SOWING CHAOS: LIBYA IN THE WAKE OF HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION
Introduzione di Cynthia McKinney
(traduzione in inglese di Alexander Millington Synge).
Clarity Press, Atlanta 2016
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“Politics in the United States has reached such depravity that a corrupt Secretary of State, responsible for the commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity, targeted assassination, the murder of U.S. Navy Seals and an Ambassador, expects to be put in the Oval Office instead of a prison cell. President Obama also bears direct responsibility for the destruction of Libya (and a whole host of other countries). Read Sensini to understand the depth of the crimes against Libya, its Jamahiriyya, and direct democracy”[…]. I thank Paolo for writing this powerful exposé of ‘Western’ treachery, corruption, criminality, and holocaust creation in Libya”.
(Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman and author of The Illegal War on Libya)
“Dismissing the claim that the West’s Gaddafi-killing intervention in Libya, which played a big role in the chaos in the Middle East, was for humanitarian reasons, this book explains the real reasons. Of special interest is the author’s discussion of the central role played by ‘the ever-destructive Hillary Clinton’”.
(David Ray Griffin, philosopher of religion and theology, and political writer)
In early 2011, Libya came under attack. The anti-Libya coalition included France, the United Kingdom, the feudal Gulf monarchies, the United States and other NATO countries. Although during the previous months, Muammar Gaddafi had visited the nations of Europe where he was welcomed as the head of a friendly State, the United Nations swiftly approved the coalition-sponsored U-turn, undertaken in the guise of humanitarian intervention to protect the Libyan people. Gaddafi was branded “a bloodthirsty, crazed dictator”, intending and carrying out war crimes to suppress a legitimate domestic revolt.
This narrative was part of a larger-scale Western strategy adopted to redesign the entire Middle East in accordance with its interests. Immediately after the start of the NATO campaign of air strikes, Paolo Sensini visited Tripoli as a member of the “Fact Finding Commission on the Current Events in Libya”. He then wrote a fully detailed account of the real reasons for the attack on Libya, and the outcome. This book outlines the historical background of the last hundred years and more, from the main phases of the Italian military occupation (1911-1943) to the dramatic events of our own times, including an account of the post-war monarchy and Qaddafi’s rise to power, the air strikes on Tripoli and Benghazi ordered by Reagan in 1986, and the Lockerbie affair.
Sensini exposes the falsehoods propagated in 2011 of the alleged “mass graves” and “10,000 deaths”. He takes a close look at the “rebels in Benghazi” – goaded on by Islamic fundamentalists but organised, armed and financed by the West. The “rebels” provided the pretexts that West needed for approval of UN Resolution 1973 – the myth of ‘humanitarian’ intervention as embodied in the so-called “responsibility to protect” (R2P) doctrine. This criminal intervention devastated Libya, unleashing chaos and a civil war unlikely to cease in the near future.
Sensini addresses what has followed in its wake: the 11 September 2012 murder of American Ambassador Chris Stevens, the role of Hillary Clinton, and the plight of untold waves of migrants seeking to flee the continental chaos that R2P has unleashed, resulting in thousands of deaths and drownings across the Mediterranean, and the potential destabilization of
European states struggling to cope with the mass influx.
TABLE OF CONTENTS (INDICE)
PART I FALL OF THE OTTOMANS, WARS AND MONARCHY
1. 2011: The first centenary of Italy’s attack on Libya
2. ‘Liberal’ Italy girds for war
3. The Sanusis
4. The landing forces reach the coastal cities
5. Coming to terms with the Sanusis
7. The colonization policy in Libya during the era of fascism
8. The era of Italo Balbo
9. The war ends: British military administration of Libya and the
coronation of King Idris
10. The Free Officers seize power and expel the Italians from Tripoli
11. The Jamahiriyya Green Book
12. Covert ops, and tales of ‘terrorism’…
PART II JAMAHIRIYYA
1. “Arab Spring”
2. UN Resolutions 1970 and 1973 against Libya, and the
‘new international law’
3. Who were Libya’s ‘rebels’? Who backed them?
4. The role of the Sanusis in the Libyan revolt
5. Timeline to UN Resolution 1973
6. Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya, and their part in Gaddafi’s downfall
7. What we saw with our own eyes in Libya
8. Gaddafi’s Jamahiriyya—Facts and figures
9. The real reasons for going to war
10. The curtain drops
11. Once upon a time… Libya
PART III RECIPE FOR DISASTER
1. The Unending Transition Begins
3. The Blame Game
4. The Insoluble Disorder