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Posts by Immanuel Goldstein

Yes, when and where it suits them (and not when it doesn't).As said previously: to be effective, any law should always have the ability to use force, even if it doesn't have to use it in the end. International law hasn't.The UN doesn't take away sovereignity from states, it doesn't have sovereignity over states.Two examples: the unileateral withdrawal from Lebanon, the evacuation of the Gaza settlers.I responded to your “statemement of fact” earlier.And those who cannot...
Presicsely. When actual sovereign states decide to implement treaties, conventions, and customs which form international law, that is: when it suits those states.. But there's no sovereign authority above nations the way the state is asovereign authority above citizens, which is why international law (law between nations) is not equivalent to the law within states.It was the doing of sovereign states, with the international law as rubber stamp (it's not like Mr.Clinton...
Thank you. I'll do my best to like you too.
Are there many other countries which should be on that list?No, because it is ineffective, since it is not derived from any real sovereign authority.Nations follow their national security and national interest first, and international law distant third and only when it doesn't get in the way of the two formers. It's called Realpolitik. Since it's territory under Israel control (albeit temporary) the court that counts is that of the guy with the big club.In France they have...
Because it's kind of like… You need more info, and shit. At its beginning, the settlment movement was againt Israeli policy, and the army was sent to dislodge them (as in the Sebastia incident of 1974). During the first Rabin cabinet (1975-77), Shimon Peres supported the settlers as a way of undermining Rabin. Only after the 1977 elections, won by the Likud, was there government support for the settlers' movement. Most of the settlers are not political anyway which...
We've already seen there were some irregularities, some of which were followed by lawsuits, you are yet to establish that as a general rule, settlements are on stolen land.As I said: On buying a house and moving being a crime?Is Zimbabwe under sanctions? Since there was no negation by either Swedes nor Norwegians of the other's right to exist nor an aggressive intent to destroy the other. Pray to Wotan or whatever deity or none-deity that it won't happen to you.Buying...
So any Israeli individual buying a house in the West Bank and moving there is the same as him being “transferred” or “deported”? I don't see it that way.On buying a house and moving being a crime?While there probably were some administrative irregularities, if you want to claim that Jewish settlements are, as a general rule, built on stolen land, you should back it up with something more substantial than “I know”.Convenient for me, how so? I was opposed to the settlement...
Do you mean that any Israeli individual buying a house in the West Bank is in violation of the Geneva Convention? Please, kindly show me where:Geneva ConventionIf you claim land-theft the burden of proof is on you (as far as I know the lands in question were either government-owned or legally bought).No I don't, that doesn't mean they should be under less scrutiny than Israel.I care more about facts than perceptions, thank you.What I care is this sad state of affairs where...
I don't know anything about these polls you talk of, how were their questions asked, what was their methodology, and I couldn't care any less if you brought me a poll showing most people in the world believe the highest mountain in the world is Mont Impossiblé. Starting a war is not atrocious in itself. So compare liberal democracies which never start wars to other countries which never start wars, and liberal democracies which do start wars with other countries which do...
Eating, sleeping, working, and generally gpoing about their business, nothing illegal about that, unless you'd consider illegal for Jews to live in certain places. As for the length of occupation, it depends on the length of conflcit. Israel occupied Sinai until Egypt agreed to a peace treaty, the Palestinians don't want a peace treaty, their government wants the destruction of Israel, it comes with coinsequences attached.No, it is under arrest. When attacked by a hostile...
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