The chief prosecutor with the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, yesterday demanded that arrest warrants be issued for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif Al Islam, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi, on crimes against humanity charges.
Three ICC judges will now examine a 74-page dossier detailing the alleged crimes before making a decision on the requested warrants. These moves come after the UN Security Council issued a request in late February for a criminal investigation. Britain and France, backed by the US, instigated this as part of their drive for regime-change in Libya, aimed at installing a client regime in the strategically significant and oil-rich state.
The rank hypocrisy of the imperialist powers levelling accusations of crimes against humanity is transparent. The leaderships in Washington, London and Paris have no legal, political or moral authority to be issuing such charges against anyone. They are collectively guilty of war crimes being inflicted daily on the Libyan population.
We don't do proof in the US anymore. We just kill and lie.
Want war with Iraq?
Illegal war? That the UN won't sign off on?
Scare the people.
Lie and tell them Iraq has WMD and is connected to al Qaeda.
Want Ghaddafi killed?
Lie and declare war.
Lie and pretend that CIA backed forces are 'rebels' and that they represent Libya.
Lie and keep lying.
Want to kill Osama bin Laden?
Lie and claim you have proof that you're about to present but never do.
Then kill him, assassinate him.
He worked with the CIA, after all, back in the 80s.
At some point this nation's sorry descent appears to be about very little other than protecting the CIA.. How fitting that Barack would preside over the US at such a time.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):