The Butchering Of Gaddafi Is America’s Crime

Dead Gaddafi“Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton appeared like ghoulish despots at a Roman Coliseum, reveling in their Libyan gladiators’ butchery.”

Last week the whole world saw, and every decent soul recoiled, at the true face of NATO’s answer to the Arab Spring. An elderly, helpless prisoner struggled to maintain his dignity in a screaming swirl of savages, one of whom thrusts a knife up his rectum. These are Europe and America’s jihadis in the flesh. In a few minutes of joyously recorded bestiality, the rabid pack undid every carefully packaged image of NATO’s “humanitarian” project in North Africa – a horror and revelation indelibly imprinted on the global consciousness by the brutes’ own cell phones.

Nearly eight months of incessant bombing by the air forces of nations that account for 70 percent of the world’s weapons spending, all culminating in the gang-bang slaughter of Moammar Gaddafi, his son Mutassim and his military chief of staff, outside Sirte. The NATO-armed bands then displayed the battered corpses for days in Misurata – the city that had earlier made good on its vow to “purge Black skin” through the massacre and dispersal of 30,000 darker residents of nearby Tawurgha – before disposing of the bodies in an unknown location.

The saner sections of America’s psychological operations machinery – including their collaborators in the corporate media – were doubtless as horrified as anyone at the Libyan jihadis’ insistence on revealing so graphically to the entire planet the barbaric character of the “revolution.” The months of gushing, ad nauseam press reports of near-universal jubilation in Tripoli and elsewhere at rebel “victories” – always under cover of NATO bombs – now made great sense. Who but those in search of instant martyrdom would voice displeasure at the NATO-jihadi triumph, with murderous fiends such as this roaming the streets?

“In a few minutes of joyously recorded bestiality, the rabid pack undid every carefully packaged image of NATO’s “humanitarian” project in North Africa.”

The United Nations Human Rights Office and Amnesty International found themselves compelled to ask for investigations into Gaddafi’s death – as if the immediate circumstances were not excruciatingly apparent to anyone with eyes and ears. Although the same U.S. domination of the UN that enabled NATO’s regime-change operation will ensure that the neocolonial powers escape legal liability for the results, the world still sees the executioners, correctly, as monsters in league with Washington, Paris, London and Riyadh. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who gave a snarling thumbs down to Gaddafi just days before his death, appeared like ghoulish despots at a Roman Coliseum, reveling in their Libyan gladiators’ butchery. Their hands and gums ooze blood – a lasting impression on decent world opinion.

The assault on Libya began as a desperate bid by the West and Persian Gulf royalty to bludgeon their way into the dangerous (for them) dynamic of the Arab Spring. The “rebels” (now, ludicrously, the “revolutionary” government) are their guys, just as the Afghan “mujahidin” were the foot soldiers of the Saudis and Washington from 1979 through the Eighties and (for the Saudis) beyond. Here lies the certainty of catastrophic “blowback.” As Trinity College political scientist Vijay Prashad points out, Tripoli may soon resemble 1996 Kabul, a place of mass carnage between rival warlords.

“The world still sees the executioners, correctly, as monsters in league with Washington, Paris, London and Riyadh.”

The Libyan jihadis are far more Saudi Arabia’s and Qatar’s brethren, than the West’s. The Arab Spring has both emboldened and frightened the wealthy Persian Gulf despots, who have their own agendas in the Arab world that are not necessarily consonant with the U.S. and Europe (the same applies in Pakistan and elsewhere in the region). All reactionaries are not alike. The oil-rich monarchs are fighting to preserve legitimacy in their own, Muslim milieu, not for Western-based corporate hegemony, and will cause at least as much problems for Washington as the accommodating Gaddafi they set out to depose at the beginning of the Arab Spring.

But that is secondary. As always, U.S. imperialists cannot resist the temptation to overreach.  John Pilger writes, “With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is under way.” It is by no means certain that Libya will remain “secure” or under American sway. And President Obama’s all-out offensive to the south – now centered in East and Central Africa, but soon to become generalized – takes place with the cell phone imagery of Gaddafi’s demise fresh in minds of tens of millions of Africans. Obama may believe the pictures send the message that resistance is futile, but it is likely to have the opposite effect. As Venezuelan President Caesar Chavez said, of the Americans, “The most lamentable thing is that in their determination to dominate the world…they are setting it alight.”

Republished with permission from Black Agenda Report. BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

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  • Raz

    Remember when i said that in 10 years US people will regret what they did to Lybia?

    Forget it, they are regreting it right now!

  • Raz

    Remember when i said that in 10 years US people will regret what they did to Lybia?

    Forget it, they are regreting it right now!

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    No reporters in the US talking about the fact there is video of him being raped in the ass with a knife? That’s Odd

  • jasonpaulhayes

    No reporters in the US talking about the fact there is video of him being raped in the ass with a knife? That’s Odd

    • Raz

      It’s for dont taint the delusion that they keep feedind the world about the “nobel peace prize winner” Obama so close to the elections. I used to support Obama until he started doing crap worst than Bush.

      Who whould know that Bush was the “moderated” one?

  • 5by5

    Was he a bad guy? Yes. Had he earned punishment? Yes.

    But he is not the question.

