The last we heard about Mr.Kosa is that he was basking in luxury, in a 5 star hotel in Qatar, with a 24 hour bodyguard at his side. This is rather odd to hear of a man who is guilty of crimes against humanity, including the devastating Abu Saleem prison massacre in 1996, in which he gave the orders for it to take place and even supervised the massacre personally, according to eye-witness reports. I could sit here and write out an entire novel listing and describing the crimes he is guilty of, but I am sure all are aware of them by now (and this is just what we know). Judging by the Gaddafi scale of things, what we do not know about Mr Kusa would be considerably greater in measure and in sheer dreadfulness.
We are living in the 21st century, where one would think that a criminal of this high calibre would surely be arrested, questioned, brought to trial and eventually brought to justice. But of course, things do not always work out that way. It leaves me to question, ‘why is this man still free, and why has he not been arrested?!’ Mr Kusa, was Gadaffi’s right hand man and partner in crime (literally), he was responsible for the intelligence services, and gave the orders for so many atrocities to be carried out in Libya and outside Libya-(Lockerbie bombing, anyone? He has knowledge of this event and must know much of its secrets). So what the hell is he doing ‘living it up’ in Qatar? and why Qatar in particular? Wasn’t Qatar one of the first countries to condemn Big G’s methods during the revolution? Sadly there appears to have been some severely disturbing deals and business to have taken place, to ensure this man’s safety and the maintenance of his lifestyle.
His timely ‘defection’ from Gadaffi’s government in April of last year, which saw him being flown straight to the United Kingdom, to which he then left quite promptly to start a new life in Qatar, was made with what was said to be considerable funds in his bank accounts. A spokeswoman for the British Government confirmed that Kusa was ‘free to come and go’ from the UK as he wished. A very high-status offering from the British government for a man who knows quite a lot of deep knowledge about the Lockerbie bombing. Also let us be reminded that Mr Kusa was the mastermind behind the spying and ‘hit-list’ of London Libyans in the 1980s, which several innocent Libyans were murdered, and the cases were brushed away under the carpet, not to be spoken about ever again. The folks who physically carried out those crimes were not arrested and not put on trial- an absolute insult to the families of those who were murdered.
All of this, of course, raises more questions than answers. However, what I can conclude is that the British government (now and then) have a lot of legitimate questions to be answered on behalf of those who died in Abu Saleem, and those affected in the 1980s, simply because they openly and without a hint of guilt allowed a significant aide to Gaddafi to publicly get away with the lot. If Mr Kusa was not in the UK, the question would arise, but he was not only in the UK, the government enabled his transport to London. But why?
One would not expect that a decent country like ours be apparently aiding someone who was involved in so many dreadful things on behalf of Gadaffi, and there is no doubt whatsoever in Kusa’s involvement in these things! It seems that when it comes to VIPs, justice is a highly qualified commodity now; it is in the hands of politicians and secret service sections, not justice departments.
We (the Libyan people) also expect Qatar to pass Musa Kusa to the Libyan people for questioning.
The tragedy of this extraordinary treatment (normally reserved for statesmen) of a certified criminal with a history in the UK in a public manner defying press pressure and inevitable questioning by Libyan institutions (obviously not the present people in charge?), provides grounds for suspicion of the concern expressed publicly regarding the suffering of the Libyan people. This is probably going to add to the unease in Libya now toward the NTC and the so many ex-Gaddafi officials still holding sensitive positions. It is not a secret that the NTC draws much support from outside, which has given its members an unfortunate level of confidence of the arrogantly defiant sort. Some will question sooner or later whether Mr Kusa has a hidden path back to power with his old comrades? That will be unforgivable in the extreme.
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