That's fine and all but we should have gone after him at that point. Regardless of how you feel about what or who someone is the rule of law has to stand and this war is illegal. There was absolutely no effort on Ghadaffi's side to attack other countries.Absolutely not IMO.
I have never forgotten or forgiven Gaddafi for his many acts of terrorism over decades. I especially have never forgotten Pan Am Flight 103 never mind other airlines he blew up.
The Lockerbie hole might as well be Shanksville to me or the other sites where bin Laden's AQ gang flew those men, women and children (yes, even babies were on those planes) into their deaths in order to kill many more like them. Yet, nobody--nobody--hunted Gaddafi down for that as a pariah and 'most wanted' criminal.
I don't wish to give a personal pass to people who intentionally blow up commercial airliners for terrorism nor should the world set that precedent. Given bin Laden has now been made to pay for his crimes, getting Gaddafi would be the 'two for' to set that precedent. If someone does that, they should be hunted down and killed unless they surrender first and face justice.
It's not a matter of him 'turning a new leaf' on that as if that should be an excuse for ultimate accountability. Once the UN resolution passed to get him to stop a threatened massacre of his own protesting people, he threatened to do it again rather than just abide by the UN resolution:
Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | World News :: GADDAFI: I'LL BLOW UP HOLIDAY JETS
He refused to properly destroy his chemical weapons stockpile despite 'agreeing' to do so.
Libyan chaos raises worries over chemical weapons stockpile - CNN
He got this current UN mandate and NATO action because he was threatening to slaughter those who opposed his regime that would have created a massive harm and death toll and causing a human catastrophe of refugees far worse than what already exists. Even the ICC wants him now for his long list of international crimes. It's time he faced justice for all his crimes.
As for Germany, I was disappointed it did not participate in this endeavour.
First, it would have been nice to see Germany take the side against an international criminal and threatener of mass slaughter like Gaddafi given its military legacy of WWII and beforehand. It is involved in Afghanistan, but that was obligatory by the NATO agreement given signatory nations as well as itself were and are being threatened and attacked by AQ with the shelter and assistance of its Taliban ally. It helped stop the Yugoslavian slaughters, a good thing. Other than that, it would be nice to see Germany developing a legacy of using its military for beneficial purposes such as situations like this and as a way of making up for past bad acts by being a 'good guy' against a 'bad guy,' if you will. Instead, it has made Germany seem--fairly or not--that it historically had no problem using its military for wars of imperialism, aggression and/or atrocity but when it comes to ridding the world of a 'bad guy' on the flip side threatening or committing slaughters, it can't be bothered with properly stopping it.
Second, Germany and its citizens have been attacked itself over the years by Gaddafi. The 1986 raid was even in response to a Libyan bombing of a German disco. German citizens were even killed on Pan Am Flight 103.
Third, Germany has a much larger role and obligation for itself and as a central EU member to see that Europe is not swamped with refugees and other negative collateral consequences of Gaddafi's misconduct that led to this intervention and would result if he was allowed to remain in power. It's getting a 'free ride' on others' tail here who are doing the heavy lifting and taking the responsibility for it.
As for Gaddafi's daughter filing that nonsense...so what. Belgium shouldn't even be entertaining these kinds of 'universal jurisdiction' claims because not only are they legally dubious insofar as jurisdiction but also because they are so often mischievous and frivolous anyway on merit, and it should be tossed out. Aisha Gaddafi is currently under a travel ban UNSC Resolution 1970 and is well known for advocating and representing Saddam Hussein and various terrorist organisations, not the least of which is her own father and family of which she is a participating member and a part of their oppression of the Libyan people, never mind crimes against others.