Theatrical Review: The Libyan Rape Victim Street Theater

by Scott Creighton

I guess Gadhafi hasn’t killed enough citizens to justify a full-scale invasion and regime change at this point (he should take a few lessons from Obama who killed more just yesterday in another missile strike), so out comes the Burson-Marstellar Street Theater cast to play-act a scene right in front of Western Media cameras.

Mars Wants Women, and so do Gadhafi’s “whiskeyed up” troops.

Oh, this play’s got everything: evil “government officials”, a beaten and raped woman just trying to tell her story, violence, mayhem, and CNN reporters who can take the stage as the next Jessica Lynch.

Here’s the plot line that the PR spin-doctors came up with.  You can watch the street theater performance here. See if you can follow all the complicated twists and turns (and keep in mind that this will also deflect attention from the fact that the Obama administration is trying to find legal loop-holes in the UN resolution which will allow them to send arms and munitions to a guy in Libya who has admitted publicly that he recruited suicide bombers in Iraq and Afghanistan.)

Meet the cast

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A woman, we’ll call her “victim/hero”,  rushes into a hotel stuffed with Western media after being abducted, gang raped, and shit on by 15 crazed brutal men. One would think she would go to a hospital first, but she is after all, a “hero” and they do think differently than the rest of us. One would think that she would be covered in dried feces, blood, and urine but it looks like she did have time to stop by somewhere and freshen up her make-up for the cameras. Again, it’s a “hero” thing.

Suddenly the reporters all congregate around her in what appears to be a conference room or lobby.

She has JUST ENOUGH TIME to tell her story, that she was detained at a check-point by Gadhafi forces and then gang raped and shit on by 15 of them while they were drunk of course, then she gets free, somehow, and instead of going to the hospital, she decided to go to a hotel and tell the press that she was just brutally gang raped by 15 crazed soldiers, and all she has by way of wounds are 2 bruises and an old scar from god knows how long ago.

Suddenly, before any of the reporters can ask her details about her harrowing ordeal, “plain clothed” “officials” of the Gadhafi regime bust into the scene and remove our “victim hero” so that she can’t tell any more of her story …after she finishes … telling her story.

A CNN reporter, we will call him “reporter hero” struggles unconvincingly with the “plain clothed” “official” of the Gadhafi regime.

The group of rather rough-looking “officials” lead “victim hero” to the waiting white car, can barely keep up with her at times along the way,  with “reporter hero” asking questions along the way trying his best to look concerned.

Directing notes:

1. When trying to stage events like this, make sure that your “victim hero” doesn’t look quite so eager to jump into the car with the perpetrators at the end of the production, as that tends to give away the staged and rehearsed quality of the performance.

If the “victim” had actually been gang raped by 15 “officials” of the Gadhafi regime, the LAST FUCKING THING SHE WOULD DO is jump quickly into the vehicle they own so they can gang-bang her again. She had an almost convincing act of sheer terror when the “official” showed up and kept her from having to answer questions about her ordeal, but then all of that falls to the wayside when she can barely get in the car fast enough so they can zoom away, presumably to the post-production party.

2. When your “victim/hero” is supposedly being “dragged” from the safety of the hotel, it might be good if she wasn’t LEADING THE FUCKING WAY without any hands on her at all and stopping for a last second photo-op

a star is born

3. The script – first of all, when a woman is brutally gang raped by 15 drunken vicious men who shit and pissed on her, and she just barely “manages to escape” wearing nothing more than “a robe and slippers”, most rational people would figure that her first instinct ISN’T RUNNING TO A HOTEL BREAKFAST BAR TO GET TO A BUNCH OF FUCKING NEW YORK TIMES AND REUTERS REPORTERS

“But look at what the Qaddafi men did to me.” She displayed a broad bruise on her face, a large scar (? how long ago did this happen?)  on her upper thigh, several narrow and deep scratch marks lower on her leg, and marks that seemed to come from binding around her hands and feet.

She said she had been raped by 15 men. “I was tied up, and they defecated and urinated on me,” she said. “They violated my honor.”

