War crime: NATO deliberately destroyed Libya's water infrastructure
The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions, writes Nafeez Ahmed. Yet this is precisely what NATO did in Libya, while blaming the damage on Gaddafi himself. Since then, the country's water infrastructure - and the suffering of its people - has only deteriorated further.
War crime - How NATO deliberately destroyed Libya's water infrastructure
My new piece just out from The Ecologist focuses on the escalating water crisis in Libya. But like climate change, this is very much a man-made environmental catastrophe - one, in fact, created intentionally by NATO, which targeted Libya's water supply to destabilise the Gaddafi regime - then blamed Gaddafi for it. I wrote this as background for the Katie Hopkins satire piece via Middle East Eye which highlighted the destruction of Libya by NATO. More detail here on how the water infrastructure was devastated with full-knowledge of its contribution to protracted mass deaths of Libyans.