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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Anti-Black Racism Among Libyan Rebels

April 4 2011
last update Jan. 23, 2012

"the brigade for purging slaves, black skin"
- slogan seen painted in rebel country

Note, Jan. 23 2012: I didn't bother updating this post after the conquest of Tripoli, despite the abundant examples of still un-checked rebel racism and brutality that emerged. By then it was more commonly known and discussed, if always in curiously limp terms given the usual world response to such things as ethnic cleansing. I've decided now to simply bump the post with a punchy new intro, the same un-finished collection of long quotes that is the main "article,"and add two snapshots of racism since the rebel victory brought freedom (to lynch with impunity) to Libya.

Feb. 19, The Face of the Future

Bad signs emerged from the very beginning. On February 19, two days after the "Day of Rage"
In Az Zintan, apparently, they killed a black-skinned soldier of Internal Security. In his puffy blue camouflage uniform, he was presumably a Libyan citizen. They didn't just kill him but snapped his finger in half, tore open his cheek, and sliced off his nose. By the look on his face he died in exquisite pain and horror. Then they cold dragged his stiff body before their cameras, showed the world what they do to black Libyans, and staright-up called him, with no evidence, a mercenary from neighboring Chad. They implicitly promised, and rthen delivered, more of the same, continuig now for the better part of a year, most of that lynching done with NATO air support helping them overcome the of government's defenses

They showed this man no mercy, for whatever reasons. That was a bad sign. Because he could be thought of as a low-life mercenary, a hired killer and a nigger one at that, the world didn't much care, about this or dozens of similar cases nationwide. They were only mad about the alleged hiring of nigger killers from dark Africa. That was a worse sign yet. The Rebel mob's self-appointed blank checking account to cleanse Libya ethnically had been verified. The first checks were cashed, no questions asked, and that Spring and beyond they went on quite a spending spree.

Original Post as of late August:
Michael McGehee wrote in Victims of a Civil WarZ Magazine, April 5:
Libya, located in northern Africa, has a majority Arab population. It also has a racism problem. In a country of over 6 million people where a third of which are black Africans—the most oppressed group in the country—it would be completely appropriate to ask: Why aren’t they a part of the rebellion? Why is this an "Arab revolt"? It is very astonishing to see the most oppressed group not only uninvolved with a revolution but fleeing it in terror. Another interesting question is: If the rebels need foreign assistance to win, and to protect themselves from a massacre, then why have they not appealed to the black community to join their struggle in solidarity?
No, instead they were sent running "back to Africa." As Mr. McGehee notes, the non-black pride seems to be a central part of their rejection of the Gaddafi system - "there is a video of the protesters floating around the internet showing them chanting, "We are Arabs!" (at around 2:20)

The Afro-centric antithesis of this is explained by a long-time pro-Gaddafi activist Gerald Perreira: Libya, Getting it Right: A Revolutionary Pan-African Perspective. Black Agenda Report. March 2. A fascinating article that explains, in part:
The battle that is being waged in Libya is fundamentally a battle between Pan-African forces on the one hand, who are dedicated to the realization of Qaddafi's vision of a united Africa, and reactionary racist Libyan Arab forces who reject Qaddafi's vision of Libya as part of a united Africa and want to ally themselves instead with the EU and look toward Europe and the Arab World for Libya's future.

One of Muammar Qaddafi's most controversial and difficult moves in the eyes of many Libyans was his championing of Africa and his determined drive to unite Africa with one currency, one army and a shared vision regarding the true independence and liberation of the entire continent. He has contributed large amounts of his time and energy and large sums of money to this project and like Kwame Nkrumah, he has paid a high price.

Many of the Libyan people did not approve of this move. They wanted their leader to look towards Europe. Of course, Libya has extensive investments and commercial ties with Europe but the Libyans know that Qaddafi’s heart is in Africa.
A merging, and perhaps mutual dilution of Africa's native Black peoples and the late-arriving, Muslim Crusader Arabs. It should be noted Gulf states like Saudi Arabia have long frowned on Gaddafi's agendas, and have promoted in Libya certain notions about Gaddafi. One is that he is secretly Jewish, and as Jews often do is such cosmologies, was trying to smoosh the good Arabs together with black people and blur the races.

