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America is 0 for the 21st century: “The finest fighting force in the history of the world” can't win for losing

Salon - ‎11 hours ago‎
The U.S. military and its Afghan proxies, if you remember, believed that they had trapped Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda fighters somewhere in the mountainous Tora Bora region.
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Setting the Record Straight on Benghazi

Foreign Affairs - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
A closer look at Islamist politics in Libya reveals that this singular event was part of a larger plan to create an Islamic State within Libya after the fall of former leader Muammar al Qaddafi. In fact, over the span of a few years, Libya turned from ...

Our Lost Constitution

The DePauw - ‎49 minutes ago‎
However, instead of coming before Congress to request a Declaration of War, President Obama and Hillary Clinton worked unilaterally in the toppling of a Libya's secular dictator, Muammar al-Gaddafi, using executive fiat. This hawkish employment of ...
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The great divide about ICC is understandable

Independent Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
Arrest warrants for war crimes against Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and head of Libyan Intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi by the ICC's then-chief prose-cutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, for example, attracted anger from the ANC Youth League under ...

Tunisia braces for impact of Libya intervention - ‎5 hours ago‎
In 2011, hundreds of thousands of people fled from Libya to Tunisia - a country of around 11 million - to escape fighting that led to the fall of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Tunisia shares a southeastern border with Libya, where Western powers ...
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Obama “on verge of” launching another bombing campaign in Libya, after dropping 23144 bombs on six countries in ...

Salon - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
When Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was sodomized with a bayonet by rebels, Clinton gloated live on TV, declaring “We came, we saw, he died.

Islamic State fighters head south in Libya, threatening Sahel

Reuters - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The arid region stretching from the Sahara Desert to the Sudanian Savanna, is already home to roving al Qaeda (AQIM) fighters who were scattered but not defeated by a 2012 French military intervention in Mali.
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CIA director: The Middle East is the worst it's been in 50 years with 'unprecedented' bloodshed

Business Insider - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
"Al Qaeda and terrorist organizations did not trigger that, but they've taken full advantage of it." Once governments in ... The country is still struggling to establish order after its previous authoritarian leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was deposed and ...
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'God Willing, Libya Gets Unity Government, But No Western Intervention'

Sputnik International - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Ostensibly, Western powers are concerned over the establishment of a strong Daesh terrorist presence in the coastal city of Sirte; Daesh was able to gain a foothold in the country in 2014, following a 2011 intervention by Western powers against Muammar ...
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Torture, Murder and Donald Trump

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
... State Hillary Clinton, criticized Trump for his embrace of torture and murder. Clinton, of course, has her own record of endorsing barbarism, with her notorious comment during the US-NATO war against Libya, referring laughingly to the torture and ...
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It's Carnival time! From Brazil and Germany to Haiti, the world's in high spirits

The Indian Express - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
February is the month of carnivals as several countries celebrate Mardi Gras in all its festive glory. You've probably heard of the Rio Carnival of Brazil.

Arab Decline and Iran's Rising Influence

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
After his death in 1970, no other Arab leader including Hafez Assad, Saddam Hussein, and Muammar Gaddafi were able to replicate Nasser's charisma and vision.

Libya: Sudanese in Libya 'Subject to Attacks, Forced Labour' - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The source pointed to statements of President Omar Al Bashir and former Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Karti during the Libyan intifada in 2011 that Sudanese rebel fighters were fighting alongside the troops of former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi.
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State Dept. Envoy Brett McGurk: Aleppo Onslaught Sparking 'Catastrophe' - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The CIA spent years trying to account for the Stinger missiles it provided to Afghan rebels fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980's - a group that became al Qaeda. When Muammar Gaddafi fell in Libya in 2011, surface to air missiles from his ...

The dangers lurking in the UN's new plan to prevent violent extremism

International Crisis Group - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
But another approach is the “countering violent extremism,” or CVE, agenda, which has emerged as a soft counterweight to the military responses against al Qaeda's 9/11 attacks. ... It lies in the Middle East's convulsions: the Iraq invasion; Syria's ...
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Trial of Gaddafi's son adjourned to March

AfricaNews - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
A court in Tripoli on Sunday adjourned the trial of Saadi Gaddafi, son of deposed Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, to March 13 following a request made by his lawyers to allow them more time to examine the case against him.

The Hunt for Qaddafi's Golden Gun

The Takeaway (blog) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
On October 20th, 2011, Libyans celebrated in the streets of Sirte after the death of Muammar el-Qaddafi, the unstable dictator that ruled Libya for more than 40 years.
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ISIS campaign continues in Libya

Brock Press - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Even before the fall of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, security analysts noted that there was a significant deal of radical Islamist sentiment amongst Libyan rebel forces.
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IS recruiter arrested in Nigeria, police say

The Times of Israel - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Nigerian security forces walk past burned houses on February 4, 2016 during a visit to the village of Dalori village in northeastern Nigeria, after an attack by jihadists on the village left at least 85 people dead on January 30, 2016.