who posted a question via Twitter, Davidexplainedthelikely
scenariofor whatwouldhappentoGbagbo if he is arrested by the UN:
“I went to a press conference with UN mission in Ivory Coast (UNOCI) chief YJ Choi lastmonth. His message to perpetrators of violence: "Do not have any illusion that you cancommit human rights violations with impunity; the days of reckoning are fastapproaching; UNOCI is documenting your violations." That implies he'll be arrested andmaybe sent to the International Criminal Court like Charles Taylor in neighbouringLiberia.”
5) OnBleGoude, youthminister
, who has been a youth minister under Gbagbo
assomeone who should be ousted from Ivory Coast politics in light of recent events.Davidsaidthe
“The other day the rebel leaders called Ble Goude an irrelevant "mosquito" who will bedealt with later. They've also claimed he would come over to their side. But he doesseem have to disappeared of late. He was elusive even when I was in Abidjan trying andfailing to interview him.”
6) Onpro-Gbagboforcesandtheir futureandtheUN’sdecisiontolaunchair strikes
strikesinAbidjan and whose authority this was under.
“Yes, the UN discussed the strikes and requested French assistance, given the latter'ssuperior firepower. A diplomat in Abidjan told me: "Unusual but if they did not thesituation in Abidjan would have become chaotic and out of hand. Their actions probablysaved thousands more lives than were sadly lost last night. It was good decisive actionfrom them."
also asked about what would happen to pro-Gbagbo forces if he is ousted, an issue thatDavid said is being discussed outside of the Ivory Coast:“Desmond Tutu and The Elders have called for peace and reconciliation for the pro-Gbagbo forces. But there has to be a real danger of revenge attacks, especially with thecurrent anarchy and looting in lawless Abidjan. The UN still has much to do to protectcivilians, whoever they are and whatever they're suspected of doing.”