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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Battle for Libya Continues



Western and Arab foreign ministers are headed to Rome in Italy to hear out a Turkish plan to end a conflict in Libya. Italy which relies on Libya for a quarter of its crude oil, will host the second meeting of the 22-nation Libya Contact Group. The meeting comes amid signs of growing frustration in the alliance as the seven-week NATO air campaign has been unable to stop Muammar Gaddafi’s military attacks seeking to crush a popular revolt that began in mid-February. On the eve of the meeting, Turkey has aligned itself more tightly with Western allies and toughened its language against Gaddafi. 

Meanwhile, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) says he has unearthed "enough evidence" to pursue up to five warrants for crimes against humanity committed by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader. Luis Moreno-Ocampo made the announcement on Tuesday, a day before he was to brief the UN Security Council on his investigation into alleged crimes commited by Gaddafi's forces. Now we managed to speak to a political analyst by the name-David zumenu who works with South African based institute for security studies on whether the ICC route is the most preferable and what Gaddafi’s game plan could be

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