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France condemns Israel's killing of Rantisi
Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 18, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on 04/18/2004 12:39:17 PM PDT by yonif

France condemned Israel's killing of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi, with the French foreign ministry saying such "extrajudicial executions" are violations of international law.

"Every state in the region has the right to protect its citizens, but not with no regard for international law," the ministry said in a statement Sunday, referring to the Middle East.

Rantisi, the head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and two bodyguards were killed as they rode in his car on Saturday in Gaza City near his home, hospital officials said. Rantisi was one of Israel's top targets after it assassinated Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin last month.

France "declares yet again that extrajudicial executions are contrary to international law, and are unacceptable," the ministry statement said.

France's belief is that "only through dialogue - and not through violence - will peace be achieved" in the region, it said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: axisofweasels; france; hypocrites; israel; rantisi; waronterrorism
Remove your troops from the Ivory Coast then.
1 posted on 04/18/2004 12:39:17 PM PDT by yonif
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To: yonif
John Kerry wants to turn U.S. foreign policy over to the French.
2 posted on 04/18/2004 12:47:53 PM PDT by Agnes Heep (Solus cum sola non cogitabuntur orare pater noster)
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To: yonif
Well Said Yonif!!!

BTW can anyone point me to the "repository" of International Law?? I'd love to know what the laws of the world are, who made them, how the legislators where chosen, when the laws were enacted, etc....
I've been looking but can't seem to find a source . . .

3 posted on 04/18/2004 12:50:30 PM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (A vote for JF'nK is a vote for Peace in our Time!)
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To: yonif
international law,= Lilliputian Law
4 posted on 04/18/2004 12:50:48 PM PDT by Helms (You make me learn by rote 6,666 verses of the Koran and I may kill you too, Allah be praised.)
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To: yonif
France's belief is that "only through dialogue - and not through violence - will peace be achieved" in the region, it said.

Tell that to the Germans! And next time, they get to KEEP France!

5 posted on 04/18/2004 12:53:27 PM PDT by JimRed (Fight election fraud! Volunteer as a local poll watcher, challenger or district official.)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_law
6 posted on 04/18/2004 12:54:07 PM PDT by Helms (You make me learn by rote 6,666 verses of the Koran and I may kill you too, Allah be praised.)
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To: yonif
Trying to suck up to the Arabs will do you no good. They are a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. They haven't forgotton the head scarf deal, Jacques.
7 posted on 04/18/2004 12:59:34 PM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: yonif
France condemns Israel's killing of Rantisi

And in other news, the sun rose in the east, today.

8 posted on 04/18/2004 1:04:08 PM PDT by xJones
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To: yonif
IT FIGURES!
back to no french cheese or wine.
oh well.
9 posted on 04/18/2004 1:05:56 PM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 (saved by GRACE and GRACE alone)
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To: yonif
France need a major terror attack.
10 posted on 04/18/2004 1:19:49 PM PDT by ConservativeConvert
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To: yonif
France condemns Israel's killing of Rantisi

Well, we all thought that popping Rantisi was a good idea, and now we've confirmed it.

11 posted on 04/18/2004 1:33:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: yonif
"France "declares yet again that extrajudicial executions are contrary to international law, and are unacceptable," the ministry statement said. "

Contrary to international law?

Either the "occupied territories" are really "occupied" and there was nothing "international" about this. Just an internal police action.

Or the Palistinian terrorist act was an "act of War" like the Palistinians themselves claim. And Israel has the right of self-defense.

Of course I don't expect the French to understand much about the right of self-defense. They think international law requires them to surrender.

12 posted on 04/18/2004 1:39:42 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Agnes Heep
Dear Israel: Pay no attention to France. They are insignificant, irrelevant and useless. You did well in killing Rantisi and, as an American, I applaud you!

P.S. What about Arafat? He should be next.

13 posted on 04/18/2004 1:42:08 PM PDT by maxwellp (Throw the U.N. in the garbage where it belongs.)
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To: yonif
Now what did P.J. O'Rourke say about the French?: (politically-incorrect warning)

Sawed-off sissies who eat snails and slugs and cheese that smells like people's feet. They take filthy pictures of each other with cheap cameras, wash nothing but...(censored), fight with their feet, and perform sex acts with their faces. Utter cowards who force their own children to drink wine, they gibber like baboons even when you try to speak to them in their own wimpy language.

