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Bashir Gives the ICC His Middle Finger, With Help From His Friends

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Omar al-Bashir, the president of Sudan, is succeeding admirably in making a mockery of the International Criminal Court and its arrest warrent for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Bashir has paid no attention, traveling regularly.


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Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday April 3, 2009, 6:44 pm

Not an entirely surprising outcome. Thanks for posting, Tom.
(Love the graphic! LOL)

Leigh B (211)
Friday April 3, 2009, 6:49 pm
A bullett between the eyes will stop him definitely!

Kit B (276)
Friday April 3, 2009, 6:57 pm
Oh Leigh what a grand idea, a little justice for this worthless bit of human excrement.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday April 3, 2009, 7:18 pm

Well, ladies, that makes three of us in agreement -- with one exception . . . a single bullet will not be enough.

Tom M (814)
Friday April 3, 2009, 7:18 pm
I hope the graphic doesn't offend anyone - it is only meant to illustrate the story, not to flip off anyone here on care2 ;)

Alejandra Vega (139)
Friday April 3, 2009, 9:11 pm
The news about Bashir made me doubt about my English reading comprehension. I refused to believe this, but I was sadly right...
What offends me is people like Bashir and the ones that support him!!!

Jim Phillips (3247)
Friday April 3, 2009, 11:56 pm
bush and cheny are doing the very same thing too to the ICC, only difference is that the ICC has not formally issued and handed out arrest warrants on the pair of them. The ICC appears to be weak and without powers. Yes, it would appear that Bashir can do what he is doing, "Flippin' the Bird"... to the ICC.

Info about the ICC: LINK:

The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.

The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. Although the Courtís expenses are funded primarily by States Parties, it also receives voluntary contributions from governments, international organisations, individuals, corporations and other entities.

The international community has long aspired to the creation of a permanent international court, and, in the 20th century, it reached consensus on definitions of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The Nuremberg and Tokyo trials addressed war crimes, crimes against peace, and crimes against humanity committed during the Second World War.

In the 1990s after the end of the Cold War, tribunals like the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda were the result of consensus that impunity is unacceptable. However, because they were established to try crimes committed only within a specific time-frame and during a specific conflict, there was general agreement that an independent, permanent criminal court was needed.

On 17 July 1998, the international community reached an historic milestone when 120 States adopted the Rome Statute, the legal basis for establishing the permanent International Criminal Court.

The Rome Statute entered into force on 1 July 2002 after ratification by 60 countries.

TY, Tom.

Simon Wood (207)
Sunday April 5, 2009, 2:29 am
The ICC is very selective about who it charges with war crimes and who it does not charge. If it charges Bashir, then how about charging the Bush administration, the government of the UK, the previous government of Australia (where I live), and the government of Israel??? They all committed similar crimes.
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