Bloodshed in NATO’s ‘new’ Libya continues


This video says about itself:

Regime Change in Libya Mirrors Iraq: Both Efforts Led to Failed States & Destabilized Region

26 August 2016

As we speak with scholar Vijay Prashad about how the United States carried out regime change in Libya and left behind a failed state, he notes: “The story in Libya is not dissimilar to the story in Iraq.” Both are politically divided societies in which the United States deposed long-entrenched leaders, Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and left behind failed states. Prashad adds that “in both instances, when the strongman was captured … they said, ‘We are ready to negotiate,’ and the United States essentially was not interested in negotiating.” He says the outcome in Libya contributed to the destabilization of Mali, Tunisia and much of northern Africa.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Libya: Bloodshed rages in Tripoli for second day

Saturday 3rd December 2016

FIGHTING among militias in Libya’s capital Tripoli raged for a second day yesterday, the worst violence in two years.

Witnesses said battles continued in the south-eastern Nasr Forest district and adjacent districts between factions fighting for control over the capital.

The clashes started on Thursday and reportedly left eight dead. During a lull of violence late on Thursday night, panicked residents lined up in front of petrol stations.

One of the warring factions, the Tripoli Revolutionaries, accused rivals of abductions, killings and people-trafficking.

Unconfirmed social media posts also reported that one of the factions had taken over Libya’s central bank.

Tripoli is the base of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, which has yet to fill most of its advertised cabinet posts.

Seven civilians killed in Tripoli clashes, Tripoli Medical Center confirms: here.

Libyan Labels: a journey through the Guardian’s coverage of the Libyan disaster: here.

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