In Tripoli

‘Honourable was the swift and timely aid offered to them in their struggle by the West,’ the Times said of the Libyan rebels who rose up against Gaddafi during the Arab Spring in 2011; Western military intervention on behalf of the rebellion was ‘a good deed in a weary world’. Today, more than five years after Gaddafi’s fall in October 2011, Libya has been relegated to that class of countries (Afghanistan, Somalia) from which we hear occasional news of US drone strikes but little else.

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n05/tom-stevenson/flip-flops-and-kalashnikovs

March 2

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About Tom Stevenson
Tom Stevenson is an Independent North Africa reporter

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