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Libya, the struggle for survival, Geoff Simons ; foreword by Tam Dalyell

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Libya, the struggle for survival, Geoff Simons ; foreword by Tam Dalyell
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-402) and index
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Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Libya
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
35910934
Responsibility statement
Geoff Simons ; foreword by Tam Dalyell
Sub title
the struggle for survival
Summary
This work charts in detail the West's response, particularly that of the US, to Libya's possible involvement in the bombing of the Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie in 1988. It suggests that this response cannot be fully understood without consideration of the United States as sole military superpower in the new world order. The book argues that the US decision to target Libya, and to involve the UN in this policy, has more to do with the realpolitik objectives of a hegemonic power than with the disinterested use of international law to combat terrorism. The Lockerbie issue is set against a detailed history of Libya from the earliest times to the present, with emphasis on Libya's colonial past, the pivotal significance of Libya's oil resource, the character of the Gaddafi revolution, and the consequent impact on relations with the United States. Geoff Simons is the author of "Cuba: From Conquistador to Castro", "Iraq: From Sumer to Saddam", "Korea: The Search for Sovereignty", "The United Nations: A Chronology of Conflict" and "Un Malaise: Power, Problems and Realpolitik"
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