Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gaddafi's death may be war crime: ICC prosecutor
Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:10am EST | Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; editing by Christopher Wilson

Posted on 12/15/2011 11:45:37 PM PST by Olog-hai

The death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was captured and killed by rebels in October, may have been a war crime, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Thursday.

"I think the way in which Mr. Gaddafi was killed creates suspicions of ... war crimes," ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told reporters.

"I think that's a very important issue," he said. "We are raising this concern to the national authorities and they are preparing a plan to have a comprehensive strategy to investigate all these crimes." …

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gaddafi; qaddafi
Shirley they jest? Thanks for wasting our time and resources, ICC.
1 posted on 12/15/2011 11:45:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

So is the ICC going to serve a warrant on itself?


2 posted on 12/15/2011 11:51:12 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

The ICC can go F itself.


3 posted on 12/15/2011 11:52:53 PM PST by DB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 144

Heh. That’d be amazing to see happen.


4 posted on 12/15/2011 11:54:03 PM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
I'm afraid I'm for Obama on this.

If he is arrested, US forces should be sent to rescue him, European LEO lives be damned! And collateral, too, while I'm at it!

5 posted on 12/16/2011 12:07:53 AM PST by cynwoody
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
“We are raising this concern to the national authorities and they are preparing a plan to have a comprehensive strategy to investigate all these crimes.”

I am sure that the new authorities have just kicked that up to their #1 concern. So many atrocities committed since 1945 and the death of one despot at the hands of rebel factions in the superpower of Libya has brought out the bureaucratic longknives of the worlds judicial power.
6 posted on 12/16/2011 12:16:45 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
Well everyone has to die, that is an absolutism but if other reports of Gaddafi being sodomized by some anonymous booty bandit before his death are true, now that is what I would call a war crime.
7 posted on 12/16/2011 12:20:21 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Senor Moreno-Ocampo should go get a real job.


8 posted on 12/16/2011 12:32:47 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

He has one. He is Grand Inquisitor of the Holy Transnational Globalist Putsch.


9 posted on 12/16/2011 1:08:12 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: DB

They have been doing that for years..


10 posted on 12/16/2011 1:23:42 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Do something useful, ICC. Charge our Sociopath of State with war crimes. Then dissolve yourselves, you worthless UNaccountable bureaucrats.


11 posted on 12/16/2011 1:29:54 AM PST by PGalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
As SNL’s Emily Latello would say if its not one thing...
12 posted on 12/16/2011 1:50:50 AM PST by montanajoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Who died and left the ICC boss of anything?....


13 posted on 12/16/2011 1:52:12 AM PST by goat granny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: crazyhorse691
So many atrocities committed since 1945 and the death of one despot at the hands of rebel factions in the superpower of Libya has brought out the bureaucratic longknives of the worlds judicial power.

I think the point is simply to keep the bureaucratic process churning. Imagine the ICC would run out of cases...why, it could just be dissolved.

14 posted on 12/16/2011 4:21:09 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Has anyone actually been indicted, let alone prosecuted by said court? I don’t see them going after a single Islamist butcher, like Bin Laden, Zarqawi, ad. nauseum. or is that spot just reserved for American presidents and other who manage to take out a dictator/butcher or two?

ICC and the UN can both rot.


15 posted on 12/16/2011 4:27:27 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cynwoody
I'm afraid I'm for Obama on this.
If he is arrested, US forces should be sent to rescue him, European LEO lives be damned! And collateral, too, while I'm at it!

I grudgingly agree. However, I'd demand a minimum of three years of careful planning before attempting the jailbreak.

16 posted on 12/16/2011 5:26:13 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: mkjessup; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; Olog-hai; Clintonfatigued
but if other reports of Gaddafi being sodomized by some anonymous booty bandit before his death are true, now that is what I would call a war crime.

Did you hear about what he and his sons did to his famed female bodyguards? Forced circumcisions and frequent rape after which they were passed around to other high ranking officials. Sounds like some of them were forced to join the "guard" in the first place as well. If he was cornholed then he got what was coming to him. He should have made the smart play and fled the country while he still could.

Mind you I wasn't happy with this "regime change", I fear the coming theocracy. But we should all be glad that this SOB is dead.

Good thing the ICC wasn't around when they hung Mussolini.

17 posted on 12/16/2011 5:34:28 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

“The death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was captured and killed by rebels in October, may have been a war crime...”

I do believe there’s a self-serving interest among elites when they try to call the death of Gaddafi a “war crime.”

The elites damn well know that the people throughout the world are in favor of dragging dictators and thieving government bureaucrats into the street and hanging them from the nearest lamppost. The elites are hoping to postpone their just reward at the hands of the people they’ve enslaved and murdered.

A trial at a UN run ICC court will assure that they won’t be hanged. They’ll also get to keep their illicit fortunes and receive a 2 year prison sentence at a posh resort, before being released to infest the world again.

Think not?

Kiang Guek Eav, the butcher who ran the evil Khmer Rouge S-21 prison, got 35 years for his part in murdering 17,000 Cambodians. Only 12 people survived his hand. It’s expected he’ll be released soon because he’s in poor health.


18 posted on 12/16/2011 6:21:20 AM PST by sergeantdave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impy
“Good thing the ICC wasn't around when they hung Mussolini.”

Last year when I went to Villa Carlotta, I was looking for a sign or indication of where they gunned down Benny and his bimbo, but no dice.

As bad as Gaddafi was, what replaces him will be worse.

19 posted on 12/16/2011 6:43:21 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: GOPsterinMA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cross_mezzegra.jpg

There it is. It doesn’t say exactly where it is though. I would figure it to be a minor tourist attraction at least.


20 posted on 12/16/2011 7:22:02 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Impy

Oh I agree with you 100 percent about Gaddafi being dead, he should have been taken out decades ago, unfortunately he had a lucky night when our F-111s and A-6s came calling back in ‘86.

I just hope the joker who got the wild notion to explore Gaddafi’s personal Hershey Highway got properly tested later.


21 posted on 12/16/2011 7:30:53 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Impy

They must have had it put away the day we went :)

Thank you Impy; will forward to g/f.


22 posted on 12/16/2011 7:52:57 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
War crime? No way! The entire mob who slaughtered him were babbling "Allahu akbar" over and over. It had to be one of those "OK with Islam" "jihad" things -- fully protected by evil insanity...
23 posted on 12/16/2011 9:34:15 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mkjessup

The account I read said it was done with a metal rod of some kind, not the guy’s junk. I hope he threw it away after, that’s not something you want to keep around to show the grandkids. ;d


24 posted on 12/19/2011 4:46:43 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson