from VoltaireNet Website
Moreover, it is now essential to take into
account Libya’s legal and diplomatic rebuttal, highlighting the crimes
against peace committed by television propaganda, the war crimes perpetrated
by NATO military forces, and the crimes against humanity sponsored by
political leaders of the Atlantic Alliance.
Just under half of Europeans still support the war against Libya.
Their position is based on erroneous
information. They still believe, in fact, that in February the "Gaddafi
regime" crushed the protests in Benghazi with brutal force and bombed
civilian districts in Tripoli, while the Colonel himself was warning of
"rivers of blood" if his compatriots continued to challenge his authority.
NATO, the largest military coalition in history, has failed after five months of bombardments to overthrow the one it designated as a "tyrant."
Every Friday, a large demonstration in support of the regime is organized in a different city and all experts are unanimous in considering that Colonel Gaddafi enjoys at least 90% of popular support in Tripolitania and 70% across the entire country, including the "rebel" areas.
These are people who every single day put up with the blockade, aerial bombardments and ground fighting. Never would they be defending with their flesh and blood someone who committed against them the crimes of which he has been accused by the "international community."
The difference between those in the West who
believe that Gaddafi is a tyrant who fired on his own people, and those in
Libya who believe that he is a hero of the anti-imperialist struggle, is
that the former live in an
illusion created by TV propaganda, whereas the
others are exposed to the concrete reality on the ground.
It is true that, until now, international
justice has been the justice of the victors or the powerful. One may recall
the Nazi official who heckled the judges at Nuremberg telling them that if
the Reich had won the war, the judges would have been the Nazis while those
held accountable for the war crimes would have been the Allies.
Not to mention, the International Criminal Court, the
secular arm of the European colonial powers in Africa.
The main ones, presented below, were established
by the Provisional Technical Committee, a Libyan ministerial coordination
organ, and expounded at various press conferences by the legal adviser to
the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, French attorney Marcel Ceccaldi.
journalist-propagandists should be considered even more culpable than the
military who perpetrated war crimes or crimes against humanity, to the
extent that none of these crimes would have been possible without the one
that preceded them: the "crime against peace."
Plundering the assets of a state, establishing a naval blockade and bombing infrastructure to cause people to suffer, attacking an army inside its barracks and ordering the assassination of enemy leaders or, failing this, terrorizing them by murdering their families, all amount to war crimes. Their systematic perpetration, as is the case today, constitutes a crime against humanity.
This crime is imprescriptible, which means that Messrs.
Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron and Al-Thani
will be pursued by the law for the rest of their lives.
This will be
followed by disastrous economic consequences for their peoples, guilty of
having endorsed such crimes. In a democracy, no one can claim to be innocent
of the crimes committed in its name.
Indeed, France has
played a central role in preparing for this war since October 2010 by
organizing a failed military coup and then, as early as November 2010, by
planning with the United Kingdom the bombing of Libya and the landing of
ground troops on its soil, which was then believed to be feasible, and
finally by actively conspiring in the lethal unrest in Benghazi which led to
Not to mention that France has violated the UN freeze of Libyan assets,
funneling part of the fabulous cash from the Libyan Sovereign Fund to the CNT puppets, to the detriment of the Libyan people who wanted to guarantee
the well-being of their children in the face of oil depletion.
Libya is still there. She is filing complaints with the International Criminal Court, the Belgian courts (whose jurisdiction NATO falls under), the European Court of Justice, and the national courts of aggressor states. She is undertaking steps before the Council of Human Rights in Geneva, the Security Council and General Assembly of the United Nations. It will be not be possible for the big powers to extinguish these fires all at once.
Worse, the arguments they will use to evade a court will ricochet against them in another court
In a few weeks or months, if they have not succeeded in destroying Tripoli, they will have no other way out to avoid humiliating convictions than to negotiate the withdrawal of the complaints at a very high price.