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Vie(s) et mort du Colonel Khadafi

Par Joël Té-Léssia – 30 octobre 2011

Source: Associated Press (AP)

L’étonnante vague de sympathie que le Colonel Khadafi a réussi à créer en sa faveur, au cours des deux dernières décennies de son règne rend, pour certains, impossible d’évoquer sa fin sans immédiatement se raccrocher à leur sempiternel prêt-à-penser : l’anti-impérialisme. Qu’on ne s’y méprenne, ce n’est pas un anti-impérialiste que le CNT libyen a exécuté (nous reviendrons sur ce point) hier, c’est avant tout un dictateur fou, brutal et sanguinaire à la Amin Dada. Et ces excentricités ne doivent pas voiler la nature profondément violente de son régime. Continue reading

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Why Libya 2011 is not Iraq 2003

Commentary by Janaina Herrera – 22 August 2011

Benghazi celebrates the adoption of the UNSC resolution 1973, 17 March 2011

Many, including China, Russia and other emerging powers[1] have opposed a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution condemning the Syrian regime for its ruthless crackdown on protestors. For many of these countries, the reproduction of the Libyan precedent has been a major cause for fear. They believe that any harsh condemnation of Damascus’s tyrannical repression could unleash a sequence similar to that of the Libyan scenario: condemnation would lead to multilateral sanctions, and from there to the possibility of military intervention if other methods were to prove ineffective. The intervention in Libya has been the cause for debate. For many, criticism has revolved around the idea that NATO military action in Libya is associated with the Iraq War of 2003. In the context of current massive human rights violations in Syria and other restive Arab states, such a comparison merits considerable attention. Continue reading

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