Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Arrest warrant for Livni

Let us make no mistake about it, Tzipi Livni might be "proud of all her decisions regarding Operation Cast Lead", but she is a war criminal and that is why a British court issuing a warrant for her arrest has to be greeted, even if nothing very much will come of it. Indeed, in a sense, it is not unlike an Italian court recently sentencing 23 CIA  operatives because of their role in the kindnapping in Rome of the Egyptian cleric Abu Omar back in 2003.

Of course, it is unlikely that Tzipi or the CIA agents will ever have their day in court; they are all too cowardly for that. Nevertheless, this is an indication of the civilised world saying that we cannot differentiate when it comes to war crimes and war criminals. Next up, the spin and grin man and the cowboy from Texas.

In the meantime, a pissed off Jerusalem has called in the Brtiish ambassador and we have the foreign secretary, David Milliband, telling his chums in the Israeli capital that he has spoken with Gordon Brown, and with the British Secretary of State for Justice, Jack Straw, in order sort the "problem" out. Well David "old bean", the "problem" started just after Christmas last year when the hounds were let off the leash and went on their mad killing spree in Gaza. Now, we have the cowardly pack barking, howling and wailing that universal jurisdication doesn't apply to them.

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