BBC: "US probes new Iraq massacre claim"

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by KGB_resident, Jun 2, 2006.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5039714.stm

     
  2. Trust Auntie Beeb to stir the sh1te. Keep an eye open for a "Kill the Infidel" rally in your town soon! :x
     
  3. Guess it's another game of wait and see...
     
  4. If the US Army are found to have killed innocent women and children the guys responsible should be punished. No one can tell me that killing harmless children is acceptable no matter what race, colour or religion.

    Anyone killing children deserves to die -period.

    BBM
     
  5. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    The IDF have been getting away with it for years...
     

  6. I agree, the footage of the terrified small boy shot dead by the IDF while his father tries to shield him is absolutely disgusting. The Israeli's do themselves no favours. No country shouldbe above the law -including the USA and Israel.
     
  7. Meanwhile

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060602/ap_on_re_as/japan_us_sailor;_ylt=AuOqiH9FN5Xl1EaEqJFg1SRw24cA;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA--

    I think that it is a very easy thing to stop unlawfull killing of civilians by Coalition forces - let Iraqi corts to decide their fate. If it possible in Japan then it could be done in a new democratic country as well.
     
  8. ...or the Palestinian Authority/Hamas?
     
  9. Quite right, how about Russians in some Chechan courts? fair play after all, eh? :wink:
     
  10. Chechnya is a part of Russia. So Russian courts regards alleged war crimes committed by Russian servicemen in Russia

    By contrast Iraq is not a part of USA or the UK and

    So American courts regards alleged war crimes committed by American servicemen in Iraq

    Do you see the difference?
     
  11. Of course the leaders and those who support the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria wouldn't agree with you, which of course is the problem.

    I understand that the Russian criminal court system now uses jury trials as an option. This of course leads us up back closer to the original point, would you allow Chechnyans to form the jury's on trials of Russian soldiers?

    You've misunderstood the Japanese article. The US works out a Status of Forces Agreement with every country they have troops stationed in. It delineates what charges will be tried by local legal jurisdictions and what will be tried by the US military courts. The agreements generally work out that any crimes commited while 'on duty' as servicemen will be tried by the US military. Crimes commited while off-duty in civilian locals are generally tried by the local courts. The soldier being tried by the Japanese reflects that.
     
  12. Ah yes thanks, I had thought that Chechnya declared independance way back in 1991(must have been mistaken). I should have said Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine,Poland, Afghanistan, Hungary, Czechoslovakia,Kuriles,etc did I leave any out? :roll:
     
  13. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5042036.stm

    Newly appointed PM is apparently an unexperienced politician. 'Habitual attacks' are absolutely lawfull and they help Iraqi people in its way toward a true democracy.
     
  14. Oh give the poor guy a break, those were pretty far in the past and we can't really hold them against them. I think it's perfectly fair however to bring up their rather dubious actions in places like Transnistria, South Ossetia and Abkhazia in support of these illegal quasi-'nation states'. Chechnya didn't have the legal right to secede unlike the Soviet Socialist Republics that broke away from Russia under the Soviet Constitution, although how legitimate that document was/is is a matter of debate for another time, so it'd be a bit like Kent county deciding to declare independence from England. The fact that Russia is perfectly willing to wade in guns blazing to retrieve 'their' wayward Federal subject quoting the law/legality of it whilst occupying sections of neighbouring sovriegn states is just the hypocritical icing on the cake. :)