… Ms. Obeidy said she was a native of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi who had been stopped by Qaddafi militia on the outskirts of Tripoli. After being held for about two days, she said, she had managed to escape. Wearing a black robe, a veil and slippers, she ran into the Rixos Hotel here, asking specifically to speak to the news service Reuters and The New York Times. “There is no media coverage outside,” she yelled at one point.

“They swore at me and they filmed me. I was alone. There was whiskey. I was tied up,”  New York Times

4. Make-up – if the script calls for a “broad bruise on her face” (New York Times) doesn’t it seem logical that the actress playing the part would have, say, a broad bruise on her face?  CNN is reporting that “Her face was heavily bruised.” then they went on to say this “CNN could not independently verify her story but her injuries appeared consistent with what she said.”

Click on the image for a larger view. You tell me if those injuries verify her story or not. In fact, tell me if you see any injuries at all.

Now how about those marks on her wrists where she was tied up for 2 days? (click on image for larger view) (video source)

5. casting – With what we all know about terrorists and extremists coming from Benghazi, don’t you think you could have picked someone from a little less obvious hometown to be your maid of “honor”?

“Ms. Obeidy said she was a native of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi”

Overall, this was a very poor effort indeed. It’s timing as a means of Obama administration supporting propaganda is painfully obvious, the staging was dreary, the staged combat scenes were unenthusiastic and clearly rehearsed, the script was over-done and exaggerated, the acting was the same.

All in all, I give this 5 Rotten Tomatoes and subsequently nominate the reporter for a Rotten Tomatoes award for Worst Supporting Actor of the year.

The tusseled hair was a nice touch but in the future if someone claims to have been shit on, they should take a lesson from Tawana Brawley and go that extra mile.

Unfortunately, if the standard rate of propaganda holds up for this production, this little episode of “Pro-War Street Theater” cost the tax-payers around 10 million dollars or more, most of it paid in cash with no receipts… and as typically the case these days, it was outsourced.

That’s too bad.

Just imagine what I could have done with a budget like that. I could have put 100 out of work Americans actors on the payroll and even tossed in a musical number and had programs and posters printed up too. Maybe even some special effects like a flying Jesus telling everyone it’s ok for Obama to kill Muslims.  Now THAT is theater.  Think of the jobs that would have created.

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24 Responses

  1. The last thing a brutally raped woman wants to do is being surrounded by hundreds of other men…. seems she would have hobbled or crawled to a clinic or hospital….. she would have begged for a shower to clean off ‘stuff’ and tried to scrub off hand prints of the men….. for two days? Would she have been able to run into the hotel lobby? And her face was certainly ‘made up’… she had her make up on…. ready for photos.

  2. you know, I missed that. as cynical as I am, how the hell did I miss that? She also has some nice jewelry

  3. They’ll get a Polk Award for this one, too. (Remember the prestigious Polk given to the anonymous “Neda” video?)

    Obama’s Libya War is a test of the Tea Party. Are they just neocon-funded old people who get on buses for a few bucks and a free lunch and say wacky things like “Obama is going to outlaw fishing” or are they serious budget watchers?

  4. thank you, this is like the kuwait incubator story where the kuwaitis claimed that the iraqis stole baby incubators, a charge which was proven false by the americans themselves

    as for involvement in libya, since the western countries sold weapons to gaddafi, they have a responsibility to protect the civilians in the rebel areas from those very same rebels

    but there shouldnt be a full scale invasion, the moral and responsible thing would be to impose an arms embargo and prevent african mercenaries from flooding libya

    or just get a libyan rebel close enough to gaddafi

  5. typo, “from those very same weapons, not rebels”

  6. there is also one more angle which the western media is ignoring, gaddafi is a pan arabist and even supports a union of african states, simply, he is anti tribal

    Anti tribalism is bad news for western business interests, can you imagine a world where the arab and african countries were united?

    no more foreign troops and euro jews in palestine, and no more exploitation of africa by the west and recently, no more exploitation of africa by china

    unfortunately, gaddafi is too old and bat shit crazy, and most of his sons are seen as ruthless arrogant shitbags, so a lot of people are gonna fight gaddafi

  7. The reason they don’t make it more convincing is, they don’t have to! All they have to do, is mention a few trigger words, flash some ” crazy towelhead ” images across the screen, and Joe(we’re gonna have to kick some ass) Sixpack will swallow it every time. Many times I’ve heard usually critical, intelligent people, spew state propaganda word for word, when the subject matter was military intervention, or ” fighting terrorism.” War is their religion, and anything that feeds that, including staged news events, false flag terror, or outright lies, is acceptable, if done in the name of the ” faith.”

