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Will a warrant suffice to catch Gaddafi?

ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo seeks arrest warrants against the Gaddafi’s.

Reports suggest that the prosecutor has termed the father sun duo of Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al Islam and intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi as suspects of crime against humanity.

Calling the Gaddafi’s suspects though is legally apt but laughable. The move looks like another not so valiant attempt to put the military ruler down and end the crisis.

The way allied forces have gone about handling Libyan uprising indicates that there isn’t a clear policy or plan in place to diffuse the situation.

The US didn’t join the assault on Gaddafi with its usual fever, the Germans pulled out of the NATO coalition, there have been issues plaguing the allied forces giving the Gaddafi’s enough to play around with.

Even after two months of daily air strikes they haven’t been able to nullify the colonel’s strength to an extent that he gives up.

The Guardian reports that Gaddafi Sr. is looking at a dignified exit and might as well get it.

Media reports do suggest that the step will put pressure on Gaddafi and it makes me wonder if this at all will. Will the mere suspect tag or say even conviction be enough to stop the authoritarian from his barbaric acts? And why only three individuals what about the likes of Moussa Koussa who till a couple of months back were partners in crime with Gadaffi’s?

Do they get away for turning their back on the regimen they were a part of all their lives?

The move to me hints at yet another half hearted attempt to do something, it’s about time to end the statement and settle the crisis or are we looking at another Iraq like situation?


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Gaddafi donation paves way for Davies exit

Sir Howard Davies resigns as the director of London School of Economics over revelations of institutes dealings with the Col. Muammar Gaddafi regimen.

For the last 24 hours Davies, once the acclaimed director of the premier institute has been painted as the ultimate fall guy by the media.

His fault accepting £2.2m deal to train future young leaders from Libya at the LSE and becoming an economic envoy to Libya on the UK government’s invite.

What makes me think is the fact that if an institutions director can be fired for inking a deal with a regimen to train its future leader and becoming a government representative to Libya should all those who have been referred as friends by Gaddafi not be questioned.

Should the leaders (Tony Blair to name one) who helped Gaddafi stay and be where he is today not be questioned?

The presenter at BBC radio show Today questioned on whether the university should be cautious in receiving donations and training those who will strengthen such regimens.

Davis defended saying at the time transactions were done there was no embargo in dealing with Libya and that there have been instances wherein the educational institutes have trained people from regimens.

Davies made it to headlines for the sole reason of being the director of LSE. That apart there is no need to crucify or blame him, if he is brought to books than others who had any relationship with Gaddafi should be dealt with equally.

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