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Lebanese expats in Libya want out urges evacuation

The Lebanese expatriate community in Libya want to get out and urged on Thursday the authorities to evacuate them because of the deadly clashes that are currently taking place between rival militias, National News Agency ( NNA) reported...Show More Summary

Who (Or What) To Blame For Libya?

Christopher Stephen paints a picture of a country where deeply entrenched corruption and factionalism have rendered good governance impossible and fueled the pseudo-civil war tearing the country apart today: With the economy moribund, the only growth industry has been militias. Show More Summary

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

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Filipinos told to leave Libya after the beheading of a construction worker and the gang-rape of a nurse: "The Philippines has dispatched its foreign secretary to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino construction worker was beheaded and a nurse gang-raped there." The post-Gaddafi Libya is unraveling. Show More Summary

The impending death of Libya's dream to be a democracy

Since then, a chaotic welter of regional militias has been competing for riches and influence. No ordinary turf war, the latest fighting could define Libya’s future and perhaps end its dream of democracy. The violence is most likely a calculated attempt at politics by other means, says Karim Mezran at the Atlantic Council, a think-tank in Washington. Show More Summary

Filipinos told to leave Libya after beheading

Foreign secretary dispatched to oversee evacuation of 13,000 nationals after man was beheaded and nurse gang-raped.

Obama Sued: House Authorizes Lawsuit Against President With 225-201 Vote

Argentina defaults; Russia, Ukraine, Libya, Israel, Gaza, Iraq all in a state of (hot or otherwise) war, and now Obama is getting sued. MT: @AP_Politics MORE: House authorizes GOP-led plan to sue Obama alleging he exceeded constitutional powers http://t.co/iaTx9KeVeG — The Associated Press (@AP) July 30, 2014 And from Reuters: The Republican-led U.S. Show More Summary

Libya and Hawkish Revisionism

Max Boot indulges in some convenient revisionism: Saturday was the day the …

The Fruits Of Liberal Intervention, Ctd

This is 1.5 million gallons of gas going up in smoke in Libya http://t.co/ZYqAhgw8K5 pic.twitter.com/Go7swk03Et — NBC News (@NBCNews) July 28, 2014 Frederic Wehrey cautions against buying into the conventional wisdom about what’s going down in Libya: Outside observers are often tempted toward a one-dimensional reading of Libya’s turmoil. It is easy to trace Libya’s […]

China Evacuates Workers in Libya to Malta

China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service, Mario Cutajar, said on Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton and the decision to intervene in Libya

(Paul Mirengoff) Hillary Clinton has been working full-time to control the story of her time as Secretary of State. That was the point of her clunky, largely unread book, and the point of her awkward, gaffe-laden book tour. Clinton argues (plausibly) that she wanted a more activist approach to Syria than that served up by her boss. Show More Summary

At least 75 bodies found in Benghazi; Islamists gain ground

Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, plunging the country further into lawlessness and uncertainty. Intense fighting in Benghazi has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. Show More Summary

At least 75 bodies found in Benghazi; Islamists gain ground

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Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, plunging the country further into lawlessness and uncertainty. Intense fighting in Benghazi has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. Show More Summary

Quantifying the Effects of U.S. Regime Change

All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos Since 2001, the U.S. has undertaken regime change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. All 3 countries are now in chaos … and extremists are more in control than ever. Iraq In Iraq, hardcore Islamic jihadis...Read More

Libyan Rebels Capture Special-Forces Base in Benghazi

Libya is quickly sliding into the realm of a failed state as rebel forces and Islamist militants battle against government troops

Obama mugged by the realities of foreign policy

Barack Obama’s foreign policy disasters are about what one might expect from a leftist community organizer elected to be leader of the free world. So many of the countries this administration has touched — Ukraine, Libya, Iraq — have descended into acute civil war on Obama’s watch. Show More Summary

Chechnya Bans President Barack Obama, European Union Leaders

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has banned President Obama from visiting the Russian Republic of Chechnya. The ban is a sort of sanction, as Kadyrov claims it is retribution for the wars in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine. The Washington...Show More Summary

All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos

Quantifying the Effects of Regime Change Since 2001, the U.S. has undertaken regime change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. All 3 countries are now in chaos … and extremists are more in control than ever. Iraq In Iraq, hardcore Islamic...Show More Summary

Libya Is At Its Lowest Point Since Qaddafi's Ouster

Libya's government is looking for international help as it fights a massive fire at a fuel depot near the Tripoli airport while Islamist militants have overrun a major base in Benghazi. Basically, Libya is at its lowest and most violent point since the ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Qaddafiafi in a 2011 civil war. Show More Summary

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