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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

These are Supposed To Be the Good Guys

We have been assured that in the Libya conflict we are on the side of angels. Well..., fallen angels perhaps. Pajamas Media links to videos of blatant human rights offenses perpetrated by the anti-Quaddafi forces we are backing, but about whom we know very little. The more we see of them, though, the less deserving of support they seem.
While the International Criminal Court has announced that it is investigating charges of war crimes against Muammar al-Gaddafi and other members of the Libyan regime, harrowing video evidence has emerged that appears to show atrocities committed by anti-Gaddafi rebels. Among other things, the footage depicts summary executions, a prisoner being lynched, the desecration of corpses, and even a beheading. The targets of the most serious abuse are frequently black African prisoners. The ultimate source of the footage appears to be rebel forces or sympathizers themselves.

Check out the whole thing here.

That's right. They took these videos themselves and broadcast them. They seem to be proud of what they are doing and see a political payoff in advertising their barbarity.

Explain to me again just why we are supporting these guys?

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