Unintended Irony: Merkel Reveals Contradictions of Western Libya Policy

Posted by John Rosenthal

In an interview with the Sunday edition of the German tabloid Bild, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that deposed Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi should be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. “Gaddafi should have a trial according to the rule of law, such as he never offered to his opponents,” Merkel told [...]

Brief Pause

Posted by John Rosenthal

Please note that Trans-Int and its author are presently on vacation. Postings should begin again in about one week. To be notified of new articles by e-mail, you can always subscribe to the Trans-Int newsletter using the sign-up form in the right column or follow on Facebook. In the meanwhile, the Hudson NY website has published an [...]

The Tragedy of the Libyan Boat People and the American Media

Posted by John Rosenthal

Last Thursday, hundreds of refugees fleeing Libya were rescued by the Italian coast guard from a stranded boat some 90 miles off the coast of Lampedusa. According to survivors, dozens of other refugees died on the boat. The incident was briefly covered by American news organizations, but only in such a way as to minimize [...]

Italian Report: US Pressured Berlusconi to Support Libya Campaign

Posted by John Rosenthal

Back in late March, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. had been asked to intervene in Libya by NATO allies, including Italy. Now, however, according to revelations in Il Corriere della Sera, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has confided to colleagues that Italy was in fact pressured to participate in the Libya [...]