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Egyptian President Sisi tells UK: finish job in Libya

Posted by seumasach on November 4, 2015

As I have been saying: the Libya debacle will return to haunt Cameron

Egyptian President Sisi tells UK: finish job in Libya to stop another Syria


4th November, 2015


David Cameron should complete the “mission” he started in Libya to prevent the country becoming another Islamist-dominated state like Syria, Egypt’s President will demand when he visits Downing Street on Wednesday.

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Cameron fends off Robertson on Libya

Posted by seumasach on October 15, 2015

Cailean Bochanan

18th October, 2015

Once again Cameron’s nemesis, the spectre of the disastrous Libya intervention, has raised its head. This time SNP foreign policy spokesman, Angus Robertson, speaking during Prime Minister’s question time in the House of Commons, has referred to the “total anarchy and civil unrest: in Libya” as one of the “unintended consequences” of that war. He went on to ask, in reference to the military intervention in Libya as well as those in Iraq and Afghanistan: “What assurances can you give that you have learnt lessons from past mistakes and you will not repeat them?” As it transpired, Cameron fended off the attack with some ease, quipping: “Would you be happier with Gaddafi running Libya?”

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Renzi meets Putin in Moscow

Posted by seumasach on March 8, 2015

Italy’s Prime Minister Renzi Meets Putin in Moscow

Wall Street Journal

5th March, 2015

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized economic ties Thursday as he welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the first major European leader to make an official visit to Moscow since Russia annexed Crimea a year ago.

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Libya: Dr. Moussa Ibrahim speaks

Posted by seumasach on January 14, 2015


14th January, 2015

During a historic event last Monday at the Committee Rooms Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, dr. Moussa Ibrahim, the main media spokesperson of the Libyan Jamahiriya government at the time of the NATO aggression in 2011, spoke publicly in English for the first time after the so-called fall of Tripoli. Dr. Ibrahim, who is still wanted by the NATO powers for committing the “crime” of eloquently defending the truth about the imperialist war on Libya to the international press, joined the event called “Libya: NATO’s untold story”  via video link.

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Libya: Be careful what you wish for

Posted by seumasach on December 11, 2014

Brian Cloughly

Asia Times

11th December, 2014

On March 19, 2011, the United States led NATO countries in a blitz of aircraft and missile strikes against the government of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s batty dictator who was visited in 2004 and 2007 by British prime minister Tony Blair, in 2007 by French president Nicolas Sarkozy, in 2008 by US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, and in 2009 by Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, all of whom cordially assured him that relations between their countries and his were comfortable.

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Tunisia expels Bernard Henry Levy only 24 hours after his arrival

Posted by seumasach on November 4, 2014

Middle East Online

2nd November, 2014

TUNIS – French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy was expelled from Tunisia Saturday night only 24 hours after his arrival in the country.

He was supposed to stay in Tunisia till Thursday.

His visit had provoked a storm of protests in the country. The trade union federation (UGTT) called Saturday for his expulsion from the country denouncing his role in “inciting anarchy and encouraging civil wars and terrorism in the Arab World”.


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Hifter supports role for Egyptian army in Libyan conflict

Posted by seumasach on June 9, 2014

Did you face difficulty in bringing together the Libyan army again? 

 I didn’t experience any difficulty in calling military members. As soon as they heard the call, they went in large numbers to various sites in Libya. It is difficult for the government to do this kind of thing. 

Egypt and Algeria are brotherly states, and cooperation between us and Algeria will be quick and easy.

The reintegration of the Libyan army and the role of Egypt and Algeria are key to re-establishment of Libyan state



June, 2014

In the second part of an interview from within his stronghold at an air force base [in eastern Libya], Khalifa Hifter, the commander of “Operation Dignity,” spoke about the border with Egypt and securing it. Hifter said he agrees with the method chosen by Egypt [to secure the border], even if it reached the point of a military strike within the borders of Egypt’s western neighbor.

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France mulling new intervention in Libya

Posted by seumasach on January 29, 2014

This raises the possibility of a new French intervention in Libya to combat the reviving nationalist movement there.

France’s top military officer warns of security ‘black hole’ in southern Libya

27th January, 2014

PARIS – France’s top military officer says he favours an international operation to battle a security “black hole” in southern Libya.

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Anti-NATO Libya protest in London

Posted by seumasach on January 23, 2014

Protest demands end to Pro-Nato Libyan Junta and death squad crimes against the people of Libya

Sukant Chanden

Sons of Malcolm

21st January, 2014

Around 100 people protested earlier today outside the British Prime Minister’s office outside Downing Street in the government area of Whitehall in central London.
The protesters are opposing the pro-Nato Libyan junta’s air strikes against the southern Libyan town of Sabha yesterday and the day before, strikes targeting armed fighters, many of whom are supporters of the previous government of the Jamahirya or the ‘State of the Masses’ under the leadership of Muammar Gaddafi since September 1969. The pro-Nato Libyan junta has made clear itself that it has lost control of areas of south Libya including the biggest city in the south, Sabha.

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Nationalist insurrection in Libya

Posted by seumasach on January 21, 2014


20th January, 2014

Libyan nationalist forces regained control of several cities, especially in the sourthern part of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Libya: from bad to worse

Posted by seumasach on November 13, 2013

Voice of Russia

9th November, 2013

Two years after the revolution that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is close to becoming what is called ‘a failed state’. Who is responsible for this, and are there ways to put things right?

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