Libya

Abandoning Libya is a mistake

LINDA S. HEARD Published — Wednesday 2 December 2015 The self-assigned capital of Daesh, Raqqa, is being pounded from the air, forcing fighters to send their families across the border to Mosul for safety. For the West, the Paris attacks have been a game changer. Now that Daesh commanders have […]

UN to vote on action against migrant smugglers

Agence France Presse UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: The U.N. Security Council will vote Friday on a draft resolution authorizing European military action against migrant smugglers in the high seas off Libya’s coast, diplomats said. European warships launched Operation Sophia Wednesday to seize traffickers’ boats in international waters and stem the […]

War begets refugees

War begets refugees Aug 18,2015 – JORDAN TIMES   On April 26, 2011, a meeting that can only be described as sinister took place between then-Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and French president Nicolas Sarkozy. The most pressing issue discussed at the meeting in Rome was how to deal with African immigrants. […]

Abdullah al-Senussi execution: This perversion of justice suits Western security services just fine The secret agreements between our intelligence and Gaddafi’s torturers will now remain safe for good

Abdullah al-Senussi execution: This perversion of justice suits Western security services just fine The secret agreements between our intelligence and Gaddafi’s torturers will now remain safe for good BY ROBERT FISK  Shutting them up. That’s what it’s about. The hangman’s drop, the crackle of the firing squad, and their secrets […]

Closing Europe’s Harbors, The urgent case for stopping the flow of illegal migrants across the Mediterranean

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa arrive in Augusta, Sicily, in April. Having been screened for disease and photographed by police, they wait to be bussed to a reception center.Alessio Mamo / Redux DAVID FRUM JULY/AUGUST 2015 ISSUE Illegal migration across the Mediterranean has tripled since the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi in […]

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