    The question is, why would anyone wish to emulate his behavior?

    This is why the Chinese say, “When setting out on revenge, dig two graves. One for your enemy, and one for yourself.”

    Because in pursuing him, you may kill the best parts of yourself just to get at him. And then, you’re not really any better than he was, so you might as well climb into the grave right beside him, because now, you’re not much different.

  • 5by5

    Was he a bad guy? Yes. Had he earned punishment? Yes.

    But he is not the question.

    The question is, why would anyone wish to emulate his behavior?

    This is why the Chinese say, “When setting out on revenge, dig two graves. One for your enemy, and one for yourself.”

    Because in pursuing him, you may kill the best parts of yourself just to get at him. And then, you’re not really any better than he was, so you might as well climb into the grave right beside him, because now, you’re not much different.

    • SF2K01

      It’s just par for the course in those countries. How do they think Gaddafi got into power in the first place? And when the next administration becomes too bloated, it’ll happen all over again. It’s a cycle that keeps happening when you don’t have a real change of system. They’ll emulate his behavior because that’s what they expect of rulers in that area of the world.

      • Raz

        And US of A supports then until overthrow them cause its cheaper and more profitable.

        • SF2K01

          It’s not really cheaper or more profitable to have a regime change, it’s always cheaper and more profitable to keep the same regime where instigating regime changes is more of a fuck you maneuver.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steffworthington Steffon Worthington

    boo hoo poor gadaffi. grow up. this wasnt NATO’s doing but the locals who had suffered under his rule. True, not a very dignified end or one, that I personally think, he deserved but then, I wasnt one of his victims. Arabs did this.. and they did it to a tyrant who had disappeared hundreds of their fellow citizens. This wasnt ‘Imperialism’, this was a local insurrection that was successful. If the Kurds had gotten their hands on Saddam Hussein they’d have done the same thing to him that the Romanians did to Caucescu and killed him. You can hide your rhetoric behind ill-informed and biased spin all you like with your ‘pro-little guy’ agenda but it just won’t wash. Gadaffi was an absolute villain and the Libyan insurrectionists were the little guy.
    You should be cheering on their victory (not their disposal of Gadaffi obviously who I believe shouldve gone to the Hague).

    Your ill-informed diatribe is about as accurate as Fox news. NATO destroyed Libya’s large asset military (artillery, tanks, etc) but it was the Libyans on the ground who fought street by street, hand to hand, and with determination who achieved the downfall of Gadaffi’s Libya (yes, and his murder too). To state otherwise is ignorant of what actually happened, wilfully deceiving your readership, and, if you were ever in Libya, would see some members of the transitional council wishing you would receive similar treatment. You only have to look at examples such as Israel to see how badly the oppressed react when they are free of their shackles.

  • Steff Worthington

    boo hoo poor gadaffi. grow up. this wasnt NATO’s doing but the locals who had suffered under his rule. True, not a very dignified end or one, that I personally think, he deserved but then, I wasnt one of his victims. Arabs did this.. and they did it to a tyrant who had disappeared hundreds of their fellow citizens. This wasnt ‘Imperialism’, this was a local insurrection that was successful. If the Kurds had gotten their hands on Saddam Hussein they’d have done the same thing to him that the Romanians did to Caucescu and killed him. You can hide your rhetoric behind ill-informed and biased spin all you like with your ‘pro-little guy’ agenda but it just won’t wash. Gadaffi was an absolute villain and the Libyan insurrectionists were the little guy.
    You should be cheering on their victory (not their disposal of Gadaffi obviously who I believe shouldve gone to the Hague).

    Your ill-informed diatribe is about as accurate as Fox news. NATO destroyed Libya’s large asset military (artillery, tanks, etc) but it was the Libyans on the ground who fought street by street, hand to hand, and with determination who achieved the downfall of Gadaffi’s Libya (yes, and his murder too). To state otherwise is ignorant of what actually happened, wilfully deceiving your readership, and, if you were ever in Libya, would see some members of the transitional council wishing you would receive similar treatment. You only have to look at examples such as Israel to see how badly the oppressed react when they are free of their shackles.

    • Andrew

      > grow up.

      …Because adults realize rape is an intrinsic element of justice and civilization.  And when you do it with knives, it proves you’re even more civilized and mature.

      • Bam

        Not that it matters much *IF* he was sodomized,
        but look at the evidence – it looks like a stick, not a knife. And the evidence
        is only about 3 frames of grainy video where you can’t really see what
        happened. We need more objectivity and facts in the world. This blame America
        article sounds like it was written by Gadaffi loyalist.

        • Jin The Ninja

          So it’s not rape *IF* it was a stick and NOT a knife?!  

          “blame america article”

          Nice Hannity talking point.

          Are you refusing to accept America’s violent neo-colonialism in the Middle East and North Africa?

          Oh YOU ARE!

          I see so, whenever historical events take place, let us as wrap ourselves in Patriotism and Jingoism (both false prophets, you see) that enable powers of nation state to commit even more atrocities abroad…

          • GoodDoktorBad

            Whip it, whip it goood……

          • BAM

            Ahh, I think you misunderstood my point.  The first big *IF* that I referred to was *IF* he was sodomized at all (from anything).  From the 3 frames of evidence shown it is not clear.

