Thursday, September 01, 2011

Evidence Mounts of Atrocities by Libyan “Rebels”

Patrick Martin
Dissident Voice
August 31, 2011.

A series of reports from journalists on the ground in Tripoli have provided evidence of mass killings by the NATO-backed forces in the Libyan civil war. These reports, which appear in publications largely supportive of the US-NATO intervention to overthrow the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, further expose the fraudulent claim that the imperialist war against Libya is driven by humanitarian motives and the desire to protect civilian lives.

The Washington Post carried a prominent report Saturday, headlined, “Revenge Killings Mount in Libya, Extrajudicial Attacks by Rebels Cast Shadow Over New Freedom.” The headline refers to the contradiction between the claims by the National Transitional Council (NTC), the new NATO-backed regime in Libya, as well as the Obama administration that what is taking place is a new birth of freedom in Libya and the reality of politically directed and in some cases racially motivated slaughter.

Read the rest here.

Comment: Have you read the allegations that Al Jazeera has been staging some of what is being sold as news events in Libya?

See this article by Gearóid Ó Colmáin for write-up and video footage alleging the claim.

See also "Libyan rebels round up black Africans".



Kweli said...

I read on the Radical Africa blog that there are reports that most of those bodies recently found at the Tripoli morgue are the "black" mercenaries Gaddafi used. There have been reports about the rebels' own abuse of human rights.

Throughout that week when the media was full of black mercenaries, I never really bought the idea that Libya doesn't have black citizens.

Ridwan said...

My brother I saw footage on BBC last night that shows the mistreatment of black folk by these so called rebel forces.

The racism of singling out black folks is not very far from the surface and does very little for convincing anyone that the Maghreb is part of us.

Sad story about to get worse is my fear.

Peace Kweli.