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A complicating factor in Libya: Libyans.

This little snippet from Stars and Stripes magazine, on ‘what went wrong’ in post-regime change Libya: While the U.S. was eager to hand off much of the post-intervention responsibility to the Europeans — France was a prime advocate for the … Continue reading

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War crime in Afghanistan.

Al Jazeera America on how a U.S. backed paramilitary unit carried out the extrajudicial executions of three men in Alizai, a village in eastern Afghanistan, on June 1st 2014. Mohammad, Nasrullah and Fazaldin, as they were known, had been detained … Continue reading

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Sunny Hundal thinks NATO military action against Russia shouldn’t be ruled out.

Seriously. As here (these are the edited highlights of a much longer discussion): And then: And then: And then the darkly humourous denouement: Because it’s Vladimir Putin who is acting like he’s ‘lost his mind’, and not the guy who … Continue reading

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New poll: a plurality of Libyans think they’re now worse off since overthrow of Gadaffi.

The poll was carried out by the National Democratic Institute (a U.S. State Department funded ‘NGO’) and JMW Consulting. The background of the people who carried out the poll isn’t necessarily relevant, of course, but this is who carried it … Continue reading

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How NATO bombed the schools of Zliten, Libya.

This from The Libya Herald, 30th October 2013: ‘Zliten had 17 schools before the revolution. Now it has four. Because Qaddafi’s forces stockpiled munitions inside them, NATO bombed the rest. Smashed buildings have not been replaced and some classes are … Continue reading

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Amnesty on NATO in Afghanistan: ‘must preserve the modest human rights gains of the past 12 years’.

I wrote a bit yesterday about how there is increasing evidence that U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan are employing Afghan proxy militias who have been responsible for the murder, torture, disappearances and the rape of civilians, as part of their … Continue reading

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