As rebel gang killings continue in Tripoli and elsewhere, NATO keeps terror bombing Sirte. It's Gaddafi's home town, a city of 100,000. On August 29, Mathaba.net warned of possible massacres. Moreover, rebel cutthroats surrounded the city, preventing anyone from leaving, saying:
Exits "from the city (are) completely blocked. Neither women, nor children are allowed to leave. Men, captured attempting to leave the town together with their families, are shot. Their families are sent back into the city under bombing."
"There is practically no way to bury the corpses...." Retired Russian Special Forces Lt. Col. Ilya Korenev (in Sirte) reported on the Russian web site Argumenti.ru that:
"(T)he situation resembles the terrible winter of '95 in Grozny, Chechnia, when there was bombing everything that moved, without proper guiding systems of accurate coordinates....At the moment, the NATO air force is in the air almost around the clock," raising the city to the ground, massacring people under rubble or slaughtering them in open spaces.
Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Tripoli
The combination of maggot-infested decomposing bodies, inadequate food, fuel, medical supplies and available care, no running water, spotty electricity, poor sanitation, garbage in streets, and ongoing rebel atrocities created a growing humanitarian disaster in Tripoli and elsewhere.
On August 29, the London Times reported nightmarish conditions in Tripoli, including all of the above, as well as:
"Hospitals are running out of oxygen, fixators for treating fractures, and drugs for conditions such as diabetes."
"Telephones work only intermittently. Most commercial life ceased months ago. Many people have no money left because the banks are shut and salaries have not been paid."
These conditions are compounded by rebel-committed assassinations and other terror killings. Rotting corpses are everywhere, including in hospitals and Abu Salim, a Gaddafi loyalist stronghold home to many government officials.
Before NATO showed up, Tripoli was called the "White Bride of the Mediterranean," a once modern, cosmopolitan metropolis, known for its historical attractions, wonderful beaches, and other attractions.
One tourist guide said:
"Tripoli is generally a quiet safe travel destination, where violent crime against tourists is rare....Tripoli's hotels represent a good variety of different standards, and restaurants offer interesting culinary experiences with Arabic and international cuisine."
Moreover, car rentals are readily available for trips around and outside the city. In addition, tourists manage fine in a city where English is widely understood and spoken.
That was pre-March 2011 Tripoli. Today, it's a ravaged, terrorized ghost town, its residents living under increasingly desperate conditions. Moreover, prices skyrocketed on everything from food to fuel to other essentials. As a result, what's ahead for residents may be too grim to bear.
At the same time, a leaked document calls for UN Blue Helmet occupation - imperial paramilitary "peacekeeper" enforcers wherever they're deployed. Read the full document through the following link: