I don’t have any special expertise about international diplomacy, the culture and history of the Maghreb, or revolutions in general, but something has to be said about what’s happening in Libya.

News is scarce but it now seems reasonably certain that the government has unleashed widespread death by air attack, and by invited foreign forces (the mercenaries), on its own people.  Sort of like Spain in the 30s, actually. The aircraft are French, Russian, and American, and Libyan special forces were trained by the British Special Air Service.  Europe and the US are in this up to our elbows, especially as Europe has happily been heavily addicted to Libyan oil, which of course nourishes Ghaddafi’s exchequer. Continue reading “Libya”