"Funny cartoons" collected by John Rosenthal at Pajamas Media, reveals much of this line of fear emerging in the graphic work of "pro-democracy protesters." One is a photo of a wall painting of "the leader":
[T]he Arabic writing is “a reference to Qaddafi’s self-declared title ‘The King of Kings of Africa.’” In fact, the title was bestowed upon Gaddafi by a meeting of traditional African rulers, which was hosted by the Libyan government in 2008. The meeting happens to have been held in Benghazi. As the AP caption notes further, the writing on the mural replaces the title “King of Kings of Africa” with that of “Monkey of Monkeys of Africa” — a phrase that manages at once to insult Gaddafi and all the African notables that attended.

(The fame of the mural, incidentally, is partly due to a recent New Yorker report, which claims that the artist was shot dead in late March immediately after completing his work. As the above photo demonstrates, however, the mural in fact already existed much earlier. The photo is dated February 23.)
Others are more explicit in their primate references. This artist might have a future at the Cartoon Network, but not at the museum of tolerance.

Maxmilian Forte: Race, Humanitarianism, and the Media. Monthly Review, April 20.
As billions flowed out in aid [to sub-Saharan Africa], and visa-less migrants flowed in, Libyans feared they were being turned into a minority in their own land. Church attendance soared in this Muslim state. . . . Black-bashing has become a popular afternoon sport for Libya's unemployed youths. The rumour that a Nigerian had raped a Libyan girl in Zawiya was enough to spark a spree of ethnic cleansing. . . . In their rampage on migrant workers, the Libyan mob spared Arabs, including the 750,000 Egyptians. (The Economist, "Pogrom," 14 October 2000)
This time, it was "African mercenaries." The evidence for this seems to be largely Twitter tweets, echoed by al Jazeera and western media. the Monthly Review, April 20
The Independent's Michael Mumisa observed that "foreign media outlets have had to rely mostly on unverified reports posted on social network websites and on phone calls from Libyans terrified of Gaddafi's 'savage African mercenaries who are going door-to-door raping our women and attacking our children'," and he speaks of "a Twitter user based in Saudi Arabia," who "wrote how Gaddafi is 'ordering african mercenaries to break into homes in Benghazi to RAPE Libyan women in order to detract men protesters!'"
It was of course repeatedly widely, varied and elaborated wildly. The effect on human lives was real, and useful, in clearing the cities in rebellion of one known source of pro-regime sentiment (to believe Mr. Pirerra's analysis, anyway). Thus "the people" of these cities, those remaining both there and alive, who dared step outside, had risen up against Gaddafi.

Gaddafi's “African Mercenaries” – Or Are They Libyans From Fezzan ...
“Come see the black working class,” yells Asante Jonny, a Ghanaian migrant worker who has been stuck at the Egypt-Libya border for four days. [...]
“Life in Benghazi now is very dangerous for blacks,” says Jonny, who fled after Qadhafi’s forces were routed by defectors from a local security brigade and pro-democracy protesters, who took full control of the city. “Walking around town can get you killed. I had to run for my life after my friend from Cameroon was killed because his dreadlocks were seen as suspicious.”

Africans hunted down in "liberated" Libya. Afrol News, February 28.
As one city after the other gets "liberated", mostly following the defection of Libyan army and police units, civilians and Libyan troops agree to stop mentioning the recent fights between Libyan nationals. The "mercenaries" were and are the enemy.

Sidsel Wold, an experienced journalist from Norway's 'NRK' broadcaster currently in Al-Bayda, experienced the rhetoric first-handedly. She was told that the large battle about this east Libyan city had been fought around an army barrack, which everybody referred to as being defended by "mercenaries".

[Allowed] to film the captured "mercenaries", most turned out to have an Arab appearance. The few persons of sub-Saharan African appearance were all in civilian clothes. It became clear that several of these African "mercenaries" had been captured after the fighting.

Ms Wold also witnessed and filmed the interrogation of a captured Chadian citizen by a defected army officer. The Chadian, with civilian clothes, insisted he was a normal "civilian; a worker." Asked why he and four other Africans had been observed fleeing, he said he had been "scared by the shooting."

The defected Libyan army officer clearly stated he did "not believe" him. The attempt by a group of five sub-Saharan Africans to escape the city was "suspicious" in itself. The group was kept in detention - however in seemingly humane conditions - suspected of being "mercenaries".
Reports from other "liberated" Libyan cities are similar. In Benghazi last week, citizens attacked and destroyed a building housing 36 citizens from Chad, Niger and Sudan. The Africans were accused of being "mercenaries" and subsequently arrested, local residents told Western journalists.

