Walter Fauntroy, Feared Dead in Libya, Returns Home—Guess Who He Saw Doing the Killing

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  1. Ravage

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    http://afro.com/sections/news/national/story.htm?storyid=72369

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    Former U.S. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, who recently returned from a self-sanctioned peace mission to Libya, said he went into hiding for about a month in Libya after witnessing horrifying events in Libya's bloody civil war -- a war that Fauntroy claims is backed by European forces.

    Fauntroy's sudden disappearance prompted rumors and news reports that he had been killed.

    In an interview inside his Northwest D.C. home last week, the noted civil rights leader, told the Afro that he watched French and Danish troops storm small villages late at night beheading, maiming and killing rebels and loyalists to show them who was in control.

    "'What the hell' I'm thinking to myself. I'm getting out of here. So I went in hiding," Fauntroy said.

    The rebels told Fauntroy they had been told by the European forces to stay inside. According to Fauntroy, the European forces would tell the rebels, "'Look at what you did.' In other words, the French and Danish were ordering the bombings and killings, and giving credit to the rebels.

    "The truth about all this will come out later," Fauntroy said.

    While in Libya, the former congressman also said he sat down with Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi for a one-on-one conversation. Gaddafi has ruled Libya since 1969, when he seized power in a military coup.

    Fauntroy said he spoke with Gaddafi in person and that Gaddafi assured him that if he survived these attacks, the mission to unite African countries would continue.

    "Contrary to what is being reported in the press, from what I heard and observed, more than 90 percent of the Libyan people love Gaddafi," Fauntroy said. "We believe the true mission of the attacks on Gaddafi is to prevent all efforts by African leaders to stop the recolonization of Africa."

    Several months ago, Gaddafi's leadership faced its biggest challenge. In February, a radical protest movement called the Arab Spring spread across Libya. When Gaddafi responded by dispatching military and plainclothes paramilitary to the streets to attack demonstrators, it turned into a civil war with the assistance of NATO and the United Nations.

    Fauntroy's account could not be immediately verified by the Afro and the U.S. State Department has not substantiated Fauntroy's version of events. Fauntroy was not acting as an official representative of the U.S. in Libya. He returned to Washington, D.C. on Aug. 31.

    When rumors spread about Fauntroy being killed he went underground, he told the Afro in an interview. Fauntroy said for more than a month he decided not to contact his family but to continue the mission to speak with African spiritual leaders about a movement to unify Africa despite the Arab uprisings.

    "I'm still here," Fauntroy said, pointing to several parts of his body. "I've got all my fingers and toes. I'm extremely lucky to be here."

    After blogs and rumors reported Fauntroy had been killed, the congressional office of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced on Aug. 24, that she had been in touch with authorities who confirmed Fauntroy was safely in the care of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

    Inside his home, Fauntroy pulled out several memoirs and notebooks to explain why he traveled to Libya at a time when it was going through civil unrest.

    "This recent trip to Libya was part of a continuous mission that started under Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he gave me orders to join four African countries on the continent with four in the African Diaspora to restore the continent to its pre-colonial status," Fauntroy said.

    "We want Africa to be the breadbasket of the world," he said. "Currently, all the major roads in every country throughout Africa lead to ports that take its natural resources and wealth outside the continent to be sold to the European markets."
     
  2. Chopstick

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    Is he also worried that Guam is going to tip over?:confused::rolleyes:
     
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  3. RackMaster

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    Sounds like he should have stayed with his nutbag friends over there.
     
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  4. Freefalling

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    Another great American going overseas to do the Lord's work....

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/tea-party-compared-kkk-rev-walter-fauntroy/story?id=11489233

     
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  5. Viper1

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    Wow....just....wow.
     
  6. Marauder06

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    Bull.Fucking.Shit. he saw anything like he said he did.:mad:
     
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  7. SOWT

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    The title of this thread is misleading. We did fear he was dead; we hoped he was dead.
    Damn.
     
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  8. QC

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    " maiming and killing rebels and loyalists..." the Danes and French killed both sides but blamed only one?
    This guy is funnier than Snow Patrol.
     
  9. policemedic

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    Lying cocksucker.

    We should turn him over to the frogs and let them express how they feel about his libelous and slanderous behavior.
     
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  10. Servimus

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  11. dknob

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    wow...

    Free speech baby, win.
     
  12. Chopstick

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    Wel, there is free speech then again there is slander and libel.
     
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  13. Marauder06

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    You know that this reminds me of? Other political leaders who fell off the radar for a little while, usually doing something completely different what it was everyone thought they were doing. Kind of like telling people you were "walking the Appalachian Trail" when you were really off doing the dirty with your South American mistress, for example. I wonder if there is some scandal that recently happened or is about to break involving him, that he needs this completely unbelievable story to deflect blame from himself.

    I would very, very much like him to come forward with his sources. Real, live sources, maybe ones who aren't batshit crazy like he is. But I don't think they exist. I'll go ahead and say right now that his story is ridiculous on its face and I think that most if it is likely a complete fabrication.

    The only thing good about this story is that he is a "former" (i.e. not current) Congressman. :rolleyes:
     
  14. pardus

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    Such a shame he didn't die over there. I can only hope he has a fatal accident very soon.
     

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