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  •  Does that include the butchering of Gaddafi? (0+ / 0-)

    Everybody counts differently. And 4,000 are still "missing."

    Deaths caused by rebel forces

    Among the security forces there had been more than 1,700 dead, including civilians in support of the government, alleged mercenaries [11] and government soldiers. There have been many reports that members of the security forces have been killed by both the government and the opposition.

    On February 18, two policemen were hanged by protesters in Benghazi.[12] Also, on the same day, 50 alleged African mercenaries, mostly from Chad, were executed by the protesters in Bayda. Some of them were killed when protestors burned down the police station in which they locked them up[13] and at least 15 were lynched in front of the courthouse in Bayda.[14] The bodies of some of them were put on display and caught on video.[15][16] By February 23, the government confirmed that 111 soldiers had been killed.[17]

    On February 23, a group of 22 government soldiers attempted to make a breakout from an air base near Derna, which had been under siege for days by rebel fighters. Within hours, all of them were captured and eventually 12 of them were shot execution style while a 13th was hanged by the opposition forces.[18] Between February 15 and May 22, 37 former government loyalists were killed in Benghazi in revenge killings by some opposition groups.[19]

    Toward the end of the Battle of Misrata (February 18, 2011 – May 15, 2011), at least 27 sub-Saharan Africans from Mali, Niger or Chad, who were accused of being mercenaries, were executed by rebel forces.[20]

    In any event, the CIA armed and trained "rebels" did the job they were paid to do.

    And that's what counts.

    You know, I bet most Americans don't know that Libyans had the highest standard of living in the Middle East.

    It was all those oil profits trickling down to the people, just like in Norway.


    "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

    by Pluto on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:40:21 PM PST

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