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Muammar Gaddafi

Libya's forgotten human rights crisis

Libya's forgotten human rights crisis

Four years ago this month, the world came together to stop Moammar Kadafi as his security forces massacred peaceful demonstrators during the Arab Spring. The U.N. Security Council sanctioned Libya and referred the violence to the International Criminal Court. Within weeks, the security council, with the blessing of the Arab League, authorized any means necessary to protect Libyan civilians, and NATO and its Arab allies began an air war to stop Kadafi's advance on the city of Benghazi. One senior U.S. official had warned that if Kadafi took Benghazi, the ensuing massacre would be "Srebrenica on steroids," an ominous reference to the U.N.'s failure to stop the 1995...