            Stick / knife is only important in that it shows this article for what it likely is — a piece of sensationalist commentary imitating journalism — alleging that the object was a knife when it does not appear to be so.

            All the facts are clearly not known, and opinions based on loose facts tend to be misguided. That was my only point.

          • Jin The Ninja

            Regardless of your stated intention, i well understood your implication(s). If these implications did not include a rape/’sodomy’ definition, then may i suggest a closer edit.

            What news do you consider viable and worthy?

            And why, if indeed you were critising the journalistic integrity of this piece, use such right-filled language as,  “blame america article?”

            The fact was, a prisoner of war, was swarmed and stabbed. Unacceptable both legally and morally.

            What happened to “Due Process” or the UN Human Rights Tribunal ? Not worthy enough of America’s foreign policy (“”) dictates?

          • BAM

            Well I don’t know much about Black Agenda Report, but it seems like a non-biased news source to me. Photographic and video evidence is usually viable. But the evidence presented behind this article don’t prove the allegations.  Although I must concede, after doing a bit more research it does seem Gaddafi may have gotten it up the butt with something (assuming these reporters have done their due diligence — what are the odds of that though?).

            Either way, it looks like his murderers (that the evil Americans apparently control) will face prosecution.  Here’s what a reputable news source looks like:
            http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/27/gaddafi-killers-face-prosecution-libya?newsfeed=true

            For an article titled “The Butchering Of Gaddafi Is America’s Crime”, labeling it a “blame america article” hardly seems like a stretch.

          • Jin The Ninja

            So an unnecessary foreign action led by the US with it’s NATO allies, costing millions of dollars, thousands of lives, infrastructure devastation, and an unstable state has ABSOLUTELY no reason to be labeled as such?

            In a world with codified legal systems, and a world body that enforces them (the UN),  Gaddafi’s execution was at the very least unnecessary.

            Why NOT implicate the country whom LED the war effort, and will benefit most from regional oil production? whom promoted such a polarising view of the war via it’s corporate sponsored media? Why must we all walk daintily around in circles to preserve American Nationalism’s delicate sensibilities?

          • MadocComadrin

            This was the NTC’s war. NATO only helped. In the end, it was the NTC that got him. Trained soldiers would have brought him in so we could have tortured him politically instead. ;)

          • Jin The Ninja

            It’s not a very good arguement to assert that “worse could have happened.”

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/ZYCERIN Zycerin

            It is all unfortunately true, in case you still haven’t found the full recording here’s a link.

            http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111024/gaddafi-sodomized-video-gaddafi-sodomy

            And judging from the entire vid, I believe he was being sodomized the entire time. The rebels were mainly al qaeda btw, go figure…

    • Borgar

       With al-Qaeda and other islamists in control, much of the nations ifrastructure bombed to smithereens and civil war for years to come, I’m sure the majority of libyans are feeling grateful toward the NATO backed “rebels” for this great “peoples liberation”. You’re an idiot. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8407047/Libyan-rebel-commander-admits-his-fighters-have-al-Qaeda-links.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgN4kCI3nhc&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFvpfkUyBqE&feature=player_embedded

  • HoboDeiter

    He was killed and captured by the National Transitional Council fighters. Wouldn’t that make it the NTC’s crime? Do you really think the people that he had been killing would treat him as a POW? Of course they brutally murdered him. I’m not saying that it should be considered acceptable, but the fact remains that it was the NTC and not the US/UN/NATO that was the direct cause of his death. 

  • HoboDeiter

    He was killed and captured by the National Transitional Council fighters. Wouldn’t that make it the NTC’s crime? Do you really think the people that he had been killing would treat him as a POW? Of course they brutally murdered him. I’m not saying that it should be considered acceptable, but the fact remains that it was the NTC and not the US/UN/NATO that was the direct cause of his death. 

    • krisfehr13

      Yeah but then they can’t blame the west for everything.

      • Jin The Ninja

        The West’s explicit and commercial involvement in and with multiple wars of resources, colonisation efforts, war lords, dictators, far right guerillas, environmental destruction, and privatisation of land and resources is plenty enough evidence to implicate the West (as an epistemological construct) in most things regardless. In terms of Libya, Nato IS the ‘west.’ so yes, they were responsible at the very very LEAST peripherially.

        • MadocComadrin

          So, just because NATO made it more possible for the NTC to get their hands on him, they should be blamed entirely for what the NTC did to him? Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul! Had NATO not gotten involved at all and had the NTC still won, this would still have happened…and would have probably been worse.

          • Jin The Ninja

            So are you implying NATO’s involvement actually helped MITIGATE war crimes and atrocities?

        • HoboDeiter

          NATO might be the the ‘west’ and it is true that without help the NTC would have had a much harder time getting to where they are today, but I fail to see how saying that it is “America’s Crime” is in any way accurate. Sure the US has a long history of doing shitty things to countries that it is “helping” but that doesn’t mean that the blame can be solely put on the shoulders of the US or NATO in this instance. NATO had no ground forces and overall I would say its involvement was limited. 

    • Big Al

      He was captured because NATO in cooperation with NTC blew the hell out of his convoy.

  • Andrew

    > grow up.

