Monday, May 09, 2011

The Great Humanitarian Effort That Is Libya

NATO forces left 61 African refugees from Libya to die of hunger.

Aircraft carrier left us to die, say migrants

the survivors

"Dozens of African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European military units apparently ignored their cries for help, the Guardian has learned. Two of the nine survivors claim this included a Nato ship.

A boat carrying 72 passengers, including several women, young children and political refugees, ran into trouble in late March after leaving Tripoli for the Italian island of Lampedusa. Despite alarms being raised with the Italian coastguard and the boat making contact with a military helicopter and a warship, no rescue effort was attempted.

All but 11 of those on board died from thirst and hunger after their vessel was left to drift in open waters for 16 days. "Every morning we would wake up and find more bodies, which we would leave for 24 hours and then throw overboard," said Abu Kurke, one of only nine survivors. "By the final days, we didn't know ourselves … everyone was either praying, or dying."

People better wake up and understand that what's going on in Libya is a political takeover of banking and resources with absolutely no regard for the Libyan people, who probably are about to enter hell.

added - propaganda hit piece blaming Gaddafi


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