KINDLE [Sandstorm]


  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Sandstorm
  • Lindsey Hilsum
  • English
  • 08 April 2019
  • 9781594205064

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Free download Sandstorm ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download Sandstorm Olution within a rich context of Libya’s history of colonialism monarchy and dictatorship and explores what the future of Libya holds Sandstorm follows the stories of six individuals taking us inside Gaddafi’s Libya as events unfold change accelerates and those who had never before dared to speak tell their stories for the first time We see the dynamics of the insurrection both from inside the regime and through the eyes of the men and women who found themselves starting a revolution Woven into her account is a revelatory exposé of the d. A ground level view of Libyan life in the time of Muammar addafi Somewhat misleading subtitle as twenty percent of the content took place during the time of revolution and eighty percent described addafi and his four decades of misruleBefore addafi Libya had a king Idris There appeared to be some post royal nostalgia for Idris particularly in eastern Libya where attitudes remained skeptical of addafi throughout his dictatorship addafi took over in 1969 though he pretended throughout his life to have no leadership role in Libya He was just the Guide or Brother Leader having no title and simply being adored by the people Actually he was a dictator sadist and gadfly Sudanese leader Gaafar Numeiri who had worked together with addafi said he had a split personality both of them evilLibyan oil money kept addafi in the black enabling him to launch grandiose but random building projects massive military euipment purchases from Russia and France a feckless border war against Chad and weapons shipments to the Irish Republican Army in the 1980s through Musa Koussa a top Libyan officialAs far as beliefs addafi adored pan Arab nationalist Nasser in Egypt Libya often follows Egypt s lead But addafi didn t get along well with other Arab leaders perhaps because he continuously ridiculed them and plotted to assassinate them For one thing he was very anti Israel supported terrorism on behalf of Palestinian Arabs complaining that other Arab leaders didn t do enough to help their cause Of fellow Arab leaders he said If I could I would behead them one by oneaddafi published the Green Book a mix of socialism and pet personal pronouncements His unorthodox views on women did not conform to any culture s Muslim or Western He would litter Libya with green his favorite color Green Suare Green March the Great Green Charter of Human Rights etc The people suffered from his uixotic decision making including the 1989 forfeiture of a World Cup ualifying match against Algeria just minutes before it startedOne of the seeds of revolution was the 1996 massacre against prison inmates at Abu Salim who had carried out a prison riot for better treatment The officials pretended to enter good faith negotiations with the inmates then murdered them en masse The widows and mothers of the victims long petitioned for justice serving as one of the few elements of public activism against addafi s policiesaddafi s history of sponsoring terrorism and abusing his own people hadn t won him much support internationally But against the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group LIFG an Al aeda partner focused on a jihadist takeover of Libya the West and addafi discovered a shared interest after 911 against a common foe addafi turned over his chemical weapons in 2003 and agreed to compensation but not a confession for the victims of the Lockerbie airplane explosion in exchange for American British support and a suspension of UN sanctionsBut attitudes changed once again as the Arab Spring began and Western powers feared massacres by addafi against his people This book lightly touched on the political decisions in London DC Paris Rome and Berlin to intervene in the Libya European powers worried about a refugee crisis and a Bosnian style massacres Ghosts of Rawanda and Darfur impelled Susan Rice and Samantha Power to push Hillary Clinton for American involvement leading to a UN resolution imposing a no fly zone and the authorization of all necessary measures to protect Libyan civilians The international component of the war appears to have been waged mostly from American ships firing cruise missiles from the Gulf French fighter jets overhead atari supplies and dozens of British special forces operating in secret on the ground It took a while before the mostly leaderless rebels were able to coordinate with Western powers to win battles and territory as adaffi s government disintegrated The attack against the American ambassador and facilities in September 2012 occurred after publication of this bookI wish this book had been arranged differently As in chronologically It jumped around too much between decades Even within the main year 2011 when the revolution began and addafi was killed we got the month by month account but some events from prior months would suddenly be described as background for a recent event but there weren t enough time markers to tell when certain events actually occurred A linear account would have helpedBut the content was strong because of the personalized accounts of Libyans conveyed by the author a journalist Sandstorm does not opine on whether the mismanagement chaos and violent score settling created during the power vacuum that followed addafi s death were just unfortunate outcomes or whether better planning and coordination could have saved Libyan lives and society Nevertheless readers in countries that participated in addafi s ouster should read at least one book about Libya to help judge for themselves whether intervention was appropriate Berlin Alexanderplatz year 2011 when the revolution began and addafi was killed we got the month by month account but some events from prior months would suddenly be described as background for a recent event but there weren t enough time markers to tell when certain events actually occurred A linear account would have helpedBut the content was strong because of the personalized accounts of Libyans conveyed by the author a journalist Sandstorm does not opine on whether the mismanagement chaos and violent score settling created during the power vacuum that followed addafi s death were just unfortunate outcomes or whether better planning and coordination could have saved Libyan lives and society Nevertheless readers in countries that participated in addafi s ouster should read at least one book about Libya to help judge for themselves whether intervention was appropriate