Maxmilian Forte: Race, Humanitarianism, and the Media. Monthly Review, April 20.
It is not a simple matter of the Libyan opposition showing signs of xenophobia -- if that were true, it would resent the involvement of North Americans and Europeans. Instead, this is a racially selective xenophobia, with a preferential option for Western (i.e., U.S. and European) intervention, and against the presence of "Africans" (code for Sub-Saharan, black Africans). It reminds me of an old racial saying I learned in the Caribbean, truncated here: "If you're white, you're alright . . . and if you're black, go back."

World And Press Watch As Africans Are Lynched In Libya. Sahara Reporters, March 1.
The whole world is watching, the whole world is watching, the whole world is watching as innocent Africans are being lynched in Libya. The time to act is right now since nobody acted yesterday or day before. It started as a rumor, then it was reported on social network and now we know it is real. The world must act and act quickly.

There are men, women and children dying in the hands of Libyan mobs simply because they look Africans and must therefore be mercenaries because they cannot place their hands on Gadhafi.

"In Libya, African Migrants Say They Face Hostility."National Public Radio, February 25. Quoting a Turkish oil field worker:
"We left behind our friends from Chad. We left behind their bodies. We had 70 or 80 people from Chad working for our company. They cut them dead with pruning shears and axes, attacking them, saying you're providing troops for Gadhafi. The Sudanese, the Chadians were massacred. We saw it ourselves."
Of those captured who were killed and mutilated by "pro-democracy demonstrators," and proudly shown on Youtube and Facebook, a clear majority were "mercenaries," meaning dark Africans.

Luis Sinco: "Journalists Visit Prisoners Held by Rebels in Libya." Los Angeles Times, March 23. 2011)
"I am a worker, not a fighter. They took me from my house and [raped] my wife," he said, gesturing with his hands. Before he could say much more, a pair of guards told him to shut up and hustled him through the steel doors of a cell block, which quickly slammed behind them. Several reporters protested and the man was eventually brought back out. He spoke in broken, heavily accented English and it was hard to hear and understand him amid the scrum of scribes pushing closer. He said his name was Alfusainey Kambi, and again professed innocence before being confronted by an opposition official, who produced two Gambian passports. One was old and tattered and the other new. And for some reason, the official said the documents were proof positive that Kambi was a Kadafi operative. 
All I know is that the Geneva Convention explicitly prohibits prisoners of war from being paraded and questioned before cameras of any kind. But that's exactly what happened today. The whole incident just gave me a really bad vibe, and thank God it finally ended . . . . [O]ur interpreter, a Libyan national, asked [LA Times reported David] Zucchino: "So what do you think? Should we just go ahead and kill them?"
Again, considering the near-total lack of evidence of African mercenaries, aside from a few extracted "confessions," the myth of them took on a life of its own and fueled this ethnic cleansing. Who, besides anonymous Twitter accounts was responsible for spreading these horrible lies? Consider this, shared by Maxmilian Forte:
"They [the mercenaries] are from Africa, and speak French and other languages." He said their presence had prompted some army troops to switch sides to the opposition. "They are Libyans and they cannot see foreigners killing Libyans so they moved beside the people." [...] "People say [the mercenaries] are black Africans and they don't speak Arabic. They are doing terrible things, going to houses and killing women and children."
The answer is:
Ali Abd-al-Aziz al-Isawi who previously served as Secretary of the General People's Committee of Libya (GPCO) for Economy, Trade, and Investment -- now responsible for "foreign affairs" and "international liaison" as the third-ranked member of the TNC [rebel Transitional National Council]. ... At the time of the [2000] race riots, the then Minister ... al-Isawi -- stated about the African presence: "it is a burden"; and then he added this: "They are a burden on health care, they spread disease, crime. They are illegal."
Some other articles worth checking out:

http://somalilandpress.com/libya-rebels-execute -black-immigrants-while-forces-kidnap-others-20586

