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We are to blame for mess in Libya

The influx of migrants to Italy was stemmed by the Libyan navy in 2010 under an agreement with the Italian government. In 2011 a military coalition, led by the UK, France and the United States, attacked Gaddafi's forces, leading to his overthrow and death.

The intervention was hailed as a success for the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine.

Libya is now a failed state. Whose rights were protected?

DR JOHN DOHERTY

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