As I was going through an article from USA TODAY news I couldn’t help the chilling feeling it produced in me. Apparently, according to the article, Black Africans are being sold in open-air slave markets, and the article alleges that it’s Hillary Clinton’s fault.
The footage from Libya, released recently by CNN, Showed young men from Sub-Saharan Africa being auctioned off as farm workers in slave markets. And how did we get to this point?
Well, one might conclude that since NATO-backed forces overthrew long-serving ruler Col. Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011, Libya has been nothing but chaos. Without moving away from the juice of the story, which is the involvement of the then-secretary of the United States of America, Hillary Clinton. Let me explore her hand in the matter, according to the article then perhaps I can draw my own thoughts – that might bring on a debate that can lead to many people drawing their own conclusions from it.
The article states that under President George W. Bush in 2003, the United States negotiated an agreement with Libyan strongman Gaddafi. The deal: He would give up his weapons of mass destruction peacefully, and they wouldn’t try to depose him.
That seemed like a good deal at the time, but the Barack Obama administration allegedly didn’t stick to it. Instead, in an operation spearheaded by Clinton, the United States went ahead and toppled him anyway.
Here is an example of power being put into practice. Going back to Clinton’s comment(s) at the overthrow of Gaddafi, she joked and said: “We came, we saw, he died.”
If you are still not convinced at this day in age that the West-Wing will forever undermine the values of Africa, perhaps it will take the current slave trade taking place in Libya to shake your mindset.
The United States and the rest of the West are on a mission to create a world only they themselves imagine/d. The question is: What is Africa’s role in it?
It’s time! As Africans, we should start believing in our abilities to direct the cause of events, and through my research of African History, trust me; we more than capable of doing so. Let’s march for things that will grow our continent – a recent example is the Zimbabweans who peacefully marched to show their leader that it was time to let go of his long-forced leadership that has been shoved in the faces of the Zimbabweans.