Skip to comments.Signs of Executions Mar Libya Peace
Posted on 10/25/2011 12:10:10 PM PDT by throwback
TRIPOLI, LibyaFresh evidence has emerged that fighters battling for control of Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte were responsible for numerous extrajudicial killings and other possible atrocities, raising new questions about the final moments in Libya's revolution and adding to the challenges of national reconciliation.
Residents of Sirte and medical workers say that they have identified dozens of corpses of both Gadhafi loyalists and antiregime fighters, who appear to have died by shots to the back of the head while their hands were bound.
They say these bodies are among hundreds of unidentified corpses littering the streets of Sirte and filling the hospital morgues.
The news of possible atrocities during the final battle of the eight-month war to oust Gadhafi comes as controversy has swirled about the death of the former leader on Thursday. Gadhafi was captured alive in Sirte but later died in custody of fighters from Misrata, who were leading the military operation to seize control of the city.
The head of Libya's interim governing authority, the National Transitional Council, said Monday that he had ordered a full investigation into Gadhafi's death.
While few Libyans are bothered with the legal issues surrounding the last moments of their former leader, the emerging details of brutality in Sirte could have consequences for the transition to democracy.
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But, but.....these are the GOOD muslims who carried out the executions.
“numerous extrajudicial killings and other possible atrocities,”
Isn’t that what rebels do.
*** numerous extrajudicial killings and other possible atrocities, ***
That IS the muslim definition of peace.
Blood on Obama’s hands...where is Cindy Sheehan when you need her?
I’m sure extrajudicial killings occurred on both sides. We will have to see for whom they were the rule, and if for any they were the exception after the numerous mass graves that are being discovered receive a forensic analysis.
An islamic strong will emerge who will brutally suppress the tribes
Sharia Law will be instituted
Welcome to Iran...
They're already implementing Sharia law, what democracy are they talking about??
Like Ann Coulter says; “Libyas founding fathers” LOL
Yep, something like ".. he was in the same city as someone I didn't like so I had to kill him...".
His whole hometown will be wiped out. A explosion on Monday at a fuel depot killed 100 of them already.
hundreds of unidentified corpses
Guess these weren't included.
Just maybe the translation of English by the State Department “you can vote now in a democracy” was incorrectly done as “ you can now tie someone up and shoot them in the back of their head”. Details...details.
Guess is a new “politically correct” term for Islamic acts of random violence.
The Obama Doctrine:
“Leading From Behind’ and
‘This is what democracy looks like’
Coming to a neighborhood near you...
‘Hate and Change’
Obama and NATO... the blood is on YOUR hands.
In other surprising news:
- the sun came up this morning
- gravity still exists
- zero is still an idiot
and oh yea, the Muslim extremists we backed in Libya are still Muslim extremists. Move along, nothing to see here.
One question I have re: Gaddafi’s capture...
If NATO claimed it didn’t know Gaddafi and his entourage were in that convoy pulling out of Sirte that morning, what the hell did they THINK they were firing on?
Democracy in its purest form=mob-acracy... could this be Obama’s unstated goal of Change America?
My, my and just look at all the double domes on Fox News who were emoting over how these AQ/MB murdering subhumans were going to be such a great improvement over Quadaffi who, after all, was our ally against AQ/MB, and how terrible it was for him to be “killing his own people.” Funny thing, isn’t “killing his own people” exactly what a certain American gentleman named Lincoln did circa 1860-1865?
Guess is a new politically correct term for Islamic acts of random violence.
Like "honor killings". Next up will be "honor sodomy".
It’s the perfect demonstration of what Democracy is, “Two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner.”
I guess that is what Obama is doing to American Taxpayers!!
Barry Rubin’s blog is highly recommended. http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/
It will be a blood bath.
With more blood bath’s to come.
Margaret has it wrong.
There was never a peace to be marred.
The problem with conflict is the question of where does the killing end? Soon, all of us, will know one or a possible answer. Would like to think peace will break out, though do not know the answer to the original question for the entire region.
NATO planes fired on a lot of different things, convoys included. I’m sure Gaddafi’s was not the only one fired on.
Meanwhile, the Libyan “government” is asking NATO to stay through the end of the year as Gaddafi loyalists are still at large, and his son has not been located.
A further fascinating development has come from a large trove of intelligence documents discovered. It appears that Gaddafi was plotting with Iraqi dissadents against the Saddam Hussein government. This has resulted in 200 arrests in Iraq now.
Gaddafi loyalists are still at large, and his son has not been located.
Based on the above information, Iraq could be harboring some of the family (though unknown).
Thanks gleeaikin. The Huffpo peice about Gaddafy has tear stains running down it, he was a big favorite of the left.
Interesting that the Iraqis now would even care about opponents of Saddamass.