    …Because adults realize rape is an intrinsic element of justice and civilization.  And when you do it with knives, it proves you’re even more civilized and mature.

  • Cheneep

    No Doubt. all that oil that nato and co have been thieving for the past nine years will come in handy to GREASE their OWN ArseHoles and those of their Cattle Supporters…..just great…… 

  • Cheneep

    No Doubt. all that oil that nato and co have been thieving for the past nine years will come in handy to GREASE their OWN ArseHoles and those of their Cattle Supporters…..just great…… 

  • GoodDoktorBad

    We are manufacturing martyrs at an alarming rate. Our leaders seem foolishly oblivious of this fact and we may find the blow back to be quite a wicked storm, perhaps even a “perfect storm”. We know how that movie ends…

    • st Lorraine

      How appropriate, “Perfect Storm” began exactly 20 years ago today.

    • Headsup

      I dont know…Do you think the middle east is ready for Mark Wahlberg?

      • GoodDoktorBad

        Ol’ Marky  is funky phresh, don’t mess with the “Mark”. “Funky Bunch” Cd’s are pullin’ in big dollas at the local CD exchange…..

  • Anonymous

    We are manufacturing martyrs at an alarming rate. Our leaders seem foolishly oblivious of this fact and we may find the blow back to be quite a wicked storm, perhaps even a “perfect storm”. We know how that movie ends…

  • Bam

    Not that it matters much *IF* he was sodomized,
    but look at the evidence – it looks like a stick, not a knife. And the evidence
    is only about 3 frames of grainy video where you can’t really see what
    happened. We need more objectivity and facts in the world. This blame America
    article sounds like it was written by Gadaffi loyalist.

  • Anonymous

     With al-Qaeda and other islamists in control, much of the nations ifrastructure bombed to smithereens and civil war for years to come, I’m sure the majority of libyans are feeling grateful toward the NATO backed “rebels” for this great “peoples liberation”. You’re an idiot. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8407047/Libyan-rebel-commander-admits-his-fighters-have-al-Qaeda-links.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgN4kCI3nhc&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFvpfkUyBqE&feature=player_embedded

  • Raz

    It’s for dont taint the delusion that they keep feedind the world about the “nobel peace prize winner” Obama so close to the elections. I used to support Obama until he started doing crap worst than Bush.

    Who whould know that Bush was the “moderated” one?

  • $4251815

    Sometimes karma comes in the form of a knife up the ass…

    • Jin The Ninja

      Perhaps in Mad Max: American Redux… all barbarity and no civility.

      It SHOULD have come in the form of a trial at the Hague.  Surely i cannot be the ONLY one who believes this.

      • Andrew

        You aren’t.

      • $4251815

        And gold nuggets should fall from my ass every time I fart… but it rarely does…

        • Jin The Ninja

          nothing better than to troll old comments eh? must be boring being you.

      • $4251815

        Must be easy for you to say that while watching it on your iPad from the comfort of Starbucks.

        • Jin The Ninja

          LOL, except i neither drink starbucks nor use any apple products… in fact i find both starbucks and apple appaulingly unethical and would never patronise their business, and nor do i support multi-national corporations as per my ongoing critique of neo-liberalism, as an economic model.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Sometimes Karma is a bloody wheel that rolls on and on, but the roll (role) of Karma is about breaking that very cycle. Though it may take long, the blood rolls off and Karma’s wheel becomes deliverance and transportation from those dark blood stained lands. 

      Everybody knows Qadaffi was no saint. It’s half truths like yours that keep the bloody wheel rolling….. 

      • $4251815

        Let’s go eat some organic tofu and all have a singalong!

        • Jin The Ninja

          nothing wrong with some gmo-free dofu fa and a drum circle!

  • ZombieSlapper

    Sometimes karma comes in the form of a knife up the ass…

  • krisfehr13

    Yeah but then they can’t blame the west for everything.

  • krisfehr13

    Yeah but then they can’t blame the west for everything.

  • cakey pig

    ‘He who fights with monsters should take care lest he becomes a monster himself.’
    [Frederick Nietzsche]
    This quote is inappropriate, however. That’s because the morally bankrupt West has always been a monster to the rest of the world.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y6TF3HJDO67QPMGIRDEG22W5EQ kls525

      Morally bankrupt West ???  “He who argues with idiots should take care lest he becomes an idiot himself”. There endeth the conversation.

      • chonus

        Are you calling yourself an idiot?

  • Anonymous

    ‘He who fights with monsters should take care lest he becomes a monster himself.’
    [Frederick Nietzsche]
    This quote is inappropriate, however. That’s because the morally bankrupt West has always been a monster to the rest of the world.

  • st Lorraine

    How appropriate, “Perfect Storm” began exactly 20 years ago today.

  • Irishpotatogun

    Gadaffi took over in a bloodless coup over one of the longest reigning monarchs.  NTC took over with rape and murder of the most developed african nation.  Who would you want to lead your country?

  • Irishpotatogun

    Gadaffi took over in a bloodless coup over one of the longest reigning monarchs.  NTC took over with rape and murder of the most developed african nation.  Who would you want to lead your country?

  • Anonymous

    So it’s not rape *IF* it was a stick and NOT a knife?!  

    “blame america article”

    Nice Hannity talking point.

