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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.

UK government pays millions to tortured Libyan to conceal its crimes

By Julie Hyland, December 18, 2012

The British government has agreed to pay £2.23 million to Libyan Sami al-Saadi and his family, who were kidnapped with the aid of MI6 and rendered to Tripoli.

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.

Attack in Libya disrupted major CIA operation

By Bill Van Auken, September 25, 2012

The September 11 attack that claimed the life of the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans disrupted a major CIA operation in the North African country.

US blames Libya attack on Al Qaeda-linked forces it previously backed

By Alex Lantier, September 22, 2012

US officials believe the Benghazi attack is the work of Al Qaeda-linked forces backed by Washington during last year’s war in Libya.

“The Quiet American”: the death of J. Christopher Stevens

By Bill Van Auken, September 14, 2012

The death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya is a consequence of the bloody and murderous role of imperialism in that region and throughout the world.

The US embassy protests

By Alex Lantier, September 14, 2012

Protests at US embassies against an anti-Islamic video are a devastating popular verdict on the policies of the US government in the Middle East.

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.

The real significance of Libya’s elections

By Jean Shaoul, Chris Marsden, July 11, 2012

The elections for a new General National Congress in Libya are an attempt to provide a “democratic” façade for an authoritarian and undemocratic government, subservient to the interests of the major Western powers, corporations and banks.

NATO-installed regime seeks “democratic” cover in Libyan elections

By Jean Shaoul, July 7, 2012

Libya goes to the polls today to choose a 200-seat General National Congress to replace the National Transitional Council (NTC).

Major powers demand release of ICC lawyer from Libya

By Mike Head, June 18, 2012

The NATO powers are determined to get their hands on Saif Gaddafi, who possesses details of the lucrative ties established between his father’s inner circle and the Western powers between 2004 and 2010.