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State Department officials sanctioned for Benghazi attack

By Bill Van Auken, December 21, 2012

The disciplining of four State Department officials and the report issued by the inquiry into the attack on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya amount to an official coverup of the real issues involved.

US spy agencies edited Benghazi “talking points”

By Patrick Martin, November 24, 2012

Their purpose was to conceal the connections between the US intelligence apparatus and gunmen linked to Al Qaeda.

US prepares military strikes as Libya crisis deepens

By Bill Van Auken, October 17, 2012

The White House is considering drone strikes and Special Forces raids in retaliation for the fatal September 11 attack on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

The diversionary debate over the Benghazi attack

By Bill Van Auken, October 12, 2012

Last month’s fatal attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has emerged as an issue in the US elections, with both parties avoiding the essential political questions raised by the incident.

French government accused of ordering Libyan leader Gaddafi’s assassination

By Antoine Lerougetel, October 10, 2012

Libyan officials are alleging that former French President Nicolas Sarkozy ordered the assassination of Gaddafi.

Anti-US protests spread throughout Muslim world

By Alex Lantier, September 18, 2012

Protests that began one week ago at US embassies in Egypt and Libya against an anti-Islamic YouTube video are rapidly spreading throughout the Muslim world.

US sends Marines to Libya after ambassador’s killing

By Bill Van Auken, September 13, 2012

The killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other US personnel in the storming of the US consulate in Benghazi is by all appearances a case of the chickens coming home to roost.

US Defense Secretary Panetta threatens Syria, Iran in Middle East tour

By Alex Lantier, July 31, 2012

Beginning his week-long Middle East tour yesterday, Panetta called for regime change in Syria and threatened Iran with sanctions and war.

Libyan elections postponed amid mounting violence

By Jean Shaoul, June 7, 2012

Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has postponed elections scheduled for June 19 amid continuing militia clashes, kidnappings and arrests.

Former UK home secretary faces legal action over rendition

By Robert Stevens, April 27, 2012

Information published by the Sunday Times has revealed how the Labour government of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown facilitated the deportation and torture of opponents of the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

Council of Europe report makes NATO responsible for the death of 63 refugees

By Martin Kreickenbaum, April 9, 2012

NATO bears a high degree of responsibility for the deaths of 63 refugees, who died of thirst last spring in the Mediterranean as they travelled from Libya to Italy.

Libya autonomy declaration poses threat of civil war

By Bill Van Auken, March 8, 2012

Following a declaration of autonomy by tribal and militia leaders in oil-rich eastern Libya, the head of the National Transitional Council threatened the use of force to prevent the country’s partition.