The "Decent Left" and the Libya Intervention
A Reply to Michael Bérubé

Gibbs, David N.
Date Written:  2011-11-25
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2011
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13895

Western elites were perfectly comfortable with Gaddafi’s oppressive rule, including his use of torture. These states only broke with Gaddafi when his hold on power tottered, in response to the Arab Spring, and he ceased to be useful. He was no longer viewed as a reliable protector of Western access to Libya’s oil resources.

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