Back in 2008, Luis Moreno-Ocampo–Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court–filed 10 charges of genocide and crimes against humanity against Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in response to a campaign of extermination the U.N. daid had claimed 300,000 lives and driven 2.5 million people from their homes.
One would think that Qaddafi’s killing of over 1,000 of his people might pale in comparison and receive a similar response from the Arab League–but no: in the case of Libya, the Arab League has taken notice
So why the more active response from the Arab League?
One reason could be that in this case, Western countries have begun to mobilize against Libya and their apparent seriousness has gotten the Arab League’s attention.
But there is another, more cynical, possibility: Amr Moussa, the Arab League’s secretary general, has announced he is planning to run in the Egyptian presidential election. How would it look to Egyptians if Moussa was perceived as being weak in responding to Egypt’s fellow-protesters?
Politics at its finest.
Details and Elaboration on daledamos.blogspot.com (he wrote it)