Libya Militias, Army Torturing Detainees...

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    More fun from Obama's new buddies. Enjoy, you're paying for these cretins America.


    Libya's regular army and array of militias have been torturing loyalists of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi, several of whom have been killed in custody, human rights groups charged on Thursday.

    Amnesty International said that despite promises, Libya's new rulers have made "no progress to stop the use of torture", as Doctors Without Borders suspended its work in the third-largest city Misrata over similar claims.

    Their accusations come after a top UN official raised concerns that militias composed of former rebels who helped topple Kadhafi were posing an increasing security risk as they repeatedly clashed with each other.

    "Several detainees have died after being subjected to torture in Libya in recent weeks and months amid widespread torture and ill-treatment of suspected pro-Kadhafi fighters and loyalists," London-based Amnesty said in a statement.

    It said its delegates met detainees held in Tripoli, in Misrata and in smaller towns such as Ghariyan who showed visible signs of torture inflicted in recent days and weeks.

    "The torture is being carried out by officially recognised military and security entities, as well by a multitude of armed militias operating outside any legal framework," it said.

    Donatella Rouvera, senior adviser at Amnesty, said in the statement that it was "horrifying to find that there has been no progress to stop the use of torture".

    "We are not aware of any proper investigations into cases of torture," she said.

    Detainees told Amnesty they had been beaten for hours with whips, cables, plastic hoses, metal chains, bars, wooden sticks and given electric shocks with live wires.

    The watchdog said the detainees, both Libyans and foreigners from sub-Saharan Africa, were tortured soon after they were seized by militias in officially recognised detention centres in places like Misrata.

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    Blow-Back. Expect it big-time on this one.
     
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    As long as the Libyans keep a grip on terrorism, get their country stable and at least pretend to be an ally to the US they can torture their citizens all they want, I don't care.
     
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    Well i truly do respect your honesty, but 'Pretend' is the key word here. We're gonna spend $Billions & $Billions in Tax Dollars on these cretins. It wont be worth it in the end. That's my prediction anyway.
     
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    Oh I agree 100%, the most foreign fighters sent to Iraq after the Saudis were Libyans, alot of these guys are back in Libya now and will have a big say in what direction their government goes in.
     
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    This SHOULD really piss the left off! But it won't....
    They want to tell the US that we can't torture (if you want to call waterboarding torture) our enemies....but they won't think it being done in Lybia is any big thing.
    Thanks Obama...because of you, the US is helping this to happen.
     
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    How is the US Helping this to happen? this is how people in that part of the world handle their business, they would still be torturing the fuck out of people if the US supported them or not, its a different culture over there and its not illegal for them to torture the shit out of people, why is this so hard for people to understand? they are not Americans, they don't follow American laws and civil rights doesn't exist there.
     
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    Hate to disappoint you, paulie, but Libya's current-History is of their own making....much unlike.....​

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    Yup, we're paying for Al Qaeda scum to seize power there. What a Foreign Policy. :(
     
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    Leftists here will argue "it's cultural" and "natural"l and we should not be involved. Torture there is different from here.

    And Obama's a champ for ordering assassinations. AND no Code Pink anywhere during the million dollar a day bombing of Libya.

    Libs circle jerk over their leaders when they kill other individuals on the planet.

    Libs riot when conservatives do.

    Just a fact of lib fact of :lol:life.
     

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