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Cynthia McKinney: 12,000 U.S. troops bound for Libya

January 15, 2012

Thousands of war prisoners under threat of imminent death

by Cynthia McKinney

It is with great disappointment that I receive the news from foreign media publications and Libyan sources that our president now has 12,000 U.S. troops stationed in Malta and they are about to make their descent into Libya.

Ever since war broke out in Libya, the false rumor, given credibility by Amnesty International, that Col. Qaddafi had recruited Black mercenaries to fight the rebels, has made life hell for Blacks in Libya, where nearly half the population is Black. Latent racism, discouraged by Qaddafi, has led to an ethnic cleansing. Right now, thousands in a Misrata prison face imminent death; readers are urged to contact the Red Cross (contact information below).
For those of you who have not followed closely the situation in Libya, the resistance to rule of the National Transitional Council is strong. The National Transitional Council (NTC) cast of characters has about as much support on the ground as did Mahmoud Abbas before the United Nations’ request for Palestinian statehood or Afghanistan’s regal-looking but politically impotent Hamid Karzai or, for that matter, George W. Bush after eight years.

The NTC not only has to contend with a vibrant, well-financed, grassroots-supported resistance, but the various militias of the NTC are now also fighting each other. I believe this “sociocide” of Libyan society, as we previously witnessed in Iraq and Afghanistan before it, is part of a carefully crafted plan of destabilization that ultimately serves U.S. imperial interests and those of a Zionist state and its U.S. agents who are bent on Greater Israel’s suzerainty over huge swaths of Arabic-speaking populations. Pakistan is also on the list for neutering in Muslim and world affairs, saddled with its own unpopular civilian leadership that finds itself in the hip pocket of the United States for survival, often getting sat upon by its fiscal guarantor.

The “Arab Spring” has sprung and the indelible fingerprints of malignant foreign financed operations must be erased if the people are to have a chance to truly govern themselves. Unfortunately, these foreign-inspired organizations are present and operating in just about every country in the world. The threat is ever-present like sleeping cells – all that is needed is that the right word to “activate” be given. Both Daniel Ortega and Hugo Chavez can write tomes on the impact of the National Endowment for Democracy in the political life of their countries.

Handcuffed Blacks executed in Libya are left to lie where they fell. “Libyan war is Black genocide,” said one commentator.
In other words, those who create the chaos have a plan and, in the midst of chaos, they usually are the ones who will win. Those who wrote the plan of this chaos were affiliated with the Project for a New American Century – read A Clean Break if you already haven’t. Gen. Wesley Clark told us of the plan to invade and destroy the governments of seven countries in five years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.

“These people took control of the policy in the United States,” Clark continues. He concludes, “This country was taken over by a group of people with a policy coup: Wolfowitz, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and … collaborators from the Project for a New American Century: they wanted us to destabilize the Middle East.” Richard Perle, Bill Kristol publicize these plans and “could hardly wait to finish Iraq so they could go into Syria,” Clark goes on. “The root of the problem is the strategy of the United States in this region. Why are Americans dying in this region? That is the issue,” he finishes.

Now, from Libya, reports are that even while the Misrata rebels – NATO allies responsible for the murder of hundreds of Libyans, including Moatessem Qaddafi – attempted to scale the petroleum platforms in Brega, an important oil town in Libya, they were annihilated by the Apache helicopters of their own NATO allies. A resistance Libyan doctor-become-journalist reported Thursday that all of the petroleum platforms are occupied by NATO and that warships occupy Libya’s ports.

Photographs show Italian encampments in the desert with an announcement that the French are to follow. Another news outlet reports that Qataris and Emiratees are the engineers now at the oil plants, turning away desperate Libyan workers. While long lines exist for Libyan drivers to get their gas, foreign troops ensure the black gold’s export. Libyans lack enough food and the basics, the country has been turned upside down and contaminated with uranium while the true number of dead and unaccounted for remains high and unknown.

