The Libyan Scenario for North Korea

On March 23, 2018, the US media published an interview with the newly-appointed National Security Advisor John R. Bolton, where he stated that the only solution for North Korea is complete disarmament – following the example of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi. This scenario is exactly what Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un need to discuss during …

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Sarkozy’s Hand in the French Cookie Jar?

There was something refreshing about watching former French president Nicholas Sarkozy being interrogated in a French jail. Particularly since he may soon be accused of conspiracy in the murder of my old friend, Col. Muammar Khadaffi of Libya. Sarkozy and his former chief of staff, Claude Guéant, are being investigated for secretly accepting at least …

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Iraq +15: Accumulated Evil of the Whole

Robert Jackson, the Chief United States Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals, once denounced aggressive war as “the greatest menace of our time.” With much of Europe laying in smoldering ruin, he said in 1945 that “to initiate a war of aggression … is not only an international crime: it is the supreme international crime differing …

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The Silent War: How Britain & Europe Support Slavery and Sex Abuse in Libya

If I’ve learnt anything from working off the coast of Libya, it’s this: Preaching humanity and practicing it are two very different things. Right now, politicians across Europe are claiming to advocate human rights and insisting they are seeking a peaceful end to the migration crisis – while protecting the lives of the most vulnerable. …

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Libya's then President Muammar Gaddafi (left) greets his then French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy at Bab Azizia Palace in Tripoli, on July 25, 2007. Photo: Reuters / Pascal Rossignol

Gaddafi’s Ghost Haunts Walking-Dead King Sarko

NATO’s 2011 war on Libya was unanimously sold across the West as a necessary humanitarian operation against the proverbial evil dictator (Hillary Clinton: “We came, we saw, he died.”). Russia and China were firmly against it. Now, in a stunning historical reversal, the ghost of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi seems to have come back to haunt …

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FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises after coalition air strikes in Tripoli, Libya © Reuters

Libya: The True Face of ‘Humanitarian Intervention’

Seven years ago today, NATO began its “humanitarian bombing” of Libya. While “humanitarian bombing” is an oxymoron, many believe that a country is not truly advancing human rights if it’s not bombing another back to the Stone Age. As an initial matter, it must be said that while the UN had authorized a NATO fly-zone …

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The Pentagon’s “Ides of March”: Best Month to Go to War

Is it a coincidence? In recent history, from the Vietnam war to the present, the month of March has been chosen by Pentagon and NATO military planners as the “best month” to go to war. With the exception of the War on Afghanistan (October 2001) and the 1990-91 Gulf War, all major US-NATO and allied …

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Libya: New Gaddafi Figure Waits in the Wings But Says He has ‘No Time for Democracy’

In Libya, a dominant military figure stands out as a possible new leader of a unified country – that is, of course, if he wins at the polls – or even if he doesn’t. But can the UN or the West even organize an election? Some seven months have passed since Libya’s two rival leaders …

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Russia’s New Outlook on Libya: Foreign Intervention was Bad But Gaddafi’s Overthrow was an Internal Affair

The two-day conference on “Russia in the Middle East: Playing on all Fields” that was hosted by Russia’s elite Valdai Club saw the annunciation of a strikingly new policy towards Libya, one which replaces Moscow’s previous stance of condemning Gaddafi’s ouster with “pragmatically” “accepting” it as an internal affair. Lev Dengov, the Head of the …

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