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Out of Control Violence in Libya

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Better late than never explaining NATO's legacy. AI's 2011 account misreported " The Battle for Libya." It pointed fingers the wrong way. It blamed Gaddafi for NATO aggression. It falsely accused him of "kill(ing) and injur(ing) scores of unarmed protesters."

It added "serious violations of international humanitarian law (IHL), including war crimes, and gross human rights violation, which point to the commission of crimes against humanity."

Before Western-backed killer gangs arrived, Libya had peace and calm. AI blamed Gaddafi for their crimes. Its new report paints an entirely different picture, but still falls way short of truth and full disclosure. Titled, "Militias Threaten Hopes for New Libya," it discusses pervasive violent lawlessness.

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It doesn't explain illegitimate National Transitional Council (NTC) authority or NATO's illegal aggression against a nonbelligerent country. International law's clear. AI knows it. 

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No nation may interfere in the internal affairs of another except in self-defense if attacked. NATO claimed responsibility to protect authority as Trojan Horse deception for war. Crimes of war and against humanity followed. 

They continue out-of-control. NATO's still involved. Thousands of US forces invaded to guard key oil facilities. Occasional air attacks occur. NATO warships occupy Libya's ports. US, Italian, French, and perhaps other forces are involved. Reports from Misrata in January said Apache helicopters slaughtered rebel insurgents trying to scale Brega oil platforms.

Killer gangs rage out-of control. Frequent clashes kill civilians and rival insurgents. Militias control local areas and neighborhoods. Thousands of Gaddafi loyalists and Black African guest workers were murdered or held captive and tortured.

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"Militias....continue to seize and detain people, outside any legal framework, and hold them in secret detention centers...." Thousands have no way to challenge out-of-control lawlessness or escape from brutal torture.

Detainees AI interviewed described their harrowing experience. They were:

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