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Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Great Video

September 24, 2011

I can't vouch for everything in this, but it'sagain worth more and more people realizing - this is about how a good chunk of Libyans feel. Right or wrong, they're angry and scared and grief-stricken with what they see as a huge crime against their nation.And the perpetrators are just patting themselves on the back for averting or punishing crimes that are largely works of pure fiction.
The rape of Libya -- NATO's proxy "rebels" continue to loot and massacre
Uploaded by StopNATOcrimes on Sep 12, 2011

The very long "description" reads as follows:
Since "rebels" entered Tripoli, under the cover of NATO bombing and led by foreign Special Forces, the abject criminality of imperialism's takeover of Libya is becoming increasingly evident.
Fighting continued to rage throughout the Libyan capital for many days, whose two million residents have been made hostages of the armed gangs and Western special forces troops that have seized control of the city's streets.
The focus of NATO operations has become a frantic effort to hunt down and murder Muammar Gaddafi. A $2 million bounty has been placed on his head, and the British media now openly boast that SAS special forces troops are leading the search for him and his family. A vast array of US armed Predator drones, AWACS spy planes and other surveillance equipment have been concentrated on the North African country to facilitate the illegal manhunt.
The pretense that the US and its European NATO allies were intervening in Libya to "protect civilians and civilian populated areas from threat of attack," as stated in the United Nations Security Council resolution has been effectively abandoned. Behind the fig leaf of this resolution the naked imperialist and colonial character of the war has emerged.
The Security Council's stipulations that ground troops not be introduced into the country, that an arms embargo be kept in place and that mercenaries be prevented from entering Libya have all been flouted in this criminal operation to seize control of an oil-rich former colony and loot its resources. There is barely any attempt to hide the fact that special forces, intelligence agents and mercenary military contractors have organized, armed and led the "rebels", who have not made a single advance without the prior annihilation of government forces by NATO warplanes.
After being terrorized for five months by NATO bombs and missiles, the people of Tripoli are now facing sudden death and a looming humanitarian catastrophe as a result of the NATO campaign to "protect civilians".
Kim Sengupta of the Independent reported Thursday from the Tripoli neighborhood of Abu Salim, which the "rebels" stormed under the cover of NATO air strikes. Known as a pro-Gaddafi area, its residents have been subjected to a reign of terror.
"'The rebels are saying they are fighting government troops here, but all those getting hurt are ordinary people, the only buildings being damaged are those of local people...'"
Meanwhile, other reports laid bare war crimes carried out by NATO and its local agents on the ground in Tripoli. Both the Associated Press and Reuters news agencies documented a massacre perpetrated against Gaddafi supporters in a square adjacent to the presidential compound that was stormed and looted.
"The bodies are scattered around a grassy square next to Moammar Gadhafi's compound of Bab al-Aziziya. Prone on grassy lots as if napping, sprawled in tents. Some have had their wrists bound by plastic ties," AP reported.
"The identities of the dead are unclear but they are in all likelihood activists that set up an impromptu tent city in solidarity with Gadhafi outside his compound in defiance of the NATO bombings."
AP said that the grisly discovery raised "the disturbing specter of mass killings of noncombatants, detainees and the wounded."
Among the bodies of the executed the report added were several that "had been shot in the head, with their hands tied behind their backs. A body in a doctor's green hospital gown was found in the canal. The bodies were bloated."
Reporting from the same killing field, Reuters counted 30 bodies "riddled with bullets". It noted that "Five of the dead were at a field hospital nearby, with one in an ambulance strapped to a gurney with an intravenous drip still in his arm." Two of the bodies, it said, "were charred beyond recognition."
News reports and statements from international aid agencies warn of a humanitarian catastrophe in the city as a result of the NATO siege. Reporting from a local hospital, the Telegraph said: "As battle raged in the Tripoli streets hundreds of casualties were brought in, rebel fighters, Gaddafi's soldiers, and unlucky civilians, laying next to each other in bed and even on a floor awash with blood, screaming or moaning in agony. Many died before they could be treated."
The universal euphoria of the US and much of the European media, which is "embedded" with NATO and its "rebels," cannot conceal the brutal reality that a war waged under the pretense of human rights and protecting civilians has unleashed immense death, human suffering and destruction.
Far from a "revolution" or struggle for "liberation," what the world is witnessing is the rape of Libya by a syndicate of imperialist powers determined to lay hold of its oil wealth and turn its territory into a neo-colonial base of operations for further interventions throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

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