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Free download Sandstorm ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download Sandstorm Over a uarter century the renowned British international correspondent Lindsey Hilsum has covered crisis and conflict around the world In February 2011 at the first stirrings of revolt she went to Libya and began to chronicle the personal stories of people living through a time of unprecedented danger and opportunity She reported the progress of the revolution on the ground from the conflict of the early months through the toppling of Gaddafi’s regime and his savage death in the desert In Sandstorm she tells the full story of the events of the rev. A very interesting book on the little know history of Libya and Gaddafi The author has done a pretty good job of presenting various aspects of the 42 years of Libya under Gaddafi which includes all the Western governments and corporations desperate to sell Libya contracts The books reads like a story which kept me interested throughout I enjoyed the profiles of many revolutionaries and even supporters of the Gaddafi regime I was also surprised to find out about the role played by atar and UAE in the revolution two countries which I didn t believe were big players in the region I think the only area which remained unexplained was the kernel of the revolution who were the masterminds and what were their vision after Gaddafi had been ousted The last chapter touches on the Islamist agenda but not to a great extent This makes the whole book seem like a huge newspaper article which is a common fault with journalists turned from journalists At least it is start as much needs to be written about this land and its history

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Free download Sandstorm ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download Sandstorm Ysfunctional Gaddafi family the scale of whose excesses almost surpasses belief She tells the stories of Libyans who lived in the United States or Europe but went home to risk everything to provide secret intelligence or commit daring acts of civil disobedience to bring the regime down knowing that the punishment if caught would be torture and death The fall of Gaddafi who was for forty two years the great autocrat madman on the world stage is among the past decade’s most dramatic pivot points In Lindsey Hilsum it has found its definitive chronicl. Very Good book on the rise and and fall of the Gaddafi Regime


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    KINDLE [Sandstorm] What a ride this book is As an Arab I have lived through the Eighties in Syria where Pan Arabism was the flavor of the day and have visited Damascus International Book Fair sometime in the late eighties where the Libyan Jamahiriya section was a massive expanse with only one book Gaddafi's green book in multiple languages

  2. says: Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum KINDLE [Sandstorm] Lindsey Hilsum ð 5 Read

    Lindsey Hilsum ð 5 Read Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum Free download Sandstorm In the early months of 2011 the Arab world was shaken apart by the cry of revolutions Beginning with Tunisia the 'Arab Spring' as it came to be called as uickly spread to other states such as Egypt Libya Bahrain and Syria After years of subjugation and repression under autocratic and ruthless dictatorial regime

  3. says: KINDLE [Sandstorm] Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum

    KINDLE [Sandstorm] Lindsey Hilsum ð 5 Read Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum A very interesting book on the little know history of Libya and Gaddafi The author has done a pretty good job of presenting various aspects of the 42 years of Libya under Gaddafi which includes all the Western governments and corporations desp

  4. says: KINDLE [Sandstorm] Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum Lindsey Hilsum ð 5 Read

    KINDLE [Sandstorm] Free download Sandstorm A very interesting account of the real life intrigue and incidents leading upto the Libyan revolution and overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi Helped me get a better understanding of the region and the times The book is written in a very objective manner and I appreciated that this let the reader draw hisher own conclusions regarding the people and politics involved Interspersing history with current events and introducing the everyday pe

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    Lindsey Hilsum ð 5 Read Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum KINDLE [Sandstorm] A ground level view of Libyan life in the time of Muammar addafi Somewhat misleading subtitle as twenty percent of the content took place during the time of revolution and eighty percent described addafi and his four decades

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    KINDLE [Sandstorm] This gripping account of the Libyan revolution brings its chaos and violence to life but the 'live on the street' narrative style fails to consistently provide a context for the action or a coherent timeline In contrast the circumstances of addafi's rise to power and the major events that marked his four decades of idiosyncratic rule are described in the manner of a conventional history While I learned a lot about Libya

  7. says: Free download Sandstorm KINDLE [Sandstorm] Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum

    Free download Sandstorm KINDLE [Sandstorm] I laid my eyes on the cover of this book on my first day working in Tunis for the Libya mission of a UN agency and have been wanting to read it ever since to get a better understanding of a country I first got to know through tv reporting in 2011 This book succeeded in presenting a complex modern history of Lib

  8. says: Free download Sandstorm KINDLE [Sandstorm] Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum

    Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum KINDLE [Sandstorm] I came to this late so the fault lies with me that I found the book dated Hilsum has still done an admirably thorough job of pulling together the messy threads that were the early days of Libya's revolution

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    Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum Lindsey Hilsum ð 5 Read Free download Sandstorm Very Good book on the rise and and fall of the Gaddafi Regime

  10. says: Lindsey Hilsum ð 5 Read Free read é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Lindsey Hilsum KINDLE [Sandstorm]

    KINDLE [Sandstorm] Journalists really know how to write vividly I found this a really accessible way to wrap my head around this giant mess of a country

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