NATO's "rebel" Army Continues Committing Atrocities in Libya: The headless corpse, the mass grave and worrying questions about Libya's rebel army
The five corpses floated disfigured and bloating in the murky bottom of the water tank. Wearing green soldiers' uniforms, the men lay belly down, decomposing in the putrid water.
The streaks of blood, smeared along the sides of this impromptu mass grave suggested a rushed operation, a hurried attempt to dispose of the victims.
Who the men were and what happened to them, close to the Libyan rebels' western front line town of Al-Qawalish in the Nafusa Mountains, remains unknown.
But the evidence of a brutal end were clear. One of the corpses had been cleanly decapitated, while the trousers of another had been ripped down to his ankles, a way of humiliating a dead enemy.
The green uniforms were the same as those worn by loyalists fighting for Col. Muammer Gaddafi in Libya's civil war. No one from the rebel side claimed the corpses, or declared their loved ones missing.[Ron: How coy can you get?! The tortured bodies wore Libyan army uniforms; the bodies were left in Al-Qawalish where "rebels" supplied with French arms had control; and "No one from the rebel side claimed the corpses, or declared their loved ones missing." Sooo, the mainstream media says it doesn't know what happened or "WHO DONE IT." YEAH RIGHTTT! The mainstream media has spent months spreading FALSE stories about Libyan army atrocities but can't bring itself to admit that it is the "rebels" who are slaughtering and torturing Libyans, EVEN WHEN THAT CONCLUSION IS OBVIOUS.].
There was no funeral, or call to the media by the rebels to see the 'atrocities committed by the regime'.[Ron: I wonder why???]
Since the bodies were seen by the Daily Telegraph attempts to discover their identities have been unsuccessful, in part because of obstruction by rebel authorities in the area. Having highlighted the discovery to those authorities the area was subsequently bulldozed and the bodies dissappeared.
The find will add to concerns highlighted in recent days over human rights violations by rebel forces. Human Rights Watch last week said that had looted homes, shops and hospitals and beaten captives as they advanced.[Ron: Sooo, what's new?].
The Daily Telegraph found homes in the village of al-Awaniya ransacked, and shops and schools smashed and looted. The town, now empty, was inhabited by the Mashaashia, a traditionally loyalist tribe that has long been involved in land disputes with surrounding towns.
Human rights groups fear that reprisals may get worse as the rebels advance on towns nearer the capital such as Al-Sabaa and Gheryan which are loyalist strongholds.
The author of the HRW report, Sidney Kwiram, last night called on rebel leaders to investigate the latest find. "It is critical that the authorities investigate what happened to these five men."[Ron: Why? The "rebels" have slaughtered and mutuliated thousands of Libyans, especially dark skinned Libyans from southern Libya sooo what's so special about this atrocity?]
The bodies were discovered in a water tank just off the main road between Zintan, the main town in the area, and Al-Qawalish as the rebels consolidated their advance.
At the time, rebel commanders, including former government troops who had defected, claimed that the men were most probably killed by Col Gaddafi forces for trying to defect - a common allegation.[Ron: Sooo why was there NO call to the media by the rebels to see the 'atrocities committed by the regime'; and why is this excuse trotted out only when the atrocity is discoverded by the media?].
"The day of our first assault on Al Qawalish we found the bodies there, and they were already in bad shape," said Col. Osama Ojweli, the military coordinator for the region.[Ron: Why is this lie not believable?].
"This is not unusual in Gaddafi's army. In other battles we have found men, their hands tied behind their backs with dusty wire and executed – we found them shot in the head by the regime."[Ron: Ever notice how Talmudists kill and maim indiscriminantly and always pretend others have done it? They do it everywhere. The Bolshevik massacres in the Katyn Forest and their genocides in the Ukraine and the Soviet Union blamed on Germans and Russians respectively, come to mind. Ditto the US Bolsheviks' lies about Sadam Hussain to justify invading Iraq and genociding millions of Iraqis. Does the penny never drop for gullible Western consumers of mainstream media lies?].
A colonel, who defected last month and cannot be named, said: "If they think you might leave, they will shoot you." His claim was backed up by loyalists captured and held prisoner in the nearby town of Yafran.[Ron: Well. What would YOU say if you were captured and knew the "rebels" had tortured and killed some of your fellow soldiers and any false move by you would attract the same fate?! Let me guess ...]
But suspicions have been raised after the rebel authorities disposed of the bodies and bull-dozed the site where they were found.[Ron: That is the normal practice for Talmudists after an atrocity. That's what they did with the debris after the Oklahoma City bombing; and the 911 and Bali Bombings to name a few.].
Drivers also said they had military orders not to take journalists to the site. "If you go there I will ditch you in the desert," the driver of another news organisation reportedly said.
The rebel army is aware that NATO intervention on their side was justified by concern at regime human rights abuses in western capitals.
The Libyan Transitional National Council has now flown officials, including Abdulbaset Abumzirig, deputy minister of justice, to the Nafusa to investigate abuse claims.
"From what I have seen they are treating prisoners very well," he said. "We have promised to hand them back to their families after the war."
But Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch both said there were documented cases of extra-judicial killings by rebel forces, including deaths in custody under torture.
In particular, in the early phases of the uprising, loyalists and sub-Saharan Africans accused of being mercenaries were lynched.Since then, men in rebel-held areas suspected of being members of Col Gaddafi's security services have been taken from the homes, and subsequently found dead with their hands tied.
Both organisations say these are not on the scale of the abuses perpetrated by the regime. "We have come across a number of cases of executions of suspected Gaddafi fighters in both the east and the west," said Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director of HRW.
"I does fit a consistent pattern, though I don't think these killings are authorised by the rebel authorities in Benghazi."
Diana Eltahawy, of Amnesty, said members of the Transitional National Council, the rebel government, had admitted to there being a problem with some of their troops but had not done enough to tackle it.
"There is no comparison with the Gaddafi side. [Ron: There reason that there is NO comparison is that the Libyan 'green' army HAS NOT COMMITTED ATROCITIES AT ALL! Plese note that Amnesty is infiltrated by Jews who control that organisation at the top and so throw away calumnies such as this one are just lies!] But the concern is that there is not sufficient will to address this in the leadership," she said. "It needs to be stopped before it becomes worse."[Ron: Sooo, given that it is now acknowledged that the "rebels" are committing atrocities against Libyan civilians, tell me again why the US and NATO are bombing Libyans and terrorising the Libyan population?].
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Celebrating peace! Libyans dancing in the streets. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Celebrating-peace-Libyans-dancing-in-the-streets.shtml