The American led team has learned that the NTC has received instructions from NATO to kill Saif on sight rather than have to put on a trial either inside or outside Libya. NATO is fully aware that an international trial of Saif will quickly become a trial of NATO. This venue would doubtless quickly burst the propaganda bubble that has so broadly misled much of world public opinion these past six months about NATO's regional goals and deeds in Libya.
Such a trial may take years to complete given the damming evidence against NATO that has been compiled by various research projects in Libya that have now spanned nearly four months as demonstrative evidence continues to be catalogued.
A lawsuit against NATO is also being prepared for filing in the US Federal Court for the District of Columbia and will employ the relatively liberal American Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to introduce as evidence voluminous documentation exposing NATO crimes against Libyan civilians.
In the coming uncertain period for Libya's Palestinian refugees, this fall's events at the United Nations and the make-up of Libya's next government will weigh heavily.
Franklin Lamb is doing research in Libya. He is reachable
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He is the author of The Price We Pay: A Quarter-Century of Israel's Use of American Weapons Against Civilians in Lebanon among other works.
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