The leaders of Western democracies have bombed and killed more civilians in the last decade than the regime of Muammar Gaddafi but ICC prosecutors will not issue arrest warrants for those that are ensconced in the position of leadership and protected by a legacy to dictate the course of the UN. One wonders if the lives the UN has mandated to protect in Misrata are more important than the many Libyans that reside in Tripoli – Gaddafi’s stronghold. Further, why is the court so silent to the atrocities that are committed against innocent civilians in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan? Justice for our world is not only selective but the communication that supports it is absurd. We are told that a bomb delivered by a suicide bomber that kills civilians is an act of terrorism but a Tomahawk missile or Drone that kills the innocent serves to end terrorism. Such communication is foolish, lacks credibility, and is seen in the eyes of the independent public for what it is -- rubbish!
The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor is seeking the arrest of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi and two others for crimes against humanity.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Col Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi bore the greatest responsibility for “widespread and systematic attacks” on civilians.
ICC judges must still decide whether or not to issue warrants for their arrest.
The Libyan government has already said it will ignore the announcement.
Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Kaim said the court was a “baby of the European Union designed for African politicians and leaders” and its practices were “questionable”.
Libya did not recognise its jurisdiction, like a few other African countries and the United States, he added.
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