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Interference - War
 
An article by RussiaToday
Blatant state takeover behind EU and US Libyan operation
9 October 2011 | Having taken over Libya, NATO exposed its hypocrisy towards protecting civilian lives, letting the revolutionary forces to shell loyalist cities and assault them despite great losses among civilian population.


An analysis by Wassim Raad
The Syrian Contra: terrorism and foreign interference
5 September 2011 | Last week’s events confirmed the Syrian street abstinence from responding to the calls for demonstrations and protests issued by the Syrian opposition movements. In the meantime, the foreign pressures on the Syrian national state reached unprecedented levels in terms of their political content, with the continuation of the threats to see foreign intervention amid consecutive leaks about the scenarios of military operations inside the Syrian territories, although, the obstacles facing such an adventure –whether by Turkey or NATO- are increasing.


A Research Report by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Lies, War, and Empire: NATO’s “Humanitarian Imperialism” in Libya
26 August 2011 | Andrew Gavin Marshall is an independent researcher and writer based in Montreal, Canada, writing on a number of social, political, economic, and historical issues. He is co-editor of the book, "The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century." As it has been said, "In war, truth is the first casualty". Andrew Gavin Marshall shows here that Libya is no exception.


Journalist Mahdi Nazemroaya speaks from Tripoli
Fighting in Tripoli: "It is a NATO work"
25 August 2011 | 22 August 2011 - Speaking from Tripoli, independent Journalist Mahdi Nazemroaya threatened by CNN staff (producer) and fired on at Tripoli hotel by NATO backed terrorists and snipers.


An article by Jean Bricmont and Diana Johnstone
Who Will Save Libya From Its Western Saviours? Not the left
16 August 2011 | Last March, a coalition of Western powers and Arab autocracies banded together to sponsor what was billed as a short little military operation to “protect Libyan civilians”.


An article by Rick Rozoff
NATO’s Afrika Korps Escalates War Of Attrition Against Libya
12 June 2011 | In their war against Libya, the United States continue to amass record-breaking feats. It is their largest aggression in Africa and their most massive bombardment campaign since the Vietnam war.


An article by International Action Center
Syria - Taking Sides vs. Imperialist Intervention
8 June 2011 | U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ declared on March 25, 2011 – that there are 3 repressive regimes in the Middle East that must be condemned – Syria, Libya and Iran. Why is the U.S. targeting these particular countries?


A Memorandum by Professor Hans Köchler
Resolution 1973 and the intervention in Libya are they legal?
27 May 2011 | It is customary to consider the resolutions of the Security Council as sources of law. They must still comply with the principles of the United Nations Charter. This is clearly not the case of resolution 1973 authorizing the voluntary intervention of NATO in Libya.


Syria and Arab affairs
The affiliated Europe and the Arab developments
9 May 2011 | The events currently unfolding in the Arab countries and the European positions towards them reveal that the Western political and strategic mentality is still governed by a colonial logic which is controlled by the executive priorities and plans drawn up by the Americna Empire. Indeed, the European role seems to be blindly following the decision-making center in Washington, while the American higher policies are renewing their tight commitment to Israel and to hegemony over the Arab oil, i.e. the two pillars of the Western colonial project in the Arab region since the beginning of last century.


An article by Richard Falk
Libya: Will we ever learn? Kicking the intervention habit
8 March 2011 | Not only would a decision to impose a no-fly zone in Libya fly in the face of international law and principles, it would also be counterproductive in terms of achieving the stated humanitarian objectives. International law professor Richard Falk exposes the hypocrisy and bankruptcy of the arguments advanced by the gun-ho advocates of such an extreme measure.


An article by Jean Bricmont
Libya and the Return of Humanitarian Imperialism
8 March 2011 | The whole gang is back: The parties of the European Left (grouping the "moderate" European communist parties), the “Green” José Bové, now allied with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, who has never seen a US-NATO war he didn’t like, various Trotkyist groups and of course Bernard-Henry Lévy and Bernard Kouchner, all calling for some sort of "humanitarian intervention" in Libya or accusing the Latin American left, whose positions are far more sensible, of acting as “useful idiots” for the "Libyan tyrant."


Interview with Jean Bricmont
The Language of Power
21 September 2010 | Jean Bricmont has written critically about ‘humanitarian interventionism’ since the Kosovo war in 1999. In this interview with Thomas Kollmann he discusses the abuse of human rights discourse, relations with Iran and the value of international law.


An intervention by Jean Bricmont
Bombing for a Juster World?
30 July 2009 | While the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, promotes the implementation of the new juridical concept on the "responsibility to protect", the President of the UN General Assembly, Miguel d’Escoto, invited four intellectuals to present their analyses for the enlightenment of member-state delegations. The panel consisted of Gareth Evans (one of the fathers of the concept), Noam Chomsky, Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Jean Bricmont, whose intervention is reproduced below.



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