Monday, 31 October 2011

Gaddafi 'wanted death, not ICC trial': News24: Africa: News

Anyone that thinks Gaddafi was not tortured and then executed long after, is fooling himself. The rebels are rebels and nothing more. They are as criminal, if not more criminal, than Gaddafi himself was and time will prove it. The rebels were supported, because the World wanted to get rid of Gaddafi, it had NOTHING to do with humanitarianism, or with Gaddafi's treatment of his own people. It was a war of dogs, like all others since 1990.

Gaddafi 'wanted death, not ICC trial': News24: Africa: News:

Misrata - Depressed and worried, Muammar Gaddafi wanted to die in Libya than face trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), one of his henchmen said of the Libyan dictator's last days.

"Gaddafi and his son decided to stay in Libya after the arrest warrants. Gaddafi said 'I would rather die in Libya than face trial and be judged by [ICC prosecutor Luis] Moreno-Ocampo," Daou told AFP in an interview.

"Saif al-Islam and his brother Mutassim wanted Gaddafi to stay in Libya, particularly Saif," who was considered as heir apparent, said Daou.

"But Senussi was pressing Gaddafi to leave the country," he added.

"Gaddafi knew it was over after his troops were pushed out of Misrata," a major hub of the uprising, on April 25, said Daou.

"He became more and more nervous."


Gaddafi "was also under pressure because his friends abandoned him", he said naming French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the prime ministers of Italy and Turkey Silvio Berlusconi and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and former British premier Tony Blair.

"He considered them close friends and this got to him," said Daou.

"Gaddafi was depressed and very worried. It was unusual to see him like that," said Daou, who was in charge of the deposed leader's security.

Mutassim, who was also killed, was leading the battles in Sirte, while Saif, who is currently on the run, never set foot there and, from August 27, sought haven in Bani Walid, another pro-Gaddafi bastion that fell just before Sirte.

"I have never saw him [Saif] after that," said Daou.

During his last days in hiding Gaddafi read a lot, but did not fight, Daou recalls.

"Gaddafi read books, took notes and slept, while Mutassim was commanding his fighters. Gaddafi did not fight. He was too old," said Daou of the strongman who was 69 when he was killed.

Gaddafi and his remaining loyalists decided to leave, further south towards Wadi Jaref.

"It was a huge mistake. It was Mutassim's idea. There were about 45 vehicles, 160-180 men, some of them were wounded," said Daou.

"Instead of leaving as planned around three in the morning that day, they left three or four hours later because Mutassim's volunteers were poorly organised."

Disquiet has grown internationally over how Gaddafi met his end after NTC fighters hauled him out of a culvert where he was hiding following Nato air strikes on the convoy in which he had been trying to flee his falling hometown.

Mobile phone videos showed him still alive at that point.

Subsequent footage showed a now-bloodied Gaddafi being hustled through a frenzied crowd, before he disappears in the crush and the crackle of gunfire can be heard.

NTC leaders are adamant he was shot in the head when he was caught "in crossfire" between his supporters and new regime fighters soon after his capture.

Read the following comment to the original article, perhaps it would give readers a better understanding of Africa Mentality.

Pitchblack - October 31, 2011 at 16:02
"Killing Brother leader was the intention of the west from Day 1 of the bombings. They new if Gaddafi survived and trialed...he was going to expose the US and European gangsters.
Its sad that Gaddafi genuinely thought Nicolas Sarkozy,Tony Blair, Silvio Berlusconi, etc where his friends. Let it be a lesson to other Non-white leaders...Never be friends with your enemy (whites) "

As can be seen from the above, which is typical of African thinking, whites are considered the enemy, period.

marco.tomaso - October 31, 2011 at 17:08
"If Saif had been able to escape into a neighbouring country like Niger then he would've been handed over to the ICC anyway.Pressure from America in particular would've made any SAFE HAVEN country hand both Gaddafi or Saif over to the ICC.

Any airplane flown by mercenaries flying Gaddafi or Saif to a safe haven country would have been shot down by NATO.NATO's objective was to "get Gaddafi and his Regime members by any means necessary" which meant as we know the termination of Gaddafi.Gaddafi unlike Assad of Syria had no friends in the Region he could turn to for help.Assad at the minute has Lebanon,Iraq and Iran who can help him if NATO attack Syria.

The ICC Mandate also stipulated that no specific undertaking of Saif Islam were to be taken.Meaning that should he not be prosecuted or that his trail outcome should be as either this,that or the other were never going to be on the cards.No bail were to be given either pending a trail of this magnitude.His trail was to be as transparent as possible and not subject to any behind the scenes deals between politicians aswell.

Trouble is that Saif is a Libyan national and meant that because Gaddafi did not signed up or ratified the Rome statue of the ICC,the NTC could now question the legality of the ICC.A highly controvertial issue for African countries as a whole 'cause the UN Security Council has reserved the power to REFER the treaty based ICC if places like Libya have not ratified the statute and hence weren't party to it. "

One cannot differ from the above, because it is mostly accurate.

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