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The world moves towards arresting politicans for their actions?

This week a British magistrate issued an arrest warrant for the former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni for alleged war crimes in Garza, that happened in the  beginning of this year…..Livni had cancelled her appearance in the country, weeks before….The magistrate was acting on a request from lawyers defending Palestinian’s “claiming victimhood during the three-week Israeli Offensive.”……

Once the judges actions came to light, the Israeli’s got pissed, and Gordon Brown, the countries Prime Minister,  made a call to Livni to explain the British law and to apologize for the incident, that he actually had little to no control over…..

You see in the United Kingdom things go like this…….

………Although the issuing of criminal charges by judges must involve the attorney general, issuing an arrest warrant does not. Instead, it is up to a magistrate or district judge to consider whether there is sufficient evidence to pursue an arrest. Which means — as in the famous arrest of former Chilean President Augusto Pinoche there in 1998 — you can launch a surprise attack. Which is what the judges tried — and failed — to do with Livni.

No diplomatic immunity from the state government?

Wow..can you image ?…a head of state goes to a summit metting…..gets off the plane…does a review of the colour guard, and at the end….two detectives walk past the head of state ‘s security detail, and cuffs the principal,l and drives off with that person in an unmarked police car????

That’s not the best part….the judge in the Livini case, I guess, never advised the Foreign Office of what he was going to do???

Note:…..Heads of state need to skip London in their travels,  just on general principles……

Note#2:….There are bad people running some countries, but you simply cannot have local, or state judges arresting government officials from other countries, without notifying their foreign secretaries…..

Note #3….the author of the piece (Delia Lloyd)…an American living in London….remarks…..”When I read an opinion piece in Wednesday’s Guardian defending the warrant for Livni’s arrest — it was written by a lawyer representing a Palestinian human rights group in London — I thought that surely the comments section would explode with rage and indignation (as undoubtedly would occur in the U.S.). But the commenters were, if anything, even in more in favor of the warrant than the author.”

Two guys argued with me few days ago about the same basic issue…..people get mad at politicians that act in the name of their country pursuing aggressive actions……we tend to forget…or dismiss this…….

But other people don’t…..

December 19, 2009 Posted by | Government, Law, Media, Military, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , , | 2 Comments

Gates expects tougher sanctions on Iran???

Secretary Gates…with due respect……

Big Deal!..You are talking to deaf ears……..

Note:…..I’m waiting for the Israeli’s answer……I know it’ll come….Sooner or later….

December 11, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Military, Politics | , , , | 2 Comments

Did the Israeli Prime Minister get the green light?…..

I wonder if Isreali Prime Miisnter, Bibi Netanyahu, got the ‘GO‘ to deal with Iran on his short visit to Washington D.C. this week?

November 10, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Military, Politics, Travel | , , , | 2 Comments

I’ll say it….The American’s and European’s don’t get it….Iran isn’t giving up their program…..go home people….

Listen…I’m no diplomat…just someone doing a blog…but these people are wasting their time…..

It ain’t gonna happen people…go home….

It will probably be up to you know who…and Obama has a big decision coming at him……

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I'll say it….The American's and European's don't get it….Iran isn't giving up their program…..go home people….

Listen…I’m no diplomat…just someone doing a blog…but these people are wasting their time…..

It ain’t gonna happen people…go home….

It will probably be up to you know who…and Obama has a big decision coming at him……

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Poland gets a visist from Biden and assurances on the ‘new’ missile shield…..

Poland, one of  the United States newest and strongest allies got a recent visit from Vice President Joe Biden…..Biden brought a gift along with him (he’s going to the Czech’s next)…..the US basing of the ‘new’ scaled down missile shield that will consist of shorter ranged variant of the current Aegis ship based system…….please note…there is no current land based system…Raytheon, the unit’s manufacture, will be getting a green light to move the system off ships to land…..it seems that the Israeli’s will get the system first……

Of course these visit’s (after the Russian’s were placated with the original announcements with the flourishes) are VERY important,  in that the both countries are always going to be looking over their shoulder’s at the big guy to the east…..Russia….and they are ever mindful of the Georgian ‘incursion’….Any deployment of land based systems will probably come with US Army troops, who will be the owners and operators of the equipment….and their insurance value to the Poles and Czech’s, against the Russian…..

Notice people….. That everyone specking for the United States suddenly forgot the how to use the word ‘shield’?

……nuff said………

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Poland gets a visist from Biden and assurances on the 'new' missile shield…..

Poland, one of  the United States newest and strongest allies got a recent visit from Vice President Joe Biden…..Biden brought a gift along with him (he’s going to the Czech’s next)…..the US basing of the ‘new’ scaled down missile shield that will consist of shorter ranged variant of the current Aegis ship based system…….please note…there is no current land based system…Raytheon, the unit’s manufacture, will be getting a green light to move the system off ships to land…..it seems that the Israeli’s will get the system first……

Of course these visit’s (after the Russian’s were placated with the original announcements with the flourishes) are VERY important,  in that the both countries are always going to be looking over their shoulder’s at the big guy to the east…..Russia….and they are ever mindful of the Georgian ‘incursion’….Any deployment of land based systems will probably come with US Army troops, who will be the owners and operators of the equipment….and their insurance value to the Poles and Czech’s, against the Russian…..

Notice people….. That everyone specking for the United States suddenly forgot the how to use the word ‘shield’?

……nuff said………

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

There IS a misconnect between the US and Israel about Iran…….

There has been a steady stream of US diplomats and cabinet secretaries  traveling to Israel, ever since Obama’s less than satisfactory meeting with the Saudi’s in June……While Obama is trying the ‘jaw boning’  approach, in trying to get peace the Middle East, the Israeli’s are thinking about one thing……..Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear bomb………the Israeli’s asked Bush for permission to go the last time, and it was denied……I’m not too sure they are going to hold back a next time….. and everyone knows that an attack will wreck  any peace attempts in the region for long time (hence the reason for the vists?)……

August 1, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment