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Libya: Action against Sarkozy for „crimes against humanity“ on the way

by Friederike Beck

Original title Libyen: Klage gegen Sarkozy wegen „Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit“ auf dem Weg, published september 26, 2011, on Friederikes Becklog

Translation by Google, revised by MKH

[Friederike Beck is among Germany’s most talented journalists. Her book Das Guttenberg-Dossier (The Guttenberg File), dealing with transatlantic networks of influence, has been issued earlier in this year. She is a regular columnist of the Zeitgeist magazine, a critical magazine for heretics and free-thinkers, challenging established mainstream views.]

Far from the German media spotlight three of the most respected lawyers in France are preparing a complaint for crimes against humanity before French tribunals. They will represent the interests of the victims of the ongoing NATO bombing in Libya. Defendant: Nicolas Sarkozy.

The lawyers are nobody less than former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas, the extremely eloquent Marcel Ceccaldi, and the famous and notorious Michel Vergès.

Dumas is also willing to defend Muammar Gaddafi before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which has issued an international arrest warrant against the dictator. He said: „If they find him, they will kill him like Bin Laden. Some states now usurp the right to kill – against every international law. “

Attorney Vergès, born in Vietnam and the son of a Vietnamese woman and a Frenchman recalls the application of Agent Orange by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War and the fact that NATO has used for months even warheads containing depleted uranium – a worrying comparison!

The 88-year-old Dumas (foreign minister under Mitterand) was together with Vergès in May in Tripoli. They made ​​contact with the victims and survivors of NATO attacks, of which 30 issued a mandate to the lawyers.

The sharp-tongued Ceccaldi reported that the bombing had hit power, water and other supply facilities and points out: „After five months of daily bombing by NATO and thousands of dead people will stop supporting the regime – simply because they do not stand the situation any longer. “

Ceccaldi submits another interesting aspect : The Western leadershave lost their thread because of the first serious challenge referring to Libya. „If they stop the lawsuits that are brought to court, this will be evidence once and for all that the Western Justice is not ruled by law, but by the politicians -. “

The ICC in The Hague enjoys little prestige outside Europe, since it has so far dealt only with Africans. White offenders à la Tony Blair, George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfield are there not an issue.

The French ex-foreign minister stated also that he „was surprised that this (NATO) mission, which had been started to protect civilians, is about to kill them.“ It was described as a „brutal aggression against a sovereign country“ .
Michel Vergès also did not spare criticism, calling the countries of the Atlantic alliance  „murderers“. The „French state“, according to him, „is run by thugs and killers. We will tear down the wall of silence „.

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The elites in the Sarkozy-land, one of the main perpetrators in the war of aggression against Libya, stand obviously not completely united behind their Premier. The war in Libya is even sloppily called „La guerre Sarkozy BHL contre  Kadhafi“.

BHL (= Bernard Henry Levy), millionaire, philosopher and political activist, had first talks with the „rebel leaders“ as a kind of substitute foreign minister in a special mission in Benghazi – on whose behalf whatsoever. He advised Sarkozy to officially recognize the rebel council, which he did on 03/10/2011 – without the actual French foreign minister Juppé being informed – the latter is said to have felt snubbed.

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Bombing a country without any significant air defense is coward and disgusting. Germany’s political class that extorted Westerwelle a statement of respect and a humble loyalty to the NATO because of its successful bombing of Libya has now apparently made its peace with the military „solutions“ ​​.

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