International Criminal Court issues Gadhafi arrest warrant
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi.
June 27th, 2011
07:58 AM ET

International Criminal Court issues Gadhafi arrest warrant

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his relatives.

ICC Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng read the decision Monday to issue warrants for Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam and brother-in-law Abdullah al-Sanussi. Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said he has evidence linking the three men to crimes against humanity in their attempt to put down a months-long revolt. Libya does not recognize the court's authority.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    With an arrest warrant, there's an excuse to send in elite forces to kill him: we can say they tried to arrest him and he resisted.

    June 27, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • WesleyS

      An arrest warrant from a judicial body that we have refused to participate in since its inception. Kinda sticky to take the pieces you like and leave the rest behind....but, if anyone can do it, I guess we, as the world's super-cop, can do it.

      June 27, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      I see that this troll is talking About Mohammar Qadaffy but never mentions the fact that Barack Obama murdered far more people than he did. Again I say, if anyone needs to be indicted for crimes against humanity start with Obama!!!

      June 27, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. WesleyS

    The fact that Ghadafi has had an arrest warrant issued by the ICC is big news, but, as usual, you neglect to fully inform your audience of our history with the ICC. Why will the United States not participate in this body? Yet, when they issue a warrant against a man that has been deemed a target by our nation, this warrant seems to be valid. I do understand why this is news, but the entire story, yet again, seems to be missing. Reliable, unbiased media is becoming impossible to find anymore, and deceptive reporting such as this only strengthens this concern. Also, how many other "despots" on our planet have avoided such a plight may also be a question that many of us would appreciate answered.

    June 27, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. WesleyS

    Haven't a few different judicial bodies around our planet issued similar indictments on gwb and cheney, et al? What's good for the goose....

    June 27, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. michaelfury

    Where is the ICC warrant for this guy?

    June 27, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Good grief Joey Isotta-Fraschini,you said it all. The right wing thugs in Washington are arm twisting behind the scenes. The International Criminal Court blinked and faltered. Don't be surprised if they said the so called elite navy seals to murder Gaddify as they did OBL. They can just say he resisted and not sure any film or photos with the public.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzz

    Good post banasy,thank you.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. sjdsh

    Bet he's just a shakin in his boots to hears this news! As Gadhafi dodges our illegal assassinat­ion bombs that have already killed his three grandchild­ren and youngest son,now he'll have to lawyer up cos here come da Po Po! What a tragic joke our own government has become.Where there's blood there's money.The world watches as our once beacon of justice and hope for so many is twisted and crushed at our leaders/controllers convenience.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. RuffNutt

    Good post banasy and Jazzzzzz. I just can't believe all the arm twisting going on for the murder of Gaddify. Is there not anyone that can stop the right-wing thugs in Washington? What a wicked force! These politicians have to go. It's as simple as that.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    What makes me sick here is all this talk about putting Mohammar Qadaffy on trial for crimes against humanity while Barack Obama himself has far more blood on his hands than Qadaffy ever did! How ludicrous!!!!!!

    June 27, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat2u

    The picture says it all. He's like, What did I do ?

    June 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Manny Vega

    It's a total sham...THIS is the pretext the US needs to get actual boots on the ground . In 2009 Ocampos at a conference wanted a "special forc"e led by the US to enforce its arrest warrant, and simultaneously WH legal advisor Koh, who truped the major legal objections, asked Ocampos how the uS could fit in such a scheme, while not ratifying the ICC. Amazing. we call that a meeting of the minds.
    Thats it. We are going in to kill that man and family.. Most likely, several of our special "technical advisors" already there..
    Make no mistake about it. We prop up Dictators, far worse than him., they are too big to invade. He has the best sweet oil on Earth but he is weakest, yet big threat with his talk of a "Unted Africa"..
    The ICC wothout us isubject to its power, yet able to turn don at whim, is a Godsend...All small nations that have any resource left, and poor government are fair game. Land isnt increasuing, take what you can while you can, before the Chinese get it. We lost Iraq, Karzai is hooking with Iran, what a waste of life and resources.

    June 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. winemaster2

    Sure enough Gaddafi. his two sons and an entourage numbering about a 1000 are all murders, thieves, thugs, but there are far worst. Like George W. Bush, Dick Cheney. mata hari Condi Rice, Don Rumsfeld a slew of other US conservative republicans plus Tony Blair and his British Cohorts in their part involving the fraud war on Iraq with falsified and manufactured evidence , all fare worst then crimes against humanity. These war criminal are responsible for the unprecedented , indiscriminate killing of some over 500,000 Iraqi civilians , mass destruction of Iraqi infrastructure and dis placement of some 5 million people , who lost everything thing.

    Plus Bush / Cheney and others of the conservative republican bend are also responsible for running a secret govt of executive privilege aided, abetted and condoned by the 5 to 4 conservative republican dominated US Supreme Court majority, who selected and installed Bush the megalomaniac, compulsive-obsessive, sociopath, with his divine religious mandate and being the messenger of his god. Who along with the dart father Cheney in 8 years racked up over $10 triilion federal deficit, and over $14 trillion debt to the Chinese, Arabs and others.

    All resulting in two foreign wars, economic terror besieged, ideologically divided, polarized nation that is on a fast track of self destruction from within.

    June 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |

      Extremely well put, winemaster2. I'm the true RUFFNUTT here and don't pay any attention to any troll who, for his own self amusement, tries to say otherwise under my name! Nothing could be closer to the truth!!!

      June 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cricket

    We all know who the troll(s) is/are; it/they have all posted and answered themselves today.
    Anyone who knows banasy would banasy never. Says 'good grief'; anyone who knows JIF knows that he supports Obama; anyone who knows Ruffie knows...well just knows Ruffie, and anyone who knows Jazzy knows she's never said "good post, banasy. Thank you."
    Sybil is here and has reared all of her 17 personalities on this one blog,sadly enough!!!!

    June 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Come on Cricket, you know very well that I have absolutely no use for that butcher Obama after all the people he had killed in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. What especially appalls me is the use of those godless drones hurling 500 lb. bombs on defenseless people below who have no way of defending themselves!!

      June 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cricket

    Although Cricket has some problems with punctuation today. Good grief!

    June 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RuffNutt

    Good grief Cricket,you must be a fan of Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman with such tea party lingo. The right-wing thugs in Washington must really love you. This forum is no place for any of your nonsense at all whatsoever. It's as simple as that.

    June 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
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