Update, June 29
The Wall Street Journal, of all sources, just ran a story dealing with racism among Libyan rebels, especially in the besieged Misrata, against the nearby, mostly-black and government-loyal, town of Tawergha.
Many Misratans are convinced that Tawerghans were responsible for some of the worst atrocities committed during their city's siege, including allegedly raping women in front of their relatives and helping Gadhafi forces identify and kidnap rebel sympathizers and their families.
Yeah, and don't forget the snipers that shot at least two little Misrata children in their little chest, says an X-ray image. Mighta been those same folks. A neighborhood of Misrata once dominated by Tawerghans was flushed out early on, some likely making cameos as "captured African mercenaries."Either way, they aren't taking it anymore.
Ibrahim al-Halbous, a rebel commander leading the fight near Tawergha, says all remaining residents should leave once if his fighters capture the town. "They should pack up," Mr. Halbous said. "Tawergha no longer exists, only Misrata."

Some of the hatred of Tawergha has racist overtones that were mostly latent before the current conflict.

On the road between Misrata and Tawergha, rebel slogans like "the brigade for purging slaves, black skin" have supplanted pro-Gadhafi scrawl.
Original article (preview only without subscription)
Purported full-text re-post, cited here.

And remember, these monsters are the "good guys," the ones the government there is bombed to smithereens for resisting, the ones NATO is trying to hand all of Libya over to. Please, those who are powerless to put a stop to this enormous and amoral machine, just pray for Libya. An atheist like me can't do it.

Update August 5: A noteworthy addition - Fox News of all outfits spoke with a doctor, apparently black, who left Benghazi, his home of 21 years, after having dealt with the rebels.
“They wanted to kill blacks there,” he says. “I’d be killed if I stayed.”
“They catch [detain] me with a gun in front of my wife and kids. They arrested me, tied me up and covered my eyes and took me to their camp for questioning about Muammar Qaddafi.”

It was only after local hospital officials confirmed his identity that he was freed. He left the city, his home for the past 21 years, and headed for the Egyptian border with his wife, two small boys and just two bags. From Egypt, the family was taken to Tunisia and then to Tripoli and finally to this remote refugee center.

Update Aug 27: See also all posts tagged Racism. Of special note:
Video: How the Rebels Gave Africa the Boot
Refugees and Human Trafficking
Misrata Rape Parties: Really?
Further good examples:
The Fall and Purge of Tawergha
Video Study: Rat Detectives Sniff Out Crime - if it ain't mercenary, it's infidel
The Tripoli Massacres: Ghargour Black Trash - black Rebel medics killed by Afro-mercs (??)
The Aruba School Captives - Among the first Afro-Mercs: nothing but Libyans who were darker than average

Snapshots, added Jan. 23
Snapshot 1: Late August, Abu Salim, Tripoli
As rebel forces from the racist Misrata brigades or the racist Zintan brigades swept through the holdout parts of town, none was a larger target or more rife with brutality than the largely-Black, mostly loyalist, working-class neighborhood of Abu Salim.

No mercy in Tripoli fighting
By Marc Bastian (AFP) – Aug 26, 2011
On Thursday as the two groups clashed heavily in the capital, rebel fighters showed two corpses lying in a hall of a building. “These residents refused to take weapons given by the men of Gaddafi to fight us. They were executed with a bullet in the head,” said a rebel, whose claim was backed by several locals from Abu Slim. A few hours later, the rebels captured several prisoners, a man was pinned to the ground and a shot rang out. The body did not move.

A separate incident occurred as a group of rebels began lynching another prisoner, he was saved from a worse fate when a rebel noticed a journalist shouting “Stop, Stop! Journalists!”.

A rebel in his fifties who gave his name as Abdelnasser justified the fury of fellow rebels. “Most people here are pro-Gaddafi and shoot at us. We cannot trust them, even young people.” he said.

Snapshot 2, late January, 2012
Nearly a year on, and the ethic cleansing, or incessant toying at the fringes of it, continues. In Depth Africa reports:
Somali asylum seekers who fled Libya by boat and were brought to Malta last weekend tell Patrick Cooke that Africans still risk beatings and even death in post-Gaddafi Libya.

Zakaria and a fellow Somali were exhausted after carrying out back-breaking manual labour for a Libyan man who had picked them up in ‘Krimea’, an area of Tripoli where the city’s underclass of sub-Saharan Africans congregate in the hope of finding work.

