Slouching Towards Sirte: Nato's War On Libya And Africa by Maximilian ForteSlouching Towards Sirte: Nato's War On Libya And Africa by Maximilian Forte

Slouching Towards Sirte: Nato's War On Libya And Africa

byMaximilian Forte

Paperback | November 28, 2012

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Shortlisted for:
Mavis Gallant Nonfiction Prize Awarded by the Quebec Writers' Federation

A comprehensive analysis, this book examines all the justifications and myths about the war on Libya and methodically dismantles them. It delineates the documentary history of events, processes, and decisions that led up to the war while underscoring its resulting consequences. Arguing that NATO’s war is part of a larger process of militarizing U.S. relations with Africa—which sees the development of the Pentagon’s AFRICOM as being in competition with Pan-African initiative—this account shows that Western relations with a “rehabilitated” Libya were shaky at best, mired in distrust, and exhibiting a preference for regime change.

Maximilian Forte is an associate professor of anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal. He is the author of Indigenous Cosmopolitans, Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary, and Ruins of Absence, Presence of Caribs: (Post) Colonial Representations of Aboriginality in Trinidad and Tobago. He lives in Montreal.
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Title:Slouching Towards Sirte: Nato's War On Libya And AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:November 28, 2012Publisher:Baraka BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926824520

ISBN - 13:9781926824529

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“a meticulously documented study in hypocrisy: that of the U.S. elite, of the Gulf ruling classes who have lately welded their agenda directly onto that of the United States, and of the liberal bombardiers who emerged in the crucible of ‘humanitarian’ wars of the 1990s only to re-emerge as cheerleaders of the destruction of another Arab country in 2011.(…) Forte is able to bring to bear evidence that NATO carried out extensive war crimes during the ‘liberation’ of Sirte, and the evidence is impeccable…” —Max Ajl