Posts tagged ‘war crimes’

January 20, 2013

War and Pre-Crime

french soldier mali

Do you remember when countries (usually the USA) were considering striking another country and there would be news conferences and statements of intent, solidarity and reasoning?  This would be followed by a statement from the British Prime Minister stating the UK’s position.  One morning I woke up to news that France had started a war in Mali, albeit on the side of the Mali government, against Islamist insurgents inside Mali. None of the previous protocol seems to have taken place.

It was several days before

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November 21, 2011

Germany Opens Old Wounds

In recent weeks Germany’s decision to tax Belgian pensioners and widows that receive pensions has been implemented leaving them understandably upset.  This is not least because they were former slave labourers forced to work for Germany during the war and the pension was meant to provide compensation.

Some of these pensioners are in their 80s and suffered years of trauma once they returned home.  The rate of tax Germany wants to charge

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October 24, 2011

Body of Evidence

As Libyans queue to see the, now decomposing and gruesome, body of Gaddafi a body of another kind – the pathetic United Nations – seeks to charge the soldiers responsible for killing Gadaffi under international war crimes!

It does make me wonder whether the closest these government pen pushers ever got to a war

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