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  •  Oh really, You live in an alternate universe. (0+ / 0-)

    This morning's news from Iraq:
    50 Killed in Iraq by Truck Bombs, Explosives and Gunfire
    The latest news from Libya:
    The Libyan Regime releases ICC officials accused of "spying" - Updated
    The latest negative news from Libya:
    Protesters storm Libya election office in Benghazi

    And how many were killed in that fracas? Zero!

    And how many were injured in that fracas? Zero!

    Yet here you are on a blog about torture in Syria trying to divert the discussion into how things are worst in Libya.

    Personally I'd much rather be in Benghazi than Homs right now.

    Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

    by Clay Claiborne on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 09:36:43 AM PDT

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    •  I provided you (0+ / 0-)

      a link from a very recent report of Human Rights Watch in which it is indicated torture is widespread and a major issue in Libya, but of course you chose to ignore it.   Your reality is selective.

    •  Life in Libya has become more sectarian (0+ / 0-)
      German Businesses Unwelcome in Postwar Libya

      If Meinardus is successful with his conference, and if he manages to have his ideas about freedom take root in a new Libya, he could pave the way for the long-term success of Schnaars, the logistics manager, and the shipping company he works for. The FDP and its foundation aren't just interested in freedom; they also seek to promote the free market economy.
      ...
      "How strong would the liberal parties be if there were elections today?" Meinardus asks.

      "People would vote for the Islamists," the old man says.

      Meinardus walks around the room until a young man in a tracksuit top gets up and blocks his path. "You want to separate Islam from the state? But that's the opposite of freedom," he says.
      ...
      "Whether it's car markets, weapons markets or bird markets, these are simply not places for women in Libya," Ebkura says. Then she talks about a Libya that, despite having killed its dictator, continues to oppress its people. "I can no longer go into a café without a male companion, without having to fear being berated as un-Islamic," she says. "Hardly any women dare to wear their hair uncovered anymore."

      Men and women fought side by side during the revolution, Ebkura says. But today, she continues, she is the only woman at demonstrations and she is mishandled by men during them.

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