Slave Trade Only Came After the West Overthrew Gadaffi’s Government
Ross Kemp, the well known British actor visited Libya to see the destruction that his own country had caused in Libya for himself. He comments,
“What I saw there is nothing short of a modern-day slave trade, with migrants treated as commodities….women told they are going to Italy to work as housemaids only to be trafficked into desert brothels with no idea when they might leave, young men cruelly beaten and held captive for months until their families pay a ransom, women forced to take contraception to stop themselves becoming pregnant at the hands of smugglers.
We have a heightened responsibility towards Libya because of the role Britain played in bringing down Gaddafi.”
See my earlier post, “Libya Under President Gadaffi” to see what a massive tragedy this violent Western intervention has become for the 7 million Libyan people.
President Gadaffi did operate an authoritarian government but it was a government that was very generous to its people and was efficiently run. He ensured the oil wealth of his country went mostly to the Libyan people themselves, providing them with free education, free housing, free healthcare and greatly subsidized fuel and electricity.
Enter dim witted and hapless western officials – the defenders of “human rights” brigade.
Western governments including France, Britain and America, invaded Libya for “humanitarian reasons” – reasons and thinking largely promoted by the Obama administration’s senior advisor Samantha Power. This lady is still hanging around the highest levels of global bureaucracy. I still get very annoyed (using a polite word) just seeing her picture.
The twisted thinking of Ms Powers and many others like her – using violence and destruction to “help” people and improve their “human rights” – is not new sadly.
Her thinking is something akin to that espoused by previous American government officials in Vietnam and The Philippines in bygone eras. It is such a brainless and illogical type of thinking that it must have been learned – this thinking could not have possibly developed naturally by any normal person.
Other examples? After an American military officer had completely destroyed a Vietnamese village during his nation’s two decade long destruction of Vietnam, he offered as an answer to the senseless slaughter something like, “well, we had to destroy the village in order to save it.”
There had been similar logic on display during the batte for Manila, capital city of the Phillipines during the last weeks of World War 2, when in order to “save” the old, culture-filled city from Japan, American forces largely destroyed it. And the Americans destroyed many of the ancient cultural relics present in the city. Many older Philippinos are still enraged by this.
Idiotic people somehow rise to the top of our current systems of government and global administration in the western world. How that occurs is beyond me – although I am starting to connect the dots. It might well be, and probably is, a deliberate process.
How useful would it be to have people who can be so easily indoctrinated with nonsense, such as Ms Power, in positions of influence in global institutions? People who can convince others to carry out the most shockingly stupid and violent actions in the name of peace and progress, and who can then blissfully carry on with their normal lives, self convinced of their own moral wonderfulness.
Very useful. These people essentially become professional assassins inflicting atrocities on civilian populations on a global scale, operating in broad daylight, and who are then often decorated and celebrated for their efforts. These people and their thinking become mainstream. Normal. Unremarkable. That is what has to change.
This web site is my tiny little attempt to expose this type of stupidity that we all live with and accept every day.
Anything you can do to help the Libyans, Syrians, Iraqis, Venezeulans, Palestinians, Haitians and all the other 100s of millions of others suffering these same fates would be appreciated by them I am sure.
Be brave. Share these posts and investigate the subject matters for yourself. Start a conversation if you feel confident enough. Become knowledgable in your own right.
Don’t take my word for anything. You might see things differently.
Besides, taking the word of others is how we got into this mess.