“Black soldiers are fighting for survival against the world’s biggest lynch mob, armed to the teeth by the United States and Europe.” When it comes to Blacks – whether Libyans or immigrant workers - NATO-backed rebels have shown no respect for the rules of war, or for women and children. If surrender means torture and debasement or summary execution at the hands of racist killers, the only option is a battle to the bitter end.
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
“The Black defenders of Sirte and Bani Walid fight like lions because they have no choice.”
Both NATO and their Libyan rebel surrogates express wonder at the fact that loyalist forces continue to fight so fiercely in the contested cities of Sirte and Bani Walid, despite being vastly outnumbered on the ground and unceasingly pummeled from above by the world’s largest air armada. But one look at a picture of Gaddafi loyalist prisoners, captured at a hospital in Sirte, tells the story: they are all Black. The assault on Libya has largely devolved into a race war, and the Black soldiers are fighting for survival against the world’s biggest lynch mob, armed to the teeth by the United States and Europe.
Where are the people of Tawurgha, the mostly Black Libyan city that was wiped from the face of the earth by the rebels? Many of those who were not killed or captured have clearly made their way to Sirte and Bani Walid, to make a last stand against the racist killers that westerners like Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now! call “revolutionaries.” The rebels are brazen – absolutely without shame – in their determination to cleanse Libya of its Black population. They are like Arab Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, backed by a European and American air force, a racist militia whose fighters have vowed to “purge Black skin” and who scrawl the Arabic equivalent of “nigger” on the homes of their vanquished Black countrymen. Their rationalizations for ethnic cleansing and summary executions of Black prisoners are quite familiar to the American ear, identical to our own practitioners of White Terror. The Tawurghans raped women,the rebels claim, even as international observers report that it is the rebels and the riff-raff that surrounds them who have systematically raped captured Black girls and women. The Tawurghans, say the rebels, tried to “slaughter all the Misuratans” – and “this is something they have to answer for.”
“Many of those who were not killed or captured have clearly made their way to Sirte and Bani Walid, to make a last stand against the racist killers.”
Of course, the town of Tawurgha, with only 30,000 mostly Black Libyan citizens, could not possibly have terrorized Misurata, the third biggest city in the country, 25 miles away. But racists always claim to be the victims of crimes in which they, themselves, specialize. So, the Tawurghans – standing in for all Blacks – are labeled rapists, to justify the racist rampages of the Misurata Brigade.
According to a report by none other than the Voice of America, one-third of all prisoners of the rebels are Black. And they appear to be the lucky ones. The captured Tuwarghan men are nowhere to be found, an indication that the rebels don’t give them a chance to surrender, or keep them long after they do. Wounded Blacks that have made their way to hospitals are snatched from their beds, to an unknown fate.
NATO says it will keep bombing until the last resistance to their Libyan rebel surrogates, is crushed. That appears to mean, until the last free Black men in Libya are captured or killed, their families caged at the mercy of racist brutes and sexual marauders. Black civilians are clearly not the kind of people that the Euro-Americans had in mind, when they claimed to be on a mission to protect civilians.
No wonder, then, that the defenders of Sirte and Bani Walid fight like lions, against all odds. They are heroes, but they also have no choice. The racist death squads will have no mercy. Black skin will be purged, Black women raped and then killed. The First Black President of the United States has unleashed a hell on Black Libya. No decent person can ever forgive him.
For Black Agenda Radio, I’m Glen Ford. On the web, do to BlackAgendaReport.com.
BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted atGlen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.
The rats are trying to leave but nato won't let them. Jabril and Jalil were supposed to resign when Sirte and Bani Walid fell. Well now it"s just Sirte and that's not going to well for them either. And then there's the little problem of Tripoli....
The Irish Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Libyan-Irish commander resigns as deputy head of Tripoli military council
MARY FITZGERALD, Foreign Affairs Correspondent
THE LIBYAN-IRISH commander who led the main anti-Gadafy brigade into Tripoli in August has resigned from his position as deputy head of the Tripoli Military Council. Mahdi al-Harati’s decision to step down from the council which had worked to establish control of the Libyan capital after it fell to revolutionary forces comes amid growing tensions over long-term security in the city.
The Tripoli Military Council is headed by the controversial Abdel Hakim Belhaj, a former leader of the now defunct Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, a militant organisation that posed the greatest threat to Col Gadafy in the 1990s.
Fighters from some revolutionary brigades, mostly those from outside Tripoli who have remained in the city since late August, say they are not willing to recognise the council or Mr Belhaj.
Mr Harati, an Arabic teacher who moved to Ireland almost 20 years ago and who lives in Dublin with his Irish-born wife and family, could not be reached for comment last night. He returned to Ireland earlier this week to visit his family in the south Dublin suburb of Firhouse. One of his associates in Tripoli told The Irish Times Mr Harati had tendered his resignation last Friday for “personal reasons”.
CNN, however, quoted a senior official in Libya’s interim government as saying Mr Harati had resigned due to “differences with the National Transitional Council on the planning of the security of Tripoli”. Mohamed Sayeh told the channel: “We are the official governing body and the efforts of the revolutionaries that fought for the liberation are appreciated but the command must be centralised.”
He said NTC officials were trying to convey that message to the revolutionary brigades “in a democratic, brotherly manner”.
Fathi al-Wersali, a senior member of the Tripoli Military Council, said Mr Harati would continue as commander of the Tripoli brigade, which Mr Harati established soon after arriving in Libya in the wake of the February uprising that tipped into armed revolt against the Gadafy regime.
Mr Harati’s brigade is the largest of the anti-Gadafy units that swept into Tripoli on August 21st. It counts several thousand men within its ranks and contains many expatriate Libyans, including several from Ireland.
Mr Harati’s Irish-born brother-in-law Hosam al-Najjair, who lives in Dublin’s Portobello, is the brigade’s head of security.
In a recent interview with The Irish Times , Mr Harati said his priority was helping to ensure stability in post-Gadafy Libya.
“My agenda, for the time being, is to help gather and unite people until the country is stable, and there my role will finish and I will go back to my home and family,” he said. Asked if he had political ambitions, Mr Harati replied: “No, but I might go for it only if people need me, and ask me to.”
Abdel Hakim Belhaj is missing or dead?
Wall Street Journal, a NATO propaganda outlet claims that Abdel Hakim Belhaj has disappeared and missing for few days. It is yet unclear whether he has been killed in the inner fighting, or he is just hiding until fighting cools down.
There has been fighting between NATO Mercenaries factions in Tripoli, and Belhaj was one of the leader of the factions involved in the fighting. Previous unconfirmed reports suggested that he has been shot by Zintan Mercenaries and was on his way to Italy for treatment.
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