The Silent Debacle in Libya Continues Ten Years After Another Awful Western Invasion.
One of the Obama administrations most terrible acts was the support it gave to the overthrow of Colonel Gadaffi, President of Libya. The UK and France also participated in the violent removal and destabilization of Libya.
Quite unbelievably, Obama’s former Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, was a vocal supporter of using the US miitary assault power to solve an alleged “humanitarian crisis” in Libya. This sounds very similar thinking of the US general who said during the Vietnam war, something like, “to save the village, we had to destroy it.”
And destroy villages they did.
It is quite possible that the so called humanitarian crisis in Libya, and Gadaffi’s role in it were overstated by western powers and their media in order to create a mood for yet another violent intervention in yet another foreign nation.
Whatever the case the outcome is the same. Once again – with sickening predictability – Libya has fallen into civil war and a pool of human misery. Again.
Competing governments now fight militarily for power, the once proudly modern and well functioning infrastructure of the country is badly damaged by western bombs and, in the greatest irony of all, the western powers who gave the world the trans-Atlantic slave trade, have created a slave market in Tripoli, Libya’s capital city. A huge civilian death toll, the fading health of the population and a slave market all due to the west’s solution to a perceived “humanitarian crisis.”
“People For Sale” – the CNN Report link below refers to “Migrant Auctions” although the word “slavery” is mentioned later.
Libya was a modern, well functioning nation under Colonel Gadaffi. No, Gadaffi wasn’t perfect, but he probably did alot more for the Libyan people than western people realise. He did alot for Africa in fact – too much for westerners.
That is the subject of another post. Today it is enough to know that there is a slave trade operating in broad daylight in Africa and no one seems to notice or care about it.