U.S.-NATO Military Intervention in Libya: A Blueprint for the Future?
Interview with Vijay Prashad, professor and director of International Studies at Trinity College, conducted by Scott Harris
Shaky video recorded the gruesome end of Libyan dictator Col. Muammar Gadhafi’s life on Oct. 20 as he tried to escape his embattled hometown of Surte in a car convoy that was hit by a NATO airstrike. An apparently wounded Gadhafi ran from his car and sought refuge in a drainage pipe. When rebels captured him, he was beaten, humiliated and executed with a gunshot to the head. The grisly images distributed on the Internet were soon seen by millions around the world. Before being buried in an unmarked grave, Gadhafi’s body and that of his son Mutassim, were transported to the city of Misrata, where they were put on public display in a warehouse cold storage locker.