Africans workers caught in Libya face a sticky situation, courtesy Gaddafi's foolish labor policy:
First, a Libyan population suspicious of anyone with dark skin after dictator Moammar Gadhafi hired thousands of sub-Saharan Africans as mercenaries. And second, a Tunisian border authority that has been preventing thousands of people, especially black Africans, from crossing.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees warned on Tuesday that Libya’s western border…is becoming a ”humanitarian disaster,” and specifically warned about the plight of black Africans. ”We are very concerned that a large number of sub-Saharan Africans are not being allowed entry into Tunisia at this point,” said a spokeswoman for the UNHCR….officials from the UNHCR confirmed that sub-Saharan Africans are being singled out for exclusion from the border
Unfortunately this might well turn into bad news for America: Obama sends U.S. aircraft for Libyan airlift by Patricia Zengerle Reuters Thu Mar 3, 2011
Given President Obama’s habits and the enterprise of the Refugee Industry it is only rational to be concerned.