He is accused of illegally receiving millions of euros from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
"When Qaddafi took my father," Hisham Matar writes in the long-awaited nonfiction account of his father's disappearance, "he placed me in a space not much bigger than the cell Father was in. I paced back and forth, anger in one direction, hatred in the other, until I could feel my insides grow small and hard."
Gen. James Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the United States may soon send "military advisers" to Libya to fight Islamic State. But if the past is any lesson, the plan will presage a large combat contingent.
If the candidate's foreign policy record is any guide, a Hillary Clinton presidency would perpetuate and bolster some of our most hateful national characteristics.
Are the emirs of the Sahara criminals or revolutionaries? A little bit of both, probably.
Everything that rises must converge, and in 2012, an uprising at the ancient crossroads of Timbuktu kicked up a decades-in-the-making sandstorm of global capitalism, US counterterrorism, cocaine smuggling and the long-denied rights of the most romantic nomads on earthAn uprising at the ancient crossroads of Timbuktu has kicked up a decades-in-the-making sandstorm of global capitalism, U counterterrorism, and the long-denied rights of the most romantic nomads on earth.