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« Reply #180 on: February 26, 2007, 07:19:26 pm »
Merged.

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« Reply #181 on: February 26, 2007, 07:26:07 pm »
Oh yeah, forgot about this thread. 
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« Reply #182 on: February 26, 2007, 07:29:18 pm »
I also posted it in here about 10 secs after you did, so no biggy.  If I hadn't of posted in here I would have merged them instead.

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« Reply #183 on: February 26, 2007, 07:34:03 pm »
 :argh!: The fuck?

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« Reply #184 on: February 26, 2007, 07:38:04 pm »
Actually, under international law it was ethnic cleansing, no less reprehensible, but a different charge. 

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« Reply #185 on: February 26, 2007, 07:43:57 pm »
I think, perhaps, if money hadn't been part of the equation then Serbia would have been held responsible.  Actually, when you think about it, there really has been no justice served to the Bosnians.  Two of the Three ringleaders of the ethnic cleansing are still at large and the other one, Milosevic, died in the middle of his trial.  And why do I have the feeling that the current "apologetic" leader of Serbia has a pretty good idea what swimming pool Radovan and Ratko are sitting by?
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« Reply #186 on: February 26, 2007, 07:53:40 pm »
Actually, under international law it was ethnic cleansing, no less reprehensible, but a different charge.

how does international law differentiate 'genocide' vs 'ethnic cleansing'?

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« Reply #187 on: February 26, 2007, 08:02:21 pm »
I think this court was operating under strict definitions.  The actual case being tried was of a specific massacre in Srebenicia where about 8000 people were killed.  So Serbia wasn't being tried for the whole of the 100,000 people who were killed.  Even still, I don't know how you say Serbia wasn't responsible for what happened.  It's obvious, they were unhappy about Bosnia breaking off and took actions to eliminate those who championed it. 
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« Reply #188 on: February 26, 2007, 09:30:03 pm »
Actually, under international law it was ethnic cleansing, no less reprehensible, but a different charge. 

how does international law differentiate 'genocide' vs 'ethnic cleansing'?



Genocide is an attempt to physically destroy an entire ethnic group.  The war in former Yugoslavia was always about who owned the land, who it belonged to.  People were driven out and killed and those are war crimes, but of a different variety.  Its like charging someone with manslaughter (1) in a murder case, the end results are often the same, but intent, which is key in Western legal theory, is different.

Also, we should have KLA leaders in the dock on similar charges.  As soon as we bombed Serbia into submission, they waged a campaign of terror to force ethnic Serbs out.  In fact, that happened wherever NATO intervened in the Balkans.

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« Reply #189 on: February 26, 2007, 09:31:18 pm »
http://somalinet.com/news/world/Somalia/7367

Guess which part of the world is not reporting this story...?

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« Reply #190 on: February 27, 2007, 02:31:45 pm »
http://somalinet.com/news/world/Somalia/7367

Guess which part of the world is not reporting this story...?

US News:

uhhh is that the african somalia or the umm...district of bahgdad somalia? cuz...uhh...ahhh.....[coughs]....HERE'S RICK WITH THE WEATHER!!!
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« Reply #191 on: February 27, 2007, 04:58:25 pm »
"Somalia, right isn't that where all of those dark colored people came from who bag my groceries.  I knew we couldn't trust em, always smashing my bread!"
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« Reply #192 on: February 27, 2007, 08:16:52 pm »
I don't know if this was posted yet, and it was a couple days ago,

http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=21075

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« Reply #193 on: February 27, 2007, 08:17:53 pm »
Al-Qaeda is the worst threat to the USA
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6401427.stm

Which is why we are now funding them to fight the Iranian leaning Iraqi Parliament, right?

Right.

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« Reply #194 on: February 27, 2007, 08:20:47 pm »
I don't know if this was posted yet, and it was a couple days ago,

http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=21075

Bloggers gotta watch their backs.

Not only in Egypt.

THE US GOVERNMENT is planning to force bloggers who criticise Congress and organise grassroot causes to register themselves or face jail time.

According to GrassrootsFreedom.com, under Section 220 of S. 1, the lobbying reform bill currently before the Senate, bloggers who have more than 500 readers will have to register and report quarterly to Congress just like lobbiests or go to jail.

GrassrootsFreedom.com chairman Richard Viguerie said the new law would create the most expansive intrusion on First Amendment rights ever.

The amendment was introduced by Senator David Vitter and is currently on hold as it seems to have got bogged down in the legislative process. It would be interesting to find a bog that is read by more than 500 people.

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