French assassin allegedly killed Gaddafi on Sarkozy’s orders
Newscast Media LONDON—An article in a British publication claims that Libya’s Col. Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated by a foreign agent of French persuasion. According to the Mail Online, a well-placed sources in the North African country, was to stop Gaddafi being interrogated about his highly suspicious links with Sarkozy, who was President of France at the time.
Mahmoud Jibril, who served as interim Prime Minister following Gaddafi’s overthrow, told Egyptian TV: ‘It was a foreign agent who mixed with the revolutionary brigades to kill Gaddafi,’ according to the article.
Another French article claims it was none other than Syria’s Assad who provided the necessary information to NATO that was used to locate Gaddafi.
Accounts of Gaddafi’s death differ because the low credibility that the media has. There were some who doubted if is was the real Gaddafi who was captured or a body double. NATO was being led by the U.S. and were aware of his convoy as he attempted to make contact via satelite phone.
Executive Orders signed by Presidents Gerald Ford in February 1976 (E.O. 11905, Sec. 5(g),”Prohibition of Assassination”), Jimmy Carter in February 1978 (E.O. 12036, Sec. 2-305 (Assassination Prohibition) and Sec. 2-309 (Indirect Participation Prohibition) and the one signed by Ronald Reagan (E.O.12333 on “United States Intelligence Activities”) all ban assasinations of foreign leaders. George W. Bush slightly revised the Executive Orders when he took office.
Because assassination of foreign leaders is prohibited where U.S. involvement is concerned, and if it is true that Sarkozy gave orders, then he is in violation of the Hague Convention IV, CHAPTER II – Prisoners of War. Article 4 states:
Article 4: Prisoners of war are in the power of the hostile Government, but not of the individuals or corps who capture them.
They must be humanely treated.
All their personal belongings, except arms, horses, and military papers, remain their property.
Article 7: The Government into whose hands prisoners of war have fallen is charged with their maintenance.
In the absence of a special agreement between the belligerents, prisoners of war shall be treated as regards board, lodging, and clothing on the same footing as the troops of the Government who captured them. The entire laws are here.