At the moment all Libyans have guns… there is no security and no stability
“When we finished, he told us ‘you are a friend of Gaddafi so I will not pay you, you killed our brothers’. Then he beat us with sticks and threatened us with a gun,” Zakaria tells The Sunday Times.

“Africans are being beaten and killed in Libya and no one there cares,” he adds to nods from his companions inside Lyster Detention Centre, where the 68 Somali asylum seekers rescued at sea last weekend are being housed.

A crowd gathers to share or listen to stories of life in post-revolution Libya for dark-skinned Africans, which are articulated into English by Zakaria and another asylum seeker, Abdul Karim.

‘Murtazaka’ – meaning ‘mercenary’ in Arabic – is a word they all know too well.

“Even now they all call us murtazaka. We cannot say anything because we have nothing and all Libyan men have guns. They say we are the brothers of Gaddafi,” says Abdul Karim.


  1. Excellent work in cataloging the evidence of racism in the Libyan rebellion.

  2. Hey, thanks! It's not what it could be. I never even wrote it into proper form, just leaving it a list of quotes and links, basically, if good ones. Kind of lame, actually. It deserves better.

    And I've seen quite a few things that should be here, that I missed before, or have emerged since. I've been meaning to update it, but not really, with so much other s*** happening every day, some of which I have to cover.

    So this one, eh, it is what it is. Something to link to when I mention rebel racism.

  3. Here is an important article on the racism from March 2011:

    Libya, Getting it Right: A Revolutionary Pan-African Perspective
    by Gerald A. Perreira / March 4th, 2011

    Perreira is saying that the apparent racism is only a reflection of the underlying conflict between those who see Libya as part of Africa and those who wish to see it as a (subjugated) part of Europe and the West.

    I see the racist motive as central to the conflict and the rebel desire to be "integrated" to the West. The root cause is the Nazi race pyramid and its modern adaptation in Western culture. Everyone influenced by the West yearns for his nation to be raised to the status of "honorary Anglo-Saxon" – like Norwegians, Swedes, and belatedly, Israelis. (Compare this to "honorary white" in Apartheid South Africa.)

    Libyan expats hate not what Gaddafi did for his country, but what he did for their self image. By embracing Africa Gaddafi cast his countrymen as "niggers."

    This motive is especially apparent in the Americans and Brits fighting in the Tripoli Brigade. They don't care about "liberating" Libya. The just want to liberate themselves form the Western image of Libyans as a pack of cavemen lead by a baboon.

  4. The intellectual and professonal ex-pat class is not going to rush back en masse to live there now Libya's "free", is it?

  5. @felix – No, they never intended to stay. I believe most of the Tripoli Brigade, including its commander, have already left Libya.

    Many in the neo-colonial elite of the new Libya want to turn Libya into another Florida. In five or ten years they will take their money and leave for the real thing.

    For the young doctors and engineer in the revolution that is a central aim; closer ties with the US will ease the visa regime and enable them to emigrate.

    Who the hell cares about Libya; its hot and dry and in Africa! With the help of the invisible hand of market forces the oil will just pump itself.

  6. @Petri there may also be business opportunities: The director of this company, Bushra is a sexual health doctor in East London.

  7. I don't buy the supposition that the rebels are motivated simply by a rascist desire to disassociate themselves from black Africans and to model themselves on white Europeans. IMHO, the rebels are a manifestation of Islamo-fascism, which in turn is part of a much wider phenomenon, namely the worldwide resurgence of fascism and rightwing extremism, to which racism, xenophobia and anti-collectivism are intrinsic, creating a dynamic that is toxic to the fundaments of real democracy while scapgoats suffer the consequences. Yes, it may be argued that the rebel rats are politically illiterate simpletons who don't even know what fascism is, or that racism and anti-collectivism are intrinsic to fascism; but their very ignorance makes it possible for them to be swayed easily by the NTC which, with the encouragement of the West, has crossed the moral divide between democracy and demagoguery.

  8. Further, it is no coincidence that Sundanese president Omar al-Bashir is among the very first foreign heads of state to visit Libya under the NTC and to be welcomed with open arms by the NTC. al-Bashir is an arch Islamo-fascist with a long history of oppressing non-Arab Sudanese in favor of Sudanese Arabs. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court (which Libya refuses to recognise) for genocide, crimes against humanity and murder on the basis of ethnicity. His actions have resulted directly and indirectly in the deaths of around half a million non-Arab Sudanese and the displacement of many thousands more in the Darfur region of Sudan. He was strongly opposed and criticised by the late Colonel Gaddafi.

