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Libyan dissident's litigation against UK highlights Govt opportunism re dictatorships

UK and US adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq undoubtedly contributed to the war in Syria, to the rise of ISIS and to many of the subsequent tragic events, including the dreadful attacks in Paris yesterday (claimed by ISIS). 3,781 more words


The Real Reason Behind Benghazigate?

Center for Security Policy

By Frank Gaffney, Jr.

President Obama’s once-seemingly-unstoppable march towards reelection hit what he might call “bumps in the road” in Benghazi, Libya late on September 11, 2012.  850 more words


10. Musings on Libya’s militias

Thomas Hobbes discussed in his famous work “Leviathan” the need for a strong, civil government. Without a government, the people would fall back to their natural state. 883 more words


9. The (ex-)mujahidin in Libya: the end of a struggle?

During the 2011 Libyan revolution the former fighters of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) joined the rebels in their fight against Mu’ammar Ghaddafi’s troops. Their militias took under guidance of their former… 1,547 more words

Political Developments

Libyan Islamist quits militia to enter politics: aide.

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Abdel Hakim Belhadj, one of Libya‘s most powerful militia leaders, is quitting to devote himself full-time to politics, an aide said on Monday, in a vote of confidence for the fragile transition from rebellion to democracy. 436 more words


Defying the odds – the day when the underdogs became Asian champions.

For those of you who were not in par with what happened this past weekend here in Asia, it was the finals of the most coveted competition in the continent. 42 more words


Militia Mayhem Underscores Libya's Power Vacuum, Threatening its Revolution

It’s hardly unexpected that a U.S. political-media culture that routinely repackages yesterday’s panicky improvisations as today’s established “doctrines” has seen many in Washington hail Libya as “the new model” for U.S. 1,381 more words

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