Monday, October 12, 2009

The Supreme Being Netanyahu

In an event that is likely to further strain the relationship between Netanyahu and Obama, the former has vowed to never let any Israeli official or soldier stand trial for war crimes:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he would never allow any of the Israel's leaders or soldiers to be put on trial for war crimes.

Netanyahu opened his fiery speech at the inauguration of the Knesset's winter session by blasting the Goldstone Commission's report sponsored by the United Nations, that accused Israel of committing war crimes during its war against militants in the Gaza Strip last year.
(Haaretz). Netanyahu said this in response to a U.N. Report indicating that Israel and Hamas committed war crimes during the Gaza fog of war.

This blog has said repeatedly, since accountability is required for democracy to work, that Obama needs to look beyond his nose on these issues, because the easy, "mamby pamby way out" is way, way out there.

When nations line up on both sides of war crimes a bubble is created that continues to inflate until it often explodes into war.

Stopping the bubble by prosecuting for war crimes VERY EARLY deflates it by sticking a pin in the bubble so that it pops, releasing the pressure and destroying the vehicle for the bubble.

The next post in this series is here.

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