October 14, 2012
I've let the blog lapse, haven't been following comments, etc. Sorry. But Leonore Massanet has at her site some disconcerting reports in the last few days (Spanish language). Several posts there address reported use of poison gas by rebel forces against the people of Bani Walid in their recent assaults on the area. It's a little Déjà Vu, or at least not the first time reported (but mainly ignored) poison gassing of recalcitrant Libyans who resist their new master-puppets. Last year, if leveled against the sovereign Libyan government, it'd be taken as fact. Now, it's not even on page 10.
GASES TÓXICOS PROHIBIDOS SOBRE LA CIUDAD
LIBIA DE BENI WALIT...
BENI WALIT 10/10/2012
Video of some victims in a hospital
A doctor reports from Bani Walid hospital, speaking to 108Morris108 (video, English)
BENI WALIT ACOSADA Y BOMBARDEADA...
People protesting and resisting in Bani Walid, Oct. 11 (is it still Arab Spring there, like it is in Syria?)
Even if I don't get to assessing the evidence here, here's a space for comments and more to accrue. I turn it over to "H," (see below) and will at least follow this one.
Warning: This site contains images and graphic descriptions of extreme violence and/or its effects. It's not as bad as it could be, but is meant to be shocking. Readers should be 18+ or a mature 17 or so. There is also some foul language occasionally, and potential for general upsetting of comforting conventional wisdom. Please view with discretion.