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USA Today's Reynolds: Africans Being Sold as Slaves in Libya Thanks to Hillary Clinton

By Michael W. Chapman | November 26, 2018 | 6:23pm EST
President Barack Obama and
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
(2009-2013).  (YouTube)

In a remarkable column that apparently received little media attention, USA Today Board of Contributors member Glenn Harlan Reynolds analyzed how Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's policy in the Obama administration forced the overthrow of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, which produced social and political chaos there, the flooding of refugees into Europe, and now the open sale of Africans at slave markets. 

"Black Africans are being sold in open-air slave markets,  and it’s Hillary Clinton’s fault," wrote Reynolds in the Nov. 27, 2017 column. "But you won’t hear much about that from the news media or the foreign-policy pundits."

Footage of the Africans being sold in Libya as farm workers -- some auctioned at $400 a head -- has been shown on CNN. The BCC has reported that the problems began with the overthrow of Gadafhi in 2011, said Reynolds. Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

The Obama administration broke off a deal with Libya that George W. Bush had negotiated in 2003, Reynolds reported, and Clinton, backed by President Barack Obama, "spearheaded" the operation to get rid of the military dictator. 

But the "overthrow turned out to be a debacle," Reynolds wrote. "Libya exploded into chaos and civil war, and refugees flooded Europe, destabilizing governments there. But at the time, Clinton thought it was a great triumph — 'We came, we saw, he died,' she joked about Gadhafi’s overthrow — and adviser Sidney Blumenthal encouraged her to tout her 'successful strategy' as evidence of her fitness for the highest office in the land."

"Libya, before Clinton got involved, was comparatively stable and no strategic threat to the United States or its allies," said Reynolds. "Now it’s a shambles, with people literally being sold in slave markets."

An African man is auctioned off as a slave farm worker in Libya. (Screenshot CNN, YouTube)

"Back in the 2012 presidential campaign, Vice President Biden told a group of African Americans that the GOP was going to 'put you all back in chains,'" reported the columnist.  "But it turned out that it was Clinton’s policies that led to black people being sold."

Reynolds also stated, "Libya, before Clinton got involved, was comparatively stable and no strategic threat to the United States or its allies. Now it’s a shambles, with people literally being sold in slave markets."

An African man who reportedly was sold as a slave and then rescued, interviewed
by a CNN reporter in Libya at a migrant center. (YouTube)

Who knew that the liberal Democrat Hillary Clinton -- "nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president," according to Barack Obama -- would play a vital role in resurrecting the sale of Africans into slavery in the 21st century?

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