Some articles on Libyan events
Welcome To Libya’s Democracy by Pepe Escobar
Too Soon To Declare Victory In Libya by Phyllis Bennis
Sweet and Lowdown: A Crude Analysis of the Libyan Liberation by Chris Floyd
Libya Now Needs Boots on the Ground by Richard Haas (of the Council on Foreign Affairs).
EU, NATO set for major role in Libya..Wall Street Journal
Western Powers Fighting for Oil Like `A Bunch of Piranhas…RT (Russian news service)
Note: At the request of a number of websites, I’ll be writing about the events in Libya myself soon. As usual, although I am not a fan of Mohammar Khadaffi, my take is more critical of events than what is appearing in the mainstream media. But I want to wait a few days until the dust clears. In general, I’d simply say that the rebels are `less than they appear’ and the U.S. involvement deeper than it seems. In some ways the events parallel the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, in other ways they are unique. Those who say what is happening is `not about oil’ (also said about Iraq early on after the March 2003 invasion) are either cynical or need their heads examined… more later. Meanwhile, you can blow up accompanying map and get a better picture of Libyan oil and gas wells and pipe lines, not a bad way to begin the study of the place.