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Maria Dubovikova ن sur Twitter : "These bodies-result of the West's intervention in #Libya in 2011.No need to remind people about this.Blame #Assad. Libya Al Hurra sur Twitter : "#IS in #Sirte has begun a propaganda campaign among the locals in the form of an "Information Office" #Libya. Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam sentenced to death by court in Libya. What did Libyans gain from the revolution? A child from the town of Tawargha runs in the rain in a refugee camp in Benghazi, Jan. 11, 2012.

What did Libyans gain from the revolution?

(photo by REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori) Author: Mustafa Fetouri Posted February 24, 2015 Feb. 17 marked the fourth anniversary of the Libyan revolution and the events that led to the civil war and to the NATO intervention that toppled Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Summary⎙ Print Four years into the Libyan civil war and the revolution that toppled Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, thousands of Libyans remain displaced in their own country as political, social and economic problems continue to worsen.

Four years on and the simple question arises of whether Libya and Libyans indeed achieved anything that is considered positive or worth continuously paying the price for. Thousands of Libyans are still displaced inside Libya, where they live on charity handouts and in makeshift camps scattered around the oil-rich country. U.S.-Approved Weapons Transfer Ended Up With Libyan Jihadis. U-N-talks-in-Libya-Dead-on-Arrival-

لؤي عمران sur Twitter : "This is how #Derna #Libya looks like: Terrorists loyal to #ISIS roaming our streets.. The world should & must care.. Zaid Benjamin sur Twitter : "#IS fighters have executed 2 journalists in east #Libya for working in a TV channel "that insults Allah" United forces to regain Tripoli: Libya PM - Al Arabiya News. Libya is a disaster we helped create. The west must take responsibility. Armed vehicles belonging to the forces of rebel leader Ibrahim Jadran. 'Under militia rule, Libya is beginning to disintegrate.' Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters It's called the pottery store rule: "you break it, you own it".

Libya is a disaster we helped create. The west must take responsibility

But it doesn't just apply to pots and mugs, but to nations. In the build-up to the catastrophic invasion of Iraq, it was invoked by Colin Powell, then US secretary of state. Libya is a striking example. Today's Libya is overrun by militias and faces a deteriorating human rights situation, mounting chaos that is infecting other countries, growing internal splits, and even the threat of civil war. Libya: A Rebuff to the ICC. (Brussels) – Libya should promptly surrender Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

Libya: A Rebuff to the ICC

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of Muammar Gaddafi, is wanted for crimes against humanity. Libyan authorities will hold a hearing in Tripoli’s South Court on September 19, 2013, opening the pretrial (or “accusation”) phase in domestic proceedings against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, as well as the former intelligence chief and ICC suspect Abdullah Sanussi, and other senior Gaddafi-era officials. Libya: No Impunity for ‘Black Saturday’ Benghazi Deaths. (Tripoli) – Libyan authorities should promptly and thoroughly investigate the violent clashes in Benghazi on June 8, 2013, that left 32 people dead.

Libya: No Impunity for ‘Black Saturday’ Benghazi Deaths

The authorities should also hold those who violated the law accountable. Witnesses described to Human Rights Watch how demonstrators in Benghazi gathered at the headquarters of the Libya Shield 1 Brigade, one of the larger militias in the city, to protest its conduct, which residents viewed as abusive and unaccountable, and to demand the deployment of Libya’s official army and police forces instead. Witnesses said the protest escalated from protesters throwing rocks and shots being fired to disperse the crowd, to shooting on both sides and the militia firing anti-aircraft weapons, killing and wounding scores of people.

After several hours, the national army’s special forces took over the brigade’s base. Qaddafi's Arms Flooding Middle East from Libya. Crisisgroup. A Transatlantic Perspective on the Libyan Election. Libya's Militia Menace. By any standard, Libya's July 7 elections were a remarkable achievement. They defied expectations of widespread violence and an Islamist landslide. Qaddafi's Spawn. The military campaign against Muammar al-Qaddafi's regime has been hailed a success.

Qaddafi's Spawn

In March, Permanent U.S. Representative to NATO Ivo Daalder and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe James Stavridis wrote in Foreign Affairs that, faced with the humanitarian disaster in Libya, NATO "succeeded in protecting those civilians and, ultimately, in providing the time and space necessary for local forces to overthrow Muammar al-Qaddafi. " But all the celebration has covered up a worrying trend. The unrest surrounding Qaddafi's last months is now reverberating throughout North Africa and the Sahel -- a phenomenon that might be called Qaddafi's spawn. First, there are the weapons: The neighborhood, especially Algeria, Mauritania, and Niger, was always uneasy about Libya's civil war. To continue reading, please log in. Don't have an account? Register Register now to get three articles each month. As a subscriber, you get unrestricted access to

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