Obama mum on Gaddafi

February 23rd, 2011

US President Barack Obama (R) shakes Hands With Libya's Gaddafi
US President Barack Obama (R) shakes Hands With Libya's Gaddafi

NewsRescue- It was glaring that it took the US president, Barack Hussein Obama, several days and the obvious unrelenting resolve of the people of Egypt, to condemn the many-year US ally dictator of Egypt, Hussein Mubarak. The US has again displayed the same difficulty to stand by the people of Libya in their quest for freedom and rejection of the Gaddafi autocracy.

President Obama still remains relatively mum on the issue and has failed to publicly condemn the genocide by the Gaddafi clan against their own people.

Reportedly over 1000 Libyans were massacred by brute pro-Gaddafi government forces in Libya on Monday.

PressTv-Several Western countries have been accused of turning a blind eye to the deadly crackdown in Libya in order to safeguard their economic interests.

Gaddafi’s ties with the West have had ups and downs, but relations between Italy and Libya have warmed over the last few years.

Libya currently provides about 20 percent of Italy’s oil imports. It has developed cordial relations with Britain, France and the United States as well.

Experts say Western countries have turned a blind eye to crimes being committed against Libyan people by Gaddafi’s autocratic regime due to economic interests

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has ruled Libya for more than four decades.

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Some 1,400 people have been killed by Libyan security forces in bomb attacks against pro-democracy demonstrators in the North African country.

Reports say planeloads of armed foreign mercenaries have landed in Tripoli to target peaceful pro-democracy protesters.

This is while government forces are losing grip on the country amid the ongoing revolution in Libya

Soldiers in the coastal town of Tobruk, which lies close to the Egyptian border, say Gaddafi’s forces have lost control of the region.
They say they no longer back the Libyan ruler. Protesters have over-run the eastern province of Cyrenaica.

Meanwhile, military defectors in eastern Libya are reported to be mobilizing to defend the people against possible attacks by Gaddafi’s forces.

The dictator’s military forces have even used air raids to suppress demonstrations.

Many governments and international bodies across the world have reacted strongly to the crisis in Libya.

Reports widely indicate that government-led violence in the country has left at least one thousand protesters dead over the past several days.

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