Skip to comments.U.S. Congressman Wants Libya Rebels Investigated on "Crimes Against Humanity" (Jesse Jackson Junior)
Posted on 09/16/2011 7:51:22 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., reacting to reports in The Wall Street Journal has called for an investigation by the International Criminal Court into the reported killings of Black Libyans in the city of Tawergha. ....
Misurata rebels blame residents of Tawergha, which was used by the Libyan army under the government of Muammar al-Quathafi, as staging ground for the siege on Misurata. The Journal has also reported on long-historical feuds, that predate the Libyan civil war, between the "white" residents of Misurata and the predominantly Black ones of Tawergha. ....
The Wall Street Journal Tuesday also reported that the Transitional National Council's (TNC) "prime minister" Mahmoud Jibril, referring to the reported atrocities in Tawergha by rebels, said: "Regarding Tawergha my own viewpoint is that nobody has the right to interfere in this matter except the people of Misurata."
Rep. Jackson took exception to Jibril's remarks.
"Racism in the form of ethnic cleansing, killing and genocide is wrong anytime, anyplace and against anybody in the world," Rep. Jackson said, today. "And it appears as though the Rebel leader, Mahmoud Jibril, is using the American idea that the South used to protect the institution of slavery - the 10th Amendment in our Constitution - to say, in essence, 'it's a states' right and local control issue.'"
He added, "Well it's not a local issue and it's a moral outrage. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' As a senior member of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, I intend to raise this issue with my colleagues and condition any financial support for the reconstruction of Libya and its transition to a democratic society."
"I think it is absolutely necessary that the United Nations and the International Criminal Court in the Hague investigate what I consider to be crimes against humanity," Rep. Jackson said.
A spokesperson for Rep. John Lewis, told The Black Star News that he opposes wars as a matter of principle and had also objected to the U.S. involvement in Libya: "He does not agree with war because of its ramifications, because it leads to these moral compromises," the spokesperson said. "It puts you in a difficult position, where you have to commit the same crimes that you are intending to stop."
I don’t think black Americans have noticed any of this yet. Certainly the press has downplayed it.
Louis Farrakhan has been attacking his former idol Obama severely for attacking Kaddafi, although I haven’t seen anything about it in the press recently. Yet back in 2010, Farrakhan was telling his congregation that Obama was the promised Messiah of the Nation of Islam.
If Jesse Jackson Jr. is also taking up the attack, is there any chance that it may finally get some traction? He isn’t likely to take up a cause like this unless there’s something in it for him, and some chance of success.
The fact is, Arabs have enslaved and mistreated blacks for many centuries, and they still feel superior to them, even to their fellow Muslims. Kaddafi was an exception, and it’s one reason why many of his fellow Muslims hated him.
Finally, Jesse Jr. may be doing something useful if he pursues this.
The son is more insane than the father.
So, why wasn’t Jesse Jr. concerned when the al Qaeda mercenary rebel insurgents were killing off the Libyans trying to hold their country? Why did he wait until the al Qaeda murderers started whacking off North African blacks? Too late NOW, Buckwheat!
The slavers on the West Coast of Africa were by and large European. The slavers on the East Coast of Africa were by and large Muslim. However, the common thread of both coasts is that black Africans were those that sold to the slavers.
As bizarre as this sounds it is perfectly logical. The tribes in Africa practiced slavery against other tribes and had black slaves of their own. When an Arab or European showed up at the port to buy slaves, it was simply a financial deal for the tribesmen that have practiced slavery for many many many years before the Europeans or Arabs showed up to buy slaves.
Please note that my post is not a defense or the horrid practice of slavery by any race, creed, culture or nation. It is simply a correct recitation of the real history of slavery.
Maybe, but I hope he goes nuclear over this. This isn’t the first report from North Africa about this kind of assault on sub-Saharan Africans.
I wonder if Jesse Jr. is as concerned about crimes against humanity committed by Assad in Syria, Hamas in Gaza, Hezbullah in Lebanon, AL Qaeda in Iraq against everyone, The Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Al Qaeda in Somalia, the Sudanese govt against southern Sudanese and now the NUBIANS, a black, nilotic people.
Oh, I forgot, Castro against Cuban black dissidents.
I wonder if he will actively go after the rebels biggest supporter/cheerleader....
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