Browsing All Posts filed under »Libya«

The Framing of al-Megrahi

May 20, 2012

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By Gareth Peirce, 24 September 2009, Source: www.lrb.co.uk It is, of course, now all about oil. Only a simpleton could believe that Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, convicted of responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing, was not recently returned to his home in Libya because it suited Britain. The political furore is very obviously contrived, since both the […]

Straining NATO on short Syrian leash

April 2, 2012

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By Vijay Prashad, 3 April 2012, Source: atimes.com On February 18, I asked the Indian ambassador to the United Nations, Hardeep Singh Puri, why there was no appetite for a strong UN resolution on Syria. After all, the violence in Syria seemed to have already exceeded that in Libya. If the UN could pass Resolution […]

Who said Gaddafi had to go? (Excerpts)

November 11, 2011

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By Hugh Roberts. 17 November 2011. Source: www.lrb.co.uk So Gaddafi is dead and Nato has fought a war in North Africa for the first time since the FLN defeated France in 1962. The Arab world’s one and only State of the Masses, the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriyya, has ended badly. In contrast to the […]

Libya: Will the whitewashing start with tomorrow’s editorials?

November 5, 2011

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By Peter, 20 October 2011, Source: members5.boardhost.com/medialens I expect most ‘papers will feature at least one leader column about the life and death of Muammar Gadaffi, with an overview of the last seven months of conflict in Libya in general. Here are a few of the things you might expect them to mention: The fact that U.N.S.C.R. […]

The execution of Gaddafi and the attempted humiliation of Africa

October 28, 2011

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By Horace Campbell, 27 October 2011, Source: pambazuka.org Horace Campbell reconstructs ‘the decision at the highest levels’ to execute Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi and considers ‘the urgency for organising to oppose the remilitarisation of Africa.’ The inability of the Western media and other ‘information’ sources to manage the news of the execution of Colonel Gaddafi was […]

Bloody Spring – An Interview with Fulvio Grimaldi on Libya

October 18, 2011

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A radio interview with Fulvio Grimaldi, director of the documentary “Bloody Spring”, was aired on Dialect Radio on 2 October 2011: Bloody Spring – An Interview with Fulvio Grimaldi on Libya  By Dan Glazebrook, 17 October 2011, Source: www.counterpunch.org Fulvio Grimaldi is the legendary Italian (and former BBC) journalist and filmmaker who shot and smuggled out video […]

Secret report casting doubt on Megrahi’s guilt will be published

October 11, 2011

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By Tom Gordon, 21 August 2011, Source: www.heraldscotland.com A secret report casting doubt on the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber is to be published under a new law to be unveiled by the Scottish Government next month, when it sets out its legislative programme for Parliament. The bill, to be formally announced on September 7, […]