Saturday, 19 February 2011

Gaddafi's Response to Protesters

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has responded to recent protests in the country by apparently hiring African mercenaries to help him quell protesters. It seems that he cannot rely on his troops so he is using his vast oil wealth (that's dollars from you and me) to bring in people who have no qualms about firing into crowds of unarmed civilians.

It should also be noted that Gaddafi's response mirrors that of the regimes in Bahrain, Algeria and Yemen, in fact, are happening RIGHT NOW all across the region.

  • Internet and media is being either censured or just plain cut off 
  • Police and Army troops are using Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Batons and Live Ammo
  • Armored Vehicles and Helicopters fire into crowds
All of this to shut down people who are largely protesting in demand of basic rights that you and I take for granted every day. Simple things like the right to speak out, to elect a representative government, to have a say in the running of their own countries, to have a better future for themselves and their kids.

Warning - This is GRAPHIC and I do not recommend viewing if you're squeamish

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