In a remarkable volte face to the effect that international criminals will no longer be allowed to escape justice the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, has declared that "those who slaughter civilians will be held personally accountable". The statement is being interpreted as a clear signal to States and entities such as Libya and Israel that from now on persons who commit crimes against civilians will face justice at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
KM That is what is called democracy.People who commit these crimes should be punished for their actions where ever they will be held.That is why the US is a great country it has freedom KM which these oppressed people in the middle east is fighting for and losing their lives in turn DEMOCRACY.
People who commit these crimes should be punished for their actions where ever they will be held.That is why the US is a great country...
No I think you missed David's point - he was saying that Bush, Cheney and Blair are also suspects falling within Ambassador Rice's statement. Personally I would include field operators such as Gen Petraeus because of his attempt to justify the killing of villagers on British TV. Frankly he would have been better off keeping his views to himself and adopting the stance that he was only obeying orders but the cat is out of the bag now on his actions as well.
No I think you're missing the point carp - what one can and can't do in war is controlled by international treaties. As it happens civilians are specifically protected. In any event Petraeus repeatedly killed civilians in Pakistan against which the United States is not at war.
KM How do you know that? You were not there personally.General P.is starting to investigate what happened with some of these officers trying to brain wash the politicians who went there.he is a good man and general.He did not kill people under his command for nothing.
You only have to read the papers. This is one example of offences contrary to the Statute of Rome, not necessarily the worst one, but quite bad enough for the women and children concerned, and their families.
You were not there personally
Oh no you don't need to be there - Ambassador Rice for example wasn't there in Libya or Israel. Prosecutions proceed on the best information available.
He did not kill people under his command for nothing.
Proof of liability is for the courts, of course, but "I didn't kill women and children for nothing" is not a defence... in fact it's rather reminiscent of Hitler and all that lot.
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