[oclug] Python vs. Scum
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Wed Mar 20 14:15:31 EST 2002
On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 13:11:29 -0500
"Ian Anderson" <ijdander at jcaa.ca> wrote:
> > Has he been convictee already? I thought that the trial was
> > still ongoing.
> > I must have missed something. However, in this case, I'm on
> > Milosevic's
> > side on this one. The `World Court' has no jurisdiction in this matter
> > since it not a legally constitted court. Only properly
> > constituted nations
> > can have courts and then only to try it's own citizens. No
> > country has the
> > right to put anyone on trial for a crime that was not
> > committed in their
> > own country. Milosevic can only be tried in a court in his
> > own country.
> Evidently you didn't think much about the Nuremburg trials at the end of
> World War II. The fact the Nazis were an elected......oops there are
> those Nazis again, so much for this thread.........
True enough. They were also illegal. The German leaders should have been
tried in German courts by German judges with a German jury. Remember also,
that the Hitler government was a legal governement.
Hey, but war victors always impose their will on the defeated. That war
could have easily have gone the other way too, and our children would all
be singing "Deutchland, Deutchland, uber alles" in school. Us too, could
be basking in the glories of National Socialism and the achievments of the
superior German race.
But, seriously folks, that isn't my point. The point is that no nation
can impose it's law or it's institutions on another. You cannot solve
other people's problems, they must do it on their own. In the case of
Milosovec, he was toppled from power by his own people, and his own people
would be the only people to deal with him. Inexplicably, he was turned
over to the `World Court.' For shame!
In the end, that may save his life for if he had been tried in Serbia, he
would have probably already received the death penalty.
"God is like a comedian playing to an audience that is afraid to laugh."
-- George Burns on Voltaire
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