Toothless international court calls for arrest Gadhafi
Oh my, how… charming:
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is calling for the arrest of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi.
The ICC is ready to issue warrants against Gadhafi, son Seif al-Islam, and spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi over the killing of unarmed protestors and the mass displacement of Libyans.
At the weekend, prosecutors issued a statement that read: “During the last week, the Office of the Prosecutor received several calls from high-level officials in Gadhafi’s regime willing to provide information,”
See here a video:
There are only two minor problems:
1) The ICC has no teeth. It can bark, but not bite. If Kadhafi doesn’t turn himself in – or if his closest advisers don’t betray him – he won’t have much of a problem on his hands.
2) Since the ICC has also called for the arrest of Gadhafi’s sons and of Libya’s intelligence chief, I wonder just what the West intends to do with Libya. Who’s going to take over? Rebel forces we can’t trust? If we’re going to indite Gadhafi’s henchmen as well as the dictator himself, we’ll quickly run out of options. That doesn’t seem very wise to me, especially considering the fact that the rebels appear to have ties to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Then again, perhaps that’s above the ICC’s pay-grade.