CORAL GABLES (CBS4) – The uprising of the Libyan people, chained for more than four decades to dictator Moammar Qaddafi has captured attention around the world. For Coral Gables resident Victoria Cummock this is also a chance for personal justice.
“We should be spearheading the call to action,” she told CBS4’s Natalia Zea.
Cummock’s husband John was one of 270 people killed during the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 over Lockerbie Scotland. The Libyan government supported the attack.
“(Qaddafi)’s a bully, he’s a murderer, he’s a brutal dictator,” said Cummock.
Cummock has worked with leaders around the world, passing anti-terrorism legislation.
Now she’s using her powerful voice to demand that the US government help the Libyan people. She wants leaders to stop the flow of Libyan oil into our country, and to work with the United Nations to push Qaddafi out.
“I am saddened to see that President Obama has not publicly made a statement. Libya was the mass murderer of American citizens….we have to stand on the side of freedom and human rights and support the Libyan people.”
Though nothing will bring back her husband, or give their three children another chance to grow up with the father they lost so early in life. But for Victoria, seeing Qaddafi face a court for his crimes would bring immense relief.
“It would give me no greater pleasure to have Qaddafi adjudicated and held responsible for all of his atrocities,” said Cummock.