This morning in YouTube I found a very graphic video (see previous post) showing bombed bits of human beings and dead babies. That in itself is no longer shocking, a sad comment on the modern world if ever there was one. However, what really knocked my socks off were the comments along the line, “They kill their own babies and blame NATO” or “War kills get used to it. Their babies would live if they gave up Qadaffi.”
"More and more children in this city are being killed, injured and denied their essential needs due to the fighting," said Shahida Azfar of Unicef. "Until the fighting stops we face the intolerable inevitability of children continuing to die and suffer in this war zone."At least 250 people in the town, mostly civilians, have died in the past month according to two doctors interviewed by phone by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
One, Jamal Muhammad Suaib, 35, said three members of his family had been killed by government soldiers as they tried to reach safety. On 17 March, he said, uniformed soldiers entered the family home by force, stole valuables and threatened to return.The extended family fled in three cars, which were stopped by soldiers who opened fire without warning, killing Suaib's four-year-old niece, his brother and father. Suaib, his wife and baby son were injured. "My wife was holding my son," he told HRW. "The bullet hit her in the arm and ricocheted into my son's face. None of us had a weapon. We were just families looking for a safe place to stay."
“These bombs and missiles are not falling in empty spaces: People are all over Tripoli going about their lives just as in any other major metropolitan city of about 2 million people,” stated McKinney.
“I don’t understand why they want to kill us,” said one young woman seen standing with others outside the Tripoli hospital room, explaining that the old are also being injured and killed.
“Someone in the media finally pointed out that the weapons being waved about in the photos were NATO standard issue,” reported Madsen.
targeted for assassination, survives recent attacks. ~ Photo: Getty Images
the man praised by Nelson Mandela for supporting the anti-apartheid struggle and the man who has said No to the establishment of a U.S. military command (Africom) on the African continent to take African resources. (See “African Americans’ emergency gathering to stop Qadaffi assassination” by Deborah Dupré, National Human Rights Examiner.com.)
“[A]nd that’s what they call democracy these days.”