Stunning new videos and images have surfaced exposing the shocking existence of modern-day slavery.
The ownership, sale, and subjugation of human beings has now been revealed in the African country Libya—where smugglers are auctioning off migrants for as cheap as $400.
Some are saying that this demonstrates the failure of US Foreign Policy and that slavery has become mainstream again:
.@OthmanBelbeisi spoke to @camanpour earlier this evening about #Libya, the challenges facing #migrants in the country, the strength of the smuggling networks and the need for political, security and economic stability @CNN @UNMigration pic.twitter.com/7ezS8WvPNz
— IOM Libya (@IOM_Libya) November 17, 2017
The New York Times has theorized that this Libyan slave trade can be traced to the US-backed “Arab-Spring“, which was “an uprising which eventually led to the overthrow of Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi.”
The New York Times reports:
“Since the Arab Spring uprising of 2011 ended the brutal rule of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, Libya’s coast has became a hub for human trafficking and smuggling.
“That has fueled the illegal migration crisis that Europe has been scrambling to contain since 2014.”
The destabilization in the Middle East was not just caused by the Arab Spring, but also by the Obama Administration which was heavily involved, too—led by Hillary Clinton who infamously joked about Gaddafi’s assassination saying, “We came, we saw, he died.”:
Declassified emails that were released last year disclosed that NATO had murdered Gaddafi in a bid to terminate the Libyan gold-backed currency.
The Free Thought Project explains that due to the corrupt functioning of US Foreign Policy, this was an inevitable outcome:
“It is also important to note that no matter who would have been in office, this plan would’ve been carried out as it is the standard operating procedure of US foreign policy.
“A gold-backed currency is a threat to the establishment who knows no party lines.”
The Foreign Policy Journal reports:
“The email identifies French President Nicholas Sarkozy as leading the attack on Libya with five specific purposes in mind: to obtain Libyan oil, ensure French influence in the region, increase Sarkozy’s reputation domestically, assert French military power, and to prevent Gaddafi’s influence in what is considered ‘Francophone Africa.’
Most astounding is the lengthy section delineating the huge threat that Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves, estimated at ‘143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver,’ posed to the French franc (CFA) circulating as a prime African currency.
— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) November 15, 2017
Head of the Untied Nations Libya mission, Othman Belbeisi told reporters during an Genevan press conference that:
“Selling human beings is becoming a trend among smugglers as the smuggling networks in Libya are becoming stronger and stronger.
“If you go to the market and you can pay between 200 and 500 dollars to get a migrant that will work with you on your daily jobs or support your work.
“After you buy, this person is handed over to you, again then it becomes your responsibility. Many of them escape, many of them are kept in bondage, and many of them are even imprisoned inside an area where they are forced to work on daily basis.”
WATCH: “Migrants being sold as slaves in Libya”: