Skip to comments.The Face of the New Libya, Pt II – Lies and proof of atrocities grow
Posted on 10/26/2011 7:11:08 AM PDT by Starman417
To tag team Dr. John's first documentation on the "face of the new Libya", it seems more of the world is waking up that the new face may likely surpass the old face in ugliness and human rights violations.
It was just three days ago that Libyan rebel forces claimed they had captured Gadhafi's son and heir-apparent, Saif al-Islam, alive. In the flurry of truly stupid "Libyan freedom fighters" videos, capturing their war crimes and disregard for what the west would consider freedom and justice on their various new media, most bloggers were already hitting the bandwith with tongue in cheek estimates, likening al-Islam's anticipated lifespan in the hands of the rebels to that of a gnat.
But war crimes are not the only apparent face of the new Libya, as it turns out lying is another of their less than impressive traits. CBS News reports that not only is al-Islam alive, but fleeing Libya for parts unknown in Nigeria. This isn't the first time that the rebels have put forth false testimony and propaganda of their progress, prematurely declaring victory more than once over the months and claiming custody when there was none.
Not unlike the dictator, there are still questions about the events leading to the the capture of yet another of Gaddafi's sons, Mutassim Gaddafi, just a little over a week ago. Mutassim's fate eerily echoes that of his father's when shown in a video first as alive, and smoking a cigarette in custody... then mysteriously is dead from bullet wounds to the abdomen and neck. The rebels were, again, busy with their cell phone videos.
But while westerners set aside their normal respect for rule of law and justice, gleefully rejoicing in a particularly bloody end, the arguments some of us have been making about this "new and improved" Libya looking suspiciously like (if not worse) than the old Libya, is gaining traction as more proof surfaces supporting the the Libyan rebels committed war atrocities.
This goes far beyond just Gaddafi, as mass graves with hundreds of bodes are excavated... the count approx 300 in one alone at this writing.. many with their hands bound behind their backs, executed.
Ali Tarhouni of the National Transitional Council excuses the rebels as young boys who had witnessed murders of family and friends, and praised their "self control". Hey.. you can't make this stuff up.
Another graveyard of over 575 is supposed to contain "mercenaries"... many also summarily executed.
This is, of course, the so called "freedom fighters" to whom the French openly supplied arms. The same group who, today, Hillary calls on the UN for war crimes investigations, but was also responsible for paving the way for the US to also supply arms. If America did, they sure aren't disclosing that today.
This didn't stop the non-stop campaigner-in-chief, Obama, from calling Libya "... a recipe for success" on Jay Leno. Instead, the POTUS seemed detached from the less than freedom like behavior of the vigilante mobs and their multiple executions in warfare.
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
Gadaffi was a truly bad man and should have been removed years ago. However, the group attempting to rule now are the extremists. At least there was some stability in Libya at the hands of Gadaffi.
There is no doubt in my mind that the people in these Mid Eastern countries are going to have a tough time under Sharia law.
I suspect the difference is that under Gadaffy nobody got to see his torture and killings.
The “rebels” have not yet controlled the flow of information, so we are able to see what they do.
We went into Libya to prevent civilian massacres which were never documented as well as the Syrian massacres.
If the new regime begins to slaughter opponents, will be go back and oppose them. I think not.
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