John Baird’s comment in the House on Gadhafi’s assassination
Posted on October 22nd, 2011

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario. Canada

 22 October 2011
 
The Editor (Letters), THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
 
Sir:
 
I was taken back by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s comment in the House of Commons when he was asked whether he was concerned about reports  that Gadhafi may have died in  a revenge-style killing.  His reply was “My first thought is with the Libyan people, not with their former dictator.”
 
If this is an honest sentiment from our Government’s spokesperson on foreign affairs policy, and if  the same formula is applied to Sri Lanka’s situation where the Sri Lankan government got rid of the most ruthless terrorists group in the world, the Tamil Tigers with no help from NATO forces, and gave back to its 22 million people the right-to-life which was hijacked by the Tamil Tiger terrorists for 27 years, it is beyond me, to understand Minister Baird’s song and dance addressing the UN’s Security Council lambasting Sri Lanka’s government on human rights violations, the effects of this ruthless ethnic war.  This does not make sense. 
 
 Perhaps, he may have been speaking for the Tamil constituents of the nine ridings in the GTA where the Conservatives are depending on their votes. to keep their majority at the next federal elections.
 
But the bottom line is, there is nothing in international law which allows regime change and assassination of a leader, aided and abetted by NATO forces, or otherwise.
 
Asoka Weerasinghe

4 Responses to “John Baird’s comment in the House on Gadhafi’s assassination”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    The world must investigate how the NATO bombers and the French sissies fired on a civilian convoy of 90 vehicles. This convoy has been bombed out of existence that only the shells of the vehicles are left. While the eyes of the world are glued on how they killed Gaddafi in cold blood, the world seems to have lost track of what happened to the civilians who were on this convoy. Sri Lankan Armed Forces never resorted to such low level tactics in their nearly 30 year war with the LTTE terrorists and yet they are accused of genocide. What NATO resorted to in Libya is nothing but unadulterated Genocide approved by the UN Security Council. Ban Ki Moon hide your monkey face in shame.

  2. Marco Says:

    Investigation is required.

    U.S. backs probe into circumstances of Gaddafi death- Hilary Clinton

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/23/us-libya-usa-clinton-idUSTRE79M1O520111023-

    UN rights chief urges probe into Gaddafi’s death- Navi Pillay

    http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387236&catid=35

    Gaddafi killing and white flag case ‘similar’- Brad Adams HRW

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/10/111021_gaddafi_hrw.shtml

  3. Devinda Fernando Says:

    Libya is celebrating the end of a 42 year rule of a Murderous Tyrant Dictator… So why are you people all crying for Gaddaffi? Is it because you hate the West so much that even if they do something right you still want to condemn them?

  4. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    We now know the NATO and other Western Nations, deceived the International Community with the UN resolution to “Protect Civilians” when in fact it was s case of regime change. Some say Gadhafi was ruthless dictator and others say he was a benevolent dictator. Whichever the case maybe, the NATO is gulity of war crimes, when they indiscriminately bombed civilians as well as Gadhafi forces, apparently killing over hundred thousand civilians in six months and also destroying the nations drinking water supplies, electricity and gas. NATO backed forces, also killed the old man Gadhafi in a most brutal fashion, but looking at these pictures on her mobile phone, Hilary Clinton just said ‘Wow’ with a happy smile and Obama gave one of his arrogant speeches. Now it seems the Canadian, John Baird has aligned his country with the brutal killing of a leader of another nation, however good or bad he maybe. Are all NATO leaders chargeable for war crimes? Will the UNHCR, AI, HRW & ICJ hold Western leaders accountable or rather protect them by going after the new arab leaders of Libya for these crimes?

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