  8. Scott, are you suggesting that somehow the US government was controlling not only the woman, but the press, the Libyan government minders, security officials, and hotel staff? In short, everyone in the room? That does not make sense to me and seems very unlikely, as in, impossible.

  9. Well, Henry…

    The plain clothed Libyan government “minders” as you put it, were not from the Libyan government, obviously.

    The woman? About as easy to “control” as the “nurse” who went to congress and made up a story about Iraqi troops tossing babies onto the ground in a Kuwaiti hospital or Jessica Lynch for that matter.

    The “security officials”? Who were they in the videos? Point them out and point out what exactly made them “official”

    The hotel staff? Uh, NO… as far as I can tell, they were calling this woman a TRAITOR for making up this bullshit in an effort to help create justification for the occupation of Libya.

    The press?

    The press?

    are you kidding? Didn’t read about Operation Mockingbird or Rockefeller’s 1991 “thank you” to the MSM at the Bilderberg conference? Didn’t read anything about the Pentagon plan during the lead-up to the Iraq war to have defense department shills on every TV network selling the war morning noon and night? Never heard of “embedded journalism”?

    That doesn’t make sense to you? Think that is “impossible”?

    oh come on now…. no one is that daft.

  10. Hoo-wee the Rixos hotel in Tripoli is nice! I looked at their website. So that’s where they put up CNN crews in wartime? 500 euros a night was the cheapest room I could find–a bit beyond my means just now.

  11. Hahahaha! Wow, you sure are a piece of work. You can keep dragging up stuff from the past that ‘could’ be relevant, but do you not stop and think that this is entirely possible? We have seen the things that Gadhafi will do to his people, so why not rape? You are blinded by your own ideals. I’m not on either side here, but your deconstruction based on opinion simply does not cut it.

  12. I guess they don’t let you work on the difficult sites, do they? Well, this little assignment isn’t going to help your standing in the office.

    Do you know how I know this is propaganda? Aside from the ridiculousness of the story, the poor quality of the execution, and the obvious timing of it all? Do you know how I know?

    People like you show up here trying to ignore all of the problems with this little story, ASKING people to believe, just because you CLAIM Gadhafi is guilty of other crimes in the past.

    Why would Gadhafi be blamed for this anyway? Did she say Gadhafi raped her or some of his cops? Is Obama guilty of every crime committed by the police in Washington DC? Is he even held accountable for his troops in the field when they kill and maim Afghanis for fun like the “kill team” did?

    But you would have us believe that just because something happened in the past, Gadhafi is to be held responsible for what 15 other people did when he wasn’t there.

    That’s a bit of a stretch don’t you think?

    Would you like to know what Gadhafi did in the past? I’ll tell you…

    “There, according to Africans I have spoken to with direct knowledge, Libyans enjoyed the highest living standard on the Continent. Gaddafi did not stay on top for 42 years without ensuring that his population had little room to complain. Most health services, education and fuel was state-subsidized. Gaddafi’s Libya had the lowest infant mortality rate and highest life expectancy of all Africa. When he siezed power from ailing King Idris four decades ago literacy was below 10% of the population. Today it is above 90%, hardly the footprint of your typical tyrant. Less than 5% of the population is undernourished, a figure lower than in the United States. In response to the rising food prices of recent months, Gaddafi took care to abolish all taxes on food. And a lower percentage of people lived below the poverty line than in the Netherlands. Gaddafi calls his model a form of Islamic socialism. It is secular and not theocratic, despite its overwhelmingly Sunni base in the population. 1″

    1 David Rothscum, The World Cheers as the CIA Plunges Libya Into Chaos, Global Research, March 2, 2011, accessed in http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=23474.

    That’s what he did, you uneducated sock puppet. Do I think that means he told 15 guys to rape some woman? How fucking stupid do you think people are?

