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US supports war crimes tribunal for first time
Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2011 | EDITH M. LEDERER

Posted on 03/01/2011 10:06:15 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. resolution imposing tough sanctions against Libya marked the first time that the United States has given its support to the International Criminal Court and signified a remarkable turnaround, though it includes a key exemption demanded by the Obama administration.

The resolution adopted unanimously by the Security Council on Saturday refers the actions of Moammar Gadhafi's regime since Feb. 15 to the court's prosecutor who must decide whether there is enough evidence of alleged crimes against humanity to warrant a full investigation.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: icc; intlcriminalcourt; libya; un; warcrimes

1 posted on 03/01/2011 10:06:17 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Watch your back Dubya.


2 posted on 03/01/2011 10:07:19 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a misleading headline! Has anyone heard of Nuremburg?


3 posted on 03/01/2011 10:09:20 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Colin Firth Rules!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I seem to recall that several Japanese leaders were tried and sentenced to different punishments, including death. What does it take to become a journalist these days, your own set of Crayons?


4 posted on 03/01/2011 10:23:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (All gave some, some gave all.)
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To: Gene Eric
Watch your back Dubya.

It's Obama's war now. Gitmo's still open. Bombs still falling. Nothing has changed.

Obama forgets how angry the left is that he's still fighting "Bush's war."

5 posted on 03/01/2011 10:26:48 PM PST by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Gene Eric

Not a good sign at all for Dubya.


6 posted on 03/01/2011 10:32:59 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Why does the First Lady keep eating like a government mule ? We're all paying for it, that's why.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Enough evidence, eh?


7 posted on 03/01/2011 10:39:42 PM PST by onedoug (If)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Very bad precedent.

Bozo.


8 posted on 03/01/2011 11:13:07 PM PST by Vendome (Don’t take life so seriously... You’ll never live through it.)
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To: Gene Eric

That court is certainly not Nuremburg.

This opens a BIG can of worms. Good job!


9 posted on 03/01/2011 11:18:46 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We should have made a right turn in baghdad straight to tehran.


10 posted on 03/01/2011 11:47:32 PM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
What a misleading headline! Has anyone heard of Nuremburg?

Give me a break! I didn't even knee to read the piece to know the headline referred to the International Criminal Court.

Have you even heard of International Criminal Court? It's not the 1940s. Come to the 21st Century.

11 posted on 03/02/2011 12:14:27 AM PST by newzjunkey
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’ I didn’t even knee to read the piece to know the headline referred to the International Criminal Court. . . Have you even heard of International Criminal Court? It’s not the 1940s. Come to the 21st Century.’

The question was not what I knew, and could figure out in context based on my knowledge, it was what did the headline mean to a likely not completely informed reader. The clear meaning of ‘US supports war crimes tribunal for first time’ would be that this is the first time that a war crimes tribunal had been supported by the US, Yes, it is the 21st century, but it is not the beginning of history.


12 posted on 03/02/2011 1:18:08 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Colin Firth Rules!)
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