Democracy Now: U.N.: Thousands May Have Died in Libyan Crackdown

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is warning thousands of people may have been killed in Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s assault on the growing Libyan uprising. The United Nations is also warning Libya’s food supply network is on the brink of collapse. Deadly clashes are ongoing as anti-government forces close in on the capital city of Tripoli. According to Al Jazeera, fighting appears to be the most intense 30 miles west in the town of al-Zawiya. In a rambling telephone interview with state television, Gaddafi blamed al-Qaeda and hallucinogenic drugs for the revolt against his rule.

Muammar Gaddafi: “They give them pills. These pills in Tripoli are called ‘taxis of Al Jadeeda,’ because when you take them, you will not wake up unless you reach Al Jadeeda. These young people do not realize they have been killing because they are under the influence of the drugs.”


~ by wheresthemic on February 26, 2011.

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