    You make sure to tell all your co-workers that when you come here to try to push your Tru-Cast bullshit, I will post more links to more real information. I don’t go anywhere, I don’t do anything… but this. You tell your co-workers at the PR firm that, got it?

    no one here believes your bullshit. no one here is dumb enough to buy your sad little spin attempt. go sell it on Fox’s website or Think Progress of some other echo chamber where they are just looking for a reason to excuse Obama for this next little war for profit. people here are just a bit beyond that, and you for that matter.

    now, that little deconstruction is based on fact, with references. as is my evaluation of your sophomoric efforts.

    so you run along and get your supervisor and have him send me someone a little more creative and a little less obvious. got it? good.

  13. As a Libyan-Canadian, your claims of a so-called good standard of living in my country are pathetic.

  14. Another Day — Another Psyop!

    http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/03/407390.shtml

    human & civil rights | imperialism & war
    Libyan Revolution Retakes Brega, Fascist Forces Retreat
    author: Which Side are you on
    Which side are you on? Some Nazi only-whites-matter goon keeps removing Libya news from Portland Indymedia. No matter, Libyan revolution is supported by 90% of Libyans, and most freedom loving proletariat worldwide. Only Gaddafi autocracy and paid mercenaries (and paid Western anti no-fly-zone propagandists!) keep his murderous gang afloat.
    Revolutionaries retake key Libyan town
    Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:13PM
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    Libyans jubilate on top of a car after revolutionary forces regained control over Ajdabiya on March 26, 2011.
    Libyan revolutionaries say they have regained control of the strategic oil-rich town of Brega after heavy fighting with forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

    Latest reports have confirmed that the opposition forces advanced to the town center on Saturday.

    “Gaddafi’s forces are on the retreat and should now be at Al-Bisher — 30 kilometers (20 miles) — west of Brega,” AFP quoted Abdelsalam al-Maadani, an opposition commander as saying.

    This comes hours after revolutionary forces won back control of the strategic nearby eastern city of Ajdabiyah.

    The revolutionaries had earlier pulled out of the towns when they came under heavy shelling.

    Meanwhile, heavy clashes are underway near the city of Misratah. Reports say pro-Gaddafi forces are still in control of the eastern and western entrances of the city but that the revolutionary forces are advancing in parts of the city.

    This is while Western-led forces have carried-out airstrikes against the Gaddafi forces on the outskirts of the city.

    Opposition forces are being led by the Benghazi-based National Libyan Council.

    The council, headed by Libya’s former Justice Minister Mustafa Abdel Jalil, plans to lead the country to an election.

    Jalil was among the first high-profile Libyan figures to join protesters following the Gaddafi regime’s brutal crackdown on the opposition.

    Libyan State TV said Western-led warplanes hit civilian and military sites in Tripoli and Zliten. Several explosions were heard in Tripoli.

    Libya says at least 114 people — many of them civilians — have been killed in US-led airstrikes over the past 24 hours.

    According to the Libyan Health Ministry, more than 450 people were also injured in the attacks.

    Dozens of civilians have been killed in Libya since the US-led military alliance launched its attacks on the North African country.

    Arab League chief Amr Moussa earlier said that the invasion was in violation of Resolution 1973, which calls for protection of civilians.

    “What is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone, and what we want is the protection of civilians and not the bombardment of more civilians,” he said on Monday.

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    This Is More Military Psyops — Blacksploitation Style 26.Mar.2011 19:33
    blues link

    Webster Tarpley:

    link to hamsayeh.net

    King Idris, Revered by the Libyan Rebels of Today

    Here is the Stratfor view of King Idris and the Senussi: “King Idris came from a line of rulers of the Sanussi order, a Sufi religious order founded in 1842 in Al Bayda, that practices a conservative and austere form of Islam. The Sanussiyah represented a political force in Cyrenaica that preceded the creation of the modern state of Libya, and whose reverberations continue to be felt to this day. It is no coincidence that this region is the home of Libyan jihadism, with groups like the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). The Gadhafi family has thus been calling the current uprising an elaborate Islamist plot… .”24 Under the monarchy, Libya was by some estimates absolutely the poorest country in the world. Today, Libya ranks 53 on the UN Human Development Index and qualifies as the most developed country in Africa, ahead of Russia, Brazil, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Qaddafi’s stewardship has objective merits which cannot be seriously denied.

