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State sponsored terrorism in Libya

Present an analysis of Libya's relationship/involvement with terrorism. Describe their motivations, extent of international reach, types of support they provide, and specific examples of operational successes and failures.

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I have found some articles and information for this assignment. I am putting it here. The article by Collins provides a table listing the number of state sponsored attacks by Libya in the 1980s.

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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the country of Libya under President Qaddafi, sponsored attacks on such diverse countries as Germany (198 LaBelle discotheque bombing), Israel, and multiple countries with passengers on Pan Am flight 103, which was bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland. (Clinton, 2007) Also thought to be part of the Qaddafi sponsored terrorism, Flight 648 of Egypt Air in 1985 and The Rome Airport Attack of 1985. While Qaddafi has since been killed and the country attacked to bring about an end to its terrorism connections, the historical evidence of state sponsored terrorism remains. The United States keeps a list of countries it suspects of sponsoring terrorism and Libya was usually on the list (United States, 2002).

Perhaps the most well known of these is Pan Am Flight 103. The Scottish government and prosecutors found the Libyan government involved in the sponsorship and harboring the terrorists that took part in the bombing of Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. In 1991, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed AI Megrahi and Al Amin Khalife Fhimah ...

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Discussion points on the role of Libya in state sponsored terrorism are given with examples in 778 words (with references).

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