Introduction: The Dialectic & the Detective

This book is not an ode to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, nor is it a lament for his passing.  Despite his anti-imperialist trappings, Gaddafi was a self-serving dictator.  He called himself a socialist, but stifled the self-activity of his people.  He called himself a Pan-Africanist, but was a racist. 

My goal in this book was to study the 2011 imperialist aggression against Libya from the perspective of a detective investigating the murder of the Libyan leader. Put simply, this is a study of naked, imperialist aggression.

The Dialectic & the Detective: The Arab Spring and Regime Change in Libya

The Arab Spring was an elaborate plot by “imperialist” Western governments, according to a new book by an independent journalist and filmmaker.  The book also claims that the Arab Spring was just a smokescreen for the murder of Colonel Gaddafi and regime change in Libya.

Julian Lahai Samboma, formerly London correspondent for InterPress Service (IPS), maintains that his conclusions are based on a dialectical analysis of the Arab uprisings of 2011.  The book – The Dialectic & the Detective: The Arab Spring and Regime Change in Libya – also argues that the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt eight years ago were not actually rebellions against ex-Presidents BenAli and Mubarak.