AWACS flights over Libya gives evidence that NATO has launched another war of aggression.Crimes Against Humanity, World news Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
NATO has already launched AWACS reconnaissance aircraft over Libya. AWACS are airborne radar system designed to detect aircraft. Used at a high altitude, the AWACS are the first aircrafts to be deployed in an invasion as the radars allow the attacking air force to detect and distinguish between friendly and hostile aircraft hundreds of miles away. AWACS aircraft are used for both defensive and offensive air operations. The system is used offensively to direct fighters to their target locations, and defensively to counter anti-aircraft attacks.
With the launching of 24/7 AWACS flights over the sovereign state of Libya, without the consent of the Libyan government or its people, NATO has officially launched a war of aggression against Libya. International law experts say such a provocative move is perceived by international law as a declaration of war. A war of aggression. A war of conquest – a military conflict waged without the justification of self-defense – for territorial gain and subjugation.
The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court refers to the crime of aggression as one of the “most serious crimes of concern to the international community”.
In 1950, the Nuremberg Tribunal defined Crimes against Peace, in Principle VI, specifically Principle VI(a), submitted to the United Nations General Assembly, as:
(i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;
(ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i).
The UN Charter Article 2 states that such flights are illegal.
4. All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.
The only reason for launching AWACS aircraft is to support military air strikes. If the AWACS aircraft are already flying over Libya you can bet that NATO fighter jets and bombers are already flying sorties in Libyan and have already dropped bombs on known military targets in Libya. At such high altitudes it is virtually impossible for people on the ground to differentiate between Libyan bomber aircrafts and NATO bomber aircrafts. As part of the usual NATO propaganda – a disinformation campaign to gain support for a military intervention in Libya - the western media are now instructed to report that Gaddafi is bombing and killing Libyan rebels when in fact it is NATO. NATO is once again being used by the United States as its surrogate military force. In 2001 the United States used NATO forces to initiate an unprovoked attack against Afghanistan – to take control of the construction of the Trans-Afghan natural gas pipeline and 10 years later the United States is using NATO forces to initiate yet another unprovoked attack, this time against Libya – to take control of the largest oil reserve in Africa.