14 posted on 04/18/2004 1:42:40 PM PDT by kcar (Who would OBL vote for?)
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To: DannyTN; yonif
Pure hypocrisy, just as you would expect from the French.

Remember Rainbow Warrior? (Chirac was PM at the time.)

Remember the early 60s? The streets in Paris were covered with blood from Algerian demsntrators shot and killed by the French police. Of course all that was hushed up.


15 posted on 04/18/2004 1:45:08 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: yonif
France's belief is that "only through dialogue - and not through violence - will peace be achieved" in the region, it said.

I keep hearing about this strange beast called "international law." Where is this "law" codified? And who elected the legislators who drafted these "laws?

16 posted on 04/18/2004 1:46:37 PM PDT by beckett
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To: beckett
"France condemns Israel's killing of Rantisi"

In other news, the French government condemns it's own military's defense of Verdun in 1916, stating that in order to save lives, the French army should have surrendered.
17 posted on 04/18/2004 2:31:01 PM PDT by Levante
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To: maxwellp
P.S. What about Arafat? He should be next.

That malformed, ill-spawned offspring of an act of buggery should have been broken on the wheel a long time ago.

18 posted on 04/18/2004 2:39:19 PM PDT by Agnes Heep (Solus cum sola non cogitabuntur orare pater noster)
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To: yonif
Only the French can be arrogant enough to show their cowardice with pride. They openly hate the jews. There is no such thing as a brave Frenchman.
19 posted on 04/18/2004 3:20:33 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: yonif
Is Michel Barnier the new French Foreign Minister? If so he is doing a fine job of displaying his patriotism to his white flag waving country.
20 posted on 04/18/2004 3:22:46 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: yonif
France "declares yet again that extrajudicial executions are contrary to international law, and are unacceptable," the ministry statement said.

Whereas blowing up Pizza parlors and city buses are
not, and seem to be acceptable to the EU.

Must be a nuance thing.
21 posted on 04/18/2004 3:24:12 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: beckett
I keep hearing about this strange beast called "international law." Where is this "law" codified? And who elected the legislators who drafted these "laws?

It all seems so clear now... Jamie Gorelick must be French. Their logic is similar.

22 posted on 04/18/2004 3:24:13 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Agnes Heep
Even John Kerry thinks the killing was justified.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1119937/posts
23 posted on 04/18/2004 3:25:45 PM PDT by sandlady
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To: tet68
Who cares what they think.hey that's an oxymoron
24 posted on 04/18/2004 3:29:40 PM PDT by rang1995
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To: sandlady
Kerry will likely change his position tomorrow...
25 posted on 04/18/2004 3:36:11 PM PDT by bygolly
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To: yonif
,,, last summer around 16,000 French senior citizens died in the heatwave. Care beyond borders is something to indulge in once you've taken care of your own population.
26 posted on 04/18/2004 3:41:28 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: yonif
There is no telling how many Palistinian kids Israel will save by targeting the terrorist leaders. But I bet it's more than a few that will avoid the fate of strapping suicide belts to themselves and blowing themselves up, because Israel dared to eliminate these monsters.
27 posted on 04/18/2004 3:42:52 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: yonif

28 posted on 04/18/2004 3:45:08 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe ("As government expands, liberty contracts.")
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To: beckett
There is such a thing as international law and it allows for preemptive strikes.
29 posted on 04/18/2004 3:45:15 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Oh that reminds me...Note to self: Continue to boycott all French products...if there are any.
30 posted on 04/18/2004 5:33:40 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Liberalism is communism one drink at a time)
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To: yonif
The same cheese-eating monkeys who surrendered to the terrorists in Iraq. The French are experts in the art of capitulation.
31 posted on 04/18/2004 5:36:22 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: yonif
"France condemned Israel's killing of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi, ",P.

Yeah?, Well, Americans applaud it - so how do you like them apples, JC?
32 posted on 04/18/2004 6:22:46 PM PDT by Paulie
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