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War in Libya: Teaching a Lesson

War in Libya: Teaching a Lesson

By W. T. Whitney Jr. Critics of NATO’s war against Libya list civilian casualties, oil greed, uncertain rebel leadership, and persecution of resident sub-Saharan Africans among their objections. At first blush, the targeting of Libya, alone among rebellious Arab states, is odd. After economic sanctions were lifted in 2004 and diplomatic recognition restored, Washington was dealing with Libya. Arab upheavals led to recalculation. Ghanaian columnist Prince Akyeampong recently suggested Libya

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