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Libya, and the decisive moment | openDemocracy

A single incident in Libya’s evolving conflict may come to be pivotal in shaping the fate both of the anti-Gaddafi effort and of western military intervention. The Saddam Hussein regime was terminated in three weeks in 2003, but the war in Iraq that followed lasted seven years. The Taliban were gone in eight weeks in 2001, but the war in Afghanistan ...

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A Conversation with Libyan National Council Representative Ali Aujali | American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

AEI visiting scholar Paul Wolfowitz will discuss America’s involvement in Libya with former Libyan ambassador Ali Aujali, the current representative of Libya’s Transitional National Council. Read more here: A Conversation with Libyan National Council Representative Ali Aujali | American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

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Patrick Cockburn: African Union’s Ceasefire Rejected | CounterPunch

Libya’s rebel leaders yesterday rejected an attempt by an African Union delegation to broker a ceasefire, saying they would negotiate only on the condition that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his family give up power. The delegation, which arrived in Benghazi after talks with Colonel Gaddafi in Tripoli, had proposed a ceasefire, a humanitarian corridor for cities and towns besieged by ...

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Libya: Rebels in retreat | Editorial | The Guardian

The air war may have secured parts of Libya, but Gaddafi has shown for the second time in his life that he is still standing on home turf. This could change, but how many in Nato are that confident that it will? All this points to an outcome with Gaddafi and his sons in place. It is messy. It lacks ...

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The Roots of the Côte d’Ivoire Crisis | The Nation

This tropical West African nation, once the most prosperous in the region, is sliding even deeper into civil war. At press time, after a weeklong street battle for Abidjan, the commercial capital of 5 million, there were reports of a fragile settlement. But the vicious violence could break out again at any time. Mainstream Western press accounts included depressingly familiar ...

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Turkey’s ‘benevolent’ role in Libya sparks some resentment

RELATED: Turkey has proposed a path to a peaceful resolution to the deadlocked conflict in Libya, involving a withdrawal by Muammar Gaddafi’s forces from cities held by the rebels, and democratic reform. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlined the proposal in Ankara – saying it would be put to Colonel Gaddafi – as a senior US general said it ...

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Libya Rebels Advance On Strategic Oil Town | The Huffington Post

Italy recognized opponents of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as the country’s only legitimate voice on Monday as the rebels advanced on a war-battered oil town and a Gadhafi envoy pressed other European countries for help in ending the crisis.Italy is only the third country, after France and Qatar, to recognize the rebel-led Libyan National Transitional Council as North Africa nation’s ...

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Exposed: The US-Saudi Libya deal | Asia Times Online

You invade Bahrain. We take out Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. This, in short, is the essence of a deal struck between the Barack Obama administration and the House of Saud. Two diplomatic sources at the United Nations independently confirmed that Washington, via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave the go-ahead for Saudi Arabia to invade Bahrain and crush the pro-democracy ...

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