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Professor Francis A. Boyle: Destroying Libya and World Order

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“Let the free people of the world know that
we could have bargained over and sold out
our cause in return for a personal secure and
stable life. We received many offers to this
effect but we chose to be at the vanguard of
the confrontation as a badge of duty and
honour. Even if we do not win immediately,
we will give a lesson to future generations
that choosing to protect the nation is an
honour and selling it out is the greatest
betrayal that history will remember forever
despite the attempts of the others to tell you

                      Muammar Qaddafi




FRANCIS A. BOYLE is a leading American expert in international law. He was responsible
for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American
implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the
Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia-
Herzegovina at the World Court. He served as legal adviser to the Palestinian Delegation
to the Middle East peace negotiations from 1991 to 1993. In 2007, he delivered the
Bertrand Russell Peace Lectures. Professor Boyle teaches international law at the
University of Illinois, Champaign and is author of, inter alia, The Future of International
Law and American Foreign Policy, Foundations of World Order, The Criminality of Nuclear
Deterrence, Palestine, Palestinians and International Law, Destroying World Order,
Biowarfare & Terrorism,  Tackling America’s Toughest Questions, The Tamil Genocide by
Sri Lanka and The Palestinian Right of Return Under International Law.  He holds a
Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from
Harvard University.




"The book is a profound and scathing critique of modern
Western imperialist policy and its “humanitarian” R2P
doctrine, especially in its islamophobic and racist version
against the Muslim world that might constitute the only
force that has the power to defeat Western unlimited








  • It took three decades for the United States
    government—spanning and working assiduously over
    five different presidential administrations (Reagan,
    Bush I, Clinton, Bush II , and Obama)—to terminate the
    1969 Qaddafi Revolution, seize control over Libya’s oil
    fields, and dismantle its Jamahiriya system. This book
    tells the story of what happened, why it happened, and
    what was both wrong and illegal with that from the
    perspective of an international law professor and
    lawyer who tried for over three decades to stop it.

    Francis Boyle provides a comprehensive history and
    critique of American foreign policy toward Libya from
    when the Reagan administration came to power in
    January of 1981 up to the 2011 NA TO war on Libya that
    ultimately achieved the US goal of regime change, and

    He sets the record straight on the series of military
    conflicts and crises between the United States and
    Libya over the Gulf of Sidra, exposing the Reagan
    administration’s fraudulent claims of Libyan instigation
    of international terrorism put forward over his eight
    years in office.

    Boyle reveals the inside story behind the Lockerbie
    bombing cases against the United States and the
    United Kingdom that he filed at the World Court for
    Colonel Qaddafi acting upon his advice—and the unjust
    resolution of those disputes.

    Deploying standard criteria of international law, Boyle
    analyzes and debunks the UN R2P “responsibility to
    protect” doctrine and its immediate predecessor,
    “humanitarian intervention”. He addresses how R2P
    served as the basis for the NATO assault on Libya in
    2011, overriding the UN Charter commitment to
    state sovereignty and prevention of aggression. The
    purported NATO protection in actuality led to 50,000
    Libyan casualties, and the complete breakdown of law
    and order. And this is just the beginning. Boyle lays out
    the ramifications: the destabilization of the Maghreb
    and Sahel, and the French intervention in Mali—with
    the USA/NATO/Europe starting a new imperial scramble
    for the natural resources of Africa.

    This book is not only a classic case study of the
    conduct of US foreign policy as it relates to
    international law, but a damning indictment of the
    newly-contrived R2P doctrine as legal cover for
    Western intervention into third world countries.



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