March 09, 2011
Returning to the African connexion
Some notes highlighting the relevance of my earlier obs in re Libyan racism (although not unfounded in re paranoia re mercenaries) & worries.
BBC News - Protests across the Middle East and North Africa
1246: UNHCR says that a team at the Egypt border on Monday interviewed a group of Sudanese who arrived from eastern Libya who said that armed Libyans were going door to door, forcing sub-Saharan Africans to leave. In one instance a 12-year-old Sudanese girl was said to have been raped. They reported that many people had their documents confiscated or destroyed. The agency says it heard similar accounts from a group of Chadians who fled Benghazi, al-Bayda and Brega in the past few days.
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Attacks against the ethnic Chinese was a hallmark of the Indonesian "democracy" movement some years ago. I expect no less from Libyans.
Posted by: kao_hsien_chih at March 10, 2011 02:11 PM
Quite right.... Matthew has some phrase about oppressed people in fact being quite oppressive or some such.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at March 10, 2011 04:41 PM