Libya: NATO's Latest Charnel House - by Stephen Lendman
When NATO intervenes, massacres, mass destruction, and indescribable human misery follow. Libya is its latest trophy.
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Once Africa's most developed country, it's now a horrific charnal house. No one knows the true toll or ever will, but minimally it includes tens of thousands dead, multiples more injured, vast destruction across large parts of the country, terrified millions not knowing what's next, imperial occupation, plunder of Libya's resources, and continued conflict and violence like Afghanistan and Iraq.
As a result, expect Libya to boil for years, and why not with recruited rebel gangs enlisted to reign terror. Many are members of the Al Qaeda linked Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), terrorists opposed to Gaddafi since the mid-1990s.
On December 8, 2004, the US Treasury Department designated LIFG a Foreign Terrorist Organization, saying it:
"threatens global safety and stability through the use of violence and its ideological alliance with (Al Qaeda) and other brutal terrorists organizations."
Directed on the ground by US, UK, Qatari, and Jordanian special forces, insurgents also include untrained Libyans and civilians from regional countries, as well as recruited members of Gaddafi's military.
Appointed top military commander last March, Khalifa Hifter is in charge, a man who spent two decades in suburban Virginia, about 20 miles from CIA headquarters. In fact, since the 1980s, he's been an anti-Gaddafi CIA asset.
Now he's directing paramilitary killers terrorizing areas they control, exposing Washington's contempt for human life and welfare everywhere, including at home.
On August 29, USAAfricaonline.com headlined: "KILLINGS: Libya rebels said to be murdering Black Aftican migrant workers," saying:
African Union (AU) chairman Jean Ping said "Libyan rebels may be indiscriminately killing black people," believing migrant guest workers are pro-Gaddafi mercenaries.
On August 29, allwestafrica.com described a Libyan "bloodbath," affecting Black Africans found murdered with their hands tied behind their backs.
Earlier images showed beatings, summary executions, lynchings, beheadings, desecrated corpses, and at least one instance of a Gaddafi loyalist suspended upside-down soaked in blood. Alongside him stood a rebel fighter with a long knife alternatively hacking and sawing on his neck.
As a result, tens of thousands of innocent civilians now face possible revenge killings, summary executions and mass slaughter either for seeking work in the wrong country at the wrong time or being a Gaddafi loyalist.