    Glen Ford’s Black Agenda Report has correctly sought to show the racist and reactionary character of the Libyan insurrection. The tribes of southern Libya, known as the Fezzan, are dark skinned. The tribal underpinning of the Gaddafi regime has been an alliance of the tribes of the West, the center, and the southern Fezzan, against the Harabi and the Obeidat, who identify with the former monarchist ruling class. The Harabi and Obeidat are known to nurture a deep racist hatred against the Fezzan. This was expressed in frequent news reports from the pro-imperialist media at the beginning of the rebellion evidently inspired by Harabi accounts, according to which black people in Libya had to be treated as mercenaries working for Gaddafi — with the clear implication that they were to be exterminated. These racist inventions are still being repeated by quackademics like Dean Slaughter of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. And in fact, large numbers of black Africans from Chad and other countries working in Libyan have been systematically lynched and massacred by the anti-Gaddafi forces. The Obama White House, for all its empty talk of not wanting to repeat the massacre in Rwanda, has conveniently ignored this shocking story of real genocide at the hands of its new racist friends in Cyrenaica.

    Yeah, I Get Paid For This — Not! 26.Mar.2011 20:05
    blues link

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    Only Gaddafi autocracy and paid mercenaries (and paid Western anti no-fly-zone propagandists!) keep his murderous gang afloat.
    \____________________

    — The Military Matrix

    Oh sure, like I get paid for this — Not!

    You fucking murderous scum.

    You oil grabbing creeps are the ones who get paid.

    Eat shit and die, war mongering SCUM.

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  15. Any stories that are emotionally charging and tend to generate a reactionary response need to be met with a great deal of skepticism. In times of war, many so-called “journalists” act as nothing more than mouthpieces for the Pentagon and intelligence agencies. All you need are a few sexed up stories about atrocities and you can justify your aggressive military adventurism. This is the perennial method that has been used over and over again, so it would be great if people would stop letting themselves become the dupes of political theater.

    Keep up the good work, Scott.

  16. The tribes of southern Libya, known as the Fezzan

    American and Europeans tried to make that the “dark skinned” were mercenaries! Shame on Obama, as MQ said his foreign minister is of dark skinned.

  17. “You make sure to tell all your co-workers that when you come here to try to push your Tru-Cast bullshit, I will post more links to more real information. I don’t go anywhere, I don’t do anything… but this. You tell your co-workers at the PR firm that, got it?

    no one here believes your bullshit. no one here is dumb enough to buy your sad little spin attempt. go sell it on Fox’s website or Think Progress of some other echo chamber where they are just looking for a reason to excuse Obama for this next little war for profit. people here are just a bit beyond that, and you for that matter.

    now, that little deconstruction is based on fact, with references. as is my evaluation of your sophomoric efforts.

    so you run along and get your supervisor and have him send me someone a little more creative and a little less obvious. got it? good.”

    I say again, hahahahaha wow. You fucking moron, PR firm? supervisor? I’m not even American. I’m glad to see my little comment got such a rise out of you to make you spout some more nonsense!

  18. “PR firm? supervisor? I’m not even American.”

    god. that is the stupidest thing anyone has said on this site. hands down, the stupidest thing anyone has left as a comment on my site. that actually sets a new standard

    so to offset that new low in commenting on my site, here’s a little informed commentary from someone who actually does research before opening his mouth…

  19. Yeah, Phil, Gaddafi supports an unified Africa and he has created a more independent educated Libya
    …. seems that must show Gaddafi is not ‘bat-shit’ crazy…. unless a neocon wants a person to think Gaddafi is crazy because money is being spent on Libya and it’s people. Our war-mongers want that money in their pockets.

  20. “god. that is the stupidest thing anyone has said on this site. hands down, the stupidest thing anyone has left as a comment on my site. that actually sets a new standard”

    Hilarious! I think there were some Alex Jones-lovers that commented here, that may have been close to the “new standard”, willyloman. Lol!
    I mean, if you’re not an honest, intelligent website, then the whole world is my imagination!:D

  21. yeah, there have been some serious contenders in the past. maybe I should do a yearly competition… “Dumbest Sock Puppet Comment of the Year” award?

  22. As always, thanks for this one. I’ve reached the point where no amount of propaganda and lying comes as a surprise to me any longer.

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