NATO Ends Libya Mission

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

After four decades of tyrannical rule, and a bloody seven month uprising with the assistance of the international community, a new chapter begins in Libya today. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced the end of the alliance's seven month mission in Libya on Monday. Shortly thereafter, Libya's National Transitional Council elected a new interim prime minister.

That's NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen yeseterday, announcing the end of the alliance's seven month mission in Libya. The mission saw NATO provide assistance to the rebel uprising that eventually led to the overthrow and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The destruction yesterday of the deposed Libyan leader’s Tripoli home provided a fitting backdrop to the end of the military.
Gadhafi was captured and killed in his hometown of Sirte less than two weeks ago, officially bringing an end to his brutal 42 year rule of the country. But what will his ultimate legacy on the country be? And what’s next for Libya?
Joining us now to answer those questions is Jon Lee Anderson. He’s a staff writer at The New Yorker and he’s got an article in this week’s edition of the magazine “King of Kings: The Last Days Of Muammar Qaddafi”.

Jon Lee Anderson, staff writer for The New Yorker, talks about his new article, "King of Kings: The Last Days Of Muammar Qaddafi," and what Libya's future will be without the dictator.

Guests:

John Lee Anderson

Produced by:

Joseph Capriglione

Comments [1]

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The CIA's "cozy relationship" with a significant regional strongman like Qaddafi sounds like a part of their unpleasant job but what is the excuse for the "cozy relationship" with "progressive" activists around the world with this tyrant?

If "moral virtue" should be our guide than keep that in mind when discussing the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Nov. 01 2011 01:41 PM

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