Press TV has conducted an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of Pan Africa News Wire from Detroit, about increased violence and clashes in Libya as security forces are deployed to Benghazi to engage in gun battles with rivals.
Libya is back in the news. Earlier this week, the troubled country regained widespread attention after the sudden U.S. capture of Anas al-Liby, an al Qaeda member and suspected plotter of the 1998 bombings of American embassies in Africa.
BOTTOM LINES • The Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong. Libya’s 2011 uprising was never peaceful, but instead was armed and violent from the start. Muammar al-Qaddafi did not target civilians or resort to indiscriminate force. Although inspired by humanitarian impulse, NATO’s intervention did not aim mainly to protect civilians, but rather …