Tawergha, an agricultural town of about 10,000 that had been nearly all Black for centuries, was destroyed last summer by rebels from neighboring Misrata and its population disappeared. This photo shows men from Tawergha rounded up; they may be some of the thousands in the Misrata prison that the rebels want to execute. As early as June, Misrata rebels began openly talking about “cleansing” the region of Blacks, saying that Black Libyans might as well pack up because “Tawergha no longer exists, only Misrata.”
Thousands of young Libyans, supporters of the Jamahiriya, languish under torture and assassination in a Misrata prison where a humanitarian disaster is about to unfold because Misrata rebels want to kill them all and have already attacked the prison once to do so. An urgent appeal to contact the International Red Cross was issued yesterday to help save the lives of the prisoners.

And finally, Black Libyans continue to be targeted for harassment and murder in Libya by U.S.-NATO allies on the ground. Teaching hate, given the images of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan released yesterday urinating on Afghani dead bodies, is not a difficult thing to do, it would seem. Videos are posted of Black Libyans being beaten, whipped, threatened, harassed and humiliated. These videos remind me of the antebellum South – reminiscent of the days of slavery and the Confederacy.

So, when I use the word “descend” to describe U.S. anticipated actions, I mean just that: U.S. troops are about to descend into the hell on Earth created by their president and the leaders of other countries who approved of, aided or participated in the death of Libyan-owned society. A report from last night indicates that one militia, fearing other militias, even invited foreigners in to protect them.

I hope the report that I’m reading from Jan. 12, 2012, is not true. I hope our president has not sent 12,000 troops of occupation to Malta destined for Libya. Lucy Grider-Bradley of our DIGNITY Delegation just yesterday reminded me of the words of a high-ranking Libyan Jamahiriya Foreign Ministry representative who just happened to be at the Tunisia-Libya border office at the same time we were waiting there. He said, “Let the Americans come. We want them to taste our sandwiches. We will give them the same serving they got in Vietnam.”

Blacks overload a truck, desperate to escape Misrata, on April 18, 2011. – Photo: Chris Hondros
Please write to our president by clicking here and ask him not to send troops of occupation – or whatever “euphemism de jour” this administration chooses to use – to Libya.

To save the lives of the young men in prison, please e-mail the International Red Cross at any or all of the e-mail addresses given below:

in Tripoli 218213409262 / Croix rouge
218919418066 / 218925236582
والبريد اللاكتروني : tri_tripoli@icrc.org

 

هذا اراقام المكتب الرئيسي للصليب الاحمرLe président de la croix rouge
في جنيفا 41227346001/ فاكس 41227332057
webmaster@icrc.org

منظمة حقوق الانسان: Organisation de protection des droits de l’homme
في مقره لندن : à London
David Mepham
UK Director

Taxi driver Ibrahim Med Khaled, 24, shows wounds caused by anti-Gaddafi fighters who beat him with an electrical cable at the displaced persons camp in Benghazi Oct. 15, 2011.
Eleanor Blatchley
Associate
Tel: +44 (0) 20-7713-2788
blatche@hrw.org

 

او مقره في سويسرا : En Suisse
Geneva
Switzerland
Tel: +41-22-738-0481
Fax: +41-22-738-1791

الهلال الاحمر الليبي: http://www.lrc.org.ly/contactus.html

And then please view the most recent addition to the extremely valuable work of a young documentarian, Julien Teil, who caught Amnesty International red-handed in proselytizing the lies in the lead-up to this Libya debacle that they tried to take back. In short, Amnesty admits that the “African mercenaries” was just a rumor from the start. How many Black Libyans are suffering and have died because this woman and others like her, safely ensconced in their seats of authority, used them to proffer lies instead of protect the truth? The video is in both French and English and can be viewed here:

Lastly, there is one thing you can do: Refuse to vote for war. Your vote is your most precious political asset. When you vote for congressional representatives who, in turn, vote for war, you allow the people who made the coup – the people that Gen. Wesley Clark talked about – you allow them to win. Overturn the coup by voting for peace. Cast your vote for peace. Ignore the pundits on the Sunday morning talk shows and vote for peace. Turn off the crap TV and vote for peace. Don’t even listen to your friends who think you’ve gone crazy; just vote for peace.

