The Hague-based International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his son and intelligence chief.

The court charges the men committed crimes during the popular rebellion that has been going on in Libya for months. The charges indicate that Gadhafi arranged for the killing, maiming and jailing of civilians during the first two weeks of the uprising and then tried to cover it all up.

The Associated Press reports that the warrants could be further international attempts to wrench Gadhafi from power and get him to leave the country.

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  1. Petecambell

    Arrest warrants? That’s what they need “cooperation” on? Is that what the “international community” should be doing?

    What we should be doing is pressing for a resolution … a “NO MORE WARS FOR MONEY” resolution. That’s the bill they should pass right now. This bill should imply that the warring nations … this is the nations that are bombing the country should not in any way get involved in any kind of direct or indirect financial transactions with the victim country. That’s what we should fight for now.

    Starting from Tibby itself … this resolution should be implemented. Show us your honesty … show us that you are only about “protecting” people … prove your intentions to be fair. For the next 50 years … no major “business” transactions between Tibby and the countries that are bombing it.

    The most heinous and atrocious crimes that we are witnessing right now is … bombing of cities being used as a tool for financial gain. And these crimes need to be stopped.

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