It happened during the height of war. War had extended its destruction beyond the best of imagination. Death was everywhere. The leaders responsible for the death were in hiding.
There is an expiry time for everything. No difference for hiding too. Victorious armies were surrounding the hideout. There was little to none hope of escape. Suddenly an enlightenment of "Peace" tingled the otherwise dogmatic minds of the leaders. It was a feeling that never rose until the death loomed over their heads - the very death they prescribed for many others.
Evading an inevitable death they came out. They thought of surrendering, which was their last option, in order for them to live for another day to lead the same war.
Victorious armies shot the leaders dead. They were unarmed.
"These deaths of leaders... Are they war crimes?"
We asked the elite panel of judges comprising USA, EU, Canada, Australia etc.
"Nop. These are fair killings. By all means these chaps are murderers. They have killed thousands. So it is fair. Therefore, we do not consider the killing of Gaddafi as a war crime"
We were confused.
"We're not talking about Gaddafi killing. We're talking about the killing of Tamil Tiger leadership, whom you allege to have come out to surrender, after sacrificing thousands, including kids in forced conscription, as cannon-fodder."
The communication channel went blank.