    Are you refusing to accept America’s violent neo-colonialism in the Middle East and North Africa?

    Oh YOU ARE!

    I see so, whenever historical events take place, let us as wrap ourselves in Patriotism and Jingoism (both false prophets, you see) that enable powers of nation state to commit even more atrocities abroad…

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps in Mad Max: American Redux… all barbarity and no civility.

    It SHOULD have come in the form of a trial at the Hague.  Surely i cannot be the ONLY one who believes this.

  • Anonymous

    Whip it, whip it goood……

  • Headsup

    I dont know…Do you think the middle east is ready for Mark Wahlberg?

  • Anonymous

    It’s just par for the course in those countries. How do they think Gaddafi got into power in the first place? And when the next administration becomes too bloated, it’ll happen all over again. It’s a cycle that keeps happening when you don’t have a real change of system. They’ll emulate his behavior because that’s what they expect of rulers in that area of the world.

  • Anonymous

    The West’s explicit and commercial involvement in and with multiple wars of resources, colonisation efforts, war lords, dictators, far right guerillas, environmental destruction, and privatisation of land and resources is plenty enough evidence to implicate the West (as an epistemological construct) in most things regardless. In terms of Libya, Nato IS the ‘west.’ so yes, they were responsible at the very very LEAST peripherially.

  • Anonymous

    The West’s explicit and commercial involvement in and with multiple wars of resources, colonisation efforts, war lords, dictators, far right guerillas, environmental destruction, and privatisation of land and resources is plenty enough evidence to implicate the West (as an epistemological construct) in most things regardless. In terms of Libya, Nato IS the ‘west.’ so yes, they were responsible at the very very LEAST peripherially.

  • Anonymous

    The West’s explicit and commercial involvement in and with multiple wars of resources, colonisation efforts, war lords, dictators, far right guerillas, environmental destruction, and privatisation of land and resources is plenty enough evidence to implicate the West (as an epistemological construct) in most things regardless. In terms of Libya, Nato IS the ‘west.’ so yes, they were responsible at the very very LEAST peripherially.

  • BAM

    Ahh, I think you misunderstood my point.  The first big *IF* that I referred to was *IF* he was sodomized at all (from anything).  From the 3 frames of evidence shown it is not clear.

    Stick / knife is only important in that it shows this article for what it likely is — a piece of sensationalist commentary imitating journalism — alleging that the object was a knife when it does not appear to be so.

    All the facts are clearly not known, and opinions based on loose facts tend to be misguided. That was my only point.

  • BAM

    Ahh, I think you misunderstood my point.  The first big *IF* that I referred to was *IF* he was sodomized at all (from anything).  From the 3 frames of evidence shown it is not clear.

    Stick / knife is only important in that it shows this article for what it likely is — a piece of sensationalist commentary imitating journalism — alleging that the object was a knife when it does not appear to be so.

    All the facts are clearly not known, and opinions based on loose facts tend to be misguided. That was my only point.

  • BAM

    Ahh, I think you misunderstood my point.  The first big *IF* that I referred to was *IF* he was sodomized at all (from anything).  From the 3 frames of evidence shown it is not clear.

    Stick / knife is only important in that it shows this article for what it likely is — a piece of sensationalist commentary imitating journalism — alleging that the object was a knife when it does not appear to be so.

    All the facts are clearly not known, and opinions based on loose facts tend to be misguided. That was my only point.

  • Daver

    Can someone please invade our country and kill our “leaders”?  Can someone please overthrow our oppressive regime?  We seem to be able to do what we want when we want, but only overseas.  Everything stays as is here.

  • Daver

    Can someone please invade our country and kill our “leaders”?  Can someone please overthrow our oppressive regime?  We seem to be able to do what we want when we want, but only overseas.  Everything stays as is here.

  • Anonymous

    Ol’ Marky  is funky phresh, don’t mess with the “Mark”. “Funky Bunch” Cd’s are pullin’ in big dollas at the local CD exchange…..

  • Anonymous

    Regardless of your stated intention, i well understood your implication(s). If these implications did not include a rape/’sodomy’ definition, then may i suggest a closer edit.

    What news do you consider viable and worthy?

    And why, if indeed you were critising the journalistic integrity of this piece, use such right-filled language as,  “blame america article?”

    The fact was, a prisoner of war, was swarmed and stabbed. Unacceptable both legally and morally.

    What happened to “Due Process” or the UN Human Rights Tribunal ? Not worthy enough of America’s foreign policy (“”) dictates?

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes Karma is a bloody wheel that rolls on and on, but the roll of Karma is about breaking that very cycle. Though it may take long, the blood rolls off and Karma’s wheel becomes deliverance and transportation from those dark blood stained lands. 

    Everybody knows Qadaffi was no saint. It’s half truths like yours that keep the bloody wheel rolling….. 

  • BAM

    Well I don’t know much about Black Agenda Report, but it seems like a non-biased news source to me. Photographic and video evidence is usually viable. But the evidence presented behind this article don’t prove the allegations.  Although I must concede, after doing a bit more research it does seem Gaddafi may have gotten it up the butt with something (assuming these reporters have done their due diligence — what are the odds of that though?).

