The Workings of the Neo-Colonialist Machine in Libya

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May 25, 2011

The twists and turns worsening the Libyan crisis have been underscored by three events within the past two weeks. We must not under-rate these events because they reveal to us the workings of neo-colonialism and will certainly determine the future direction in which Libya moves.

Right in front of our eyes, we see how the West is pursuing its premeditated agenda of partitioning Libya for its own good, not that of the country and its people. Continue reading

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Libya’s Gaddafi must go—but where to?

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May 27, 2011

It is now clear that the political leaders serving as the driving force behind NATO’s military campaign in Libya are determined not to listen to reason to use other means than the military campaign of devastation to resolve the conflict between the legitimate government headed by Muammar al-Gaddafi and the Benghazi-based rebels and their Transitional National Council.

Despite much criticism of their insistence on using only the military option—and in spite of the massive devastation of Libyan infrastructure, innocent civilians, and military capabilities already carried out—these political leaders still think that what they have chosen to tackle the Libyan crisis is the best and must not be supplanted with any other option. Continue reading

Isn’t it becoming too complicated?

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The persistent lethargy of the African Union should beat everybody’s understanding. Why is it that the African Union can’t make its voice heard on the Libyan crisis more than it has been doing so far? Or to take any decisive action to halt the mess that is worsening in Libya every passing day?

Breaking the Back of Libya’s Gaddafi From Within

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May 28, 2011

The influence of African countries on the Libyan crisis is noticeable in two different ways, each of which is not part of the solution needed to resolve the conflict but part of what is complicating the crisis even more.

Let’s begin with the first one. The endorsement given by South Africa, Nigeria, and Gabon to the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 is a major hurdle that has prevented a concerted action by the African Union or peace-lovers elsewhere to present a common front on how to tackle the Libyan crisis without using the military option.

Can the AU condemn the NATO devastation of Libya when three of its own members endorsed that very military campaign? Continue reading