The Last Country We “Liberated” From An “Evil” Dictator Is Now Openly Trading Slaves

By Carey Wedler

It is widely known that the U.S.-led NATO intervention to topple Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 resulted in a power vacuum that has allowed terror groups like ISIS to gain a foothold in the country.

Despite the destructive consequences of the 2011 invasion, the West is currently taking a similar trajectory with regard to Syria. Just as the Obama administration excoriated Gaddafi in 2011, highlighting his human rights abuses and insisting he must be removed from power to protect the Libyan people, the Trump administration is now pointing to the repressive policies of Bashar al-Assad in Syria and warning his regime will soon come to an end — all in the name of protecting Syrian civilians.

But as the U.S. and its allies fail to produce legal grounds for their recent air strike — let alone provide concrete evidence to back up their claims Assad was responsible for a deadly chemical attack last week — more hazards of invading foreign countries and removing their heads of state are emerging.

This week, new findings revealed another unintended consequence of “humanitarian intervention”: the growth of the human slave trade.

The Guardian reports that while “violence, extortion and slave labor” have been a reality for people trafficked through Libya in the past, the slave trade has recently expanded. Today, people are selling other human beings out in the open.

“The latest reports of ‘slave markets’ for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages [in Libya],” said Mohammed Abdiker, head of operation and emergencies for the International Office of Migration, an intergovernmental organization that promotes “humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all,” according to its website. “The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants.”

The North African country is commonly used as a point of exit for refugees fleeing other parts of the continent. But since Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011, “the vast, sparsely populated country has slid into violent chaos and migrants with little cash and usually no papers are particularly vulnerable,” the Guardian explains.

One survivor from Senegal said he was passing through Libya from Niger with a group of other migrants attempting to flee their home countries. They had paid a smuggler to transport them via bus to the coast, where they would risk taking a boat to Europe. But rather than take them to the coast, the smuggler took them to a dusty lot in Sabha, Libya. According to Livia Manente, an IOM officer who interviews survivors, “their driver suddenly said middlemen had not passed on his fees and put his passengers up for sale.”

“Several other migrants confirmed his story, independently describing kinds of slave markets as well as kinds of private prisons all over in Libya,” she said, adding IOM Italy had confirmed similar stories from migrants landing in southern Italy.

The Senegalese survivor said he was taken to a makeshift prison, which the Guardian notes are common in Libya.

Those held inside are forced to work without pay, or on meager rations, and their captors regularly call family at home demanding a ransom. His captors asked for 300,000 west African francs (about £380), then sold him on to a larger jail where the demand doubled without explanation.

When migrants were held too long without having a ransom paid for them, they were taken away and killed. “Some wasted away on meager rations in unsanitary conditions, dying of hunger and disease, but overall numbers never fell,” the Guardian reported.

“If the number of migrants goes down, because of death or someone is ransomed, the kidnappers just go to the market and buy one,” Manente said.

Giuseppe Loprete, IOM Niger’s chief of mission, confirmed these disturbing reports. “It’s very clear they see themselves as being treated as slaves,” he said. He arranged for the repatriation of 1,500 migrants just in the first three months of this year and is concerned more stories and incidents will emerge as more migrants return from Libya.

“And conditions are worsening in Libya so I think we can also expect more in the coming months,” he added.

As the United States government continues to entertain regime change in Syria as a viable solution to the many crises in that country, it is becoming ever-more evident that ousting dictators — however detestable they may be —  is not effective. Toppling Saddam Hussein led not only to the deaths of civilians and radicalization within the population, but also the rise of ISIS.

As Libya, once a beacon of stability in the region, continues to devolve in the fallout from the Western “humanitarian” intervention – and as human beings are dragged into emerging slave trades while rapes and kidnappings plague the population — it is increasingly obvious that further war will only create even further suffering in unforeseen ways.

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  • BlackJack77

    Nation building is working exactly as planned. Why do we “nation build”? To make immense amounts for the banks and their Military Industrial Complex, to destroy nations and to create endless enemies. Do you think ANY of this is by accident? OF COURSE NOT!! It is being done to bring America to its knees as it bankrupts us and transfer ever more power and wealth to a tiny elite. How can you have a global fascist dictatorship with a strong America? You can’t.

    • keith

      I could not agree more with your words. keith

    • FREEPH

      Well said.

    • shropster

      With the Islamist-in-Chief, the killing of Christians was also on the agenda.

      • Foggydew

        Jeez, what religion are those secular liberal ZioNazi Wezztern human rights/democracy – who keep on sponsoring sewer Cannibal/Necrophiliac CIA/MOSSAD-IS-ra*l’s endless Genocide, including by creating Cannibal/Necrophiliac IS/ISIL/ISIS and organ/drug trafficker gangs in Mexico – to mass murder millions more poor Indigenous Muslims/Catholics in the Middle East; Mexico-Central/South America and Ukraine!

