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41) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547715)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE

'Civilians must be protected, may not be targeted' - video

Jon Snow talks to Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who has said there's "a strong possibility" that Israel's attacks on Gaza amount to a war crime.


The UN wouldn't know a war crime even if one slapped them in the face: -

These rockets are aimed at Israel’s civilian population, and are unprovoked, sent with murderous intent. Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has fired over 1,500 rockets into Israel. The Palestinian envoy to the UN human rights council, Ibrahim Khreisheh, observed that Hamas rocket-fire amounts to war crimes, “whether it hits or misses, because it is directed at civilian targets”.

Translation: all guerrilla warfare is a war crime.

Depends on your definition of Guerrilla Warfare.

If non-uniform, possibly 'Illegal Combatants' (Geneva Convention), TARGET the Military Infrastructure, of what they believe, or actually is, their Enemy: This would not be considered a 'War Crime'.

If their TARGET is Civilian. If they Machine Gun Children on School Buses. Kidnap and Murder Children. If they use Children as HUMAM SHIELDS, to protect their weapons: THEY would be considered WAR CRIMINALS.

I'm guessing you didn't watch the video.

Why?
42) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547708)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE

'Civilians must be protected, may not be targeted' - video

Jon Snow talks to Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who has said there's "a strong possibility" that Israel's attacks on Gaza amount to a war crime.


The UN wouldn't know a war crime even if one slapped them in the face: -

These rockets are aimed at Israel’s civilian population, and are unprovoked, sent with murderous intent. Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has fired over 1,500 rockets into Israel. The Palestinian envoy to the UN human rights council, Ibrahim Khreisheh, observed that Hamas rocket-fire amounts to war crimes, “whether it hits or misses, because it is directed at civilian targets”.

Translation: all guerrilla warfare is a war crime.

Depends on your definition of Guerrilla Warfare.

If non-uniform, possibly 'Illegal Combatants' (Geneva Convention), TARGET the Military Infrastructure, of what they believe, or actually is, their Enemy: This would not be considered a 'War Crime'.

If their TARGET is Civilian. If they Machine Gun Children on School Buses. Kidnap and Murder Children. If they use Children as HUMAM SHIELDS, to protect their weapons: THEY would be considered WAR CRIMINALS.
43) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1547627)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
We could cautiously call that a small progress:)

Hopefully most of us realize that Tsar Putin does not represent the normal Russian.


Or the normal human being in general as it seems...

But Batter up is correct.

Putin is no Jihadist, he is a Russian, and doesn't wish to commit suicide for his convictions.

This is what probably saved The World, during The Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy threatened actions, which may have led to a 'Nuclear Exchange'. Thank God Khrushchev and the Russian's, not being suicidal, backed down.



Not normal how this man can have so much influence on people... A 'Guru', my mum would call him:)

This has happened in the past. Happening now. Will happen in the future.

Just our 'Human Condition', I guess.
44) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1547621)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
We could cautiously call that a small progress:)

Hopefully most of us realize that Tsar Putin does not represent the normal Russian.

Or the normal human being in general as it seems...

The only normal human being according to Putin is Russian speaking and they need more land to live in.
Doesn't it seems familary?

It so sad to hear all this nonsens that I thought was history;(

It appears The World is returning to the 19th Century.
45) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1547616)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
the real reason for your...


The real reason for my...what?

you didn't believe (we know why)


Don't be so f***ing cryptical Clyde, I'm trying to have decent conversations around here and if you don't like it, just don't read my posts is my advice to you.

This is the "politics" forum. Perhaps you would be more comfortable in the chit chat forum.



I post wherever I want and whatever I want, respecting the rules of the Seti@Home forums by all means.


+1

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Byron... I answered Julie's question a couple of posts before your +1.
46) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1547601)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Term limits only say the voters don't have the necessities to make an informed choice. The founding fathers knew this so they limited suffrage to white men freeholders. Bringing back the principals of the founders would go a long way to restoring the US of A to what it was meant to be.

Only White Male Property Owners can vote?
47) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1547592)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
We could cautiously call that a small progress:)

Hopefully most of us realize that Tsar Putin does not represent the normal Russian.


Or the normal human being in general as it seems...

But Batter up is correct.

Putin is no Jihadist, he is a Russian, and doesn't wish to commit suicide for his convictions.

