire region. And of international affairs in general.
We probably shouldn’t; we should probably view different situations entirely in their own light. But I can’t help but look at Aleppo – both the fall of Aleppo to rebel militias and foreign-backed mercenaries and now the liberation or reclamation of Aleppo by Syrian government forces – and see it as a point on a timeline that goes all the way back to Benghazi, Tripoli, Sirte and elsewhere. (more…)
Tags: Fun Facts, Gaddafi, Gaddafi Stories, history, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela
As a few days ago marked the fifth anniversary of the murder of Muammar Gaddafi, I decided to mark it with a more low-key, fun-ish look back at Libya’s former national figurehead.
A more serious piece on the life and character of one of the most controversial world figures of the 20th century will follow in a few days, which I’d been working on for some time but hadn’t been able to finish in time. (more…)
Tags: Libya, Libya Civil War, Libya Intervention, Muammar Gaddafi, Resolution 1973, UN Charter, UN Security Council, United Nations
If anyone’s getting bored of me talking about the Libya intervention in 2011, I apologise – and I probably won’t do it again after this.
But I just need to clear something up once and for all; because people keep arguing with me about this. (more…)
Tags: David Cameron, Deep State, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Libya, Libya Civil War, Libya Intervention, Muammar Gaddafi, Nicolas Sarkozy, Tony Blair
Following in the wake of the Chilcot Report into the Iraq War, British MPs have issued a substantial condemnation of David Cameron and Britain’s key role in the collapse of Libya.
It comes far too late; but it is nevertheless a significant moment and acknowledgement of the utter disaster that Britain played a substantial role in, even if France was the primary driver (of what I have called and will continue to call ‘the crime of the century’). (more…)
Tags: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Africa, African Union, Assassination of Gaddafi, Daesh, Gaddafi, ISIS, Islamic State, Libya, Libya Before and After, Muammar Gaddafi, NATO War Crimes, Sirte, The Sirte Declaration
On October 19th 2011, a convoy of cars left the city of Sirte, carrying Libya’s beleaguered figurehead Muammar Gaddafi.
On October 21st, an American/CIA drone (being operated from Las Vegas) spots the convoy and alerts NATO bombers, which immediately begin bombing the vehicles.
Tags: Ansar al-Sharia, Daesh, Derna, Europe, Europe Migrant Crisis, France, ISIL, ISIS, Libya, Libya Intervention, Muammar Gaddafi, Sirte, Terrorism, Tripoli, UN Report Libya
The recent bombing of select ISIL positions in the former nation once known as Libya may be a precursor to a much larger operation.
Tags: conspiracy, Europe, Geo-politics, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, NATO, Russia, Syria, Syria Civil War, UN, United Nations, World War 3, World War III
Tags: Africa, Al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia, Daesh, Hamida Al-Hadi Al-Asfar, ISIL, ISIL in Libya, ISIS, Islamic State, Libya, Libya Civil War, Libya Intervention, Muammar Gaddafi, NATO, Women in Libya