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Barack Obama making statement on Libya
WASHINGTON – There are persistent reports that U.S.-backed Libyan rebels are killing black Libyans in towns and villages near Tripoli, but the Obama administration and many members of the Congressional Black Caucus remain relatively mute about what human rights groups and eye-witnesses call war crimes and genocide, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
The rebels committing the slaughter also have the backing of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, without which they would not have ousted the government of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who remains in hiding amid reports that he is preparing a counter-insurgency campaign against the loosely controlled rebels.
“These are the ‘liberators’ that President Barack Obama, President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister David Cameron helped install in Libya,” one source told G2Bulletin. “They all rejected an African Union proposal that would have brought a ceasefire and the warring parties to the table to create a constitution and to hold elections.”
Sources say that the indiscriminate slaughter of black Libyans, some of whom supported Gadhafi, constitutes revenge killings which rebel leaders of the National Transitional Council, or NTC, said are not supposed to be happening.
Observers say that a majority of the blacks who have been rounded up by the rebels are migrant workers from the sub-Saharan countries. The number of those being attacked remains unclear. The nation has a population of about 6.5 million, and there are estimates that some 1.5 million workers from sub-Saharan Africa are living in Libya.
Nevertheless, what observers report as systematic rape, torture, executions by being shot in the back of the head, lynchings, beheadings and horrific internment is happening to black Libyans principally in the towns of Misurata, neighboring Tawergha and in other small towns in the sub-Sahara populated mostly by black Libyans and people from the other black African countries.
In Tawergha, for example, sources say that many of the homes once occupied by black Libyans have been vacated, with many having been ransacked or torched.
In referring to the plight of the black Libyans, NTC head Mahmoud Jibril said that “nobody has the right to interfere in this matter except the people of Misurata.”
As the source pointed out, it is the people of Misurata who are undertaking ethnic cleansing.
“Surely, Jibril knows that he’s inciting to further ethnic cleansing” by making such a statement, the source said.
According to various sources, attacks on blacks have been particularly vicious.
The effect of ethnic cleansing in Libya is being felt all over Africa, sources say.
African Union Commission Chairman Jean Ping said that anti-black attacks were one reason many African governments refuse to recognize the new regime as Libya’s legitimate government.
“Blacks are being killed,” Ping said. “Blacks are having their throats slit. Blacks are accused of being mercenaries. Do you think it’s normal in a country that’s a third black that blacks are confused with mercenaries?”
The G2Bulletin has been given access to some of the videos showing the raw brutality toward totally defenseless black Libyans.
As G2Bulletin reported Aug. 10, the intention of the rebels is ethnic cleansing. One video showed black Libyan children massacred with their fingers and legs severed.
Observers note that most of the media has been quiet on the issue, as has the U.N., the Obama administration and even most of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., however, appears to be the exception.
He has called for an investigation by the International Criminal Court into the killings of blacks in Libya. He also will ask that U.S. assistance for reconstruction and transition to democracy in Libya be conditional.
As one writer told WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah in an email: “No black American would ever vote for (Obama) ever again if the truth came out that he’s murdering” blacks in Libya.
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