Cindy Piester, a documentarian who hosted the last event that I attended with my aunt in Ventura, California, just finished a film, “On the Dark Side in Al Doura: A Soldier in the Shadows,” in which Dick Cheney says that the United States has to “work toward the dark side, spend time in the shadows, in the intelligence world.” He goes on to say, “A lot of what needs to be done will have to be done quietly without any discussion, using sources and methods that are available to our intelligence agencies.” View her extremely well-done and sad film here.

And please, don’t let this gang of coup plotters take you and this country into the shadows where we don’t need or want to be.

Vote peace.

For news from, by and about Cynthia McKinney, former Georgia congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate, check these websites: http://dignity.ning.com/, http://www.enduswars.org, http://www.livestream.com/dignity, http://www.twitter.com/dignityaction, http://www.myspace.com/dignityaction, http://www.myspace.com/runcynthiarun, http://www.twitter.com/cynthiamckinney, http://www.facebook.com/CynthiaMcKinney and http://www.youtube.com/runcynthiarun.

 

29 thoughts on “Cynthia McKinney: 12,000 U.S. troops bound for Libya

  1. Paul Gauci

    This article is bull****. I'm Maltese and live in Malta and there are no soldiers around. Malta is half the size of Washington D.C. so there's no way you could hide 12,000 soldiers from the local population.

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    1. libyan

      Hi Paul, are you sure? cause they are good at hidding? If you are right?
      Then they are already in Libya, and guess what THEY ARE FUCKED, they dont know whats ia waiting for them, the beast will be awakened, and thats what we want, come cowards. And they will be anhilated along with libyan RATS.

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      1. Tareq

        I see you have received gaddafi education! Can't even make an argument without turning to swearing and violence. Too bad papa moammar was caught in a sewer huh? Ironic after he called Libyans rats. Must make you really angry that you've lost the oil money you and other gaddafi cronies were using for your own personal gain. Stop your nonsense and join the Libyan society to make Libya a better place (if you really care about Libya and not just your personal pocketbook). Otherwise, take Paul's advice and stop the delusion. (that goes for Cynthia McKinney too).

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  2. Tareq Mukhtar

    The number of falsehoods in this article is amazing. There are no gas lines in Libya and food is readily available. It is true that some black people who were innocent were targeted but it is in no way as widespread as this article claims (not that it matters but to claim that 1/2 of Libyans are black goes to show how ignorant this article is). Are we to believe that 12,000 troops are being sent on some kind of secret mission? If not then surely we would have heard about it on the news! Cynthia, when will you stop with the lies, or do you really believe this fantasy you have concocted in your head (because you think gaddafi was a champion for black people when the facts are he did more harm to sub-Saharan Africa than anyone else). The sad thing is when Libyans in America tried to speak at your seminars to tell the truth about what gaddafi was doing to us, you and your supporters yelled at us and did not allow us entry. Bottom line, your hero gaddafi is dead, stop spreading lies. Your lies along with others will be the reason of any destabilization on in Libya if it happens, but I venture to guess you’ll never get that satisfaction!

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  3. tareq

    The number of falsehoods in this article is amazing. There are no gas lines in Libya and food is readily available. It is true that some black people who were innocent were targeted but it is in no way as widespread as this article claims (not that it matters but to claim that 1/2 of Libyans are black goes to show how ignorant this article is). Are we to believe that 12,000 troops are being sent on some kind of secret mission? If not then surely we would have heard about it on the news! Cynthia, when will you stop with the lies, or do you really believe this fantasy you have concocted in your head (because you think gaddafi was a champion for black people when the facts are he did more harm to sub-Saharan Africa than anyone else). The sad thing is when Libyans in America tried to speak at your seminars to tell the truth about what gaddafi was doing to us, you and your supporters yelled at us and did not allow us entry. Bottom line, your hero gaddafi is dead, stop spreading lies. Your lies along with others will be the reason of any destabilization on in Libya if it happens, but I venture to guess you'll never get that satisfaction!

