Sudanese dictator welcome in ‘new’ Libya


This video from Libya is called NATO Rebels’ Racism Against Black Workers In Tripoli.

From Reuters news agency:

Rights group condemns Libya visit by Sudan’s Bashir

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges, arrived in Libya on Saturday, drawing criticism from a human rights group.

Bashir, wanted by The Hague-based court on charges of orchestrating genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, was met by Mustafa Abdul Jalil, chairman of Libya‘s ruling National Transitional Council, at Tripoli airport, a Libyan official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.

“Welcoming Bashir … raises questions about the NTC’s stated commitment to human rights and the rule of law,” Richard Dicker, international justice director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement.

Mr Dicker might have raised those questions a lot earlier. As Mustafa Abdul Jalil, before suddenly becoming the unelected boss of “democratic” post-Gadaffi Libya, had been the Minister of “Justice” of the Gadaffi regime. The questions might have been raised because of the violence of Libyan anti-Gadaffiists against people because of the colour of their skins. The questions might have been raised because of the new Libyan regime’s links to the dictatorships in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere on the Arab peninsula.

“Following the end of decades of brutal rule in Libya, it is disturbing if Tripoli hosts a head of state on the run from international arrest warrants for grave human rights violations.”

Abdul Jalil, who visited Khartoum in November, has said Sudanese weapons and ammunition helped Libya’s former rebels oust Muammar Gaddafi last year and take control of the North African country.

Relations between Khartoum and Tripoli were strained during Gaddafi’s rule because of his support for rebels in Sudan’s western Darfur region and in South Sudan, which gained independence in July under a 2005 peace deal.

Bashir is under increasing pressure at home after his country lost much of its oil production to the south. The loss of revenue is fuelling inflation, hitting hard Sudanese who have suffered years of conflict.

(Reporting by Mahmoud Habboush; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

There are several ironies about Western views on Bashir, correctly described as the dictator of Sudan.

On the one hand, propagandists for Western “humanitarian” military intervention used Bashir’s Sudan as a, often as the, prime example of a country which should get the “benefits” of such intervention.

However, contrary to Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan, that “humanitarian” military intervention never happened in practice in Sudan. As Bahrir was useful for the CIA and other NATO secret services for outsourcing torture; see also here.

Meanwhile, horrible as Bashir’s brutal warfare is, it still is not as bad as the over a million dead and four million refugees caused by George W Bush’s invasion of Iraq. Or, limiting ourselves to Africa, still not as bad as what was done and is still being done to Somalia by United States soldiers, United States Somali puppet soldiers, the Ethiopian dictatorship’s soldiers, the Ugandan dictatorship’s soldiers, by Kenyan soldiers, etc.

President Omar Al Bashir’s visit to Libya on Saturday was met with a storm of criticism from human rights groups stating Al Bashir is the Gaddafi of Sudan, an autocrat that oppresses his people. The head of a group of 50 Libyan civil society organizations said Al Bashir’s principles are in conflict with those of Libya: here.

Noam Chomsky | Recognizing the “Unpeople”. Noam Chomsky, Truthout: “On June 15, the African Union (AU) informed the United Nations Security Council that ‘ignoring the AU for three months and going on with the bombings of the sacred land of Africa has been high-handed, arrogant and provocative.’ The AU went on to present a plan for negotiations and policing within Libya by AU forces, along with other measures of reconciliation – to no avail…. That comes as no surprise: Africans are ‘unpeople,’ to adapt George Orwell’s term for those unfit to enter history”: here.

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    http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_04_24/72760711/

    Interfax
    April 24, 2012

    PACE blames NATO for refugee deaths

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe blames NATO for the death of 1,500 Libyan refugees who tried to cross the Mediterranean in 2001.

    In a resolution released on Tuesday, PACE says the refugees had fallen victim to official negligence and non-assistance. The document mentions, among other things the events of March 26, 2011 when NATO warships ignored distress signals being sent from a sinking boat with 72 refugees on board. Only nine survived.

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