“But the facts are unavoidable.Without the 20,000 air sorties, arms supplies and logistical support of the most powerful states in the world, they would not be calling the shots in Tripoli today. The assault on the capital was supported by the heaviest Nato bombardment to date.
Western intelligence and special forces have been on the ground for months – in mockery of the UN – training, planning and co-ordinating rebel operations. It was the leading Nato states that championed and funded the Transitional National Council – including members with longstanding CIA and MI6 links – and officials from Nato states who drew up the stabilisation plan now being implemented on theground.”
Libya’s imperial hijacking is a threat to the Arab revolution
Only when those who fought Gaddafi force Nato to leave will Libyans be able to take control of their country
Rebels push an abandoned car inside the main Gaddafi compound in Bab Al-Aziziya in Tripoli on 23 August. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/AP