There are more stories emerging of atrocities against civilians in Libya, the last apparently involving mass graves of pro-Gaddafi loyalits.
|By: David Dayen Monday October 24, 2011 12:45 pm|
|By: David Dayen Saturday October 22, 2011 10:14 am|
In some sense, the Obama Administration has taken the Pentagon strategy of “transformation” put forth by Donald Rumsfeld to its logical conclusion. Rumsfeld sought a light footprint in warmaking, a small, agile force that could quickly move through regions with superior firepower. The innovation from Obama’s Administration has been to get rid of the footprint altogether. Instead of standing armies occupying foreign countries, the move is toward shadow wars, and unmanned flying robots, and special operations forces. That is the new American way of war.
|By: David Dayen Thursday October 20, 2011 6:58 am|
Reports coming from Libya have been notoriously sketchy, so some caution should be exercised. Plus, Seif al-Islam al-Gadhafi got away from capture after the rebels left him in a room with an underground tunnel, so even if this story is correct it may not be the end of the story. But all reports from Sirte today indicate that Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya for over four decades, has been captured and, according to some reports, killed, as the Libyan rebels took control of Sirte, the final holdout among major cities in the country.
|By: David Dayen Friday September 2, 2011 2:30 pm|
We never really got a clean sense of the rebels who NATO helped to bring to power in Libya. That picture is becoming slightly clearer.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 23, 2011 7:25 am|
While many allies of the President, “Democratic strategists” and the like were exultant over the fall of Gadhafi in Libya, world leaders were more subdued, because they knew he had not been captured, and Tripoli was not entirely in the hands of the rebels. We’ve seen ebbs and flows throughout the civil war in Libya, and the potential existed for another one. And that’s what appears to be happening.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 23, 2011 6:30 am|
Losts of stuff going on today. The world is flying apart, opBart is happening and dday tells us Libya is far from settled. But the Tar Sands 65 are finally out of jail — wait till you see the Tar Babes! –and we don’t have to eat those terrible not really cheese sandwiches. So let’s get on with it by catching up from dday’s news roundup from late yesterday.
|By: David Dayen Monday August 22, 2011 7:05 am|
The rebels in Libya have control over much of Tripoli at this hour. Fighting continues in pockets, and Moammar Gadhafi has gone missing. David Ignatius believes he and his family are preparing exit to Angola. Two of his sons are under the control of the rebels, captured last night. There will still be a dangerous fight to mop up the remaining military pieces of the old regime, including Gadhafi himself. But from a 1,000-foot view, this looks like a successful, home-grown revolution.
|By: David Dayen Sunday August 21, 2011 4:00 pm|
There have been a lot of false starts and dashed hopes in Libya for the rebel forces. Indeed this is the second time they’ve captured Zawiya, seen as the decisive city on the road to Tripoli. But this time appears different, mainly because the rebels have cut off the supply lines to the main oil refinery, and more important, the people of Tripoli have risen up against the Gadhafi regime.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 21, 2011 4:30 pm|
The fact that the Pentagon is handing out “imminent danger” pay to troops working in Libya suggests that “hostilities” are taking place.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday June 1, 2011 11:30 am|
The House Republican leadership, after agreeing to allow a vote on a privileged War Powers resolution from Dennis Kucinich which would end US involvement in the war in Libya, has now yanked that vote from the calendar….In a statement, Kucinich said he was “disappointed that the President and leadership feel the need to buy even more time to shore up support for the War in Libya.