NATO AND THE LIBYAN CRISIS: A LOOMING CASE OF NEO-DICTATORSHIP
SUNDAY E. N. EBAYE, FRANK N. ENOR,  JIDE CHIME

Abstract
This paper attempts to look at the Libyan crisis and the looming form of NATOs neo-dictatorship. Recent uprisings in the Maghreb and the Middle East have been attributed to the “Iron Fist” policy or “lack of economic opportunity” in the region without recourse to foreign policies which shored up those regimes. This mono-causal and on the face value interpretation of the revolutionary eruptions in the regions is not only distorting and misleading but grossly inadequate to explain the phenomenon which has remote causes in the policies of the super powers during the cold war years. The paper maintains that an understanding of earlier super power policies will not only discredit NATO involvement in the Maghreb but concludes that NATO intervention is aim to clot up the revolutionary momentum of social forces and to replace the autocratic regimes with a new form of dictatorship pliable to Western imperial hegemony. It recommends that to avoid the imposition of a puppet regime under the Western powers, the Libyan people should overthrow their dictator without the manipulations of the imperial NATO.

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