        Here, educate yr brainless self – at French Report: ISIL Leader Mossad Agent: Simon Elliot, aka Al-Baghdadi, son of Je*ish parents, Mossad agent, VT, By GPD on August4, 2014 (Thanks to the brave heroes, Snowden and Private Manning – for exposing sewer IS-ra*l/Wezztern ZioNazi regimes’ War Crimes); and at- Zeta gang connected to U.S. Special Forces/Mossad, By Wayne Madsen, March 10, 2011!

  • rahrog

    Only the american people can put a stop to the war crimes of america.

  • CrazyHermitDogWoman

    Exactly! Some people need a dictator. We should know that by now: a) Democracy has to be earned, b) Some people cannot be governed because of their lack of a common decency, and c) only a dictator will be respected by these same people. Try to protect the innocent in some way, if at all possible, but LEAVE IT and isolate that country. These people, sadly, perpetuate their own problems.

    • drbhelthi

      Former CIA station manager, John Stockwell, former marine major, published a video clarifying that the US CIA has perpetuated coup détats around the world since 1950, similar to the destruction of Libya and the unconscionable murder of Muammar al Qadaffi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1_3ayrwkc4

    • blue579

      You really need to “bone up” on your history, DogWoman. The CIA and other agents serving the top of the pyramid cap have overthrown democratically elected government to install tyrants more amenable to New World Order Global Fascism, by whatever term.

      Here’s a few to get you started. …tip of the iceberg

      Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh 1953.
      John F. Kennedy, President of the United States 1963.
      Salvador Allende, President of Chile 1973.

      Yasser Arafat President of the Palestinian National Authority 2004. > Radioactive polonium.
      President of Poland Lech Kaczyński 2010. > Plane crash.

      • blue579

        JFK assassination, Secret Service stand down.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY02Qkuc_f8

      • CrazyHermitDogWoman

        Right. But, where the overthrown dictators tyrants? Of course they were. Does that justify our involvement at any level to overthrow that dictator whether they were or were not democratically elected? Of course not. You still have a people in these countries who have been historically unable to govern themselves.

        • blue579

          True. I see your point now and remember a time when I was very young often pondering the same dilemma. Thanks for the clarification.

          I suppose since Americans have only been partially allowed to govern themselves due to international elites exercising top down rule and extensive meddling since at least the US Civil War and very much so after 1913, some people (elites mostly) would say we are not smart enough to govern ourselves either. Maybe some of these nations with dictators never evolved / matured because of nefarious outside influences. Just a thought. – Thank you for your input.

        • blue579

          BTW, beautiful lab image in your Avatar. I’m something of a dog whisperer, dog woman myself. Best companions on the planet, loyal, loving, genuine, and no artifice. Too bad people aren’t more like dogs.

          • CrazyHermitDogWoman

            lol :> they are very grounding 🙂

  • Wonderer1010

    Daniel 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

    Antichrists don’t respect Women’s Rights.

  • Foggydew

    The late great Pres. Col Gaddhafi’s savage murder was so evil! He just gave up his Nuclear Weapon and that’s the savage reward he received from the double-tongue/headed Luciferian ZioNazi IS-ra*l/NA*O; including that Hillary warmonger liberal bit*h!

    Also for these ZioNazi sociopaths to march forward with conquering the whole Mediterranean/Atlantic Sea and to disarm any non-Western world that dare to have any Nuclear Weapons!

  • Doug Brown

    Gaddafi was not an evil dictator. Hillary raped and murdered not just this man but a prosperous country.

  • research2ok

    Enslavement is the command of Islam, to conquer, rape non-Muslims, that is the long history of Islam, the word black is the same name in Arabic as slave, and it is the long history of Islam, Barbary pirates followed Islam in taking captives of Americans and Europeans, they took an entire Irish town, and had Christians paying bounties for the release of captives throughout Europe. Those who refuse to submit have to pay, that is the policy of Islam. Europeans slavers bought African slaves from Muslims, but slavery was abolished in Europe and USA, while it is said today there are more slaves than any time in history, in Muslim lands, that is.

    • VigilantMind

      I see you’re fully on board the ‘clash of civilizations’ train the Illuminists want you to ride. You are being played, the blame-the-Muslims game is an Illuminati invention.

      I very much dislike Islam but anybody thinking the solution is to fight another group of people simply based on their religious belief system is a fool. The enemy is the globalist elite, not each other.

  • Irene Shapiro

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    • noncomz

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  • philip gunby

    My God, my God. The end cometh quickly.

  • edofseasia

    What else would you expect from President Obama’s and Hillary’s Arab Spring. They obviously succeeded in springing back civilization in those countries back one or two hundred years to the age of slavery. I certainly hope they take credit for the outcome of their successes as they did on killing Qaddafi.

  • littljo

    The late Qaddafi, Husein and now Assad all gassed their own …smacks of CIA SOP.
    Declare war on all unholy goat worshiping pedophiles.

    Sacrifice the goat(s).
    Silver stakes required.

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