October 21, 2011.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu condemned on Friday the killing of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, saying mob justice and violence should always be deplored.
“The manner of the killing of Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday totally detracts from the noble enterprise of instilling a culture of human rights and democracy in Libya,” he said in a statement.
“... the people of Libya should have demonstrated better values than those of their erstwhile oppressor.”
Gaddafi was shot dead in his hometown of Sirte. He sustained fatal injuries to the head and stomach.
As news of his death spread, images of the 69-year-old former leader's bloodied body were broadcast across the globe.
Tutu said the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, could not be proud of calling for Gaddafi's killing.
“Nor is killing a human being something to be celebrated,” he said. - Sapa
Comment: Thanks to the Arch for standing by principle even though he previously condemned Gaddafi's regime for its excesses.
But like I said below. That is not the point.
The point is that even in war there are humane principles. And killing a man who had surrendered is just plain inhumane, immoral, and wrong.
I have read elsewhere that Gaddafi's wife, Safiya Gaddafi, is calling on the UN to investigate the killing of her husband and her son, Mo'tassim.
You may have seen the footage of Gaddafi and Mo'tassim lying in what looks like a freight storage unit somewhere in the desert.
At one point the footage captures about four or five men posing for a picture with Mo'tassim's body. They had their hands up flashing victory signs.
How brutal. How un-Islamic. And how thoroughly disgusting.
I know that it is wrong to assume that Libya is filled with this kind of mutated buffoons. Still, if these f*cks are the kind of folks who dream of a new country then Libya is in a sh*t load of trouble.