Guardian: Amnesty finds widespread use of torture by Libyan militias February 16. Hundreds of armed militias operating independently of central authorities, according to report by human rights group. A damning report by Amnesty International says that a year after the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s militias are “largely out of control”, with the use of torture ubiquitous and the country’s new rulers unable ”“ or unwilling ”“ to prevent abuses. (Image can3ro55o)
Edmonton Journal: One Year Later, Libya’s Future Still Very Much Up in the Air February 18. The rebels, who would not have come to power if it weren’t for NATO’s bombing, and who once complained about the brutality of Gadhafi’s regime, are now themselves brutalizing others.
The Sydney Morning Herald: Prisoners tortured by Libyan militia Ian Black, London, January 28. THREE months after the killing of Muammar Gaddafi, concerns are mounting about the mistreatment and torture of prisoners held by Libyan militiamen. The militia are operating beyond the control of the country’s transitional government and officially recognised security bodies.
West Point: Al-Qa’Ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq, The Sinjar Records The apparent surge in Libyan recruits traveling to Iraq may be linked the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group’s (LIFG) increasingly cooperative relationship with al”Qa’ida, which culminated in the LIFG officially joining al”Qa’ida on November 3, 2007.
The LGIF/al Qaeda fighters went back to Libya, were reformed in some crazy program by Gaddafi’s son Saif, and released. A couple of months later they helped lead the military effort against Gaddafi. Is it any surprise that torture prevails? The use of Humiliation and Death as a Tool of National Policy becomes a war crime. While our leaders put on a clown show over here, the wind they sowed in Libya has become a whirlwind of pain and suffering.
I wonder if any of those pious preachers at the churches they attend will mention this? Not on your life.
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