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Tjebbe van Tijen via Chello on Mon, 16 May 2011 16:59:47 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] Yet another telephone call from Libya to The Hague…


Yet another telephone call from Libya to The Hague…

May 16, 2011 by Tjebbe van Tijen

The illustrated version can be found on The Limping Messenger

http://limpingmessenger.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/yet-another-telephone-call-from-libya-to-the-hague/

…while the list of Libyan war criminals by  the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno-Ocampo keeps dwindling and until now only three suspects are mentioned by name: Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and Gaddafi’s brother in law Abdullah Senussi. The deserted former head of the Libyan Secret Service and last Minister of Foreign Affairs Moussa Koussa (also spelled in the Western press as Musa Kusa), part of the regime till a few weeks ago, when he crossed the border of Tunis and was welcomed as a valuable informer for NATO in Great Britain, seems not to be on the list of the International Criminal Court. We now seem to have a whole score of regime members who are defecting by telephone. This tactics seem to be much more effective than throwing big bombs from speedy airplanes onto buildings that are either emptied or are inhabited by people who were are the wrong place at the wrong moment. What to think about the British Chief of the Defence Staff General David Richards who called last Sunday for “widen targets in Libya”  as NATO tries all it can to keep Gaddafi from being caught alive and being brought for the International Criminal Court in The Hague. All of this is also a show of force to topple in the near future the Assad family from power in Syria. Both politics and justice are in the hands of  NATO generals now. Happily the International Criminal Court in The Hague, that has no own police force to arrest indicted war criminals, still has a telephone line, to prove things can be done differently. Or, one musty believe that the members of Gaddafi’s claque and clique needed some bombs to rain next to their front doors before they would call The Hague, as if the downfall of the Gaddafi reign had not been imminent for many months already, without NATO airplanes.

[tableau with Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Moussa Koussa and an anonymous telephone caller from his villa in Libya...]
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