The Nobel Peace Prize “winner” Barack Obama has created a serious mess in Libya with his unauthorized and unconstitutional involvement on the side of the rebels. Neither of the sides – not even the rebels – of the conflict are representative of the American interests in the region; and neither of the sides is representative of any of the moral values upon which the Christian civilization in the West was built. And yet, Obama is helping one of the sides.
It turns out now, the side he is helping – the rebels – is now conducting a large scale race cleaning in the areas under their control. The Independent reports that the rebels now settle scores in the Libyan capital. And interestingly enough, that settling scores is focused on the extermination of all blacks in the capital.
The oil reserves of Libya made the Gaddafi family rich, and also gave Gaddafi the opportunity to invest in developing the infrastructure of the country in order to bribe the population which has been restless for a long time due to the high levels of corruption and bureaucratic red tape. The gigantic construction projects started by Gaddafi required more – and better educated – workforce. Some of it came from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The bulk of the immigrant workers came from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tribalism and racism have always been strong in Islam, especially in those areas of the Arab world which border black Africa – Sudan, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Mali. Libya’s population has always been divided into different tribal groups and driven by strong tribal chauvinism; in fact, the bulk of the rebel army fighting against Gaddafi consists of men of tribes traditionally hostile to Gaddafi’s own tribe, and his most loyal supporters come from his own tribe. In addition to the strong tribal feelings, Libya also has a history of racism, as powerful Arab warlords in the 18th and 19th centuries made fortunes by selling black slaves to the markets in North Africa and the Middle East. Widespread racist views have always been common in the Arab world, and Libya has them too.
Now, The Independent reports, we have crowds of armed men without any authority or self-restraint to control them, roaming the streets of Tripoli, rounding up every black migrant worker they can find, tying their hands behind their backs and executing them on the spot. The excuse is that those are “Gaddafi loyalists,” but the truth is, no one has been able to provide the proof that these migrant workers actually fought on the side of the dictator. The score-settling is clearly racist, motivated by racist hatred. There is no economic reason for it, for the migrant workers often took the lowest paying jobs that Libyans seldom take.
Apparently, Obama’s administration involved America in a war without much preparation, without clear understanding of the American interests in the region, and without the slightest effort to ensure the protection of the rights of civilians caught in the war. After proving he is not the “peace” president that the politically motivated Nobel Committee declared him to be, Obama now proves that the last thing he cares for is the protection of black Africans.
America’s support for the rebels in Libya will prove to be just as harmful to the US position in the region as Clinton’s wars in Yugoslavia in the 1990s when America backed the corrupt, uncivilized and brutal Muslim clans in Bosnia and Kosovo whose main business was smuggling drugs and sexual slaves to Western Europe, and who after the American troops secured their territory, conducted ruthless ethnic cleansing – just as what the Libyan rebels are doing now. When we add to this the fact that Obama’s war was in fact unauthorized by Congress and therefore unconstitutional, the picture of the total moral breakdown of the US foreign policy is complete.