One reads this with incredulity:
U.N. calls for Gadhafi death investigation - CNN.com: "Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- The United Nations and two major human rights groups called Friday for an investigation into the death of Moammar Gadhafi amid questions over the final moments of the late Libyan strongman's life.
"There seem to be four or five different versions of how he died," the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement. "More details are needed to ascertain whether he was killed in the fighting or after his capture.""
Had it not been for the good offices of the UN in lending its imprimatur to the "humanitarian intervention" in Libya, there would be no reason to investigate the circumstances behind the murder of MoMo Gaddafi.
As it was, with a security council resolution to impose a "no fly zone" over the country, the brave hypocrites of NATO would not have the requisite cover to engage in their own Do-Fly zone, and the relentless bombing of the government forces in the civil war being waged by NATO proxies.
The UN is simply a tool of the US and European "superpowers," as they have been described by Pepe Escobar, with the Russians and Chinese hanging back and letting the Western powers hang themselves rather than exercising their vetoes. This must make sense according to some calculation that isn't obvious -- at least to this writer.
Is it crocodile tears, or an effort to save some face as most of the world watches the events in Libya with mixed feelings -- no sorrow for Gaddafi, but bewilderment at how brazen the NATO offensive was in removing an impediment to commercial exploitation of Libya's resources?
Face it, regardless of the circumstances of Gaddafi's death, his removal was deemed necessary, and choosing not to exit voluntarily, he decided to die taking his last stand, and not as a coward. The UN cannot legitimate or excuse what it has wrought by its subservience to the wealthy and powerful.
So much for the UN charter, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Bravo, UN!