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Updated on October 22, 2011

What then?

Muammar Gadhafi is dead. He was killed on Thursday, 20th. October, 2011, in a war setting. The actual capture of him was seen on television, and that he was alive, but barely. All of a sudden, and just after that a report, another video came out in the media showing him dead.

Many thought that would be the end of the story of Gadhafi's demise; however, the NTC (National Transitional Council), which was now responsible of Libya, and in the process of forming a new government, would be literally smashed in the face with a United Nations investigation; although, it (Libya) would have a thorough, investigative report of its own on how everything happened on that day.

As such, the "U.N. calls for Gadhafi death investigation" headline in the media today, tend to be strange, as the Organization had people on the ground in Libya monitoring the war. Whatever became of their daily or occasional reports from the scene was anyone's guess.

On the other hand, the circumstances surrounding Gadhafi's death was no stranger to millions of television viewers around the world; that there was a struggle for his person, when he was alive, and in the melee, he was shot and found dead a few minutes later.

Would the investigation, which would involve all those eyewitnesses on the scene, be specific; as there would be varying and conflicting accounts from over 50 to 60 men and a few women that were present?

Gadhafi was a ruthless dictator; and needless to say that he had plenty of enemies, just as he had admirers. Yet, his ouster was so popular, anyone could have killed him for any reason without a whimper.

The ICC (International Criminal Court) was looking to file several charges of crimes against humanity on him; and the NTC has similar evidence to have him put on trial under Libyan law, and then convict him to a clear sentence of either a life imprisonment or death.

He was a real bad man, and to many people, the way he died was somehow deserving of him.

Again, the videos in the media showed that there was a state of confusion, and there was no actual presence of mind by those who were trying to pull Gadhafi's body apart. He could have been quartered, or even picked up in little pieces, from how he was being handled; and much of the unscientific evidence, such as his facial features, would have been lost in the videos that were being recorded, to verify if it was really he, Gadhafi .

Now, a special investigation must be underway of how he died by the U.N.; and the question was, why?

What would be the outcome of such an investigation; and what would happen to those who were directly responsible for Gadhafi's death? Would they be summonsed to appear in a court of law, just as he would have been, if he was taken alive?

The flow of questions was unbelievable, in regard to a U.N. investigation; and as the Organization has a long history of wasting time and money on trivial matters, it (investigation) must be one of those adventures. What would be the purpose of that action? Although, Gadhafi's death was no small incident, its investigation or any such thing must be left to the Libyans themselves.

They have been through a lot of difficulties in these past few months; they have suffered through a war that should not have taken place in their country, had Gadhafi been wise enough to find a safe haven somewhere in the world for himself.

Would it not be reasonable to say that they should be left alone to rebuild their war torn country; and to have a strong and responsible government; one that would be sensitive to their needs?

An investigation; another one, besides their own, would be draining too much energy from the little strength they have remaining, after an unnecessary civil war; and they could use that to elevate themselves to a higher level of prosperity. They would be able to put the diabolical encounter with Gadhafi behind them. It was an experience that they would wish to forget about; and the sooner, the better

Most of all, they want to be an integral part of the International community; as a happy country, ready to make a contribution to world peace; an idealism, which the U.N. must always adhere to.


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      Dame Scribe 6 years ago from Canada

      Joining the International community, one must also learn rules of conduct. We are happy Libya now has the chance for a better nation but it's care of the people that is most important. :)