If Moammar Gadhafi is overthrown and captured, should he face an international war crimes tribunal? Or should he be subject initially to the justice system in Libya?
Riccardo De Luca, AP
yes he should..
From the appearance of the situation right now, he probably isn't going to live long enough to face a tribunal for any reason.
I think that he is trying to duck those charges.
For Omar?....all he needs and deserves is a firing squad!...
Libya executes 18 by firing squad
1 June 2010
Amnesty International has condemned the reported execution by firing squad of 18 people, many of them foreign nationals, in Libya on Sunday.
Libyan courts continue to hand down death sentences, mostly for murder and drug-related offences, although it may also be imposed for a wide change of other offences, including the peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression and association. There are no official statistics available on the number of people sentenced to death and executed annually in Libya. Amnesty International’s repeated requests for the Libyan authorities to share detailed information on the imposition of the death penalty have not been granted.
He will never make it that long.Gadhafi (Obama's buddy) is waiting for the hit man.
"Just the two of us, Building castles in the sky, Just the two of us, You and I"
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi considers the US president a blessing to the Muslim world. In a speech published in London-based al-Hayat newspaper on Saturday, Gaddafi praised Barack Obama, called him a “friend” and said there is no longer any dispute between his country and the US.
Speaking in the Libyan city of Sirt at an event marking the 24th anniversary of an American attack on Libya, he said, “At the time, we were the target of the American cannon, the American navy challenged us in the gulf of Sirt and attacked us all along Libya’s shores. America tested Libya, and the Libyan people resisted the large country, but today, thank God, the difference is great.”
He said, “Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined – that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama.”
Gaddafi stressed that Obama’s presidency is “a major historical gain” and said, “He is someone I consider a friend. He knows he is a son of Africa. Regardless of his African belonging, he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of Muslim descent. He is a man whose policy should be supported, and he should be assisted in implementing it in any way possible, since he is now leaning towards peace.”
He continued, “I urge all peoples to give him this chance and to support this policy, because America is a country that, when its policy is bad – harms the world, and when it is good – it helps the world.”
The Libyan leader also expressed hopes that, “the dream that Obama has for a world free of nuclear weapons will come true. This is something that no previous American president has proposed. Obama is a man who opposes wars that previous American presidents were entangled in; he has declared that he will withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq – something which has never been proposed before.”
Despite the warm sentiments towards the American leader, he stressed, “The Arabs hate America, there is no doubt. There is not an Arab that loves America, and even the leaders who the United States considers allies or friends – hate it. The external love is merely hypocrisy or pragmatism. The reason for this is clear – Palestine.”
His fate is same as Saddam Hussain - Hang and send him to Hell!
Yes but, the tribunal, if he ever gets there, will probably have to find him insane and thus be unable to convict him.
Hitler, Hussein, and Khaddaffy, will find themselves strung on the same spit in the pits of hell, along with a few thousand other choice lunatics like Dawkins and Idi Amin Dada.
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