For 10 years British politicians like Jack Straw, Gordon Brown and David Miliband have flatly denied that the British state was complicit in torture during the war on terror.
Will America learn the lesson of Libya? Breed crows and they will pull out your eyes
- 14 September 2012
- Matt Carr
When Hillary Clinton asks 'How can this happen in a country we helped to liberate?' one is tempted to answer with the Spanish proverb – breed crows and they will pull out your eyes.
Removing Gaddafi was easy: now the west has started a fire in Libya it cannot extinguish
- 12 September 2012
- Simon Tisdall
The Libyan revolution, fanned and fuelled by bogus 'liberators' David Cameron and Nicholas Sarkozy, is in danger of degenerating into a chaotic, violent free-for-all.
Torture and mass murder: the other side to the Libya 'success' story
- 09 July 2012
- Patrick Cockburn
Will a new government legitimised by the ballot box be able to rein in the militias and re-establish law and order? Or will the militiamen continue to jail, torture and kill with impunity?
After Iraq and Afghanistan did you really think it would be different in Libya?
- 09 February 2012
- Anthony Shadid
If Iraq and Afghanistan were not enough evidence of what happens when the West wages war in the name of "humanitarian intervention", the chaos in Libya is yet another warning.
How the West's illegal war in Libya has opened the door to more war
- 20 January 2012
- David Gibbs
Military interventions typically make humanitarian situations worse than before, not better, a point dramatically illustrated by the hundreds of thousands of deaths that resulted from interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
UN report reveals torture, lynchings and abuse in post-Gaddafi Libya
- 24 November 2011
- Kim Sengupta & Solomon Hughes
While Gaddafi's political prisoners have been released, their places have been taken by up to 7,000 new "enemies of the state", "disappeared" in a dysfunctional system, with no recourse to the law.
Libya bombed to bits by British bombs: now it's payback time for UK business
- 12 November 2011
- Laura Smith
Libya looks like an excellent investment for the UK: $500 million spent bombing the country for six months could bring British business a return of $300 billion putting it back together again.