Flag this message NATO Betrays Its “Humanitarian” Mission In Libya

Posted: May 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

All,

If anyone still has illusions about the “humanitarian” purpose of NATO’s involvement in Libya at the moment, this should dispel them.

In spite of repeated alarms having been raised, NATO simply ignored the plight of Libyan migrants adrift in a small ship in the southern Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, and allowed it to drift for 16 days, until nearly all of the refugees aboard had died of hunger and thirst.

Scott

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Aircraft carrier left us to die, say migrants

Boat trying to reach Lampedusa was left to drift in Mediterranean for 16 days, despite alarm being raised

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/08/nato-ship-libyan-migrants

Dozens of African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European military units apparently ignored their cries for help, the Guardian has learned. Two of the nine survivors claim this included a Nato ship.

A boat carrying 72 passengers, including several women, young children and political refugees, ran into trouble in late March after leaving Tripoli for the Italian island of Lampedusa. Despite alarms being raised with the Italian coastguard and the boat making contact with a military helicopter and a warship, no rescue effort was attempted.

All but 11 of those on board died from thirst and hunger after their vessel was left to drift in open waters for 16 days. “Every morning we would wake up and find more bodies, which we would leave for 24 hours and then throw overboard,” said Abu Kurke, one of only nine survivors. “By the final days, we didn’t know ourselves … everyone was either praying, or dying.”

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