Thursday, August 25, 2011


South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

South Africa has tried to block US attempts to seize $1.5 billion in frozen Libyan assets.

On 25 August 2011, at we read:

S. African Deputy President Urges ICC To Charge NATO Commanders With War Crimes

The UN resolution on Libya was about protecting civilians. It excluded a foreign occupation force. (Protection of civilians)

So, Nato is ‘guilty’ of crimes, says Motlanthe

South Africa's Deputy President, Kgalema ­Motlanthe, has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to charge the allied commanders for committing war crimes in Libya.

Motlanthe says prosecutors should charge Nato for bombing innocent civilians.

"If the ICC is to act on the basis of concrete information against those who would have been responsible for loss of life of civilians it will be difficult for Nato to justify why and how it came to (bomb Libya)," he said.

Motlanthe said despite Nato’s attempts to hide its role on the ground, the military assault on Tripoli showed that there were clear links and coordination plans by the military alliance.

The rebels were receiving ­support from Nato on the ground.

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has blasted the Western nations for undermining the African Union in its mediation efforts in Libya.


Sunday, August 21, 2011