In the case of Libya, this columnist has warned for five months that the NATO intervention would only result in civil war and in the steady destruction of the infrastructure that made Libya one of the more prosperous countries in the region. All this is at risk today, as chaos descends in the form of armed gangs set loose by NATO across the country. Not that there is ever any chance of those responsible for such a catastrophe being held accountable by so-called “international” bodies, most of which are now firmly in the control of the NATO powers in a way that their own economies are not. Over the past decade, tens of thousands of civilian deaths have resulted from NATO operations, without even a mild protest from the International Court or the Human Rights Council. Such inaction is leading to the same loss of respect for the UN system as took place in the past with the League of Nations, which became seen as being controlled by a small group for their own purposes.
Pepe Escobar: Al-Qaeda asset leading rebels in Tripoli
Al-Qaeda asset is leading the rebels? Who are the beneficiaries of the fall of Gaddafi? What will the blowback be for those in Libya and across the globe? Continue
Special Operations Clear Paths For Rebel Forces Attack On Sirte
By Christopher Stephen at Kilometre 60, eastern Libya
British and French special forces are on the ground in eastern Libya, calling in air strikes and helping co-ordinate rebel units as they prepare to assault Sirte, according to a rebel officer. Continue
Eyeing The Prize
NATO Nations Set to Reap Spoils of Libya War
By Rachel Shabi
In the context of responsibility for what happens next in Libya, an anonymous British official told the Economist that NATO's involvement in the Libyan uprising means that: "Now we own it." Continue
What Really Happened in the Bin Laden Raid?
By Mark Follman
Details of the story don't add up. Footage of the raid either exists or doesn't. The tale of that night in Abbottabad keeps getting more muddled. Continue
3 Things That Must Happen for Us To
Rise Up and Defeat the Corporatocracy
By Bruce E. Levine,
Most Americans oppose rule by the corporatocracy but don't have the tools to fight back. Here are three things we need to create a real people's movement. Continue
Lies Unmasked As UK Admits Boots On The Ground
Britain's SAS Leads Hunt For Gaddafi
By Thomas Harding, Gordon Rayner, Damien Mcelroy
The SAS soldiers, who have been dressed in Arab civilian clothes and carrying the same weapons as the rebels, have been ordered to switch their focus to the search for Gaddafi. Continue
Chavez: Now The War Begins
By The Associated Press
"The drama of Libya isn't ending with the fall of Gadhafi's government. It's beginning," Chavez said.
"The tragedy in Libya is just beginning." Continue
Guerrilla War Is Inevitable
History Repeats Itself, With Mistakes of Iraq Rehearsed Afresh
By Robert Fisk
The massive presence of Western diplomats, oil-mogul representatives, highly paid Western mercenaries and shady British and French servicemen – all pretending to be "advisers" rather than participants – is the Benghazi Green Zone. Continue
Kucinich: NATO Pursued Regime Change in Libya
By Dennis Kucinich
NATO violated UNSC resolutions. The Obama Administration violated the U.S. Constitution by bypassing Congress on the war. These are not mere academic matters.
They have moved the world community from the rule of law to the rule of force. Continue