By Stephen Lendman
Libya will long be remembered as one of history’s great crimes. For over eight months, NATO’s killing machine ravaged the country, killing tens of thousands.
Years of protracted conflict lie ahead. Libyans will keep struggling until they’re free from NATO’s scourge.
UN Resolution 1973 authorized a no-fly zone. In fact, it lawlessly declared war. A prosperous, peaceful, nonbelligerent country and its way of life was destroyed.
Civilians and non-military sites were deliberately targeted. Cold-blooded murder and mass destruction were planned.
Sirte, a city once home to 100,000, symbolizes NATO’s depravity. Terror bombing destroyed it. Thousands were massacred.
Under international law, it’s a war crime.
Under the 1907 Hague Regulations, Fourth Geneva, Geneva’s Common Article III, and various other international laws, civilians are protected persons. So is civilian property. Attacking them is prohibited. War crimes are clearly defined. The principles of distinction and proportionality also apply:
distinction between combatants and military targets v. civilians and non-military ones; attacking latter ones are war Continue reading