Dozens of African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European military units apparently ignored their cries for help – two of the nine survivors claim this included a Nato ship. The boat carrying 72 passengers, including several women and young children ran into trouble in late March after leaving Tripoli for the Italian island of Lampedusa. Despite alarms being raised with the Italian coastguard and the boat making contact with a military helicopter and a warship, no rescue effort was attempted.
All but 11 of those on board died from thirst and hunger after their vessel was left to drift in open waters for 16 days. "Every morning we would wake up and find more bodies, which we would leave for 24 hours and then throw overboard," said Abu Kurke, one of only nine survivors. "By the final days, we didn’t know ourselves … everyone was either praying, or dying." Link to full article: Aircraft carrier left us to die, say migrants
An overcrowded ship carrying up to 600 people on the 9th of May, 2011, trying to flee Libya, sank just outside the port of Tripoli, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday, citing witness accounts. Witnesses who left the Libyan capital on another boat shortly afterward reported seeing remnants of the sunken ship and the bodies of some passengers floating in the sea, she told The Associated Press. Other witnesses saw passengers swimming to shore but it was unclear how many survived, according to the International Organization for Migration. Its staff on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa interviewed a Somali woman who said she lost her four-month-old baby in the sinking. The woman swam to shore and managed to board another boat heading to Italy. Link to full article: Witnesses: Ship with 600 migrants sinks off Libya
The United Nations have reported that nearly 750,000 people have fled Libya. It’s not clear what will become of these people who are struggling with the loss of everything they’ve ever known. They don’t really have anywhere to go, no home, no food, nothing, and few barely notice. I’ve heard and read plenty of people mention briefly, that the real reason for the situation in Libya is because of the countries oil. But, the reality of these peoples lives are only briefly mentioned and there have been no solutions. Libya produces about 1.6 million barrels per day of crude oil. Few fail to mention the fact that the oil in Libya means Money for the governments involved. It’s also important to mention that Libya’s debt to the World Bank was less than one month of it’s GDP, and that was working capital. In addition to supporting his country, Gaddafi paid a social wage to every Libyan of working age the equivalent of $1000 a month, and it was up to them whether they worked or not and all education was paid for. So Gaddafi was putting money back into the community. Interesting the fact that he was Not in debt to the world bank. Obviously there has been no consideration of human life, so the question to ask is, how much money is involved here and who is to gain? Investigate and you will discover the answer for yourself.
This is Willful Negligence of human life in the name of Money. War does not determine who is right and/or wrong, it only determines who is left with the money. When will we Stop accepting and allowing this? How many more must suffer and die? If this can happen to even one person on this earth, then this can happen to anyone anywhere, and it may be you and/or your family searching for a home, in a boat, out to sea, where no one cares, if you live or die… Support the Solution – Support an Equal Money System.
"Give me the money that has been spent in wars, and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace." ~Charles Sumner