The Last Country We “Liberated” From An “Evil” Dictator Is Now Openly Trading Slaves

It’s imperialism, stupid

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“Liberators”, (1944) Designed by Norwegian cartoonist Harald Damsleth during WW2. America: money grabbing, racist, over-sexualized, Zionist allied, destructive, hypocritical and all-empowering.

By Carey Wedler

It is widely known that the U.S.-led NATO intervention to topple Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 resulted in a power vacuum that has allowed terror groups like ISIS [US/Israel mercenaries] to gain a foothold in the country.

Despite the destructive consequences of the 2011 invasion, the West is currently taking a similar trajectory with regard to Syria. Just as the Obama administration excoriated Gaddafi in 2011, highlighting his human rights abuses and insisting he must be removed from power to protect the Libyan people, the Trump administration is now pointing to the repressive policies of Bashar al-Assad in Syria and warning his regime will soon come to an end — all in the name of protecting Syrian civilians.

But as the U.S. and its allies fail to produce legal grounds for their recent air strike — let alone provide concrete evidence to back up their claims Assad was responsible for a deadly chemical attack last week — more hazards of invading foreign countries and removing their heads of state are emerging.

This week, new findings revealed another unintended consequence of “humanitarian intervention”: the growth of the human slave trade.

The Guardian reports that while “violence, extortion and slave labor” have been a reality for people trafficked through Libya in the past, the slave trade has recently expanded. Today, people are selling other human beings out in the open.

“The latest reports of ‘slave markets’ for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages [in Libya],” said Mohammed Abdiker, head of operation and emergencies for the International Office of Migration, an intergovernmental organization that promotes “humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all,” according to its website. “The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants.”

The North African country is commonly used as a point of exit for refugees fleeing other parts of the continent. But since Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011, “the vast, sparsely populated country has slid into violent chaos and migrants with little cash and usually no papers are particularly vulnerable,” the Guardian explains.

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How far humanity has come via US/Israel

One survivor from Senegal said he was passing through Libya from Niger with a group of other migrants attempting to flee their home countries. They had paid a smuggler to transport them via bus to the coast, where they would risk taking a boat to Europe. But rather than take them to the coast, the smuggler took them to a dusty lot in Sabha, Libya. According to Livia Manente, an IOM officer who interviews survivors, “their driver suddenly said middlemen had not passed on his fees and put his passengers up for sale.”

“Several other migrants confirmed his story, independently describing kinds of slave markets as well as kinds of private prisons all over in Libya,” she said, adding IOM Italy had confirmed similar stories from migrants landing in southern Italy.

Those held inside are forced to work without pay, or on meager rations, and their captors regularly call family at home demanding a ransom. His captors asked for 300,000 west African francs (about £380), then sold him on to a larger jail where the demand doubled without explanation.

 When migrants were held too long without having a ransom paid for them, they were taken away and killed. “Some wasted away on meager rations in unsanitary conditions, dying of hunger and disease, but overall numbers never fell,” the Guardian reported.

“If the number of migrants goes down, because of death or someone is ransomed, the kidnappers just go to the market and buy one,” Manente said.

Giuseppe Loprete, IOM Niger’s chief of mission, confirmed these disturbing reports. “It’s very clear they see themselves as being treated as slaves,” he said. He arranged for the repatriation of 1,500 migrants just in the first three months of this year and is concerned more stories and incidents will emerge as more migrants return from Libya.

“And conditions are worsening in Libya so I think we can also expect more in the coming months,” he added.

As the United States government continues to entertain regime change in Syria as a viable solution to the many crises in that country, it is becoming ever-more evident that ousting dictators — however detestable they may be —  is not effective. Toppling Saddam Hussein led not only to the deaths of civilians and radicalization within the population, but also the rise of ISIS.

As Libya, once a beacon of stability in the region, continues to devolve in the fallout from the Western “humanitarian” intervention – and as human beings are dragged into emerging slave trades while rapes and kidnappings plague the population — it is increasingly obvious that further war will only create even further suffering in unforeseen ways.

The Senegalese survivor said he was taken to a makeshift prison, which the Guardian notes are common in Libya.

ISIS Has Begun Devouring Libya

By way of deception, thou will do war.

The Islamic State’s increased interest in Libya was motivated by the loss of revenues in Iraq and Syria.

Recently, dozens of ISIS operatives, all veterans of the wars in Syria and Iraq, have been sent to Libya to help improve the combat capabilities of the local militias associated with the Islamic State. These groups are based around the city of Sirte, which sits in the middle of the coastal strip between Tripoli and Benghazi.

The city itself was under their control, and it didn’t take long for them to take over areas south of the region — including large oil reserves. U.S. intelligence estimates that local militias identified with ISIS have some 6,000 fighters, concentrated mostly around Sirte, who are taking advantage of the anarchy in Libya caused by US/Israel destabilization project and the resulting power struggle between various tribal coalitions and militias.

RESPONDING TO THE UN Security Council Resolution on Syria (No. 2254) Imran Hosein

The writing is on the wall,
if you can read the writing.
~ Sheikh Imran Hosein

Muslims will ally with Russia Orthodox Christianity

Written by Islamic Scholar Imran Nazar Hosein

They must accept that had it not been for Russia, Syria would have already become another Libya. Hence whatever be the future for Syria, it must recognize Russia’s role in saving Syria from becoming another Libya. There can be no agreement for peace between those who want Syria to become another Libya, and those who resist such a future for Syria.

a3fbea0cd0fa4f863bf03312c15bee7b7I consider this agreement among the members of the UN Security Council to be positive, even brilliant, and to offer a golden opportunity for political dialogue to replace blood-shedding as the center of gravity for forging an acceptable future for Syria.

Those who choose to reject this opportunity for a peaceful resolution of the war in Syria will now be singled out and identified in the eyes of the world as the people of Fasad (i.e., the evil people of corruption and destruction).

The time has come for the Syrian Sunni ‘Ulama to reach out to the Syrian Shia ‘Ulama, as well as to the leaders of the Syrian Christian and other Syrian communities and groups, for political dialogue to reach an agreement among themselves on the basis of which they can enter into dialogue with the Syrian government.

It is the Syrian people, and not the dangerously misguided Turkish President, who should determine Syria’s future.

On what must they negotiate and decide?

1. They need to forge a united Syrian front with which to confront those who persist with fighting and with bloodshed in Syria.

2. They must adopt a firm common Syrian position of continued resistance to Israeli oppression.

3. They need to forge a political agreement for a plural model of a State in Syria that will accommodate the vital interests of both Sunni and Shia Islam, both Orthodox and Western Christianity, as well as that of other communities and groups in Syria. Syrian Sunni and Shia Islamic scholars and leaders, both in and out of Syria at this time, should take the initiative to reach out to Syrian Orthodox Christians to build a common bond between themselves, preparatory to engaging others in political dialogue.

4. They must accept that had it not been for Russia, Syria would have already become another Libya. Hence whatever be the future for Syria, it must recognize Russia’s role in saving Syria from becoming another Libya. There can be no agreement for peace between those who want Syria to become another Libya, and those who resist such a future for Syria.