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Power Politics, NATO, and the Libyan Intervention: Pompous Rhetoric and Realpolitik | Counterpunch

The recent NATO intervention against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya has been a considerable source of contention among many on the left, with self-proclaimed progressives, most notably Juan Cole, openly supporting this military action.

The intervention clearly exceeded the parameters originally set forth by UN Security Council resolution 1973, which authorized the international use of force to establish a “no fly” zone over Libya and to protect civilians; the UN resolution made no mention of regime change or government overthrow, though this clearly was NATO’s main objective from the beginning.

Read more here: Power Politics, NATO, and the Libyan Intervention » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.

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