  9. Black Refugees from Libya: Good topical photo image here

  10. More damning evidence of ongoing rebel racism / corruption / xenophobia, with image.


    1. Thanks! I think I'll include this in a much needed (minor, inadequate) update.

  11. Euronews Video Libyan Prisons struggle with African influx with director of temporary prison Jamel Al-Ghazzavi* interviewed. "it's a very dangerous time to be a black African in Libya..." (2 Sept 2011, echoing the remarks of Alex Thomson)
    * perhaps Sheikh Jamal al-Ghazzawi, head of the military council in Tripoli's old city

  12. Fresh claims of African mercenaries following the clashes in al Kufra in southern Libya. Twitter accounts claim all the captured or killed loyalists are "Chadian mercenaries."

    A Free Libyan @LibyanLion17 at 6:12 PM - 16 Feb 2012
    VIDEO - Capture of one of the Chadian mercs in #AlKufra - facebook.com/photo.php?v=32… #Libya

    The linked video shows a black Libyan Army soldier in uniform. The proof offered is his Libyan Army identity card.

    More here:
    صالح الزوي @Saleh9416 9:30 PM - 15 Feb 2012
    I've posted this picture about a month ago, it's for 5 members of the chadian intelligence who were captured by the FFs pic.twitter.com/AeAWqL2g

    The photo shows four Libyan Army ID cards. The same men are also seen in this photo from January 1, 2012.

  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuCJcaQRIuA uploaded 23 Feb 2012 byMLAktion...Libya: Blacks treated like Apes in the Zoo by rebels

  14. http://libyasos.blogspot.com/2012/02/libya-strategic-importance-of-kufra.html?spref=tw

    17h/ Libyan NTC militia The use of commercial aircraft to transport weapons to the city of Kufra .. please take note.

    هذا ما يفعله كلاب مصراته مع اهالي تاورغاء.
    The sadists name is BASHIR

    Chris_Sedlmair /#Misrata Confirmed #MassGrave of 9000 civilians. its called "janat hotel" & ppl of Misrata R not allowed 2 go inside City only leave

    The murder brigades of Misrata

  15. I want honour all the braves and innocents , special those dumped in anonymous graves :

    A few days ago, a dozen executed prisoners wre found bloated/decomposing at a ditch near Souk Al Thulata (#Tripoli) covered by garbage (cnt)
    The bodies were only found when local residents complained about the smell. They seem to date back to 20th August or so.


    area abu saleem beneath bridge where some road bodies found bbc
    abu saleem area near bridge [fence]reuters 26 aug

    committee of 20 people defending their neighbourhood 11 unio june street

    bodies in plastic , unknown, kinaas
    remains in plastic mass grave

    bbc road bodies
    abu saleem beneath bridge bodies bbc

    abu saleem area near bridge [fence]reuters 26

    1. http://i39.tinypic.com/64j9td.jpg
      abu saleem hospital victims outside

      abu saleem bodies fire station
      abu saleem area fire station reuters


      bab al ziziya area



    3. http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/08/26/world/africa/20110827_LIBYA-9.html
      four men ,mercenaries, the gravediggers said, found near the colonel’s compound,dumped in a single grave.

      south gate bab el zaziya
      A rebel fighter shows dead bodies of soldiers loyal to Muammar Gaddafi just outside the south gate of the Bab al Aziziya compound in Tripoli

      Ghargour prison, on the edge of the Bab al-Aziziya compound ?
      Two decomposing bodies lay under a staircase

    4. http://i43.tinypic.com/33ndgsm.jpg
      inside tent

    5. http://viiphoto.wg.picturemaxx.com/id/preview.php?UURL=eca80f57065fc8dc4d58741fa3dc2d03&SECTION=SERIESRESULT&IMGID=00109482
      abu saleem near roundabout
      small bridge abu saleem reuters

      mass grave research south tripoli complete body

      Sorry I can't mention you all, you were with thousands


      MR SABRI MALEK : experienced both democracy and freedom whilst on exile.


