What are the serious issues of the day that Tano claims the UN addresses? Darfur? Not a genocide, according to the UN. The Congo, where UN peacekeepers were trading food for sex? Oil for Food? Deterring Iran's nuclear program? East Timor, where the following happened:
"The massacre of the East Timorese officers occurred after renegade soldiers opened fire on the police as they left their headquarters under a truce brokered by the UN's police commander in Dili, Saif Malik, also from Pakistan. Malik ignored advice that to lead unarmed Timorese police past the guns of the soldiers would lead to a massacre. "He was told by all his advisers not to take them out there, but he would not listen," sources close to the investigation said.
"He kept insisting the presence of the UN could protect them." Instead the police were escorted out behind a blue UN flag and got less than 100 metres from their headquarters when two soldiers opened fire, killing 12 officers and wounding at least 20, including UN police protectors from the Philippines.
The soldiers executed several wounded police at point-blank range, firing shotguns into their heads, sources within the AFP said."
(Hat tip to Belmont Club)
Can Tano point to one UN diplomatic success in the past decade?
Marty H.Comment Posted By Marty H On 9.06.2006 @ 12:05
I saw a French flag also on one of the limos. No German flag though.
Is Theo, the German agent Jack doublecrossed, on the plane? Would he help or harm Jack if he were?
Marty H.Comment Posted By Marty H On 25.04.2006 @ 09:51
This is a fundamental issue of sovereignity. "A nation of laws, not men" means our laws, not someone else's.
There is nothing wrong with understanding how the world interprets law. The issue is in using foreign law as the basis for a ruling. Consider the Holocaust denier sentenced to jail in Europe. Should that be used as a precedent to suppress free speech in the States? And what if a foreign law incorporated into US law is overturned or repealed? Our legal system should not be built on a shaky foundation over which we have no control.
States can look to other States because all laws are interpreted within the common framework of the Constitution. You'll see this with a particular issue like term limits, where a states law is ruled upon, and other states copy the statute if it is accepted, or modify legislation if the statute is rejected.
There is a pretty clear hierarchy to US Law, starting with Consitutional amendments, down to local ordinances. Laws passed by individual states certainly should supersede foreign law in this hierarchy.
MartyComment Posted By Marty H On 16.03.2006 @ 13:54
At the end, when Jack was holding Tony, Tony's last words were "She's gone." For Jack, that had so many meanings-Michelle, of course, Teri from season 1, Kim as of five minutes earlier.
So much for the show being too slow....
MartyComment Posted By Marty H On 14.03.2006 @ 11:20
You missed the best line of the season:
Buchanan to Chloe when she's being, well, Chloe: "We don't have time for your personality disorder!"
If only someone would use it on President Jellyfish.
MartyComment Posted By Marty H On 10.05.2005 @ 22:48
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