Phyllis Bennis, Africa and the Obama Tragedy

[Professor Bennis isn’t having any of this either. –Angela, CHA, link monkey]

It began the same way, with a home-grown call for protests against a dictatorship responsible for terrible repression, the massacre of prisoners and more. But when Libyan protesters took up arms, and especially when leaders invited NATO and the U.S. to become the “air force of the Transitional National Council,” the links between Libya’s rebellion and those of the rest of the Arab Spring began to fray.

Please visit the indispensable Salon for the rest of After Gadhafi, the West eyes the Libyan prize: Oil rich and deeply divided, the country is vulnerable to outside powers.

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