Article by Jack Nerses of Environmental-Issues
Muammar Gadhafi is a “wanted man” based on the arrest warrant put out by the International Criminal Court (ICC) yet the country’s justice minister says this is just a ruse in order to order the NATO bombing that is underway.
In addition to calling the current NATO campaign in Libya as a way to assassinate Gadhafi, thanks to the arrest warrant, the minister also said that it does not accept the jurisdiction of the court since Libya wasn’t a signatory at the Treaty of Rome which was responsible for the formation of the ICC in the first place.
But what cannot be denied is the ruthlessness of Gadhafi and his son in quelling the uprising of the rebels in mid February and it is for these very crimes against humanity that Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief will be tried in front of the judges at the ICC.
Most of the world’s leaders have approved this move in effort to overthrow a 41-year old regime that Gadhafi has been at the helm since its beginning, and the United States in particular, says that the warrants issues by the ICC clearly shows that Gadhafi has lost his legitimacy.
Alternatively, Britain, represented by its Foreign Minister, has also approved of the decision by saying that the Libyan people and his regime members should abandon Gadhafi in compliance with the ICC’s ruling against him.
European powers such as Italy and France both agreed with the ICC’s warrants, and said that with the ruthless murders of civilians in Misrata, Tripoli and Benghazi, it is not a question as to whether or not Gadhafi will step down from power but a matter of when he will.
Finally, this comes as good news to the rebels located in Benghazi who believed that “justice has been done” by participating in celebrations of gunfire and in the blasts of car horns.