[Marxism] WikiLeaks documents shed light on US-backed intervention in Libya

Tristan Sloughter tristan.sloughter at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 12:59:14 MDT 2011


While showing the tensions between the US and Libya the leaks also show the
tensions between Gaddafi's regime and the East. But I thought there were no
poor in Libya and everyone loved Gaddafi... *sarcasm*

"A February 2008 cable refers to a reportedly deliberate Libyan government
policy to “keep the east poor as a means by which to limit the potential
political threat to Qadhafi’s regime,” which led “many young eastern Libyan
men” to believe they had “nothing to lose by participating in extremist
violence at home” and against US forces in Iraq."

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