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Summary: "Media reporting of atrocities by the Libyan regime continues to heat up. The alleged crimes are horrific - Muammar Qaddafi ordering mass, Viagra-fueled rapes. But the claims are mitigated by some really poor journalism, raising suspicions that the public is falling victim to a disinformation campaign. Here's the latest."

Iman al-Obeidi wept as she told how Gaddafi's troops held her captive and raped her repeatedly, 03/27/11. (photo: Rex Features)
Iman al-Obeidi wept as she told how Gaddafi's troops held her captive and raped her repeatedly, 03/27/11. (photo: Rex Features)

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+13 # rm 2011-06-15 20:53
This story is classic CIA psychological operations. It is nearly verbatim from the equally false reports from Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Iraq, and everywhere else the US is working at regime change. All you have to do is consider the source of these stories. Liars always tell the same lies.

Why not concentrate on the real instances of rape connected to war. The US military hires contractors to bring in sex slaves to service soldiers at camps in Iraq and Afghanistan and all over the world. US soldiers still go on RR to places like Bangkok, Manila, Okinawa for a few days of sex, drugs, and alcohol. US military officers say the prostitutes are one of privileges or benefits due to US soldiers.
+3 # Activista 2011-06-15 22:19
Please Google:
Susan Lindauer Libya
Going Rogue: NATO War Crimes in Libya By Susan Lindauer « William ...
Jun 7, 2011 ... Going Rogue: NATO War Crimes in Libya By Susan Lindauer. 7 June 2011 — Dissident Voice. It's a story CNN won't report. ...
Armed soldiers force young Libyan women out of their beds at gun-point. Hustling the women and teenagers into trucks, the soldiers rush the women to gang bang parties for NATO rebels or else rape them in front of their husbands or fathers. When NATO rebels finish their rape sport, the soldiers cut the women’s throats.

Rapes are now ongoing acts of war in rebel-held cities, like an organized military strategy, according to refugees. Joanna Moriarty, who’s part of a global fact-finding delegation visiting Tripoli this week, also reports that NATO rebels have gone house to house through Misurata, asking families if they support NATO. If the families say no, they are killed on the spot."
It seems that USraeli media VIAGRA lie is a cyber-war trick to cover NATO/rebel war crimes -
+10 # rm 2011-06-15 20:59
Over the years, the US has murdered Qaddafi's children and his grandchildren. The US, France, UK, and Italy have run about 5000 bombing mission over Libya so far. Bombs fall on Tripoli every night. Supplies for civilians are getting very tight.

Why not concentrate on the really horrible crimes instead of some disinformation. As Russ Baker says, rape is always associated with war. War makes men into brutes. But who started this war? It was Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy -- not Qaddafi. He has been trying to negotiate a ceasefire from the first day. IT is NATO that won't stop the killing.
+2 # Activista 2011-06-15 22:02
April 1st -In east Libya, African hunt began as towns and cities began fall under the control of Libyan rebels, mobs and gangs. They started to detain, insult, rape and even executing black immigrants, students and refugees.

In the past two weeks, more than 100 Africans from various Sub-Sahara states are believed to have been killed by Libyan rebels and their supporters.
+3 # Activista 2011-06-15 22:03
Jun 15, 2011 ... Libyan Rebels Rape and Kill whole family. The corrupt regional and world organization, but mostly US is responsible for such terrorism. ...
+2 # Activista 2011-06-15 22:10
propaganda? by what side?
But please Google alternative press and image of rebels (civilians?) now marching on Tripoli under cover of NATO bombs and guns - attack another tribe is CRIMINAL.
+5 # Activista 2011-06-15 22:24
"On the ground in Tripoli and western Libya.
Cynthia McKinney (voted for her in 2008) - reports that the current NATO-led war looks nothing like the mainstream media would have us believe: 'The situation on the ground in Tripoli ... could not more different from what is being reported by Mass media - NATO PROPAGANDA..."
"more than $1.3 billion dollars to help support Libya's main opposition group ..aka NATO rebels .. looks like Iraq all over again ... war against Libya is psychopathic war on Africa ... land of Obama father ...
+7 # Not Confused 2011-06-15 23:46
How stupid and colluded are the plutocracy's media? HIV and pregnancy don't present in so short a time. That should of been a huge clue pointing to propaganda.
+5 # rm 2011-06-16 07:12
All of the charges about so-called Libyan crimes are coming from the International Criminal Court (ICC). How tragic that this good idea has now become a tool of imperialism. The US is not even a member of the ICC and all US citizens are exempt from prosecution by the ICC. But the US uses the ICC to make propaganda assaults on its enemies.

