Apartheid Libya: Killing Africans With Impunity
The killings in Libya are even worse than the atrocities committed by the Apartheid regime in South Africa; in terms of direct murders.
[Letter From A Reader]
The U.S. played a central role in NATO's war against Libya, which included the slaughter of Africans by Benghazi vigilantes, therefore President Barack Obama's Administration bears responsibility.
While the Nation of Islam was involved in a rally in New York opposing the war --Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke-- one wonders about the total silence by other Black organizations-- The NAACP; The National Urban League; etc. Could it be that the leaders are so enthralled by President Obama that they're willing to turn a blind eye to the slaughter of Black people in Libya?
President Obama has never aggressively addressed the interests of the Black community; so why do these major organizations hesitate to denounce the racist killings in Africa by the U.S.-supported Benghazi vigilantes? I would like to believe that large demonstrations by Black people outside the White House and the United Nations will draw the president's attention.
Also, why should the president take it for granted that he will get strong support from Black voters in the 2012 elections.
Most Black people hold Clarence Thomas in contempt; he is seen as harmful to the interests of Black people. There seems to be a double standard in dealing with the president.
When was the last time Africans in Africa were targeted for killing just for having black skin? The killings in Libya are even worse than the atrocities committed by the Apartheid regime in South Africa; in terms of direct murders.
Why are African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, and others groveling before the United States instead of coming to the defense of those Africans being slaughtered in Libya? One point to ponder is that colonialism never really ended in Africa.
The Soviet Union decided to disband --it did not collapse-- to join its kith and kin; the West. Afterwards, the West resumed, as before, the direct vicious exploitation of Africa with the help of corrupt African leaders and governments. The African faces shamelessly replaced the colonial faces of the past. So what's the point of Africa being independent--all that blood and imprisonments of courageous Africans--if it's all a big sham?
If African leaders were serious then they would have long ago heeded Kwame Nkrumah's call for "collective security" and established a continental security apparatus along the lines of NATO. One for all; all for one.
Had such a structure existed, African troops could have been dispatched to Libya to repulse the mercenaries who invaded the continent through Benghazi. NATO never would have dared to invade Africa.
African Americans made the United States and the world a better place by fighting and demonstrating for racial justice. They paved the way for the election of a man of African ancestry as president and supported him overwhelmingly with their vote.
How were they repaid? Africans are being murdered in Libya. Where is the concern for the "legal" murder of Troy Davis and the racial angst felt by Black people on all fronts--economic and political?
"Speaking Truth To Empower."
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