      Gadaffi government beneficiaries excluded from office



      Draft Libyan Electoral Law 2012 – English Translation
      LibyanProgress LibyanProgress

      Libyan Draft Elections Laws in English: Thanks to @libyanproud @ArmchairArab @Gheblawi @ChangeInLibya et al. libyanprogress.org/articles/draft…

      and up to a more religious Libiya now :
      Muslim Brotherhood Strongest Contender in Libya's Coming Elections

      and up to a black free libiya now :


      A new face for humanity: The Obama's Black-free Lybia

  16. saw this video on youtube yesterday
    there a translation as well click on the annotations.

  17. Yes, the flag says everything : was used in times before when black people were abds [ slaves ] and the title also says everything : ARAB Zjamhouriya

    1. @Sam 1: Thanks for a link to an awful thing.
      I left a comment, responding to someone dismissing this as just punishment for "African mercenaries"who were caught. The subtitles say "Tawerghans."Made to eat the Jamahiriya flag, insulted and treated like animals in a zoo also shouldn't be treated, then stood up and???. Some seem to have hands and feet tied, others hands only.

      @Hurriya: The green Jamahiriya flag was used in days of slavery? Sorry, your comment seems cryptic (mysterious, unclear) to me.

    2. the flag before 1969

      when the black people were abds

      some other information :
      Idras did nothing to stop NWO pedophiles from raiding Libya for sex slaves.

    3. That makes enough sense. Sorry, been frazzled lately.

  18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrZc83I7dII&feature=related
    Rebel leader: 50,000 killed in Libya fighting
    Chris_Sedlmair Chris Sedlmair
    #Misrata Confirmed #MassGrave of 9000 civilians. its called "janat hotel" & ppl of Misrata R not allowed 2 go inside City only leave

    ChangeInLibya Ismael Zmirli
    Pictures of the bodies found in a Bin Jawad mass grave. Civilians murdered in cold blood by Gaddafi's forces. tinyurl.com/7g2r95e #libya
    29 Nov


    Mass graves of al-Gaddafi 1.10.2011 LIBYA ON WAR
    A mass-grave of alleged pro-Gaddafi soldiers has been discovered in a rebel-controlled area in Libya, according to British newspaper The Telegraph. The location was swiftly bulldozed after the discovery, suggesting an attempt to cover-up the killings. The bodies were reportedly mutilated, adding to the recent concerns of human rights abuses by rebels

    Death's ceremony lies on the floor, as the hundreds make way for the thousands of bodies to be disposed of.

    1. MassGrave of 9000 civilians
      Mmm, this needs sorting out. The guys says a graveyard, not mass grave, of 7,000 in Misrata. I think he means the "Invader's cemetery" and 700, not 7,000.

      And then somehow 9,000 is reported too. No time to read on "janat hotel". Anyone else?

      2nd entry: There's a Ras Lanuf massacre of August I somehow missed or forgot about, and this Bin Jawad massacre you mention, reported late last year, thanks. I should post on these both sometime.

      And those who buy the rebel version would say these mass graves show how it stayed loyalist. That could be easily argued against, but I'm just sayin'...

      The third entry, "mass grave," app. a belated repeat of the Telegraph's good coverage of the Qawalish water basin massacre, reported back in July. # of victims at least six, apparently no more. Mutilation = at least one beheading.

      The last - the wording sounds familiar. Ah yeah, the trucks. Now we've seen the trucks again.:)

    2. did you save the vid I asked about yesterday?

    3. It's the unusual carpet seller Hisham Buhagiar who was given publicity in the rebel backing Guardian by David Smith ,16 September 2011. Buhagiar was reported by Reuters on 31 August as a senior official in the military body behind Libya's ruling National Transitional Council.....Buhagiar belonged to an exiled opposition group, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya. He underwent special forces training in Sudan and Iraq in the 1980s.

      He later gained a masters degree in business at the University of Seattle in the United States and then returned to Libya to set up a textile business.

      After the success of the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions, Buhagiar joined Libya's February uprising, and commanded the rebel fighters who descended on Tripoli from the country's western mountains.

      Buhagiar now commands groups of well-trained personnel tasked with hunting Gaddafi.....

  19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrZc83I7dII&feature=endscreen&NR=1

    cemetary 7000 victims


  20. Anthony Shadid was an American Arab.

    Shadid was the primary reporter covering the Libyan Genocide.
    Then he let airport security handle his asthma meds, and quickly got dead. Less than two weeks ago, he breathed his last.
    Here’s one of the last reports he ever made.


