Our coverage of Libya

Matteo Salvini

Let Them Drown? Italy’s Trump Closes Ports to Refugees

Channeling Donald Trump, Italy’s new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has proclaimed a “zero-landing” Mediterranean, where no one fleeing war, persecution, or famine will be allowed to reach Europe by sea.

In defiance of international law, he suddenly (with a tweet) closed Italy’s ports on June 10 to humanitarian rescue ships carrying refugees and migrants saved from drowning, many of them women and children. Since then, Italy’s anti-migrant naval blockade has sent shock waves across Europe.

 

According to the UN agency that tracks migration, deaths or View article …

Divide & Conquer The Internet, Populist Motorbikes, Why We Fight: Libya Edition

Today’s edition of Worth Reading includes two videos “Worth Watching”. Sometimes a picture, or in this case film, is worth a thousand words. Warning: The video on the conflict in Libya contains graphic images.

 

Divide & Conquer The Internet

“Cyberspace, when compared to the contours of natural space, can be understood as an under-regulated domain replete with badlands and bandits, a frontier to be tamed and subdivided.” The U.S. military is seeking to do just that. In an effort to control free flow of information, of course in the View article …

Libya Rape Charge: View With Caution

As reprehensible as Qaddafi’s regime is, it is important to be on our guard against psyops–disinformation efforts designed to sway public opinion.  The Pentagon and CIA, as well as agencies of many other countries, have extensive operations focused on this objective.

In this light, we might consider this story that Qaddafi militia members raped a woman:  

In the latest turn in the case of Eman al-Obeidy, a Libyan woman apprehended by security forces for trying to tell journalists that she had been raped by members View article …

What Both Hillary and the GOP Don’t Want You to Know About Libya, Another Yemen Hospital Hit by Airstrikes, Google Executive Helps Clinton Campaign: Oct 27, 2015

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What Both Hillary and the GOP Are Covering Up About Libya
By Russ Baker
The ultimate tragedy about the tremendous View article …

Hijacking Cars, Controlling Weather & Obama’s Libyan Failure‏: Feb. 20, 2015

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Car Hacking Report Refuels Concerns About Michael Hastings Crash by Mary Papenfuss
A chilling 60 Minutes demonstration of how easy it is for hackers to take over a vehicle’s controls is refueling suspicion about the death of gonzo journalist Michael Hastings.

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Slim Chance of Moving His Trial from Boston by The WhoWhatWhy Team
Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s multiple attempts to move his trial out of the city he’s accused of traumatizing finally got a hearing View article …

Wars, Conspiracies and Sidney Blumenthal

As we head into the home stretch of the presidential campaign, ever-greater scrutiny will be directed at the candidates, their policy decisions and their political and personal connections. While both the war in Libya and Hillary Clinton’s handling of her private email server have been a focus of the media since the primaries, little has been made of how her emails shed light on the build-up and ultimate failure of the war in Libya.

 

At the center of those emails is Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Clinton ally and aide.

 

Though it is not clear that any of the emails sent between View article …

Russ Baker Talks About Libya with George Galloway

WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses what’s really going on in Libya—and what NATO and the corporate media won’t tell you about the real motives behind the effort to remove Muammar Qaddafi.

 

Did Qaddafi Really Order Mass Rapes? Or is the West Falling Victim to a Viagra-strength Scam?

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After all the other fake stories used to whip up public support for wars, you’d think we had learned something. Apparently not, judging from the media’s unquestioning spreading of claims that Qaddafi ordered Viagra-fueled rapes—claims that look dubious under even a little scrutiny.

Is Muammar Qaddafi trying to save his government—and his life—by encouraging mass rape? Does that make sense?  Personally speaking, if I had the world already against me, and was hoping to retain whatever support View article …

Burying the “Lockerbie Bomber”—And the Truth

I first learned about the death of the “Libyan bomber” Ali Megrahi from a television screen. The sound was off, but I could see the closed captioning on CNN. Newspeople and guests were talking about the terrible thing Megrahi had done, and the closure or lack thereof from his passing. One man was noting that the perpetrator was a high official of Libyan intelligence, and that the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 had been ordered at the very top—by Muammar Qaddafi. The deaths of 270 people, 189 of View article …

Classic/2012: Reconsidering the “Lockerbie Bomber”

This originally appeared in 2012

 

I first learned about the death of the “Libyan bomber” Ali Megrahi from a television screen. The sound was off, but I could see the closed captioning on CNN. Newspeople and guests were talking about the terrible thing Megrahi had done, and the closure or lack thereof from his passing. One man was noting that the perpetrator was a high official of Libyan intelligence, and that the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 had been ordered at the very top—by Muammar Qaddafi. The deaths of View article …