Sowing Chaos: Libya in the Wake of Humanitarian Intervention

Paolo Sensini (Author)
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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 Qaddafi 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. Qaddafi 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 airstrikes, 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 airstrikes 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 'humanitarian' myth of "responsibility to protect" (R2P). 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.

Product Details

Price
$23.95
Publisher
Clarity Press
Publish Date
June 15, 2016
Pages
252
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.8 X 8.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780986085314
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About the Author

is a historian and geopolitical expert, whose books incude La rovina antica e la nostra (Aracne, Rome, 2006), Il ┬źdissenso┬╗ nella sinistra extraparlamentare italiana dal 1968 al 1977 (Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2010), Libia 2011 (Jaca Book, Milan, 2011) and Divide et Impera. Strategie del caos per il XXI secolo nel Vicino e Medio Oriente (Mimesis, Milan, 2013). Sensini has also curated key works by Bruno Rizzi, Ante Ciliga, Josef Dietzgen and Sergej Mel'gunov for publication in Italian.

Reviews

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, author of Bush and Cheney: How They Destroyed America and the World, and Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?"
"It is rare for a historian to write a history of a significant issue and bring it into the present time; even rarer when the work coincides with the reemergence of that issue on the world stage. Paolo Sensini has done just that with Sowing Chaos: Libya in the Wake of Humanitarian Intervention. It is a revelatory historical analysis of the exploitation and invasion of Libya by colonial and imperialistic powers for more than a century... Sowing Chaos is a superb book. If you wish to understand the ongoing Libyan tragedy, and learn where responsibility lies, read it. If the tale it tells doesn t disgust you, I d be surprised." -- Prof. Edward Curtin, GlobalResearch"