Update September 5th: A reader sent this youtube clip of rebels playing with the dead body of an African they killed in Libya, here.
Those mostly Arab (Muslim Brotherhood) Libyan rebels supported and praised by the Obama Administration, and by Senator John McCain too, are making one of their first actions to be the round-up of all African blacks and then imprisoning them. Gee, what happened to Samantha Power’s doctrine —- the responsibility to protect.
The Africans are mostly migrant workers Gadhafi had encouraged to work in Libya. The rebels say they are all mercenaries. Human rights groups have stepped in to protest.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, accusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital.
Virtually all of the detainees say they are innocent migrant workers, and in most cases there is no evidence that they are lying. But that is not stopping the rebels from placing the men in facilities like the Gate of the Sea sports club, where about 200 detainees — all black — clustered on a soccer field this week, bunching against a high wall to avoid the scorching sun.
The rebels’ National Transitional Council has called on fighters not to abuse prisoners and says those accused of crimes will receive fair trials. There has been little credible evidence of rebels killing or systematically abusing captives during the six-month conflict. Still, the African Union and Amnesty International have protested the treatment of blacks inside Libya, saying there is a potential for serious abuse.
Think about it! Those “rebels” we spent billions supporting with military assets would round up Obama too, if he were dropped in the middle of Tripoli right now as an ordinary worker.
Oh, by the way, it seems some of these same rebels were fighting against us in Iraq, here.