  21. The report urged the authorities in Libya to halt arbitrary arrests and acknowledge their legal obligation to prevent extra-judicial executions and vicious attacks against black Libyans especially from the city of Tawergha, suspiciously viewed as a city of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi loyalists.

    The Amnesty International report was highly critical of the legal maze that encourages hate crimes and vengeful killings including the mass murder of innocent children of Gaddafi's supporters in Bani Walid, Sirte and Tawergha.


  22. Gilbert Nkamto, Secretary General of the Pan African Democratic Movement for the Renaissance (PDMR) has an interesting discussion with Lizzie Cocker (Phelan) in this second video on WAT TV which doesn't seem to be on YouTube (the first is here)about black racism and lynchings in Libya.
    http://www.wat.tv/video/libya-tripoli-lizzie-cocker-3sjzv_31wod_.html. Both June 2011.

    [while we are here, Lizzie Phelan gives a good account of herself in this interview on Islam Channel, Sept 2011 I-Witness, the Libyan Revolution part 2 against Abdulfattah Zaidi of the Libyan British Relations Council]

    1. 30 Apr 2012 – Mr. Abdul-fattah Zaidi, Regional Sales Manager, Metal Bulletin, UK
      Prof. Mustafa Zaidi, President and Secretary General, Libyan Board of Medical Specialties

      AECOM Steve Campbell

    3. AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, buildings, environmental, energy, water and government

    4. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.1 billion during its fiscal year 2009
      AECOM is continuously engaged in a broad range of engineering consultancy projects, from schools to hospitals to retail stores; from long-term transport strategy formulation to travel demand management; from ultra-modern office environments to historic building restoration

    5. Campbell Reith Libya
      3-44 Alandalos Gate Mall
      Alandalos, Tripoli, Libya
      Telephone: +218 (0)21 478 2319
      Email: billpower@campbellreith.com
      Contact: Bill Power +218 (0)91 799 599

      Established in 1960, Campbell Reith Hill LLP is a company of award-winning international consulting engineers. The Practice covers all major sectors from commercial and residential to sports stadia, industrial, regeneration and numerous healthcare and education projects. Through it’s head office in London, five other offices in the United Kingdom and it’s international bases in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Tripoli, the Practice offers technical services for planning, design and implementation of civil and structural engineering, environmental planning, land quality, geotechnics and transportation.

      In the UK, the company has established long-term relationships with a number of key public and private sector clients in the healthcare, commercial, retail, housing and infrastructure sectors. Clients include the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), the London Development Agency (LDA), the Olympic Development Authority (ODA), the Crown Estate, Royal Mail, Excel and the National Exhibition Centre

      The Practice is currently working in Libya on a new $1Billion tourism development programme on the Al Birdi Coast, East of Tobruk.

    6. Don't know there is a connection , but I want to add a vid in honor for all the poor victims :

      Libia Tripoli abu slim.mov

  23. Great ABHI programme from Feb 2010. All those companies lining up to do business in Libya. And then, probably told to hang on a bit until NATO does a bit of fine-tuning of business conditions. Study those faces.

  24. dec 2012 Two high-level managers of Malta-based air services company Medavia were being held under arrest by Libyan anti-militia police yesterday.

    Medavia managing director Abdulrazagh Zmirli and technical general manager Abdalla Dekna were being interrogated in the northwestern city of Zawija after police seized them in the VIP lounge of Tripoli airport last Tuesday, minutes before they boarded a Malta-bound plane.

    Reports indicated the two men were arrested following claims they helped the Gaddafi regime during last year’s conflict.

    But despite having been arrested last Tuesday, Libyan authorities had yet to charge either of the two men, with a judicial decision to charge or release the men expected tomorrow.

    Mr Zmirli, in particular, is highly respected within the Libyan community in Malta for having kept Medavia going and retained its employees despite the upheaval in Libya. He was also instrumental in the organisation of Red Cross relief efforts to Libya during the uprising.

    Mr Zmirli, an engineer by training, was previously a non-executive director of Corinthia Hotels and occupied a similar non-executive post at Mediterranean Investment Holdings.

    As well as heading Medavia, he sits on the board of trustees of the Mariam Al-Batool school in Paola.

    December 24, 2012



    Abdulrazagh Zmirli.

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