    Either way, it looks like his murderers (that the evil Americans apparently control) will face prosecution.  Here’s what a reputable news source looks like:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/27/gaddafi-killers-face-prosecution-libya?newsfeed=true

    For an article titled “The Butchering Of Gaddafi Is America’s Crime”, labeling it a “blame america article” hardly seems like a stretch.

  • Anonymous

    So an unnecessary foreign action led by the US with it’s NATO allies, costing millions of dollars, thousands of lives, infrastructure devastation, and an unstable state has ABSOLUTELY no reason to be labeled as such?

    In a world with codified legal systems, and a world body that enforces them (the UN),  Gaddafi’s execution was at the very least unnecessary.

    Why NOT implicate the country whom LED the war effort, and will benefit most from regional oil production? whom promoted such a polarising view of the war via it’s corporate sponsored media? Why must we all walk daintily around in circles to preserve American Nationalism’s delicate sensibilities?

  • Scottcolson

    Bottom line with Gaddafi is that he didn’t want to play the ‘game’ anymore.  In times such as these all this was a message to those who play the ‘game’…..don’t cross us at this critical hour or you will wind up like Gaddafi.  The U.S is always looking for fallguys and/or gals to put on display. Another way of diverting the public’s attention from issues we have stateside.   This is perfect.  Now the question is who got all his loot

    • Scottcolson

      I should rephrase that one sentence to what U.S agency got his loot

  • Scottcolson

    Bottom line with Gaddafi is that he didn’t want to play the ‘game’ anymore.  In times such as these all this was a message to those who play the ‘game’…..don’t cross us at this critical hour or you will wind up like Gaddafi.  The U.S is always looking for fallguys and/or gals to put on display. Another way of diverting the public’s attention from issues we have stateside.   This is perfect.  Now the question is who got all his loot

  • Scottcolson

    I should rephrase that one sentence to what U.S agency got his loot

  • Dutch

    Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn’t “bestiality” involved a “beast”?  This is an emotional article.  ”An elderly,  helpless prisoner struggled to maintain his dignity in a screaming swirl of savages”.  Are you kidding me?  This guy was a despot.  He is directly responsible for thousands of deaths yet you refer to him as an elderly man struggling to maintain his dignity?  Did you cry like this when Hitler committed suicide?  

    • Jin The Ninja

      Is the concept of’ historical context’ lost on you?

      or you just wanted to jump in with your strawmen action figures and have a turn at play?

  • Dutch

    Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn’t “bestiality” involved a “beast”?  This is an emotional article.  ”An elderly,  helpless prisoner struggled to maintain his dignity in a screaming swirl of savages”.  Are you kidding me?  This guy was a despot.  He is directly responsible for thousands of deaths yet you refer to him as an elderly man struggling to maintain his dignity?  Did you cry like this when Hitler committed suicide?  

  • Dutch

    Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn’t “bestiality” involved a “beast”?  This is an emotional article.  ”An elderly,  helpless prisoner struggled to maintain his dignity in a screaming swirl of savages”.  Are you kidding me?  This guy was a despot.  He is directly responsible for thousands of deaths yet you refer to him as an elderly man struggling to maintain his dignity?  Did you cry like this when Hitler committed suicide?  

  • http://twitter.com/cdrcrds Dave Espinosa

    Worst representation of bleeding heart writings I’ve ever been forwarded. Alas the girl who sent this to me is pretty and charming and well I may just pretend to like it. 

    • Jin The Ninja

      If by ‘bleeding heart’ you mean that it is weak to value the judicial process, a major pillar of western democracy…

      • http://twitter.com/cdrcrds Dave Espinosa

        Not at all but its quite evident that Gaddaffi had many opportunities and his end came about in a spectacular and grandiose fashion only because of his choices alone. Everything else is simply opportunity being seized, revenge being indulged and destruction leading to change.

  • http://twitter.com/seedyrecordsok seedyrecords

    Worst representation of bleeding heart writings I’ve ever been forwarded. Alas the girl who sent this to me is pretty and charming and well I may just pretend to like it. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y6TF3HJDO67QPMGIRDEG22W5EQ kls525

    Morally bankrupt West ???  “He who argues with idiots should take care lest he becomes an idiot himself”. There endeth the conversation.

  • Anonymous

    If by ‘bleeding heart’ you mean, that it is weak to value the judicial process, a major pillar of western democracy…

  • Anonymous

    If by ‘bleeding heart’ you mean, that it is weak to value the judicial process, a major pillar of western democracy…

  • Anonymous

    Is the concept of’ historical context’ lost on you?

    or you just wanted to jump in with your strawmen action figures and have a turn at play?

  • Big Al

    He was captured because NATO in cooperation with NTC blew the hell out of his convoy.

  • Raz

    And US of A supports then until overthrow them cause its cheaper and more profitable.

  • Andrew

    You aren’t.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not really cheaper or more profitable to have a regime change, it’s always cheaper and more profitable to keep the same regime where instigating regime changes is more of a fuck you maneuver.

  • Arodtorre

    Of course this is America’s fault. Duh! Where have you been for the last 50 years? Everything is America’s fault.

    You should know however: By accepting fault for everything, we have entered into ‘Victim Entitlement Status’ by virtue of our inability to do anything right therefore our responsibility can no longer be placed on us but on the victims  themselves because we are, retroactively, a victim as well.

