I don’t know what it is like to be bombed. I don’t even know what it’s like to be in a war zone. I have absolutely no clue as to what it is like to be a woman in a war zone, being bombed and raped, yet that is what is going on over there in Tripoli. While the US, under the guise of NATO and freedom for the people of Libya rains down terror from the skies, Gadhafi’s troops have found a new weapon…their penises. Along with warrants for the arrest of Gadhafi and a couple of his relatives, the Hague is all set to investigate allegations of “institutionalized rape.”
This is nothing new. Saddam had rape rooms. Somalia practices gang rape and then stones the women to death because they are now impure. Afghanistan militia commanders and other military big shots buy and sell good looking boys after they have used them. Egypt kidnaps and gang rapes Christian girls with the rapists receiving total immunity in keeping with the centuries-long Islamic practice of “rape jihad.” In fact, I was hard pressed to find a Middle East or N. African nation that did not practice institutionalized rape, for either religious or military reasons.
Hearts and minds or power and oil? You be the judge. A Libyan psychologist – after hearing reports from the front, decided to go and check out the alleged victimization of women happening right now – in 2011. 295 women admitted they had been raped, and all blamed Gadhafi’s soldiers. She said one woman told her “they tie up my husband, they rape me in front of my husband and then they kill my husband. ” Another said, “Forget what is happening to me. The only way is by killing myself. I am so sad.” Psychologist Sergewa said others recounted stories of gang rape where they would be held for days in abandoned houses where up to 15 men would rape them. It is this woman’s courageous work that has kicked The Hague in the ass to investigate accusations that the Gadhafi regime has used rape as a tool of war. There’s more gory stuff, but you get the picture.
I still believe we do not have the right to impose our mores on another culture, no matter how horrible we recognize some of that culture’s actions. We can – that civilized part of the world, that is, make sure that crimes are prosecuted, for these atrocities are certainly crimes of the most severe type. But, by attempting to force democracy, free elections, and the American dynamic onto civilizations that have been around centuries before we were a mere blink in Great Britain’s
eye has not and will not change anything. At this very moment in time, male children – hundreds of thousands of them, are being schooled in the ways of their homeland; bred to be extremists, killers, and rapists. Taught that it is their absolute right to take and abuse the lesser human beings on their evolutionary scale – women.
Our military knows this. Our president knows this. If they don’t know this, then they are scary stupid and or naive. There is no man made answer for what God has put into play. There is only a collective conscience that can lift it’s hearts and minds to the suffering. To think that we can alter the divine plan, is an egotistic delusion that results in things like Hiroshima.