Arabs showing thier true colors.

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  1. Seems the Arabs are happy to deny the international court when it suits them. And from one of our so called "friends" Qatar!

    Just as slimy as the USA and noraid in my oppinion.

    Sudan's wanted president welcomed at Arab summit.


    DOHA, Qatar – Sudan's president, who is sought by an international court on charges of war crimes in Darfur, received a warm welcome Sunday in Qatar, where he will attend this week's Arab League summit.

    President Omar al-Bashir was greeted with hugs and kisses by Qatar's emir in a red-carpet welcome at Doha's airport on Sunday. He later had coffee with the emir and the head of the Arab League. The summit begins Monday.

    The 22-nation Arab League has already said it would not enforce the International Criminal Court's arrest order for al-Bashir issued on March 4 and the Sudanese leader visited Eritrea, Egypt and Libya over the past week in a show of defiance.

    Arab countries have been critical of the international tribunal's decision to issue an arrest warrant, arguing it would further destabilize Sudan as the Darfur conflict enters its seventh year. The Arab-dominated Sudanese government's battle against ethnic African rebels in the western region has killed up to 300,000 people and driven 2.5 million from their homes since 2003, according to the U.N.

    Arab foreign ministers preparing for this week's summit endorsed a draft resolution Saturday rejecting the ICC's arrest warrant.

    "The leaders reject attempts to politicize the principles of international justice and using them to undermine the sovereignty, unity and stability, of Sudan," said the draft resolution.

    In a news conference Saturday, Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said the League will "continue our efforts to halt the implementation of the warrant," including asking the U.N. Security Council to halt the case against al-Bashir.

    "What is required from all of us is to stand with our brothers in Sudan and its leadership in order to prevent dangers that affect our collective security," Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said.

    But the Arab ministers rejected an offer from Sudan to host an emergency Arab summit in Sudan to show solidarity with al-Bashir. Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheik Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani said instead that Arab governments decided they will increase their diplomatic visits to Sudan.

    Qatar, an energy-rich Gulf state, has been seeking to play a bigger role on the Middle East stage, and mediated a round a preliminary talks between Sudan's government and the most powerful of the Darfur rebel groups in February.

    Wading into other important regional issues, Qatar supports the Palestinian movement Hamas but also hosts the headquarters of the U.S. Central Command for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  2. It just isn't done to arrest a serving Head of State! Otherwise imagine what others could suffer? Once you're retired,you're fair game,as Pinochet discovered,to the shame of NuLiabor.
  3. Le_addeur_noir

    Le_addeur_noir On ROPs

    Arrest a "serving"head of state?,this could lead to cyclops being lifted for bankrupting or betraying Britain.
  4. Perhaps "international court" will carry more weight if it will become interested in GWBush and Tony Blair as well as other suspected war criminals.
  5. That smacks of Wishful Thinking!!
  6. Can we have Putin as well? Firing ballistic missiles at markets should merit 20+ years...
  7. Ballistic missiles at markets? I must've missed it, could you please expand on it.
  9. Ah, you mean the "Oops!" factor that happenes DURING all wars?! Like wiping out wedding parties as suspect Taliban?..

    "Alexander VEKLICH, head of the press center of the federal forces in the North Caucasus, in an interview on ORT television channel said that on Thursday a special operation against arms dealers that were selling arms and ammunition to terrorists was carried out in the area of the market in Grozny."
  10. I think you could make a good case that you should know where the main marketplace of the capital city of the place you're invading is, and that firing a fuel-air warhead SRBM's at it goes way beyond being proportionate to the military value of the target.
  11. Oh yes! Like knowing the difference between a wedding party and Taliban, a peaceful house and a terrorist hideaway, etc., etc., etc. In one word, -- "oops!" that happenes DURING any war. Don't ignore the word "during".

    Bush, Blair, Clinton should stand trial for STARTING wars in Europe and ME and dragging into them half the world, all for the sake of PROFITS of OIL CORPORATIONS.
  13. Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet.
  14. Nice one!

    1. Chechnya (with all its oil) was part of Russian Empire and the Soviet Union that put money and graft into the industry. But by 1994 Chechnya was RECEIVING oil from Russia!

    2. At the start of the 90-s Yeltsyn said his ill famous “Take as much independence as you can stomach”. Chechnya announced independence.

    3. Dudaev saw it not only as a green light to ethnic cleansing of “Russians” (practically all non-Chechens) in Chechnya, but also as a green light to create Chechen Republic of Ichkeria which comprised not only of Chechnya, but also of Ingushetia. In order to create such republic Chechnya intervened into the ongoing conflict between Ingushetia and North Ossetia who were trying to sort out their differences.

    Under the circumstances on the 11 of December 1994, units of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia entered the territory of Chechnya, by a decree of the Russian President Boris Yeltsin «On measures to curb the activities of illegal armed formations on the territory of the Chechen Republic and in the zone Ossetia-Ingush conflict».

    But don't let facts deter you from story-making.
  15. Probably right... :)