This is what probably saved The World, during The Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy threatened actions, which may have led to a 'Nuclear Exchange'. Thank God Khrushchev and the Russian's, not being suicidal, backed down.
48) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1547572)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
It was Arizona who chose the method of the botched execution not the federal government.


Colorado and Washington are now ignoring Federal marijuana laws;


So as we have established each state makes it own laws, it is in fact the Non-United States.

Yes. Only United under The Constitution, and vastly separate/different laws. The term States, should be understood in 18th century terms. The United States of America could easily be named, The United Nations of America (Lite).

Another instance of the difference.

Should a Criminal flee from one State to another, and be captured , he has to be Extradited, as happens between two nations. In practice, the Criminal usually 'Waves His Right's to Extradition' and returns voluntarily.
49) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1547467)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Internally, there is NO American Government, as people in other country's have.

There is. Sorry, but no matter how you try to spin it, the Federal government does have some authority over the states. Yes, its limited, but it is there.

Well... Most 'Authority' amounts to bribery.

Does this happen outside The US?

No Treaty signed by The Federal Government, has any authority upon The States, if it violates their Constitutional Rights. This happens frequently, and the Federal Government Treaty's become non-enforceable.

A State Governor (Texas) send HIS Military (National Guard) to the Border, with power's of arrest. Federal Military Personnel do not have this authority.

Remember: 40% of the military forces of the US, are State National Guard. Their Oath includes the following Order's of Their Governor.

Most of the time, under Constitutional Law, these forces are 'On Loan' to the Other Government of The United States (Federal). Does not apply during a Declared War.

It is apparent that there are many non-American's who have no idea how The US Operates Internally. It is unique. When they say 'it is no different than us' or 'I can't see a difference', I am totally amazed.
50) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1547431)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Real police work .... Tasered with no effect ....
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stauffer-629625-police-officers.html


Detaining them, that's the solution...

who them?


The "criminals"

Still lost. Are you saying the police are the criminals in this story? Mental illness is not criminal.


No, of course not! It's just that the police could use other methods sometimes, but I guess they're no psychologists:)

"psychologists"? They REALLY have no experience with these people 'on the street' (been there when they tried). They didn't work.

Police should 'try this - try that' doesn't understand that every situation is different, and can change second-by-second.


Well trained policemen should be able to handle any situation in a professional manner, however, they regularly abuse their position and 'power' (been there when they tried...)

In a scripted Hollywood movie, yes.

Real life incidents are much more complicated. I guess it is difficult for those with no real experience, in these situations, to understand.

Just a Real Life Experience regarding 'Professionals' (did find it very humorous, but telling).

Man was threating suicide by jumping off Elevated Subway Tracks. While we (Police) where talking to him, and setting up airbags, near a Large Hospital. An older man was standing next to me, observing. Suddenly, a younger man rushed up, saying to this older man "He's my patient, I can help". The older man looked sternly at this person and said "You've done enough damage, leave". I couldn't stop laughing.

Says a lot about 'Professional Training'.
51) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1547420)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Why, since The US has been the Dominant Military, and Economic Power since 1945 (but fading): Is there a complete lack of understanding of how it operates?

It's only a question of how you operate to yourselves. To the rest of the world when you enter the International scene, you are the USA. When will you Yanks realise that?

We 'Yanks' (actually referrers to people from New England) DO understand that Internationally, there is an American Government.

Internally, there is NO American Government, as people in other country's have.

What is so hard to understand?
52) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1547353)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Real police work .... Tasered with no effect ....
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stauffer-629625-police-officers.html


Detaining them, that's the solution...

who them?


The "criminals"

Still lost. Are you saying the police are the criminals in this story? Mental illness is not criminal.


No, of course not! It's just that the police could use other methods sometimes, but I guess they're no psychologists:)

"psychologists"? They REALLY have no experience with these people 'on the street' (been there when they tried). They didn't work.

Police should 'try this - try that' doesn't understand that every situation is different, and can change second-by-second.
53) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1546858)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDE
You Yanks should be ashamed of yourselves!

A bullet in the back of the head would have been more humane

There you go again. It was Arizona who executed him. What does Arizona have to do with New Jersey where there is no death penalty?

This is going to cause a stink as Arizona most likely bought the drugs illegally. This is the second time this has happened. I don't know why they are so attached to lethal injection. If they want to execute someone do it with pride in the open like Saudi Arabia or Iran. Gutless hypocrites, take pride in your justice.

