Luis Moreno Ocampo of the International Criminal Court says NATO war crimes in
Libya to be investigated
Ocampo Investigate Sirte!
NATO forces are to be
investigated by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes during
the Libyan conflict.
“ 18. Let me conclude.
There are allegations of crimes
committed by NATO forces,
allegations of crimes
committed by NTC-related forces,
including the alleged
detention of civilians suspected to be mercenaries and the
alleged killing of detained
combatants, as well as
allegations of additional crimes committed by pro-Gaddafi
forces. These allegations
will be examined impartially and independently by the
As I have repeatedly
predicted, once Libya fell, once the installation of a client government was
accomplished, the oil ever so close to our hands, the press begins to open a little
transparency. After all they only have to play this little game of cat and
mouse a couple more times: Syria, Venezuela, Iran and one or two other loose
threads – and the world will have become one big McDonalds. “Monotony, monogamy
and hegemony” – as Terrence McKenna said.
How can the deaths of thousands
of innocent Libyans killed at the hands of a foreign coup be avenged?
How can large powerful militaries
be held accountable for their actions in steamrolling a small weak
country? Not since Nazi Germany attacked
Poland have we seen something comparable to Libya. Except In this case Libya
had no one willing to take on NATO to help them. Perhaps more like the Czecho-Slovak Republic.
You can say that the motives were noble – but the actual mechanics were
Or perhaps I am wrong. Perhaps I
have been deceived in my analysis.
Saif Al Islam and Saadi Gadaffi are both still being pursued. The original
charges fed to the UN and the ICC from the TNC have all been debunked by
Doctors Without Borders. These men have lost their country, most of their
family, and had their father lynched and his corpse abused by a group of Islamic
extremists the US France Qatar England & NATO trained and armed in
violation of the UN 1973 resolution prohibiting arming of either side in the Civil
War. Qatar has been the most egregious violator.
NATO has become the face of a
corporatist monolith. When countries like Norway began attacking African
countries, this reminds one of international western business driving a war
machine. Nazi-ism with a pretty face and lipstick – dressed up as consumerism.
Get us cheap oil and commodities boys! We don’t want to know how you did it
Ocampo stating that he would
permit investigations into NATO crimes is a very important development.
And there are dozens of questions
to be asked.
The key question is whether the
architects of the overthrow of a Government can be held culpable for the
excesses of their proxy forces on the ground. Can NATO be held liable for TNC
atrocities? They certainly should be.
We need to raise money for a
legal amicus brief to look in particular at the siege of Sirte as a war crime.
The reports of NATO special
forces on the ground in violation of UN 1973. The arming of the TNC in
violation of UN 1973. The fact that Qatar has freely admitted that they had 100
of troops accompanying every rebel unit, in gross violation of UN 1973.
We need to have forensic experts
go into Sirte. The city needs to be cordoned off, we need to know everything
about this attack. The city of Sirte was utterly leveled, which is where I
compare this to a Nazi war crime. This was an attack psychologically against
anyone supporting the Libyan Government it was a terror attack. The ICRC was
not allowed to provide food or water. There are reports that Gadaffi’s convoy
was flying the white flag when the US drone signaled a French attack. The city
of Sirte was leveled saturation bombed and leveled after the loyalists had already
been effectively disarmed.
Short of Saif Al Islam agreeing
to fight charges and counterattack and put NATO on trial instead, which I have
no idea whether would be commiting suicide in a kangaroo court, or the only
We need to raise money for legal
capabilities to enter requests for
investigation into the ICC.
I will contact a noted attorney tomorrow,
Mr Greg Kafoury of Portland Oregon, who acted as Nader’s campaign manager, and
conducted the class action suit against Trojan Nucleur power, and I can pay for
about 3 hours of his time should he be willing to assist us. I will let you
How can justice be done, in
ensuring that the Libya of 1969 – 2011 be given a proper understanding in
History? At least to the extent of Vietnam or Iraq. Where many in the West
accept these were catastrophic errors with enormous and incalculable suffering.
In Iraq, the greatest collection
of antiquities simply burned to the ground, a modern day burning of the Great
Library of Alexandria. Many of us feared the same would happen to Libya, and
indeed it did.
To my mind, the really culpable
party were Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton, decision makers who distorted
reality to the world. Not mere Spokespeople like Victoria Nylund, but
absolutely people who if they had had any conscience would have resigned before
taking a country that had not know war since 1943, and plunging it in their
ignorance and arrogance into civil strife that will take decades to unwind?
It is my view that the Libya
uprising could have been triaged using diplomacy first. However that was never
the intent. In a Kissinger –esque realpolitik
– Libya was to be sacrificed in the rush to have a client state between Tunisia
and Egypt. Oil, Strategic location, and the increased importance of raw
materials in Africa, drove this invasion.
Humanity could have tried first
to use talks to say free and fair elections in Libya now – if the world felt
impelled to force Libya to adopt market capitalism. For elections are not
people power. But people power has not demonstrably existed in the absence of
elections, at least not in modern times.
Now if you might question my
Patriotism in wishing to indict my own government:
First, I worked very hard to get
Obama elected, and supported Bill Clinton vociferously. Clinton presided over a golden age – so I shall
not criticize him other than the Commodities modernization act. Obama on the
other hand seems like a Manchurian candidate. He has violated every vow he made
on the campaign trail. He has ended racism in this country. Not white racism.
We don’t know yet about that but he ended Black Racism. Never will a black
person vote for a Black candidate because he is black again. Louis Farrakhan
now admires a certain white republican who shall remain nameless. Tavis Smiley
and Dr Cornell West – have no use for him.
My forefathers fought in the
revolutionary war against an imperialist superpower
They fought against racism in the
Civil War, even going so far as to marry the widow of a murdered abolitionist.
Fighting at Fredericksburg, and Antietam. They fought at Iwo Jima against
Japanese wars of choice, wars of
regime change, wars of plunder.
Since WWII – no one can take any
pride in any of the actual battles America has engaged in.
One could take pride in standing
down the Soviet Union. But not in bullying the dozens of small countries we
have shoved our nose into the business of. Today I can only serve the original America by
defanging the monster America. We must stop killing people in countries we
cannot even find on the map, trade with them and defend our liberty here.