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  4. Roger Vella Bonavita

    Cynthia, Why not go to Malta on a fact finding mission? It would take you perhaps a day to look around – the island is only 17 miles by 9 miles long and wide.It would be quite impossible for foreign troops to be stationed there without everyone knowing about it. For your information Malta maintained a strict neutrality during the Libyan war of liberation while providing humanitarian assistance and for this everyone and every country involved praised its government and people. This was in line with the constitution of Malta which forbids Malta to participate in warfare. Malta is not a member of Nato incidently.
    Roger VB

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  5. jbx

    No troops are in Malta! Why do Americans think that they can invent anything they want about other countries? Or is it because most americans dont even know these countries exist let alone verifying with their local media? Legal action should be taken because these allegations undermine Malta's neutrality constitution.

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  6. mda

    WOW cynthia mckinney is getting dumber by the day. HAHA your fantasies over gaddafi is entertainment to us libyans. she is one crazy lady LOL

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  7. William

    Hello there!! Does Cynthia have any idea about Malta?? Can she at least locate it on a map?? It's size?? Hiding 12,000 soldiers in a 14 X 9 mile island must be a heck of a miracle, because the only few american service men you can see are those sailors on leave when their boats are in transit in Malta, and their interest is only in the excellent local beer and the girls!!!! Lol…

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  8. Selina

    "I hope the report that I’m reading from Jan. 12, 2012, is not true. I hope our president has not sent 12,000 troops of occupation to Malta destined for Libya."
    _________
    From the article McKinney didn't say that 12k troops from Malta where hidding in Malta
    she said she hopes
    __________
    "Are we to believe that 12,000 troops are being sent on some kind of secret mission? If not then surely we would have heard about it on the news!" —- from Tareq
    __________
    To Tareq HA-HA-HA-HA YOU would never here anything on the US News about what this Govt is doing
    and Ameri-Fairy-ca can sent troops from any other cntry into Libya, espccially if that nations is receiving some type of financial or food aid from the US, to KILL African-Libyans but they don't have to because they have Arabs living in Libya to do their Dirty Work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Mr. Green

    If any Libyan sees any Maltese bastard in Libya, just stab the filthy cockroach and kill him without hesitation. Malta is at the forefront of this attack on Libya as much as the Zionists. Beware of the Maltese, they are spies and more dangerous than Americans, and especially those who reside in Libya or visit often. Read history to understand the role of Malta in the crimes of the Church and its so-called crusades on North Africa.

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    1. Tareq

      Hey greenie, you should be ashamed of yourself…..still calling people roaches? I guess you didn't learn the lesson of your papa gaddafi! The Maltese people are kind and noble and the junk you are spewing is not only racist hatred, it is also factually wrong. As a Libyan, I have been treated with nothing but kindness and respect by my Maltese brethren. You are so mad that Libya is free and you lost your crony money that you are talking nonsense. Why not help build Libya if you really care about it instead of taking about killing people?

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      1. Mr. Green

        You're clearly a fake and you're doing a stupid job at it.
        1- You're not a Libyan, probably a Maltese bastard yourself.
        2- the Maltese are in fact "bastards", and its just who they are, and you can't make that up. They are "bastards" of the 1st degree and have no honor.
        3- Although I am not a Gaddafi supporter there is no doubt that he was one of the greatest leaders of our time, and anyone who doesn't see that is simply ignorant.
        4- Help Libya build? with Obama the genuine bastard? now that is just stupid…STUPID!

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        1. William

          hee hee hee, is your name really Green? Why did you take it from Gaddafi's GREEN book or the GREEN flag of this (ex) tyrant?? No!! Oh what a coincidence……..With regards to Gaddafi like every tyrant there is the good side and the bad side of whatever he did for Libya. There was a time when he was needed to re-unite the country, but as always power goes to their heads and you have to keep family and friends ''well fed'' and assure that you have a finger in every pie. So you need more power and all those who criticize you are branded as enemies of the state. Then you start thinking Gaddafi is Libya and Libya is Gaddafi. Remember that 'H' chap from Germany, he thought the same. Finally the time comes that you have to go and it's Gaddafi's countrymen who decided so, not the Maltese, or the British or the Americans. The stupid thing about all this is that, when he knew that his time was up, he did not grab a few billion dollars (an he had so many) and went and enjoyed his last remaining days somewhere in peace. And he had lot's of choices where to go. But no, Gaddafi still thought that he could hang on when everything was clearly crumbling around him and where did he end. Dead In a gutter, of all places!!!! His fault completely if things ended that way.