One must understand that most Non-Americans have NO CLUE how The US operates.

We understand someone saying "You Yanks" displays no real knowledge of The US.

We know what ONE State does, means NOTHING about all the rest.

Why this Vast Ignorance regarding this Country still exists. Has been a mystery to me.


I fully understand how the 50 states that make up the United States of America work.

Riddle me this: -

Was it Arizona that invaded Afghanistan?
Was it New Jersey that invaded Iraq?
Was it New York that sanctioned Putin's cronies?
Was it Delaware that invaded Grenada?

Nope. It was The Federal Government. Not The State Governments.

The "Riddle' does show complete ignorance of how The US operates.

Internally. there is no 'American Government', as most of the World is setup.

Why, since The US has been the Dominant Military, and Economic Power since 1945 (but fading): Is there a complete lack of understanding of how it operates?
54) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1546853)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDE
About a week ago I asked why there were no "term Limits" on other politicians, well it looks like someone else has noticed.

The Economist - The mid-terms - The royals of Capitol Hill

Same thing being said here.
55) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546668)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
The consequences of WW2 made the Jews realise if the continued to submit to all atrocities committed against them since Roman times there wouldn't be any Jews left. So now they react to threats and attacks, and some condemn them for it.

Understand this is The First Time, since The Diaspora, that The Jewish People are fighting back. Using the period of the last few decades.

Much of The World is shocked by this turn of events, and wish The Jewish People would just submit. As they did in the past.
56) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1546665)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
One must understand that most Non-Americans have NO CLUE how The US operates.


From my visits to your fine country, I would make the assessment, that most Americans don't know how your country operates.

And might I add that most Americans don't even know where most of the rest of the world is, or how it works, and in much of the country don't even know that most people of the World don't speak English.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0TK_vk-XDM

:) just having some fun - hope no one minds... :)

This is done ALL the time within America. Always find it funny.
57) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1546662)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
You Yanks should be ashamed of yourselves!

A bullet in the back of the head would have been more humane

There you go again. It was Arizona who executed him. What does Arizona have to do with New Jersey where there is no death penalty?

This is going to cause a stink as Arizona most likely bought the drugs illegally. This is the second time this has happened. I don't know why they are so attached to lethal injection. If they want to execute someone do it with pride in the open like Saudi Arabia or Iran. Gutless hypocrites, take pride in your justice.

One must understand that most Non-Americans have NO CLUE how The US operates.

We understand someone saying "You Yanks" displays no real knowledge of The US.

We know what ONE State does, means NOTHING about all the rest.

Why this Vast Ignorance regarding this Country still exists. Has been a mystery to me.

or, more likely, he is just doing it to annoy you.

Possibly yes. Possibly no.
58) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1546661)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
One must understand that most Non-Americans have NO CLUE how The US operates.


From my visits to your fine country, I would make the assessment, that most Americans don't know how your country operates.

And might I add that most Americans don't even know where most of the rest of the world is, or how it works, and in much of the country don't even know that most people of the World don't speak English.

Both ignorant of each other. Yes.

Many Americans may be ignorant of how their Country operates. But the do know that Arizona IS different from, let's say, Massachusetts.
59) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546657)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
A compassionate piece of writing by Gabor Maté in the Toronto Star..

By: Gabor Maté Published on Tue Jul 22 2014

"As a Jewish youngster growing up in Budapest, an infant survivor of the Nazi genocide, I was for years haunted by a question resounding in my brain with such force that sometimes my head would spin: “How was it possible? How could the world have let such horrors happen?”

It was a naïve question, that of a child. I know better now: such is reality. Whether in Vietnam or Rwanda or Syria, humanity stands by either complicitly or unconsciously or helplessly, as it always does. In Gaza today we find ways of justifying the bombing of hospitals, the annihilation of families at dinner, the killing of pre-adolescents playing soccer on a beach."

Full article

Beautiful dream of Israel has become a nightmare. Everyone ought to be sad at what the beautiful old dream of Jewish redemption has come to. Everyone ought to grieve the death of innocents

Just finished the article.

The piece was not "compassionate". At least to the Jewish People in Israel, whom Hamas, and other Jihadist's, repeatedly state they wish to exterminate.
60) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1546651)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Edit:

Hamas demands end to blockade before ceasefire

Is that so the first and perhaps only shipment through will be more rockets?

Of course.


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