A call for Genocide-Prevention in Libya

Genocides can just be stopped, not prevented. To prevent genocide is impossible not in a military way but in logic. If it is prevented, then there is no proof that it would have happened. It is more easy to discuss accusations of genocide after the incident has happened. Many claims against Israel were evidentially cynical propaganda, repeated day and again mostly by those lusting for genocide against Jews in Israel. But: professional research would know about the character of these accusations and about the character of the Israeli army (maybe the most disciplined army worldwide) and therefore we can regard these accounts as highly unlikely if conveyed, though we have to examine any of the accusations for the sake of scientific integrity. While scientists and journalists now have gained profound insight into genocides in Turkey, Germany and Japan (both perpetrators of manyfold Genocides), Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur (and organized mass-murders which were categorized apart from genocide like the Gulags in the Soviet-Union, the US‘ Carpet-Bombing in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, the Culture-Revolution in China, the war against and of Guerrillas in Indonesia, Guatemala, Peru, Columbia etc.) we can clearly define characteristics and conditions of a Pre-Genocide-Situation – and most are given in Libya.

As in Germany we have a totally neurotic and maybe psychotic dictator, identifying himself with the state, who is furthermore well-known for his ability for bloodshed, his  megalomania and his cynicist disregard of human lives – since decades. We have a situation, where this dictator is seriously cornered by an uprising the first time in his life. We have serious records of already commited crimes  against humanity that eclipses those of Ben Ali or Mubarak in their cynicism and total disdain of global protest: The use of hightech military industry (Tanks, Warplanes, Helicopters) against protesters. We have a death-toll that already goes beyond several hundred in one city (Bhengazi) alone. And most important: The dictator himself threatens hundreds of thousands  with brutal death and persecution, naming them „cockroaches“ (a genocidal term used for Tutsi in Rwanda) and „rats“ (the propaganda-term for jews in Germany) and announcing to kill them „house by house“. Those who defected from the regime believe in the threat of this denouncement as do the refugees reaching Egypt and Tunisia. We further know that the regime has an economic base to proceed with this plan and that it has  amassed weapons and hired mercenaries with no social ties to the protesters who seem to be organized last but maybe not least according to their ethnic/tribal categories.

The conclusion of all these indices is to call and to urge for immediate actions that should at least include:

1. Organizing support of the refugees and analyzing their reports.

2. Announcing the clearly defined will and the very conditions of an intervention  – to threaten the regime and to support the protesters in their risky uprising.

3. Clarifying the situation of those taken hostage and those who are the most vulnerable: The African refugees in the desert prisons that Ghaddafi organized in coordination with the infamous FRONTEX. Also in utmost threat are the already imprisoned political prisoners.

4. Making any information from intelligence reports public at least as far as crimes against humanity are concerned.

5. Cutting the existing economical and political ties with the Ghaddafi-Regime immediately and also cutting the ties with those who deny to do so.

6. Revising and recalling the European Immigration policies well-known for their failure to safeguard the survival of tens of thousands of refugees threatened with torture, murder and starvation and that lead to compliance with crimes against humanity in the course of outmoded notions of racial homogenous nation-states.

7. Organizing a well-informed, dynamic concept of how to deal with the actual and possible future developments  and aftermath of the revolutions in the Arab states and Iran – reflecting on the completely underestimated aftermath of the breakdown of the Soviet Union with shockwaves in sub-Saharan Africa (Rwanda, Congo, South-Africa), Ex-Yugoslavia and the Caucasus.


Literature recommended:

Kiernan, Ben: „The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979“.

Prunier, Gerard: „Africa’s World war: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide and the making of a continental catastrophe.“

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