Produced and uploaded by Maximilian Forte
"Based on my latest book, Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War On Libya and Africa (Baraka Books, Montreal, 2012), and nearly two years of extensive documentary research, this film places the 2011 US/NATO war in Libya in a more meaningful context than that of a war to “protect civilians” driven by the urgent need to “save Benghazi”. Instead it counters such notions with the actual destruction of Sirte, and the consistent and determined persecution of black Libyans and African migrant workers by the armed opposition, supported by NATO, as it sought to violently overthrow Muammar Gaddafi and the Jamahariyah. This film takes us through some of the stock justifications for the war, focusing on protecting civilians, the responsibility to protect (R2P), and “genocide prevention,” and examines the racial biases and political prejudice that underpinned them. The role of Western human rights organizations, as well as misinformation spread through “social media” with the intent of fostering fear of rampaging black people, are especially scrutinized.
My recommendation is to watch this video on Vimeo itself, and it is of a quality sufficient for it to be view properly on the full screen setting. Many thanks for viewing." SOURCE
A Note From The Gull
Thank you, Maximilian Forte, for this sobering account of Libya's "liberation". The conviction that I take away from this is that citizens of a country must always strive for unity against those times when inevitably the wolves circling the borders will be admitted by the wolves within. This united front would be like some of those ancient ruins which continue to amaze us to this day, where the stone blocks even without mortar were set together so perfectly that not even a blade can penetrate the joints.
"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.
Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.
Mweh ka allay!