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No-fly zone: reasons for (Gilbert Achcar interview)

Gilbert Achcar gives cogent arguments in favor of the no-fly zone. This should be read as a counter-weight to the arguments I presented in my earlier post criticizing the UN Security Council invasion. His reasoning is clear and persuasive: 1) … Continue reading

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Libya intervention, Obama hypocrisy

It has become clear that the UN resolution authorizing the use of force in Libya is essentially a mandate to oust Gaddafi. There are three major problems with what is going on, from my point of view. First, is the … Continue reading

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Libyan intervention: humanitarianism or imposing regime change?

Update: From aljazeera’s Libya liveblog: 4:00pm Civilians have been hit in the bombardment of sites in Libya, says Russia – which called for an immediate end to the strikes. A foreign ministry spokesman said: In that respect we call on … Continue reading

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