Libyan Rebels Try To Arrest NATO Critics
Mob hailed as liberators by establishment media silences dissent, tortures and rapes children
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, August 26, 2011
The establishment media’s portrayal of the Libyan rebels as freedom-loving liberators fighting to overthrow a dictatorial regime doesn’t quite live up to the hype.
Yesterday, rebels attempted to arrest journalists who were trapped in the Hotel Rixos in Tripoli for the crime of dissenting against NATO’s six month bombardment of the country.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arrived to evacuate the journalists, but shortly after they were able to leave the building, rebels tried to detain Voltaire Network reporter Thierry Meyssan, who has become a prominent critic of NATO’s role in supporting the rebel army’s overthrow of Gaddafi.
The rebels were only dissuaded from arresting Meyssan when the ICRC intervened. Given how rebels have treated their adversaries, Meyssan was probably spared from harrowing torture and mistreatment.
“Voltaire Network is extremely concerned about the attitude showed by the NATO-sponsored “rebels” towards its journalists. It is hereby launching an international appeal to the international community urging for the protection of its journalists and for their safe departure from Libya,” states a press release on the group’s website.