Sowing Chaos: Libya in the Wake of Humanitarian Intervention

Sowing Chaos: Libya in the Wake of Humanitarian Intervention

by Paolo Sensini


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ISBN-13: 9780986085314
Publisher: Clarity Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/15/2016
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

is a historian and geopolitical expert, whose books incude La rovina antica e la nostra (Aracne, Rome, 2006), Il «dissenso» nella sinistra extraparlamentare italiana dal 1968 al 1977 (Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2010), Libia 2011 (Jaca Book, Milan, 2011) and Divide et Impera. Strategie del caos per il XXI secolo nel Vicino e Medio Oriente (Mimesis, Milan, 2013). Sensini has also curated key works by Bruno Rizzi, Ante Ciliga, Josef Dietzgen and Sergej Mel’gunov for publication in Italian.

Table of Contents

Foreword Cynthia McKinney 5

Part I Fall of the Ottomans, Wars and Monarchy

1 2011: Centenary of Italy's attack on Libya 13

2 'Liberal' Italy girds for war 16

3 The Sanusis 18

4 The landing forces reach the coastal cities 22

5 Coming to terms with the Sanusis 27

6 Stalemate 29

7 The colonization policy in Libya during the era of fascism 31

8 The era of Italo Balbo 34

9 British military administration of Libya and coronation of King Idris 37

10 The Free Officers seize power and expel the Italians from Tripoli 42

11 The Jamahiriyya Green Book 48

12 Covert ops, and tales of 'terrorism'… 57

Part II Jamahiriyya

1 "Arab Spring" 67

2 UN Resolutions 1970 and 1973, and the 'new international law' 69

3 Who were Libya's 'rebels'? Who backed them? 75

4 The role of the Sanusis in the Libyan revolt 89

5 Timeline to UN Resolution 1973 103

6 The role of Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya in Gaddafi's downfall 117

7 What we saw with our own eyes in Libya 128

8 Gaddafi's Jamahiriyya-Facts and figures 138

9 The real reasons for going to war 150

10 The curtain drops 164

11 Once upon a time… Libya 171

Part III Recipe For Disaster

1 The Unending Transition Begins 197

2 Benghazi-gate 200

3 The insoluble disorder 205

4 The shipping news and the body count 221

5 Money matters 224

6 Diplomacy and scimitars 229

Endnotes 235

Names index 279

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