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          1. Mr. Green

            On the contrary, only a few Libyans are anti-Gaddafi, and as a Libyan, I should know. People are not stupid, you don't bomb your country, Libya was terrorized just as Yugoslavia, Iraq,… 8 months of bombing by the world's infamous cowards and a military alliance of 28 countries. If you knew any history you would understand the significance of the attack on Libya, why Gaddafi chose to die for his country and why he is a historic leader in "human history". The majority of Libyans support Gaddafi. There are an estimated 500,000 Libyan refugees created by this terror campaign by your criminal kind. Why would anyone create a refugee crisis? Why bomb a country? Where is any proof against Gaddafi. Be a man and show your proof. That is all there is to it!
            and let's not forget it was American, French, and British military who killed Gaddafi.

            Look at the facts and lose the non-sense. What Gaddafi did for Libya and for millions around the world was rather impressive by any standard. Hell he was even being awarded some human rights achievement award by the UNHR at the same time the US/Nato attacked Libya.
            Gaddafi is a symbol of independence, freedom, pride, glory, humanity, he is no doubt a legend and one of the greatest visionaries of our time. You'll see, troll William.

  10. Ehded Abdu

    Cynthia, we are getting dizzy of the falsehoods in your article, The Libyans, especially, the educated elite would never believe what so ever your fabrication. We’re absolutely certain of your support of the tyrant and still remember your comical show and ridiculous comments on libyan TV in May, 2011. So try to dig somewhere else and not in Libya, for Libyans are all well aware of your cunning articles and your genuine tricks.

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  11. ozyism

    I notice a lot of NATO Cheerleaders are getting upset, it is odd that no one even bothered to refute the brutal tortures and murders around Libya in the hands of NATO Mercenaries, those treasonous butchers who took money from NATO, now giving Libyan foreign reserves to NATO instead and oil keeps flowing out but no money coming in, nor is there any accounts to what happened to foreign reserves, the Libyan central bank hasn't received a dime of the billions NATO claimed to have released.

    Cheerleaders are only good at Cheering, that is what most commentators under this article are, Cheerleaders, they haven't refuted the sick butchery, instead talking about US troops, as if US troops are not present in Libya, or hasn't been present in Libya for the past 6 months.

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  12. Andrej S.

    Actually, what is happening there is the following:
    The totally unelected NTC (which still refuses to tell people their actual identities) published an "election law" that would prevent anybody who in some way profited from Ghadaffi to either vote or be voted for.
    Determining who was eglible would be an issue for those that "fought Ghadaffi from an early time", which basically means the fairly antighadaffi east.
    Western Lybia does not have the slightest interest in getting "vetted" by eastern Lybia over it "antighadaffi credentials", and is thus understanably pissed, especially since those "Eastern Anti Ghadaffi Patriots" would not have gotten anywhere without Nato, and were the ones who brought the war to Lybia in the first place. Following the defeat of Ghadaffi, the west could have perhaps accepted eastern supremacy for now, if it wasnt for Eastern and Misratan militias running rampant in Tripolis. Tripolis is secular, they dont like people that fly Al-Quaida flags at all.
    Currently, loyalist forces retook Beni Walid when the rebels tried to abduct a person suspected of being pro Ghadaffi (he propably was, but the so called revolution started when the Lybian regime took someone that ended up in the NTC captive on charges of treason and conspiracy…), wether this will ignite other western towns remains to be seen. If the western uprising spreads to Sirte, all bets are off.

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  13. Judenrein

    It is good all the filthy niggers are killed in Lybia, as they were mercenaries, thieves, rapists, torturers and murderers. Fuck them! Kill all the niggers!

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