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Tony Blair’s Muslim sister-in-law wants him tried for war crimes

Posted by avideditor on January 27, 2011

Seems she went crazy and jihadi.

From http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/01/tony-blairs-muslim-sister-in-law-wants-him-tried-for-war-crimes.html


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Islam trumps family ties. “Blair sister-in-law wants him tried for Iraq crimes,” fromAFP, January 26 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):

KUALA LUMPUR — Former prime minister Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth, a rights campaigner and Muslim convert, said on Wednesday that he should be tried for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.Booth, the half-sister of Blair’s barrister wife Cherie, is in Malaysia for lectures organised by Viva Palestina, a British-based organisation associated with controversial politician George Galloway.

Asked whether Blair should be arrested and sent to the International Court of Justice in The Hague for war crimes, Booth replied: “Absolutely. He misled the British people and took Britain to war on a lie.”

The conflict in Iraq was “an offence”, she told reporters after a speech at a Malaysian university, saying it was organised well in advance between Blair and the United States leadership.

Booth has been a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq, and a supporter of the Palestinian cause, and in 2008 travelled with other activists to Gaza by ship to protest against Israel’s blockade of the territory.

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Only Israel Can Be Accused Of War Crimes

Posted by avideditor on January 23, 2011

An angry Arab mob protested against a statement of French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie–one that she never made:

A crowd of angry Palestinians protesters on Friday mobbed the car of French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie as she arrived in Gaza, an AFP correspondent said.

Some demonstrators hurled shoes at the car and one jumped on top of it in a protest over a statement which was mistakenly attributed to the French minister when she met with the parents of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in Jerusalem a day earlier.

Oddly enough, the article above, by YnetNews, doesn’t mention what the mistaken statement was.

But the Hebrew version of the article does.

Apparently the Arab language version of Kol Yisrael mistakenly quoted Alliot-Marie as having said that the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit is a war crime–as if crossing into Israel and kidnapping a soldier and holding him without allowing the Red Cross to visit him is perfectly acceptable.

Personally, I think an angry Israel mob should protest that the French Foreign Minister does not think that the treatment of Shalit qualifies as a war crime.

Once again, international law is only invoked when it can be applied against Israel.

From http://daledamos.blogspot.com/2011/01/only-israel-can-be-accused-of-war.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/dafW+(Daled+Amos)

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‘Breaking the Silence’ vs. ‘Soldiers Speak Out’ on Cast Lead

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 19, 2009

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by Maayana Miskin

(IsraelNN.com) A new controversy has broken out over the three-week Cast Lead counter-terror operation that the IDF waged in Gaza earlier this year. Two organizations have come out with video testimony from IDF soldiers reporting what they saw and heard during the intense fighting.

The first group, Soldiers Speak Out, has collected several testimonies in English in which soldiers recall witnessing war crimes perpetrated by Hamas. One describes finding rocket launchers in an ambulance whose drivers claimed to be transporting an elderly patient.

Others list the measures they took to protect Arab civilians, from withholding fire on terrorists to tidying up civilian homes after entering them for combat purposes.

The second group, Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtika), has collected several testimonies of soldiers saying they saw soldiers causing damage to Arab property, or heard rumors that Arab civilians were used as human shields. Unlike the Soldiers Speak Out videos, the charges set forth by Breaking the Silence were widely reported by international media outlets, including the Associated Press, Reuters, AFP, CNN and The Guardian.

While Soldiers Speak Out testimonies were given by soldiers who used their full names and identified themselves, the Breaking the Silence videos were given anonymously, and soldiers’ faces were blurred.

In March of this year, several major Israeli and international media outlets published testimony from IDF soldiers claiming that the army had committed war crimes in Gaza. Subsequent investigations showed that the reports were based on rumors and media reports, and that none of the soldiers who made serious allegations regarding harm to Arab civilians had witnessed any such incidents themselves.

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Hamas Admits It Uses Human Shields

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 24, 2009

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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Carter Says EU Is Colluding In A Human Rights Crime: Dhimmi Carter thinks it is a human right for the jihadis to kill jews

Posted by avideditor on May 27, 2008

Super dhimmi Carter thinks it is the jihadi human right to kill jews. I think it is all the oil money he is receiving. Will some one please do something to shut this terrorist loving mad man up. He should be tried for treason. 

