Assassination of a head of state is illegal under international law, and forbidden by various US presidential orders. On the other hand, the targeted killing of those woven into the enemy chain of command is shrouded in legal ambiguity.
Given the personalistic nature of the regime, and the “all means necessary” clause in UN Resolution 1973, it might be argued that killing Col Muammar Gaddafi and certain members of his family – such as his son Khamis, commander of an elite military brigade – would be permissible, even if it posed a risk to those non-combatants around the regime.
Legality, though, indicates neither legitimacy nor prudence. This strike, and the death of Saif al-Arab, have produced little military result at the greatest diplomatic and symbolic cost to Nato.
Its another US and UNO tactic to dethrone head of a Nation, so later they can enter country and ruin it, as US done in Iraq and Afghnistan. most of UN member countries node to whatever US says. and Attack those who oppose it. in the name of Democracy, Protect civilain and spread anarcy later and make money.
Foreign reporters were shown widespread damage to the building in Col Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound. but NATO is justifing it bombed only military targets, Even civilains are dead.
Nato has insisted its raid targeted a “command-and-control” building, and that all Nato targets were “military in nature”.
Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said Col Gaddafi and his wife had been in the building at the time of the attack but they were both unharmed.
He said the air strike was against international law and “a direct operation to assassinate the leader of this country”.
Nato is operating in Libya under a strict UN mandate to protect civilians.
Later on Sunday, Libyan state TV said funerals for Saif al-Arab Gaddafi and the other victims would be held on Monday after noon prayers.
“The claims of the coalition members that strikes over Libya do not have the physical destruction of Muammar Gaddafi and members of his family as their goal cause serious doubts,” a statement from the foreign ministry said.
In the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi, shots were fired in celebration following reports that Saif al-Arab Gaddafi had been killed.
US and UNO are Terrorist organisation in the eyes of many innocent who died of their Bombs in Iraq/Afghanistan/Serbia/Libya. Whatever they do is right, Even they kill thousands, and those military commanders are not sued as they have immunity of UN.
US can Attack only isolated countries,but they dont have balls to Attack China,N.Korea or Iran. Common man exclaimed.