“We have failed to recognize that arming militias and manufacturing a mercenary army under the banner of the dollar would only exacerbate disunity and ultimately play to our disadvantage,” one expert tells MintPress of the international community’s failings in Libya. By Catherine Shakdam With global attention focused on Iraq and Syria, Libya was left to [...]
|By: CTuttle Thursday March 19, 2015 4:30 pm|
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday March 3, 2015 10:02 am|
That sound you hear? That’s Republicans dancing a merry jig, and Benghazi investigators sharpening their subpoenas, because 2016 just got a lot more interesting with the revelation that as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton conducted all official business using a personal email account on her own web domain. Here’s what happened, and why it matters. [...]
|By: DSWright Thursday February 26, 2015 9:00 am|
Yesterday Senator John McCain spoke at the New America Foundation’s Future of War Conference on his vision for American foreign policy – war. McCain said the US should send (more) ground forces into Iraq and expand the combat mission into Syria to destroy ISIS. McCain lamented that Libya had fallen into chaos and said the [...]
|By: Brandon Jordan Tuesday February 17, 2015 11:00 am|
Four years after NATO’s intervention in Libya to overthrow Moammar Gaddafi, the country is suffering from a multitude of crises including a shortage of oil exports.
Recently, Western countries warned Libya may face bankruptcy as a result of both the drop in oil prices and Libya’s oil production.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 11, 2014 7:00 am|
Militant Islamist groups in both Libya and Egypt have now pledged loyalty to ISIS and recognized the Islamic State. Despite efforts by governments in Iraq, Syria, neighboring states, and the US it appears ISIS has been able to continue to spread throughout the region.
|By: DSWright Wednesday October 29, 2014 6:56 am|
Sharyl Attkisson, a former reporter with CBS News, claims in a new book that the US government hacked into her computer as well as her phone lines. Attkisson was one of the reporters responsible for the infamous Benghazi story that became the subject of numerous congressional hearings concerning how an American diplomat was killed in Libya at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi.
|By: CTuttle Friday October 17, 2014 6:40 pm|
Putin, Erdogan, Saudi Arabia: The Balance Of Power Is Shifting
|By: DSWright Tuesday October 7, 2014 11:30 am|
Though Goldman Sachs has already admitted in court documents that it bribed officials working for Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, the claim brought by Libya concerning fraud remains contested. Libya’s sovereign wealth fund known as the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has accused Goldman Sachs of putting the fund in over $1 billion worth of high risk losing trades so Goldman could pocket $350 million in fees.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 6, 2014 1:40 pm|
The fact is that we have a really poor track record when it comes to bombing countries into stable democracies. That doesn’t seem to get enough attention.Syria, Washington Post, Libya, Tripoli
|By: DSWright Monday September 22, 2014 7:10 am|
In court documents Too Big To Fail bank Goldman Sachs has admitted to paying bribes to the government of Muammar Gaddafi in order to gain access to Libya’s sovereign wealth fund. The information came to light from a lawsuit filed in London against Goldman Sachs by the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA).