Gaddafis execution was a war crime

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    Should the Rebels who tortured and then executed Gaddafi be charged for war crimes?

    Here is a video of part of the incident in question: BBC News - Video shows Gaddafi captured in Sirte

    Is there any justification for killing a defenceless man on the spot? Is there any justification for roughly handling a prisoner of war to the point where he gets turned upsidedown on to his head? Is there any justification for attaching a wounded man to the front of a car and then driving it, at some speed, down the road for fun?

    If these arent war crimes then what are they? Should these Rebels at least face a court? Do you think its likely that they ever will? How different do you think the medias reaction to these images would've been if it was one of the members of Libyas Transitional Council (or whatever its called) being tortured and executed, in the same way, by Gadaffi loyalists?
     
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    No.

    Instead, we should put Qaddafi's body on trial for the hundreds of millions of dollars he funneled to terrorist operations that have killed many people.
     
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    Don't do the 'crime' if you can't do the 'time'. He reaped what he sowed, yes he did. Good riddance.
     
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    I'd say it was more of a crime of passion.
     
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    You haven't a clue, do ya. No understanding of the nature of the beast, so to speak. The region is still very tribal in nature, hence it's not European or American in it's make up, this is how regime changes are often affected in tribal cultures. Destroy the head and you destroy or disperse the body.
     
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    You're a fucking idiot.
     
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    Put down the bong, its too early.
     
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    Actually, that's very true.
     
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    Those Libyan rebels, like Colonel Oliver North in Iran Contra affair, were under directives of US and NATO members. You forget that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had threatened NATO members for years by managing his own national affairs and thus keeping Libya debt free and independent.
     
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    It was more in the nature of a delayed Karmic beat down. He did not get all that he earned, but he got enough.
     

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