….if you don’t stop it, we will just bring them here as refugees!
The US State Department this week released this rather meek rebuke to their Libyan rebel-freedom-fighting-democracy-seeking-Arab friends. (See our earlier posts here and here about abuse by the racist rebels of migrant workers.)
The United States is deeply concerned about reports of arbitrary detention and abuse of sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees. We also understand that some Libyans are also being victimized based on the color of their skin. Nobody should be detained or harassed due to the color of their skin or their nationality, and measures must be taken to protect individuals from acts of violence.
We have welcomed the Transitional National Council’s (TNC) assurances of their commitment to safeguard the well-being of individuals throughout Libya and the TNC leadership’s cooperation with those international agencies engaged in identifying and assisting those at risk and/or detained, including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the International Organization for Migration. We look forward to prompt implementation of these measures.
‘We’ll show you, we will just ship the tens of thousands of African migrant workers to Europe or America‘ (our meatpackers can use them anyway and we will get more campaign contributions for Obama!)—so take that!
The United States is working with its international partners to facilitate safe passage out of Libya for those foreign nationals, including sub-Saharan African migrants, who wish to depart for their own safety.
The next thing you know John Podesta and the Center for American Progress will be calling for an airlift (as they did in 2009 for Iraqis)!
It is maddening, Hillary and Obama’s girls drag us into another conflict in a Muslim country and we get refugees out of it!
Addendum: Some related links which I don’t have time to post (Libya intervention looks hazy in hindsight, here). And as of yesterday Gaddafi isn’t finished yet in Libya, here. So, is this Obama’s aircraft carrier moment?
Oh, and here is one more interesting bit of news, the US State Department had previously listed the “rebels” as a terrorist group.