Ross Kemp, UK TV Star – “Why is the World Ignoring the Libyan Slave Trade?”
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.https://pumpkinpiefailures.com/2021/07/15/libya-under-president-gadaffi/embed/#?secret=Ap97lWSIbv
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.
Life in Libya Under Col Gadaffi for most people.
What do you think of when you hear the name Colonel Gaddafi of Libya? Tyrant? Dictator? Terrorist? Maybe.
Libyans might disagree. You Decide.
Ruling the country for 41 years until his brutal demise at the hands of western governments in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some amazing things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite and empower the whole of Africa.
Despite what you’ve heard in the media, Gaddafi did some powerful things that were highly advantageous to the Libyan people.
Here are ten things Gaddafi did for Libya that you may not know about… Number 10 is maybe the most significant.
1. In Libya A Home Is Considered A Natural Human Right.
In Gaddafi’s green book it states: ” The house is a basic need of both the individual and the family, therefore it should not be owned by others”. Gaddafi’s Green Book is the formal leader’s political philosophy, it was first published in 1975 and was intended reading for all Libyans even being included in the national curriculum.
2. Education And Medical Treatment Were All Free.
Under Gaddafi’s reign Libya could boast one of the best healthcare services in the Arab and African world. Also if a Libyan citizen could not access the desired educational course or correct medical treatment in Libya they were funded to go abroad.
3. Gaddafi Carried Out The Worlds Largest Irrigation Project.
The largest irrigation system in the world also known as the great manmade river was designed to make water readily available to all Libyan’s across the entire country. It was funded by the Gaddafi government and it said that Gaddafi himself called it ”the eighth wonder of the world”.
4. It Was Free To Start A Farming Business.
If any Libyan wanted to start a farm they were given a house, farm land and live stock and seeds all free of charge.
5. Social payment Was Given To Mothers With Newborn Babies.
When a Libyan woman gave birth she was given US$5000 for herself and the child.
6. Electricity Was Free.
Electricity was free in Libya.
7. Cheap Petrol
During Gaddafi’s reign the price of petrol in Libya was as low as 0.14 (US dollars) per litre.
8. Gaddafi Raised The Level Of Education.
Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate. He bought that figure up to 87% under his rule with 25% earning university degrees.
9. Libya Had It’s Own State Bank.
Libya was the only country in the world to have a bank owned by the state meaning they were able to give loans to citizens at zero percent interest by law and they had no external debt.
10. The Gold Dinar
Before the fall of Tripoli and his untimely demise Gaddafi was trying to introduce a single African currency made of gold. Following in the foot steps of the late great pioneer Marcus Garvey who first coined the term ”United States of Africa”. Gaddafi wanted to introduce and only trade in the African gold Dinar – a move which would have thrown the world economy into chaos.
The Dinar was widely opposed by the ‘elite’ of today’s society and who could blame them. African nations would have finally had the power to bring itself out of debt and poverty and only trade in this precious commodity. They would have been able to finally say ‘no’ to external exploitation and charge whatever they felt suitable for precious resources. It has been said that the gold Dinar was the real reason for the NATO led rebellion, in a bid to oust the outspoken leader.
Downtown Slave Market in Libya
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.
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 it.