War on Switzerland

Discussion in 'Politics' started by a_person, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Libya 'halts Swiss oil shipments'

    Libya's state shipping company says it has halted oil shipments to Switzerland in protest at the brief arrest of leader Muammar Gaddafi's youngest son.

    It threatened further action if the Swiss did not apologise for the arrest.

    Geneva police held Hannibal Gaddafi for two days after he and his pregnant wife allegedly hit two of their staff.

    The couple face charges of bodily harm, threatening behaviour and coercion. They have denied any wrongdoing over the alleged incident on 15 July.

    The stopping of oil shipments comes a day after the Swiss foreign ministry complained of Libya taking "retaliatory measures", such as forcing Swiss firms to close Libyan offices.

    Libya's General National Maritime Transport Company - which has links to Hannibal Gaddafi - said in a statement that it had halted all oil shipments to Switzerland.

    ships sailing under the Swiss flag had been banned from entering Libyan ports.

    The Swiss foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Libya had "taken a number of worrying retaliatory measures" for Mr Gaddafi's arrest since he was released on bail on 17 July.

    It said Swiss companies ABB and Nestle had been ordered to close their Libya offices and that Swiss staff there had been arrested.

    Flights between Libya and Switzerland had been reduced, Libya had stopped issuing visas to Swiss citizens and Tripoli had recalled some of its diplomats from Bern, the Swiss foreign ministry said.

    Hey Switzerland, don't you know who your bosses are? Don't mess with Arabs, go apologize and you'll get your arab oil, your arab bank deposits and your arrested citizens back. LOL, could not happen to a more deserving country.