In news from Libya, an official from the National Transitional Council is claiming Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s fugitive son, Saif al-Islam, wants to surrender and turn himself in to The Hague war crimes court. The NTC is claiming former Libyan intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, also wants to surrender. Both men are the subject of arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court. Meanwhile, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said Wednesday he will not recognize the new rebel-led government in Libya.
Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan president: “We don’t recognize the government that they have installed. NATO has installed a government in Libya by force of bombs, and with genocide—genocide and an assassination. They have murdered a president. No matter who the president was or if you like him or anyone else likes him, he was the president of Libya. They killed him and threw him into the desert. And beyond that, they are talking about some 50,000 dead—a true genocide, the destruction of a country.”