Libya liberation 'stained'
25 October 2011, 10:45
It is good news that one of the most brutal dictators has finally been ousted.
Sadly the liberation of Libya is stained by the savage and brutal murder of Muammar Gaddafi. The flashing of his stripped, lifeless body, drenched in blood across the mass media is inhuman, unkind and cruel.
No matter how terrible Gaddafi's deeds and actions were, such acts of revenge and anger cannot be condoned or celebrated. One should not commit a crime in order to achieve justice.
The circumstances and horrific images of Gaddafi’s murder are a clear violation of international humanitarian laws and rules that are enshrined in the Geneva conventions. These laws are there to protect civilians, prisoners, combatants and non combatants during armed conflicts.
The photos clearly reveal the hypocritical and hidden motive of the North Atlantic Council Organisation (Nato) and its allies.
After seeing the pictures of the gruesome and murderous rampage that occurred in Libya and reading the different analysis of the preventive humanitarian intervention by Nato, I don't quite think much of the United States of America calling others “terrorists” or “extremist”.
The extrajudicial killing of Bin Laden, Muammar Gaddafi, the American born Anwar al Awlaki of Yemen, just to name a few, should raise eyebrows with the foreign policies of some Western countries.
Amid increasing domestic problems in America and parts of Europe, the scramble to grab Libya’s oil and other resources in Africa is on track.
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