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: Jon Walker Monday October 6, 2014 1:40 pm|
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday June 2, 2014 10:00 am|
Clinton’s book raises some important points. Here are the questions some reporter should ask her if given the chance, along with a note about “why it matters” for each one to make clear these are things we need to know from the likely-next president of the United States, far apart from any political slugfest.
|By: Attaturk Tuesday August 23, 2011 1:30 am|
Here’s a real surprise, situation in Libya isn’t as clear as previously reported.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday August 22, 2011 3:30 pm|
Throughout the Libya war, there has been quite a bit of skepticism about who the rebels being armed were exactly and whether they could govern Libya after Gaddafi was defeated. A political body to represent the rebels, the National Transitional Council (NTC), began to solidify early in the conflict. Its leader, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has been chairman of the NTC since February. Jalil was Libya’s justice minister, who was sent to deal with the uprising in Benghazi when it began. Jalil “quit in protest” after witnessing the “excessive use of violence against unarmed protesters.”
|By: Siun Friday February 25, 2011 4:10 pm|
Libyans who planned to protest in Tripoli after Friday prayers were met with gunfire as they left their mosques.
|By: Siun Monday February 21, 2011 11:40 am|
There are multiple reports of fighter jets firing on protesters in Tripoli as well as continued reports of live fire in the capital city. The Guardian includes a report of naval bombardment, as well.