    Please make a note of it.

  • Arodtorre

    Of course this is America’s fault. Duh! Where have you been for the last 50 years? Everything is America’s fault.

    You should know however: By accepting fault for everything, we have entered into ‘Victim Entitlement Status’ by virtue of our inability to do anything right therefore our responsibility can no longer be placed on us but on the victims  themselves because we are, retroactively, a victim as well.

    Please make a note of it.

    • Jin The Ninja

      In what way are Americans, in a foreign policy context, continously victimised and their lands invaded?

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        Let me handle this ala Colbert *engage sarcasm drive*:  they affront us by their vindictive insistence upon existing. These nations (if one can call anyplace not populated by Southern baptists a nation) continue to prance about with their little ‘flags’ and quaint customs and their vague assertions of serious statehood…waving it in our faces as if, by existing, they were somehow our equal in worth as human beings. They challenge us daily upon the world stage by asserting time and again that their pathetic will be considered against our dictates and preferences. If this kind of conduct isn’t an open invitation for our response by invasion…what else is it? *sarcasm ends*

        But seriously, on the other hand, leaving aside sarcasm…its great to play “America is an asshole” after the fact…and to a large degree its true, but for one tiny detail: before passing judgment, consider the perspective of democracy advocates and liberals in Libya BEFORE Uncle Muamar fell from grace. Asking for free and fair elections and peaceful transfer of power in a dictatorship…had extremely unpleasant consequences…some of them fairly similar to what happened to Gaddafi. America is neither unique nor alone in barbarism…and the only real blood on America’s hands in this particular case is by default through inaction rather than by deliberate action. Do we foment and support this upheaval? Yes. Did a team of Americans butcher Gaddafi or command that it be done? No. Gaddafi was no hero, no saint, no gentle soul cruelly mistreated. The crazed vengeance of the crowd…was a bitter reflection of the rage engendered by decades of discrete and yet brutal repression…and the blood on their hands is scarcely equal to the lake of same spilled under Gaddafi’s specific and direct personal orders.

        I won’t defend America’s foreign policy choices…most of them have been execrable and rooted in greed…but too often people rush to forgive and forget all sins save the sins of the victors in any given conflict. Even leaving aside America’s spin regarding Gaddafi…we are still left with a regime that used any means necessary to sustain itself for decades…with terrible consequences only for overly outspoken Libyans. It is possible for both parties to be in the wrong…and this is much more frequently the case than ‘one-sided’ views of world matters. This is such a case.

        • Jin The Ninja

          killin’ it vox, great post.

  • MadocComadrin

    So, just because NATO made it more possible for the NTC to get their hands on him, they should be blamed entirely for what the NTC did to him? Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul! Had NATO not gotten involved at all and had the NTC still won, this would still have happened…and would have probably been worse.

  • MadocComadrin

    This was the NTC’s war. NATO only helped. In the end, it was the NTC that got him. Trained soldiers would have brought him in so we could have tortured him politically instead. ;)

  • MadocComadrin

    This was the NTC’s war. NATO only helped. In the end, it was the NTC that got him. Trained soldiers would have brought him in so we could have tortured him politically instead. ;)

  • Anonymous

    So are you implying NATO’s involvement actually helped MITIGATE war crimes and atrocities?

  • Anonymous

    It’s not a very good arguement to assert that “worse could have happened.”

  • Anonymous

    In what way are Americans, in a foreign policy context, continously victimised and their lands invaded?

  • Anonymous

    Are you calling yourself an idiot?

  • HoboDeiter

    NATO might be the the ‘west’ and it is true that without help the NTC would have had a much harder time getting to where they are today, but I fail to see how saying that it is “America’s Crime” is in any way accurate. Sure the US has a long history of doing shitty things to countries that it is “helping” but that doesn’t mean that the blame can be solely put on the shoulders of the US or NATO in this instance. NATO had no ground forces and overall I would say its involvement was limited. 

  • Jarel
  • Jarel
  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Let me handle this ala Colbert *engage sarcasm drive*:  they affront us by their vindictive insistence upon existing. These nations (if one can call anyplace not populated by Southern baptists a nation) continue to prance about with their little ‘flags’ and quaint customs and their vague assertions of serious statehood…waving it in our faces as if, by existing, they were somehow our equal in worth as human beings. They challenge us daily upon the world stage by asserting time and again that their pathetic will be considered against our dictates and preferences. If this kind of conduct isn’t an open invitation for our response by invasion…what else is it? *sarcasm ends*

    But seriously, on the other hand, leaving aside sarcasm…its great to play “America is an asshole” after the fact…and to a large degree its true, but for one tiny detail: before passing judgment, consider the perspective of democracy advocates and liberals in Libya BEFORE Uncle Muamar fell from grace. Asking for free and fair elections and peaceful transfer of power in a dictatorship…had extremely unpleasant consequences…some of them fairly similar to what happened to Gaddafi. America is neither unique nor alone in barbarism…and the only real blood on America’s hands in this particular case is by default through inaction rather than by deliberate action. Do we foment and support this upheaval? Yes. Did a team of Americans butcher Gaddafi or command that it be done? No. Gaddafi was no hero, no saint, no gentle soul cruelly mistreated. The crazed vengeance of the crowd…was a bitter reflection of the rage engendered by decades of discrete and yet brutal repression…and the blood on their hands is scarcely equal to the lake of same spilled under Gaddafi’s specific and direct personal orders.

