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LIBYA: African mercenaries imported by Kadafi to quash protests, Al Arabiya reports

Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Kadafi has flown in hundreds of mercenaries from sub-Saharan Africa to quash protests threatening his 41-year-old regime, the Al Arabiya network reported Saturday, quoting witnesses to the arriving foreign recruits.

Protesters in Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city and an anti-Kadafi stronghold, captured some of the imported gunmen, the news agency said. The captured French-speaking mercenaries admitted to having been recruited by Kadafi's son, Khamis, to confront the unrest threatening to topple one of the region's longest-reigning regimes, Al Arabiya reported.

The agency said witnesses reported seeing four planes carrying mercenaries land in Benina International Airport near Benghazi. The British-based website jeel.libya.net reported earlier that several planes carrying foreign recruits in Libyan army uniforms landed at a military airport near Tripoli.

The crackdown on anti-Kadafi demonstrators has resulted in at least 84 deaths, the New York-based Human Rights Watch reported from sources in the region.

-- Carol J. Williams

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If we are to believe some of the posts on this site. The Libyan leader Muammar Gadafi now relies on a handful of indigenous Afrikan mercenaries to "defend his regime".

This raises some important questions, namely, why did the all powerful USA fail in its previous attempts to unseat the now embattled Libyan leader, when all it apparently takes, is a handful of individuals "recruited from the most piss poor, most illiterate, and lowest IQ regions of the world" to halt the advances of the estimated 50'000 strong Libyan army (+50'000 reserves), who according to many accounts are now solidly behind the Libyan people.

Surely, the Libyan people and their heroic army possesses the intellect, bravery and military tactics to defeat Qadafi's piss poor, illiterate blacks.

Evidently not.

Incidentally, a large proportion of Libyan's native populace is black; estimates put their numbers in the region of 1 million out of a total population of 7 million. Not all Libyans are mulattos.
Archeological evidence found within Libya, prove conclusively that indigenous Afrikans (Blacks) have always inhabited the region (please refer to the pictorial evidence found in Libyan caves in addition to the 5400 year old mummified remains of an indigenous Afrikan (Black) child, found at Uan Muhuggiag, by Prof. Fabrizio Mori in 1958).

"Let me get this straight.... Kadafi has recruited from the most piss poor, most illiterate, and lowest IQ regions of the world a group of (mostlikely) visious thugs to come and defend his regime? BAAAHAHAHAHAHA! That's desperation!.. To boot these mercenaries are black so they should be easy pickings by the natives who aren't black".

If we are to believe the deranged ramblings of the ignorant (please see above example). The Libyan leader Muammar Gadafi now relies on a handful of indigenous Afrikan mercenaries to "defend his regime".

This raises some important questions, namely, why did the all powerful USA fail in its previous attempts to unseat the now embattled Libyan leader, when all it apparently takes, is a handful of individuals "recruited from the most piss poor, most illiterate, and lowest IQ regions of the world" to halt the advances of the estimated 50'000 strong Libyan army (+50'000 reserves), who according to many accounts are now solidly behind the Libyan people.

Surely, the Libyan people and their heroic army possesses the intellect, bravery and military tactics to defeat Qadafi's piss poor, illiterate blacks.

Evidently not.

Incidentally, a large proportion of Libyan's native populace is black; estimates put their numbers in the region of 1 million out of a total population of 7 million. Not all Libyans are mulattos.
Archeological evidence found within Libya, prove conclusively that indigenous Afrikans (Blacks) have always inhabited the region (please refer to the pictorial evidence found in Libyan caves in addition to the 5400 year old mummified remains of an indigenous Afrikan (Black) child, found at Uan Muhuggiag, by Prof. Fabrizio Mori in 1958).

I cant say I was surprised to discover that your editorial staff are racist bigots but I guess I was hoping you might surprise me.

Your organisation is clearly happy to be a forum for unintelligent racist given the nature of the comments you have posted thus far. What is dissapointing is that you have clearly elected not to post any comments which challenge these racist statements.

I am disapointed but not surprised to discover that you chose not to post my factual well thought out comments posted on the 22/02/2011 but have instead chosen to post the incoherant ramblings of Afribone which was posted after my own comments.

Shame on you.

What a shame on libyan people.
They even donĀ“t that there are some black libyans from the south and what a asinity to call them africans as if Libya is not located in AFRICA.
Have you even see a black man????? What i have see on youtube is crazy and those guys who have been interogatet by libyan as mercenaries are not blacks. They are your libyans parents from north Africa and not BLACK AFRICA.
Those persons you are calling africans are your fellows from the south.
Libya is showing us that they have no idea from there own country.

God safe black AFRICA and for your information Libya is not located in Africa ;-))))))

What happens when the mercenaries are entrenched and the revolution is over? Do they go home quietly, or start up with the guerilla tactics?

maybe col G can use Ali al-Megrahi to blow up some protesters.
great job UK!

I think the Arab World and West have been misled without
realising that the existing Arab regimes would at least
maintain stability ensuring that their countries would
not fall into anarchy.

They protesters have made their voice heard and that should
be enough to improve their livlihood.

The grass may not be greener with the toppling of their
goverments it could be their worst nightmare.

All these happenings will only benefit Iran who has a
large population of Shites Muslims.

The Iranian goverment likes to talk about all the goodness
of the protest but not allowing their own people to do so.

I believe Colonel Kadafi is doing the right thing, destroy
all these protesters by whatever means possible - what are
they protesting for, they have food, jobs, housing and etc.

Unless they want something else (which is anarchy), then
they have to accept the consequences.

Look at the Tian An Mun incident which was snuffed out - dont you see how progressive is China now.

All those idiots who talk about human rights come from
mainly the West who are selfish but did nothing concrete
to assist the livlihood of the non-West poors.


Greetings, many are the uprisings against injustice and poverty in the earth.
However when unrest comes to so many nations of people at once it appears to be a wave(as in the moving hand of God).

Leaders as in men have had amble opportunity to correct the ills of society they have refused because they have to be evil so that the earth is judged and God enacts HIS plan. First sign of HIS wave will be a transferal of the wealth to those who have not had. The same happen to Israel when they left bondage from EGYPT under the leadership of God thru Moses.

Let me get this straight.... Kadafi has recruited from the most piss poor, most illiterate, and lowest IQ regions of the world a group of (mostlikely) visious thugs to come and defend his regime? BAAAHAHAHAHAHA! That's desperation!.. To boot these mercenaries are black so they should be easy pickings by the natives who aren't black.

ARABS HAVE ALWAYS HAD CONDESCENDING ATTITUDES TOWARDS AFRICANS ESPECIALLY IN LIBYA! They now blame Africans for the carnage taking place in Libya while having amnesia as to the suffering they have been subjecting the Africans to.

What goes around comes around as the saying goes: No African worth his salt owes Lybyans any sypmpathy whether Gadaffi looses or they loose!

LibyanOne you must be a fan of Frank Herbert's "Dune". Libya, desert planet. But who are the Harkonnen's?

House Gaddadfa will fall; it's only a matter of time.

The sleeper is starting to awaken and the whirlwind will reach Tripoli and knock down the King's door.

All who oppose injustice and oppression should at least pray for the righteous to succeed in showing the oppressor the errors of their ways. LONG LIVE THE FIGHTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mercenaries and contractors are a favorite tool of the U.S. as well.

Kadafi imported such worriers to participate in the Lebanese Civil War. They used axes to cut the heads of Christians. He rewarded them $500 for each head. All the Chriastans in Lebanon know this fact.


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