last update Feb. 12
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I've never been much of an activist, and here especially I've focused on research, finding the best truth on which acvitism could best be grounded, if someone else were to go and do it. But the unfolding case of this alleged massacre is just so large and so poorly constructed, I feel it's worth pushing the issue and seeing if things can be turned around so that truth again can at least seem to matter to the world community.
I'll be continuing to let other things slide around here, as I use my available time to focus on developing the shed massacre evidence, and taking it past research into info-activism; networking, letting people who matter know about it. I wouldn't mind some help spreading the information, especially once I get a nice report put together to rival that of Physicians for 9/11 Truth. Sorry, for Human Rights.
Such things will be collected and explained here. Before I'm quite ready for that level, I'm ironing out my approach at my favorite "skeptics" forum. Feel free to follow along, if anyone bothers to respond.
Feb. 9: That discussion went strangely. No one bothers to argue I was wrong at all. It was all quite unsurprising to them what the rebels would do andcompell so many witnesses to do, they were yawning. But that was to convince me it was boring and worthless and no one cared. I called bullshit on that, people care left and right, so long as the story's right. But when the complicating facts of the 3-D world intrude, it gets all tedious and "oh, both sides are guilty of yadda yadda, who cares? It's all ancient history." Stupid stuff.
So I finally contacte Physicians for Human Rights, tentatively, and started with this, on their message form e-mail page.
I have important information regarding the recent PHR report on the Libyan "32nd Brigade Massacre." Please see that this message gets to whoever is responsible for new research and double-checking old research.
Based on immense research by myself and severl colleagues, I fear that innocent lives are at risk now due to false information passed on widely, by PHR included. Soldier "Laskhar," now soldier Ibrahim Sadeq Khalifa (speaking to AFP recently), Lt. Col. Mansour if captured, and others - all may be innocent. Their accounts and those of the dozens of escapees and other witnesses now on record vary immensely on date, time of day, order of massacre, when the people were burned (alive, or days later), etc.
One witness among these is apparently the NTC's co-chair for missing persons, PHR source Dr. Salem al-Fergani, under a pseudonym ("Dr. Salim Rajub").
There are almost "smoking gun" clues that the rebels conquered the base no later than late on August 23, three days before they admit it, and the same time they say the massacre happened.
And there is much more, consistently pointing the same direction of something wrong with this story. The NTC authorities here may be hunting down those who escaped, forcing them to confess to their cover story, and then planning to quietly kill them too, all within legal guidelines (except for the extra-legal parts, which will just slip by as things are, despite being visible and egregious).
However unlikely that might seem at first blush, the possibility really is great enough to warrant a patient review of the information, and to at least try to put the brakes on this questionable process before more innocent lives are lost to that August massacre. History will treat you kindly for it, even if it creates complications in the short-run.
If PHR is willing to have a look, I plan to submit this info,in condensed and partial form (a full report is still many days off at best), one way or another. By an e-mail address if provided (.doc attachments okay?), and also a print copy mailed in. Phone is an option too, I see, if I don't hear a reasonable response requesting more information or explaining why no review is warranted.
As entered above, again, a response can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Larson / Caustic Logic
The nature of their response or lack of it I will report back on after some time.
Feb. 12: No response yet. I've been neglecting the site and comments, using the free time I have toiron out the CIWCL report on the shed massacre. I almost wanted to call it "Holocaust" Denied, but that's best for a press release or something, maybe. I'm leaning towards "Unlocking the Secrets of Yarmouk: A Second Look at the Khamis Brigade Shed Massacre." Any other suggestions?
Organization (unless revised):
Section 1 – Problematic Witnesses
1A – The Captive Soldiers “Confess”
“Laskhar” and Ibrahim Sadeq Khalifa
1B – Believe Who?
General study of witness discrepancies - you can't believe them all, and maybenone.
1C - See-Through Salem
best for last
Section 2 – An Alternative, Evidence-Based Explanation
2A - Rebel Racism and Brutality
(rebels kill and brutalize black men and blame Gaddafi)
2B - Shed massacre victim clues
(victims: black men. Blamed: Gaddafi)
2C - Timeline clues
Why were the rebels aware of the massacre victims within hours of the alleged massacre, when they don't admit to seizing and knowing the area for another three days? Rebels were in charge at the time of the alleged massacre.
Concrete suggestions for considerations there? Petri has some concerns over my timeline clues I'm still not sure I understand. Perhaps beneath is a good spot to has this out beforeI draft that part?
- full witness list
any other suggestions?