posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 01:11 PM
reply to post by cavalryscout
Thanks for posting this article :up
So often on ATS it's the most negative or most stereotyping thread content that gets the stars. For many months, I've been groaning and cussing at
the low bars being set by some minority of members who love stirring up hatred and division. They often portray Muslims as a single organism with one
mind, one intent and one voice.
It's good to see in this article evidence that the militias and extremists are NOT the majority and do NOT represent the public in Libya...or other
The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, in which at least one militia is suspected of participating, has sparked a backlash among many
Libyans against the multiple armed factions that have run rampant for months in cities around the country. The militias have become more powerful than
the regular security forces, and successive governments since last year's fall of Moammar Gadhafi have been unable to rein them in.
The militias, which are the legacy of the "revolutionary brigades" that fought Gadhafi in the civil war, have taken on roles as security, guarding
state facilities and neighborhoods, but they also are accused of acting like gangs, detaining people, intimidating critics and clashing in the
Back in the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the militias were often hated by normal people who had to live in terror of
summary justice. The same could be said for those in Brazil and Central America.
People are people the world over and very few want armed extremists and thugs dictating their lives at the end of a gun.