I never thought that getting my new book reviewed would prove as hard as it has turned out to be. Don’t get me wrong; I was not expecting the ranks of the corporate media to descend en masse chez moi begging for review copies and interviews with yours truly.
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 West is yet again getting ready for yet another bombing spree in Syria on the highly dubious claim that the Assad government was "gassing their own people". In 2013, they came manufactured similar claims and "evidence", all of which turned out to be baseless, as we demonstrated in this film we made at the time.
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.
Reading these misguided, fallacious and reactionary offerings, the message a tourist from Mars would send to folks back home is that the people in the land of the pharaohs were very unhappy because one of the pharaohs’ children, a very bad man called Mu-Barak, was refusing to vacate the royal palace. And, to cap it all, he was not giving them work, was locking them up and spending too much money on his family and friends.