Libya: How Does Killing Gaddafi’s Grandchildren Comply With UN Brief?
THE US has previously killed Colonel Gadaffi of Libya’s wife and daughter at Al Azzizah. Now Nato has killed some other members of the ruling family:
A Nato air strike in Tripoli has killed the youngest son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a Libyan government spokesman has said.
Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, 29, was killed along with three of Muammar Gaddafi’s grandsons, according to reports.
We know of him:
German police have seized a Ferrari belonging to the son of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, saying its exhaust was too noisy.
Seif al-Arab, 25, who is registered as a student in Munich, watched as his £170,000 Ferrari 430 was loaded on to a lorry and driven away after being stopped by local police.Officers claimed that they recorded 110.5 decibels from the sports car’s exhaust system instead of the permitted 98 decibels.
The vehicle has been impounded and will be returned only when Col Gaddafi’s son – one of seven – pledges to change the exhaust system and pays a £100 fine.
The Libyan leader was in the building at the time of the strike, but was unharmed. Several of Gaddafi’s friends and relatives were wounded.
Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said: “This was a direct operation to assassinate the leader of this country.”
Anorak wonders how this bombing fits with the UN brief?
The UN resolution imposes a “ban on all flights in Libyan airspace”, with aid flights the only exception.
It authorises member states to “take all necessary measures” to “protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack”.
Nato later said it struck a “command and control building in the Bab al Azizya neighborhood” on Saturday evening and insisted that all its targets were military in nature.
But was this a legitimate strike – or just a botched attempt to bump off Gaddafi?