Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three-Decade U.S. by Francis A. Boyle

By Francis A. Boyle

Francis Boyle presents a entire heritage and critique of yank overseas coverage towards Libya from while the Reagan management got here to energy in January of 1981 as much as the 2011 NATO warfare on Libya that finally completed the U.S. target of regime switch, and past. He units the list immediately at the sequence of army conflicts and crises among the USA and Libya over the Gulf of Sidra, exposing the Reagan administration’s fraudulent claims of Libyan instigation of overseas terrorism recommend over his 8 years in place of work. Boyle unearths the interior tale in the back of the Lockerbie bombing instances opposed to the us and the uk that he filed on the international courtroom for Colonel Qaddafi appearing upon his advice—and the unjust solution of these disputes. Deploying general standards of foreign legislation, Boyle analyzes and debunks the UN R2P “responsibility to guard” doctrine and its fast predecessor, “humanitarian intervention”.
The purported NATO safety surely ended in 50,000 Libyan casualties, and the total breakdown of legislation and order. And this is often only the start. Boyle lays out the ramifications: the destabilization of the Maghreb and Sahel, and the French intervention in Mali—with the USA/NATO/Europe beginning a brand new imperial scramble for the typical assets of Africa. This e-book isn't just a vintage case learn of the behavior people international coverage because it pertains to foreign legislations, yet a damning indictment of the newly-contrived R2P doctrine as criminal hide for Western intervention into 3rd international nations.

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One state’s invocation of a holy war against international terrorism may constitute effective governmental propaganda designed to manipulate public opinion into supporting a foreign policy of aggression premised on considerations such as Hobbesian power politics. 7 For example, the Reagan administration was elected in part on the specious claim that the Carter administration’s general “softness” had been responsible for an alleged increase in international terrorist attacks during the latter’s tenure.

40 I started a one-man national campaign to prevent the looming major military attack against Libya by the Reagan administration. I failed. Both at the time and in retrospect, it was obvious that the Reagan administration purposely moved toward initiating this major military confrontation with Qaddafi, and utilized whatever pretexts it could invent under international law and otherwise to justify such provocative measures to the American people in a bid to obtain their active support for an undeclared or even formal war.

8 The truth of the matter was that starting in the mid-1970’s there had occurred a significant decline in the number of so-called terrorist attacks against the United States by the various Palestinian groups operating out of the Middle East. O. S. and European public opinion. 9 Despite these serious reservations about the practical utility of employing the term “terrorism” and its numerous derivatives, I will use it here even though that term obscures more than it clarifies. ” Nevertheless, for want of a better term, I will use the words “terrorism” and “terrorists,” but only because they have entered into popular acceptation, and always subject to the above reservations and qualifications.

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