HT Pat Dollard

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The Guardian – Monday May 26 2008 Article history

Britain and other European governments should break from the US over the international embargo on Gaza, former US president Jimmy Carter told the Guardian yesterday. Carter, visiting the Welsh border town of Hay for the Guardian literary festival, described the EU’s position on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as “supine” and its failure to criticise the Israeli blockade of Gaza as “embarrassing”.

Referring to the possibility of Europe breaking with the US in an interview with the Guardian, he said: “Why not? They’re not our vassals. They occupy an equal position with the US.”

The blockade on Hamas-ruled Gaza, imposed by the US, EU, UN and Russia – the so-called Quartet – after the organisation’s election victory in 2006, was “one of the greatest human rights crimes on Earth,” since it meant the “imprisonment of 1.6 million people, 1 million of whom are refugees”. “Most families in Gaza are eating only one meal per day. To see Europeans going along with this is embarrassing,” Carter said.

He called on the EU to reassess its stance if Hamas agreed to a ceasefire in Gaza. “Let the Europeans lift the embargo and say we will protect the rights of Palestinians in Gaza, and even send observers to Rafah gate [Gaza’s crossing into Egypt] to ensure the Palestinians don’t violate it.”

Although it is 27 years since he left the White House, Carter recently met Hamas leaders in Damascus. He declared a breakthrough in persuading the organisation to offer a Gaza ceasefire and a halt to Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel if Israel stopped its air and ground strikes on the territory.

Carter described western governments’ self-imposed ban on talking to Hamas as unrealistic and said everyone knew Israel was negotiating with the organisation through an Egyptian mediator, Omar Suleiman. Suleiman took the Hamas ceasefire offer to Jerusalem last week.

Israel was still hesitating over the ceasefire, Carter confirmed yesterday. “I talked to Mr Suleiman the day before yesterday. I hope the Israelis will accept,” he said.

While being scrupulously polite to the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, and prime minister, Salam Fayyad, who represent the Fatah movement, he was scathing about their exclusion of Hamas. He described the Fatah-only government as a “subterfuge” aimed at getting round Hamas’s election victory two years ago. “The top opinion pollster in Ramallah told me the other day that opinion on the West Bank is shifting to Hamas, because people believe Fatah has sold out to Israel and the US,” he said.

Carter said the Quartet’s policy of not talking to Hamas unless it recognised Israel and fulfilled two other conditions had been drafted by Elliot Abrams, an official in the national security council at the White House. He called Abrams “a very militant supporter of Israel”. The ex-president, whose election-monitoring Carter Centre had just certified Hamas’s election victory as free and fair, addressed the Quartet for 12 minutes at its session in London in 2006. He urged it to talk to Hamas, which had offered to form a unity government with Fatah, the losers.

“The Quartet’s final document had been drafted in Washington in advance, and not a line was changed,” he said.

Earlier, Carter, told Sky News that Hillary Clinton should abandon her battle to become Democratic presidential candidate after the last round of primaries in early June. Like many superdelegates, he has yet to declare his support for either Clinton or Barack Obama, but he suggested the outcome of the race was a foregone conclusion. “I think that a lot of us superdelegates will make a decision … quite rapidly, after the final primary on June 3,” he said. “I think at that point it will be time for her to give it up.”

Last night, before a packed crowd at Hay, Carter spoke of his “horror” at America’s involvement in torturing prisoners, saying he wanted the next US president to promise never to do so again.

He left an intriguing hint that George Bush might even face prosecution on war crimes charges once he left office.

When pressed by Philippe Sands QC on Bush’s recent admission that he had authorised interrogation procedures widely seen as amounting to torture, Carter replied that he was sure Bush would be able to live a peaceful, “productive life – in our country”.

Sands, an international legal expert, said afterwards that he understood that to be “clear confirmation” that while Bush would face no challenge in his own country, “what happened outside the country was another matter entirely”.

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