I bet Bliar's **** sphincter is starting to twitch, Saif has been captured alive and will be prepared to sing many songs about the relationships between Libya its relationships with other countries, just to save his neck.
I dont think that the Libyan NTC will allow him to head to the Hague, they have many crimes for him to answer for within the country, and they are wanting to get legitimacy with the Libyan people, that won't be gained by simply packing him off to Den Haag.
Don't be daft. Saif is not going to be turned over to the Hague. Nor will he be permitted to grass on Blair et al. He will go through a very public show trial and be executed. Much too good an end for him though it may be.
Perhaps they will go Saudi and use his namesake for the deed.
[saif] Gaddafi has been hosted at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle by the British royal family. Gaddafi claims that former Prime Minister Tony Blair is a personal friend who took an interest in advising Libya on oil revenues and finance. In 2009, he spent a weekend at Waddesdon Manor, home of financier Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, where he was the guest of Lord Mandelson and Nathaniel Philip Rothschild. He later stayed at the Rothschild holiday home in Corfu. Nathaniel Rothschild was a guest at Saif's 37th birthday celebration in Montenegro.
Nathaniel Philip Victor James Rothschild, who he? member of bullingdon club at, where else? oxford univesity, same time as present chancellor osborne.
In October 2008, he [rothschild] was the subject of much press speculation; it was revealed that Labour politician Peter Mandelson and the Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska had met when staying on a yacht moored near Corfu, in order to attend a party held by Rothschild. After speculation that this might constitute a conflict of interest for Mandelson, Rothschild wrote a letter to The Times, alleging that another guest was Conservative Shadow-Chancellor George Osborne, who, Rothschild claimed, illicitly tried to solicit a donation from the Russian for his party.
oleg was also at saif's birthday party at rothschild's splendid hotel in montenegro a year latter.
On 25 May 2010, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi gave a "Ralph Miliband lecture" at the LSE, named after Ralph Miliband, a Marxist scholar and former LSE lecturer
said milliband also father of the present labour leader, not a previous one, mr blair. PLUS
Peter Denis Sutherland, formerly Attorney General of Ireland, European Commissioner, and Head of the World Trade Organisation, finished a 13-year stint as chairman of BP, Europes largest oil company in early 2010. In Spring 2006 he was appointed Chair of London School of Economics Governors commencing in 2008.
BP, Tony Blair, Lybia, british academia, integrity, the highest echelons, etc., etc.,
I doubt any smoking gun will emerge from this. Saif will be immersed in a legal process that will last years beyond our interest
The new Libyan regime wants to keep as many Friends as it can. The widespread spilling of beans leading to the placing of a lot of influential people in bad political positions wouldn't win them a lot of Friends.
Yes Labor, conservative and SNP sphincters will be doing burpee's at the moment. but as we speak a lot of favors are getting called in along with some shady back door deals. The very kind of deals vested interested are so keen to hide.
Nah, the ICC are never going to get him now. Libya is not a signatory and won't extradite him. Unlike the Iraqis they also have no internationally credible court system of their own and won't have for years. A show trial would serve no good purpose in any case, this is a sharp young man who probably knows a lot of damaging details.
If there is not an "accident" he may get dragged briefly before a beak. I imagine the roughhouse neck tie party will happen shortly, it won't be pretty but at least he's not in a wheelchair.
Then we'll all get on with business as shabbily as usual. The new Libya is a country where a fair few people have been disappeared, we are already holding our noses as we did with Qaddafi and hoping the sweet crude starts pumping.
I think you will find they will stick to the plan(s) anounced by Saif himself back in February:
"Plan A: We fight and die in Libya.
Plan B: We fight and die in Libya.
Plan C: We fight and die in Libya."
Dad and a few siblings have already implemented the plan, although I don't recall seeing much of the fighting bit. Saif will follow in the very near future, compliments of the NTC.
The International Court have no chance of giving him his moment in the spotlight, much to the relief of many of our distinguished politicians (past and present).
The bottom line is if Saif ends up in the Hague shooting his mouth off i was wrong.
But if he ends up in a Libyan court on a charge specific relating to one incident or atrocity that does not involve any dealings with Western Governments along with complimentary international statements regarding Libya's Justice system and governance you can bet some sort of gentleman's agreement has been reached. Arms sales to the new regimes forces training teams etc.