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UN urged to refer Syria to war crimes court
Associated Press
Published: 12.01.13, 11:23
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1. What is happening to the UN?
Rodney ,   C.T. SA.   (01.12.13)
For the first time in I don't know how long they are considering action against someone other than Israel. This is really mind blowing. After all Assad has only killed plus/minus 60,000 compared to Israel's plus/minus 30 people in the last war in response to thousands of rockets fired from Hamas. Of course if it were 60,000 Israeli's that had been killed then the scenario would have been different. The UN would have been absolutely silent.
2. UN is obsolete..
Beary White ,   Norway   (01.12.13)
The islam-licking pro-muslim body named UN, should end to exist. By allowing a non-border area, a non-function-governement area, a no security area with random killings, a non human rights area, a terrorist-lead area, an apartheid area,... be adopted into UN, then their integrity has gone, wasted forever.
3. Assad does not care or worry about the ICC
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.12.13)
bashir of the sudan has been indicted by the icc yet he is warmly welcomed by erdogan and other islamists.
4. Syria War Crimes ... Like Assad really
Adam ,   London   (01.12.13)
gives a shit !
5. That only took two years...... Oh no.........
Brett Levitas ,   JHB South Africa   (01.12.13)
It hasnt happened yet. Where are all those voices that scream for Israels blood when 100 people are killed. 60000 and still killing!!! Does the world not see the hypocracy?? I guess not.....
JESUSALEN ,   JESUSALEN   (01.12.13)
kingdom of heaven
7. Rebels ,No war crimes ? Some hopes !
Roland Seener ,   London England   (01.12.13)
8. Rwanda Kofi Annan
Zechariah   (01.12.13)
What about bringing Kofi Annan to a tribunal for allowing the Rwandas a million to be obliterate in One hundred days in 1994 with the Vichy French Clones.
9. We need Abbas
zionist forever   (01.12.13)
Abbas loved threatening to go to the ICC so here is his big chance. Oh yeh forgot Hamas & Fatah have ruled out taking in the palestinian refugees from Syria because they are worried if these people move to Judea & Samaria or Gaza it would come at the expense of their right of return as these people are no longer living in refugee camps.
10. ive always stuck up for the un
ooah (josh) ,   los angeles   (01.12.13)
but I don't only blame them even tho they have used all their resources targeting Israel instead of doing what they were created to do but I blame the Arab world, president Obama and the enablers of Syria - Russia and China and Iran. I'm very confused here, I never really thought about what Obama meantt when he told medvedev that he will have more flexibility but I'm starting to assume that he meant having more flexibility to be more lenient on Russia in regards to Syria. I not only voted for Obama, I helped raise money for his campaign at burning man and now I feell like I am sort of responsible for their suffering. Mr president do your job, America should be helping the helpless and voicing freedom for all people around the world. I was never known for my support of Israel, and I'm still not sure who to believe with that situation, but the UN focusing all their time on Israel when Syria is exploding is starting to lead me to believe that their is a mega double standard going on and I'm less willing to believe all the things I hear about Israel.
11. UN Security Council is paralyzed in Middle East
Russia and China veto resolutions against Arab atrocities and USA vetoes resolutions against Israeli atrocities.
12. Cipora 3
Stephen in New York   (01.12.13)
ICC won't condemn Assad because only Israel- of all the nations on earth- is worthy of condemnation for defending it existence. (People have been asking about you at you know where).
13. 12, Stephen in NY, reply
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.13.13)
only th security council can refer a state which is a non-signatory of the rome treaty to the icc. for reasons that i am unable to find out, i have been totally stopped from you know where. gabriel might have had something to do with it or some foreign department.
14. 12 Stephen NY, post script
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.13.13)
the security council would have to refer syria to the icc, which will not happen because of major power opposition. the issue where we were is unfathomable to me. i seriously doubt that it has to do with the host. it is more likely an outside influence.
15. Who are the rebels?
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (01.13.13)
We know Assad but who exactly are the rebels? Do they represent human rights and democracy or are they just terrorists who could soon have Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons and uranium? Assad and Saddam Hussein are both from the Ba'ath Party. Could Saddam have moved his weapons of mass destruction to Syria before the USA-UK invasion of Iraq?
16. UN should sanction the coalition of the dummies
lydia ,   Brisbane   (01.18.13)
For violating a Libyan 'No Fly Zone' to wage a blitzkrieg on Libya and sanction the same bunch of fools behind the funding and support of the foreign rebel terrorists behind the carnage in Syria. They can wait a bit and include France death toll in Mali of unarmed civilians.
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