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Author Petras, James F., 1937-

Title The Arab revolt and the imperialist counterattack / James Petras.

Imprint Atlanta, GA : Clarity Press, Inc., 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  327.7301749 P446a 2012    ---  Available
Edition 2nd ed.
Description 130 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents Washington faces the Arab revolts : sacrificing dictators to save the state -- Egypt's social movements, the CIA and Mossad -- Roots of the Arab revolts and premature celebrations -- The Euro-US war on Libya : official lies and misconceptions of critics -- Libya and Obama's defense of the "rebel uprising" -- Contextualizing the "Arab Spring" : networks of empire and realignments of world power -- NATO's war crimes in Libya : who grieves for the fallen heroes? -- The assassination of Osama bin Laden : its uses and abuses -- The assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki by fiat -- The Obama doctrine : making a virtue of necessity -- What future for the Washington/"moderate Islamist" alliance? -- Appendix: Indicators of social well being in pre-invasion Libya.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia have overthrown the public face of the imperial-backed dictatorships in the region, and inspired supporters of popular democracy worldwide. As the Arab revolt spreads from North Africa to the Gulf and widens its demands to include socio-economic as well as political changes, the Empire is striking back. The ruling military junta in Egypt has cracked down on the pro-democracy movement and looks to its autocratic "partners" in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula to drown the civil society movements in a blood bath. While standing by the crumbling dictatorships elsewhere in the region, the UK, France and the US raced to intervene when it seemed the revolt had spread to Libya. NATO was deployed, using the UN's new "responsibility to protect" doctrine authorising humanitarian intervention. Already NATO intervention has exceeded the UN mandate by bombing the Libyan capital and inflicting civilian casualties. Meanwhile, western governments openly pursue regime change in Libya while seeking to forestall it elsewhere. These essays chronicle the growing militarisation of US policy in North Africa and the Gulf and the historic confrontation between the Arab democratic revolution and the imperial backed satraps; between Libyans fighting for their independence and the Euro-American naval and air forces ravaging the country on behalf of their inept local clients.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Arab countries.
Arab countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Egypt.
Egypt -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Libya.
Libya -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Libya -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780985271008
Standard No. HEBIS 285281844
AU@ 000048327754

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