    I won’t defend America’s foreign policy choices…most of them have been execrable and rooted in greed…but too often people rush to forgive and forget all sins save the sins of the victors in any given conflict. Even leaving aside America’s spin regarding Gaddafi…we are still left with a regime that used any means necessary to sustain itself for decades…with terrible consequences only for overly outspoken Libyans. It is possible for both parties to be in the wrong…and this is much more frequently the case than ‘one-sided’ views of world matters. This is such a case.

  • Anonymous

    killin’ it vox, great post.

  • Vigilantius

    Well, there are cultural differences here.  And this is the problem when we seek to displace a dictator in the middle east.  We’ve seen how destablizied Iraq became when the power vacuum made a giant sucking sound and rabid fundamentalists with their own apocalyptic agendas flowed into the country. 

    T. E. Lawrence had this romantic notion of the Arabs being a great people if they could unite and get over their petty squabbling and “barbarism.”  Not to denegrate the Arab, but sometimes a culture is just what it is and to make judgements about them based on what the West thinks is civilizied is how we keep from being more united as a people.  In the movie Lawrence of Arabia, Lawrence realizes he’s going to fail when the man he risked his life to save murders someone of a different tribe and then has to shoot him because that’s their rules.

    It’s only when we can realize that humanity transcends tribalism that not only can the Arabs get along with each other but the West will stop trying to layer their culture on another and being outraged when they don’t play along with our rules. 

    Which is why the world would actually be a more stable place if the Middle East was entirely ruled by dictators who kept all the dozens of tribes in line in their local countries.  Yes, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran don’t like the West, with very good reasons, but these areas of the world without strong central governments controlling the internecine hatred that their people have for one another for reasons that have long been forgot makes them into powder keg.  And the world is a more dangerous place NOW than it was 10 years ago and the Arab Spring could wind up to be the Earth’s Winter.

    Fiat lux

  • Vigilantius

    Well, there are cultural differences here.  And this is the problem when we seek to displace a dictator in the middle east.  We’ve seen how destablizied Iraq became when the power vacuum made a giant sucking sound and rabid fundamentalists with their own apocalyptic agendas flowed into the country. 

    T. E. Lawrence had this romantic notion of the Arabs being a great people if they could unite and get over their petty squabbling and “barbarism.”  Not to denegrate the Arab, but sometimes a culture is just what it is and to make judgements about them based on what the West thinks is civilizied is how we keep from being more united as a people.  In the movie Lawrence of Arabia, Lawrence realizes he’s going to fail when the man he risked his life to save murders someone of a different tribe and then has to shoot him because that’s their rules.

    It’s only when we can realize that humanity transcends tribalism that not only can the Arabs get along with each other but the West will stop trying to layer their culture on another and being outraged when they don’t play along with our rules. 

    Which is why the world would actually be a more stable place if the Middle East was entirely ruled by dictators who kept all the dozens of tribes in line in their local countries.  Yes, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran don’t like the West, with very good reasons, but these areas of the world without strong central governments controlling the internecine hatred that their people have for one another for reasons that have long been forgot makes them into powder keg.  And the world is a more dangerous place NOW than it was 10 years ago and the Arab Spring could wind up to be the Earth’s Winter.

    Fiat lux

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/ZYCERIN Zycerin

    It is all unfortunately true, in case you still haven’t found the full recording here’s a link.

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111024/gaddafi-sodomized-video-gaddafi-sodomy

    And judging from the entire vid, I believe he was being sodomized the entire time. The rebels were mainly al qaeda btw, go figure…

  • http://twitter.com/seedyrecordsok seedyrecords

    Not at all but its quite evident that Gaddaffi had many opportunities and his end came about in a spectacular and grandiose fashion only because of his choices alone. Everything else is simply opportunity being seized, revenge being indulged and destruction leading to change.

  • ZombieSlapper

    And gold nuggets should fall from my ass every time I fart… but it rarely does…

  • ZombieSlapper

    Let’s go eat some organic tofu and all have a singalong!

  • ZombieSlapper

    Must be easy for you to say that while watching it on your iPad from the comfort of Starbucks.

  • Jin Onikoroshi

    nothing better than to troll old comments eh? must be boring being you.

  • Jin Onikoroshi

    LOL, except i neither drink starbucks nor use any apple products… in fact i find both starbucks and apple appaulingly unethical and would never patronise their business, and nor do i support multi-national corporations as per my ongoing critique of neo-liberalism, as an economic model.

  • Jin Onikoroshi

    nothing wrong with some gmo-free dofu fa and a drum circle!

  • Pdraxter

    Call me an inhuman monster, but….if anyone earned such a death, it was he. This man was responsible for thousands of deaths, for untold suffering. Yes, I know two wrongs don’t make a right and all that, and I know what happened to Gaddafi was very ugly. But forgive me if I don’t feel a whole lot of sympathy…..if he had killed members of my family the way he killed so many others, I think I would have joined in given a chance. Maybe that makes me a monster, but I’m sure I’m not so big a monster as he was.