The Libyan story should provide critically important foreign policy lessons for the West and for Canada, but without a mea culpa and recognition of this catastrophic error, no one will learn anything.
responsibility to protect
La clé de la sanglante crise qui s'aggrave en République centrafricaine ne se trouve pas dans le conflit armé entre chrétiens et musulmans, comme le martèlent nos médias liés à de puissants intérêts.
Since a 2013 coup d'état, the Central African Republic has registered more than 6,000 dead, and more than one million refugees and displaced persons, in a war fed by corporate interests and weapons.
Who will protect Libyans now? One of the darkest and most shameful chapters in Western military intervention continues to play out in spades in Libya.
In the first of two interviews, Derrick O'Keefe critiques the notion of humanitarian war and similar rationales for aggression against other countries from Yugoslavia to Libya.
David Taub Bancroft
Is the world required by the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine to intervene militarily in Syria? No.
Ken Stone explains the conflict occurring in Syria and the push for regime change by the West. U.S. hegemony, not human rights, is the priority.
When the United Nations approved a declaration in 2005 that the international community has a Responsibility to Protect the citizens of a nation when its government cannot, expectations were high.