[Marxism] Libya in the grip of the militias

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 21:19:13 MDT 2019


While Gaddafi was bad news, what came after i\s a whole new nightmare:

In October 2011 the corrupt and repressive regime of Muammar Gaddafi was
overthrown in Libya by a set of rebel forces backed by NATO.  Very quickly
the country descended into chaos, broken up into a series of areas run by
rival warlords and their militias.  The Libyan people have paid a high
price for their ‘liberation’.  The following article was written a year
later, in October 2012, and explains what happened and why.  The article
has certainly been confirmed by events since.

After NATO, another key imperialist institution, the United Nations, began
playing a central role in the ongoing chaos.  Now a new peace deal is
supposed to unite the country behind a single parliament – two parliaments
emerged after the overthrow of Gaddafi – and a government has been
appointed.  The prospects of peace, let alone peace and prosperity, seem
very limited however.  Once again Western intervention has wreaked havoc.

Article at:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/libya-after-gaddafi-the-rule-of-the-militias/



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