Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mercenaries Operating in Libya

While not particularly of the newest brand of news I recently came across a few videos of mercenaries under the employ of Gaddafi to fight the rebels throughout the country. The majority of the mercenaries seem to spring from fellow African nations such as Algiers and Chad but there are reports of several hundred European mercenaries from Poland, Greece, Serbia, Croatia, and even the United Kingdom being employed with a higher skill set. Naturally this poses a problem for the country as one most often imagines these forces are used to root out the rebels from the populace which inadvertently leads to crimes being committed. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has begun formal investigations into the claims of war crimes being committed by hired soldiers of fortune but it is unlikely that much will happen till the dust settles. It is known that locals are taking violence to the mercenaries whenever possible as shown by a recent video posted showing the execution of two Chadian mercenaries by a group of protesters. There are other reports that European mercenaries are being used in specialist roles such as advisers to the regime in Tripoli and helicopter pilots to ferry Gaddafi's forces around the country. This spot is worth watching further as updates make their way out of the warzone.

34 comments:

  1. Awful what Gaddafi is doing in that country :(!

    cool blog, followed

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  2. got any links to the videos?

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  3. I do. I can send a PM with the videos as I want to keep the blog at a presentable level, you can find it easily enough by googling "Mercenaries in Libya executed liveleak."

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  4. It's terrible, there is just no need for all this pointless violence

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  5. Very interesting post. I will search for more info, thanks for this share my friend.

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  6. I doubt that anyone besides Gadaffi himself will ever get prosecuted for this.

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  7. Like in other african civil wars, they use the poor people to fight doing their dirty jobs. These guys really got no moral.

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  8. This war is terrible. I can't wait for the rebels to win.

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  9. Gaddafi's time as a leader is drawing to a close.

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  10. Violence and uprisings everywhere!

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  11. I hadn't heard about this. I love the internet as a news source.

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  12. Good information, even if its a bad topic (bad as in "war is bad", not "your posts are bad").

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  13. The world is full of evil dictators, Gaddafi is just todays current big evil

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  14. With all this Osama business going on, I had almost forgotten about this. Going to be sad and interesting see this develop.

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  15. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.

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  16. Poor rebels. Thanks for the info. Keep it comin'.

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  17. Gaddafi is definitely..Unhinged. Certainly not the most evil man but the current big bad in foreign policy.

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  18. Gaddafi is such a loon. Sucks man.

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  19. Gaddafi needs to chill out, haha.

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  20. But but but... Osama is dead. Terrorism has been abolished.

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  21. Great info, I'm afraid that as this stalemate drags on, gahdaffi is going to rely on mercenaries more and more

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  22. Good god that place is just spiralling more and more out of control, it must really suck to live there. Thanks for bringing this snippet into the light man, people need to know these things.

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  23. No one is going to win over there :(

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  24. this is the stuff thats hard to find in the main stream media .-.

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  25. He has his female model personal guard too. Did you forget that 1?

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  26. apparently their dogs have metal teeth

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  27. Btw love to play with the fishes ;)

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