The BBC news reports on the latest regarding the request to issue warrants and prosecute Daffy Duck, his son Saif al-Islam and his chief security advisor Senussi (who is a relative):
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.
You will note that the Deputy Foreign Minister is being cocky in his response to the impending arrest warrants, stating that Libya will ignore the warrants.
The decision to prosecute is based upon evidence that shows that Saif al-Islam hired the mercenaries prior to the start of the protests, and that Daffy Duck ordered the use of force against his people. However, it goes a lot further because even in Tripoli today people are being arrested or “disappeared” if they voice any kind of opposition to the Daffy Duck rule.
On the other hand the ICC prosecutor states:
Mr Moreno-Ocampo said that after reviewing more than 1,200 documents and 50 interviews with key insiders and witnesses, his office had evidence showing that Col Gaddafi had “personally ordered attacks on unarmed Libyan civilians”.
“His forces attacked Libyan civilians in their homes and in public spaces, shot demonstrators with live ammunition, used heavy weaponry against participants in funeral processions, and placed snipers to kill those leaving mosques after prayers,” he told a news conference in The Hague.
“The evidence shows that such persecution is still ongoing as I speak today in the areas under Gaddafi control. Gaddafi forces have prepared a list with names of alleged dissidents, and they are being arrested, put into prisons in Tripoli, tortured and made to disappear,” he added.
Mr Moreno-Ocampo continued: “His [Col Gaddafi’s] second-oldest son, Saif al-Islam, is the de facto prime minister and Sanussi, Gaddafi’s brother-in-law, is his right-hand man – the executioner, the head of military intelligence. He commanded personally some of the attacks.”
The ICC is also examining other evidence relating to what took place immediately after the beginning of the protests that will reflect badly on the other side of the fence as well:
ICC prosecutors are also studying evidence about the alleged commission of war crimes once the situation developed into an armed conflict.
This includes allegations of rape and attacks against sub-Saharan Africans wrongly perceived to be mercenaries.
An inquiry set up by the UN Human Rights Council is expected to submit its report on the alleged war crimes to the UN Security Council on 7 June.
However, as usual Amnesty International gets it wrong. They whine about this being selective, citing the criminal actions in Syria. However, they neglect to understand that de Campano and the ICC were asked to investigate the situation in Libya as part of resolution 1970. This has been done. On the other hand I agree that Asshat in Syria should face similar investigation and charges. It is about time that these dictators learned that the terror perpetrated upon the civilian population will no longer be tolerated.
At the same time, there is another report, which gives me pause for thought, and that is how Daffy Duck built his underground bunker underneath a children’s playground. Such an action has been a deliberate attempt to use the children and their mothers as human shields, but without their consent.