Libya: the Lies that launched another war

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By Chris Floyd
chris-floyd.com

November 10, 2011

Hugh Roberts’ new article in the London Review of Books is the best story I have yet read about the war of regime change in Libya. It is meticulously detailed, rich in context — historical, cultural, political — carefully measured and soberly expressed.

The article should be read in full — anyone who cares at all about a deeper understanding of these events would be foolish to miss it — but I want to highlight just one aspect: the deliberate falsehoods — fanned by the media, including many “progressive” voices — which were used as a justification for the Western military intervention.

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