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