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A comprehensive analysis, this book examines all the justifications and myths about the war on Libya and methodically dismantles them. It delineates the documentary history of events, processes, and decisions that led up to the war while underscoring its resulting consequences. Arguing that NATO’s war is part of a larger process of militarizing U.S. relations with Africa—w A comprehensive analysis, this book examines all the justifications and myths about the war on Libya and methodically dismantles them. It delineates the documentary history of events, processes, and decisions that led up to the war while underscoring its resulting consequences. Arguing that NATO’s war is part of a larger process of militarizing U.S. relations with Africa—which sees the development of the Pentagon’s AFRICOM as being in competition with Pan-African initiative—this account shows that Western relations with a “rehabilitated” Libya were shaky at best, mired in distrust, and exhibiting a preference for regime change.


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A comprehensive analysis, this book examines all the justifications and myths about the war on Libya and methodically dismantles them. It delineates the documentary history of events, processes, and decisions that led up to the war while underscoring its resulting consequences. Arguing that NATO’s war is part of a larger process of militarizing U.S. relations with Africa—w A comprehensive analysis, this book examines all the justifications and myths about the war on Libya and methodically dismantles them. It delineates the documentary history of events, processes, and decisions that led up to the war while underscoring its resulting consequences. Arguing that NATO’s war is part of a larger process of militarizing U.S. relations with Africa—which sees the development of the Pentagon’s AFRICOM as being in competition with Pan-African initiative—this account shows that Western relations with a “rehabilitated” Libya were shaky at best, mired in distrust, and exhibiting a preference for regime change.

55 review for Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO's War on Libya and Africa

  1. 5 out of 5

    Thiago S.

    Excepcional livro de história contemporânea Brilhante narrativa da aventura carniceira da OTAN sobre a Líbia em 2011. Um trabalho minucioso de pesquisa - o Autor é detalhista ao extremo e fornece toneladas de informações concretas e citações que corroboram suas opinioes e situam o leitor - mas que não descamba para um trabalho maçante ou complicado de ler. Pelo contrário, Slouching Towards Sirte pode ser muito bem lido e compreendido por pessoas sem anterior conhecimento da guerra da Libia ou do Excepcional livro de história contemporânea Brilhante narrativa da aventura carniceira da OTAN sobre a Líbia em 2011. Um trabalho minucioso de pesquisa - o Autor é detalhista ao extremo e fornece toneladas de informações concretas e citações que corroboram suas opinioes e situam o leitor - mas que não descamba para um trabalho maçante ou complicado de ler. Pelo contrário, Slouching Towards Sirte pode ser muito bem lido e compreendido por pessoas sem anterior conhecimento da guerra da Libia ou do jogo geopolitico internacional. As exposiçoes acerca da situação política da Líbia e da Africa e das intençoes dos EUA no continente sao profundas e esclarecedoras, assim como a análise sobre o papel da mídia e redes sociais na manipulacao da opiniao publica, principalmente - mas nao exclusivamente - em tempos de guerra. Um livro excelente à altura da memória do lendário Coronel Kadafi e dos inocentes que pereceram na Líbia em um dos capítulos mais lamentáveis e deturpados do Século XXI.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rhuff

    "I am only here for the good I can do." So said the smiling Ottoman bureaucrat in Elia Kazan's "America, America," and it seems the fine traditions of smug hypocrisy continue among empire's spokespeople. "The next time that empire comes calling in the name of human rights," Maximilian Forte concludes, mocking the summons of liberal interventionists, "please be found standing idly by." Forte deconstructs the doctrine of "R2P" (Right to Protect) as a mask for colonial empowerment, much like Britain "I am only here for the good I can do." So said the smiling Ottoman bureaucrat in Elia Kazan's "America, America," and it seems the fine traditions of smug hypocrisy continue among empire's spokespeople. "The next time that empire comes calling in the name of human rights," Maximilian Forte concludes, mocking the summons of liberal interventionists, "please be found standing idly by." Forte deconstructs the doctrine of "R2P" (Right to Protect) as a mask for colonial empowerment, much like Britain's crusade against the slave trade of an earlier era. Specifically he ties it to the need to remove an ideological competitor from Africa who stood in the way of "opportunity granted" by austerity-preaching free marketeers and their NATO musclemen. Qaddafi's career as a revolutionary sponsor of violence allegedly justified his overthrow by invasion and subsequent brutal lynching; yet the "humanitarians" who enthroned their own godhood as judges of the quick and the dead showed themselves to be made of the same clay. Hillary Clinton's ghoulish mockery - "We came, we saw, he died!" (p. 130) - was a display of imperial tastelessness not even ascribed to Hitler or Stalin. But self-promoting angels are allowed every evil impulse, including entitlement to the robes of empire itself in 2016. Forte goes on to elucidate how R2P had nothing to offer the inhabitants of Qaddafi's model city of Sirte because NATO bombs by definition kill only the guilty, no matter how scattered their trajectory. Similarly, calls for human rights meant only the rights of those who aided and abetted the regime-change goals hatched in Washington, Paris and Brussels. They certainly did not apply to the black Africans and Libyans who were sadistically lynched, like Qaddafi, but en masse. Propaganda tropes like "mercenary hitmen" were paraded by the "responsible" Western media because, of course, no natives could legitimately side against their protectors. Violating sovereignty to defend rights and dignity is much like the rapist knight who took his reward for rescuing the helpless dame from the dragon's jaws. Thus when rightwing pundits blame Mrs. Clinton for the assassination of Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi they are not far from the truth. As in Cambodia and Iraq, when a nation is bombed back to the Stone Age it's no surprise when the cavemen take over. This excellent analysis could not be published in the US without crushing criticism descending on the author (as witness Professor Stephen Cohen, for not buying into the demonization of Vladimir Putin). All those who sincerely believe in the necessity of invasion and the sodomizing murder of Muammar Qaddafi will not be pleased with this book. Watch as any of that camp who do find it and review it will sputter calumny, but not debate the hard facts of naked emperors yet again caught in the buff.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Pushon Bhattacharya

    A brilliant excoriation of NATO's destruction of Libya, 'Slouching Towards Sirte' sets the record straight on so-called 'humanitarian intervention'. The most impressive aspect of Forte's analysis is that his arguments about the true nature of US foreign policy are based on the state department's own words e.g. WikiLeaks cables, leaked intelligence reports. In addition to busting the myths propagated by the likes of Obama, Clinton, Sarkozy, etc about the war in Libya, this book shows the Libyan o A brilliant excoriation of NATO's destruction of Libya, 'Slouching Towards Sirte' sets the record straight on so-called 'humanitarian intervention'. The most impressive aspect of Forte's analysis is that his arguments about the true nature of US foreign policy are based on the state department's own words e.g. WikiLeaks cables, leaked intelligence reports. In addition to busting the myths propagated by the likes of Obama, Clinton, Sarkozy, etc about the war in Libya, this book shows the Libyan opposition for the racist murderers and torturers that they are. Highly recommended to everyone.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ronald Reagan

    One of the only books written by a westerner that describes what Libya and Gaddafi have done for Africa. Very comprehensive book, well referenced. This book tells the truth on the illegal war on Libya.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Craig Thompson

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. dull and biased towards Khadaffi read through Kindle Unlimited

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