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    Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    Rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, accusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital.

    Virtually all of the detainees say they are innocent migrant workers, and in most cases there is no evidence that they are lying. But that is not stopping the rebels from placing the men in facilities like the Gate of the Sea sports club, where about 200 detainees all black clustered on a soccer field this week, bunching against a high wall to avoid the scorching sun.
    Aladdin Mabrouk, a spokesman for Tripoli's military council, said no one knows how many people have been detained in the city, but he guessed more than 5,000. While no central registry exists, he said neighborhood councils he knows have between 200 and 300 prisoners each. The city of 1.8 million has dozens of such groups.
    Source: Yahoo! News

    This comes as no real surprise to me.
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    Re: Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    Why doesn't it surprise you the rebels would do such a thing?

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    Re: Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Why doesn't it surprise you the rebels would do such a thing?
    Gaddifi used mostly African mercenaries to fight for him, effectively making them the other.
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    Re: Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    This really worries me about the rebel forces.....


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    Re: Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    This really worries me about the rebel forces.....
    Makes you proud that we supported these assholes, huh?

    Kinda like Egypt, where we encouraged Muslim extremists to oust a U.S. friendly government.
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    Re: Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    i'm not sure why this is being offered up as a racist issue.... after reading the whole article, i didn't come away with the notion of this being an race-based issue at all... even though it's being sold to us here as exactly that.

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    Re: Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Makes you proud that we supported these assholes, huh?

    Kinda like Egypt, where we encouraged Muslim extremists to oust a U.S. friendly government.
    Carter did the same with Iran.

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    Re: Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    But, but, I thought the rebels were the freedom-loving good guys! How could anyone have possibly foreseen that the conflict might not have been as morally clear-cut as Western governments tried to portray it? Clearly NATO did the right thing by poking its nose in this conflict in which it had no stake and no moral authority.
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    Re: Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    This isn't really news. It's been going on for quite awhile. Once it was rumored that sub-Saharan Africans were being used by Gadaffi as mercenaries, they essentially become "the other."

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    Re: Libyan rebels round up black Africans

    i wonder why the rebels would be on the lookout for black mercs....

    maybe because of this?.....Gaddafi recruits

    i think we can all understand going after those who deemed it necessary to gun down protesters.. and really, it could be much worse than detaining them and giving trials... they could have acted like Ghaddafis black thugs and just gunned them down.

    but meh, it's all good... people looking for racism will find it, despite any other factors involved in an issue.

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