Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Israel - supplier of war criminals

A Guardian article recently reported on the narrow escape of a senior IDF officer from impending arrest by the British authorities. On a flight to Heathrow, he remained on board until the flight returned to Israel. The charges? Warcrimes against 'Palestinians'.
...Mr Almog committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip in 2002 when he ordered the destruction of 59 homes near Rafah, which Palestinians say was in revenge for the death of Israeli soldiers.
So why should any country have jurisdiction over the alledged warcrimes of an Israeli national? Belgium is the laughing stock of the world for accepting criminal charges against Ariel Sharon and George W. Bush, but it seems Britain is really no better. Who decides over jurisdiction?
Mr Workman [the judge - Ed] decided his court had jurisdiction for the offences
Oh, I guess that's ok then.

So how does this go then? Any 'Palestinian' can go to any court in any country and file charges of war crimes against any Israeli. And if that court feels authorized to handle the charges, it will issue an arrest warrant. Naturally, most European courts WILL consider themselves authorized, after all, they're impartial and unbiased, like the societies they represent. Yeah right.

If this sort of thing is not stopped cold, 'Palestinians' will be in a position to impede travel by Israeli's to any country other than the US. There's a very good reason the US does not recognize the authority of the World Court in the Hague. The International Court of Justice (a good name if you're into irony) is the UN idea of a supranational court, and it is as politicized as the UN itself.

If you're not an Muslim or a member of the non-aligned countries, you do not want to be tried there.

Israel was, and lost. Of course.

And now the courts of countries like Great-Britain and Belgium are following suit. They don't need the UN anymore to persecute Israel, they can't wait to take the lead. And how does Israel react?
Last night the Israeli foreign ministry, said: "In the past extremist Palestinian organisations have tried to manipulate legal processes in Europe for their own cynical ends. We have no faith in these groups but we have a lot of faith in the British legal system."
We really should just stop talking to these people.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Why commemorate what you never cared about?

Ditch Holocaust day, advisers urge Blair heads the Sunday Times.
Advisers appointed by Tony Blair after the London bombings are proposing to scrap the Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day because it is regarded as offensive to Muslims.
I agree with the proposal, although the motives for scrapping it are funny: Life itself is offensive to Muslims, so we all might as well kill ourselves.
Holocaust Day was established by Blair in 2001 after a sustained campaign by Jewish leaders to create a lasting memorial to the 6m victims of Hitler. It is marked each year on January 27.
Just to remind you: The Holocaust took place during WW2, mostly between 1941 and 1944.

Blair instituted a memorial day 60 years later. And before him, no British leader felt the need to. And I fully understand why: The British did not care about the Jews when there was still so much that could be done to save them ALL. Before and even during the war.

But like the rest of the allies, they very deliberately chose not to.

So pardon the language, but fuck them and their commemoration. I think they should give the Muslims what they want. They deserve each other.

Think about this: British homegrown Muslims massacre Britons on trains and buses. And as a result, Blair gets advised to snub the Jews. Makes perfect sense to me.