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By Maximilian Forte

NATO’s conflict in Libya used to be proclaimed as a humanitarian intervention—bombing within the identify of “saving lives.” makes an attempt at international relations have been stifled. Peace talks have been subverted. Libya used to be barred from representing itself on the UN, the place shadowy NGOs and “human rights” teams held complete sway in propagating exaggerations, outright falsehoods, and racial worry mongering that served to sanction atrocities and ethnic detoxification within the identify of democracy. the push to battle was once a ways swifter than Bush’s invasion of Iraq.

Max uniqueness has scrutinized the documentary historical past from ahead of, in the course of, and after the warfare. He argues that the struggle on Libya used to be now not approximately human rights, nor solely approximately oil, yet a few higher means of militarizing U.S. kin with Africa. the advance of the Pentagon’s Africa Command, or AFRICOM, was once in fierce pageant with Pan-Africanist projects equivalent to these spearheaded by means of Muammar Gaddafi.

Far from the luck NATO boasts approximately or the “high watermark” proclaimed via proponents of the “Responsibility to Protect,” this warfare has left the as soon as filthy rich, self sufficient and defiant Libya in damage, dependency and lengthy civil strife.

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