Greetings and salutations. I hope that you're all doing well. I'm sure that you guys are aware of what's been happening in Libya lately. Oh wait, you probably aren't because it's not getting nearly the amount of attention that it should be! Not only that, but this didn't just start happening, it's been happening for multiple years. People are literally getting trapped in Libya and being sold off into slavery, or worse, killed. The Libyan Coast Guard has gotten stricter with the smuggling of boats carrying refugees/migrants into Europe. Combine that with Libya being the central point of transfer for these refugees/migrants to get into Europe and you have a perfect recipe for disaster. Hundreds of thousands of people are getting stuck in Libya and having to live the nightmare that is going on there. These people are being trafficked and even auctioned off for a little as $400, as one video showed. It's insane.
Yes, you read that correctly. Auctioned off. As in sold. A human being, being sold. By another human being. To another human being. This is indeed happening in 2017 and not only is it devastating, it’s infuriating. To see these pictures of these people piled up, beaten down, and looking so defeated is probably the most disheartening thing I’ve seen in a long time. What makes it really bad is that these people are trying to get to a better life. They are leaving behind harsh living situations in their countries just to get caught up in the horrifying environment that is Libya right now.
Stuff like this shouldn’t be happening. Especially not in 2017. Of course one of the first things I researched once I heard of this was why it was happening. I kept seeing former President Obama’s name pop up, so I looked into it. And it turns out that his decision to take over the Libyan government played a major part in what is taking place there today. He admits to not having a proper plan in place. After reading different articles about this as well as talking to others about it, it just seems like they were in kill mode (in typical U.S fashion) but didn’t stop to think about what came after that. They left Libya to fend for themselves with no leader, no plan, nothing. I can’t say that I don’t see the correlation between that and the state that they are in now.
It breaks my heart to see things like this happening in the world today. The fact that people are STILL experiencing this is mind boggling, overwhelming, scary, and speaks volumes. Slavery isn’t as dead as everyone likes to think it is. These people are suffering, and they need help in the worst way. Too bad it seems like nobody cares.