The Libyan rebels’ military commander, Abdel-Fattah Younis, was murdered by his rebel comrades while in custody after being arrested on suspicion of having remaining ties to Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Initial reports shifting blame for the killing onto pro-Gadhafi loyalists have been dismissed.
The incident is the last in a line of many drawing the rebel group into disrepute. An accumulating record of extrajudicial executions, suppression of free speech, beatings, and thievery is rendering initial qualms about supporting the rebel group (with reported ties to al Qaeda) inescapable. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has even scolded the rebels, warning that they risk an end of US support.
But the US has fought an expensive and illegal war in their name, recently recognizing the rebels as the legitimate governing authorities and promising up to $30 billion in support. For the Obama administration, it’s becoming rather uncomfortably apparent that the opposition on whose behalf this war was fought may not be markedly different than Gadhafi.
The rebels who shot and killed General Younis have reportedly been detained and have confessed to the murder. As a funeral was carried out for him in Benghazi, the de facto rebel capital, the episode is a setback for the rebels and the moral legitimacy of the war.
5 thoughts on “Libya Rebel Commander Killed by Fellow Comrades”
Well, it's hard for this war's moral legitimacy to suffer any setbacks, as it never had any moral basis to start with. Still, it is satisfying seeing the FedGov's pawns acting true to form. McCain and the other FedGov war-mongers deserve these rebels, as they're all cut from the same cloth.
What the hell is McCain talking about? ,,,Soviet Union turned out fine…what's a few eggs?
What a transparently fake distancing move from the little fifth-from-the-bottom nepotist.
Now it's time for McCain to get in front of the reporters' mikes, put his right hand on his heart and solemnly say, "Today we all are Libyan Freedom-fighters" )))
Opinions, every war lord has em, wonder what the point of dispute was all about, besides control, greed, opinion, possibly rivals for exsclusive or lucrative CONTRACTS that is how warlords compete at the alpha rank pissing contest, is it not that unusual & to be exspected from the dogs of war or treasonous war pigs, whichever the perferred descriptive term applies when renagades lack genuine long range vision, possessing only reactionary & oppurtunistic instinct, prioritys’ or skill, savy, appeatiently not & not much of a social or idealistic basis domestically either, thare must be more to it, the cause celebrity of national resource hi-jacking, thare gonna require protection that’s trusted, an Iraqee style strongman or Saharan Colonel was the constant that gaureenteed all debts, public & private, the officially recognized “executive” signatory, that’s what its all really about, when those partisain warlords actually get down to it, loyal to foreign nato or of seething treasons to the country of Libiya in a beseiged state, uncivilly divided by chaos, provoked, instagated & perpetually antagonised, the tyranny is all queer and of an elite clique & sympathy that a minority alludes as a power grabs contrived exscuse, pity the fraud that capitalises on the ways of war & gains from conquest malicous, diabolic, sinister in the conspiering for ends concealed, not sincere, the lack of grounds or principals chartered or declared, absent the legitamising effort only a vacum resounds, announcing to worldly heralds free of a propagandised medias’ control & censor, if real only the spin escapes, leaving the heart of the matter, as when hostilities were initiatated, the mission authorised iether accomplished or crimanally malefescent & to the force of historical energies intents & labors may the power of such works unjustly conceived be the subject intelligent study, not only of patholgies, sociologic or crimanalised norms not traditional, custumarry, normal, in friendship or goodwills best hope truly devoted and mutually realised, as deeds of evil acts fade to colours that exspiereince no such need, finite or of rights inaleinable, the understanding, blessed as a. gift, indivisable the foe, of freedoms’ enemies a question shall persist,,, & rights or law, of origins & destinys, before ourselves we may judge if the path traveled of life tresspasses upon the fyre & wind of physical dynamics of matter & structure clear to infinity equally with the time of humane mortal vernal season of earth from eternal memorial forever of a genesis. Immortal in conception born of star. & light as well as flesh & blood, naturally occurred, soul, character,,,oo, trust, earned exspressly unique in the perfected intracicacy of the attained grace, virtue of spirit & ve sa vu, the selection or choice of one shall be at the others exspence not, iether or the inverse image mirrored or paralell opposite twin shall mimac or imitate anothers, even if a sacred beleif feels as if defeated or lost still the glory reveals, of the good worlds light or the nights fleeting specters, one not of the others making, creative are the tides of emotional challenges, merciful are the changes that present perspective to consider in retrospect, shimmering effect upon or with the whole complete versus as a limelight may insist,in isolation a part alone may catch a piece, to hold the dream of society civil` & of a cultural sence of being free as well as real ya need it all, at the loss of cides, none or all, undivided, indivisable, inaleinable, innate and naturally occurred, aka born with, what exzactly is the rebel renagade revolutionary declaration concerning with, treason , pity , evil,,,yer on yer own, justice may be freedoms enemies only friend now
There is a phrase to summarize it:
"There's no honorable way to kill,no gentle way to destroy.There is nothing good in war,except its ending"
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