The six-page draft resolution warns that the targeted and systematic attacks against Libyan civilians may be tantamount to crimes against humanity, and calls on all members of the UN Security Council to take “concrete action” to protect civilians, the Associated Press reported on Saturday.
The draft resolution also contains a proposal to introduce an arms embargo against the North African country and freeze of the assets of 23 of Libya’s senior government officials, as well as place travel bans on them as part of efforts to crank up pressure on the Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to halt heavy-handed clampdowns on peaceful demonstrators.
Yes – it is about damn time. If Qaddafi can’t pay the mercenaries, that problem will be solved. And, there should be nowhere on this planet that any of his family members and cronies can go without finding themselves in the International Court for Crimes Against Humanity. There is just no sense in what is happening there now.
And, I am glad that UK and US banks and financial crimes divisions are tracing and freezing the assets of this corrupt and horrific regime – it should’ve never been tolerated in the first place.