The crimes of the US in the GWOT are the real problem in the world. Nothing Qaddafi or any Libyan is doing matters at all. Obama should be indicted by the ICC, not to mention all the felons of the Bush/Cheney regime. We need to cleanse the world of the Euro/American imperialists. After that, we can work on the small time rulers like Qaddafi.
+3 # Activista 2011-06-16 10:15
US and Israel are NOT members of the ICC - and it is right - are using court for their war propaganda (lies).
And propaganda is so TRANSPARENT and STUPID. CCCP Pravda did more clever job (lies). Tells a lot about target population.
-4 # KGC 2011-06-16 10:16
There is a special circle in hell for rape apologists. You call this journalism? How about the lady who claimed she was gang-raped in front of nearly every international journalist in Tripoli? You say no evidence and ignore the most famous evidence. Hell fire is in your future. At least Gaddafi can claim he is fighting for his life, what is your excuse? So you can feel self-righteous? Hell fire
+1 # Activista 2011-06-16 10:52
KGC: ... ignore the most famous evidence??
"Al-Obeidi has said she was targeted by Gadhafi's troops because she is from Benghazi. Her RAPE claim could NOT be independently VERIFIED.... Since then, al-Obeidi's ordeal has taken her to Tunisia, Qatar (expelled her), Italy and now Romania, and her sister says the refugee's ultimate goal is to start a new life in the United States."
is there a special circle in hell for liers?
+4 # ozyism 2011-06-17 23:19
I think you have fallen for Western propaganda. Opportunists always take the opportunity. How can you claim she was raped, uhm, I mean gang raped by soldiers without any zilch evidence? If she was gang raped it would be easy to confirm that by medical tests, this is not a hard case to crack.

Do you know what the punishment for rape is in Libya? Whether it be war time or not? If she was raped, why didn't she go to the authorities so that those who raped her can get punished for their crimes? Ohh yeah, the thing is, if she was lying, it would be easily exposed.

In the other hand, people like you forget about the black skinned worker who confessed to Reuters that his wife was raped in front of him by the rebels.

This is what Los Angeles Times reported at 4/23/11 "by Luis Sinco, "rebel held prisoners are asked to speak up. "A middle-aged African waited for a moment before loudly proclaiming his innocence to no one in particular. "I am a worker, not a fighter. They took me from my house and [raped] my wife," he said, gesturing with his hands. "

Where is this man? Is he still alive? Hey, who gives a damn, we don't want to go and investigate these terror acts committed by CIA stooges, because it would damage and weaken the coordinated propaganda attack against the Libyan Regime.

Journalism is dead!!
+2 # Activista 2011-06-16 10:25
Our (US) government is more stupid than Egypt dictators. Media propaganda/lies in the age of Internet - especially on young people - does just opposite - creates rebels. Trust of population to institution is broken.
Check Twitter on Libya. Most of the people know that whole NATO/Libya is a LIE (except few government agents that are easy to spot - repeating bloody Clinton lies).
+3 # Susan Lindauer 2011-06-17 18:24
I've got documentation from inside Libya that NATO rebels have been orchestrating attacks, so that they can 1) encourage the belief that GAdhafif's forces did it, and therefore fire up animosity towards the central govt, and/or 2) frighten the population of pro-Gadhaffi families into running away from the district. There's now a large refugee population from eastern Libya that's moved into Tripoli, Tunisia, Egypt, etc. These people are fleeing the rebels, and they're bringing videos of the rebel crimes with them. We're about to post video documentation over the next couple of days.

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