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Israeli lawmaker calls for arrest of US war criminals
Israel Today ^ | October 26, 2010 | Ryan Jones

Posted on 10/27/2010 7:12:43 PM PDT by STD

Edited on 10/27/2010 7:56:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

[snip]Once they 'vanish', guard our freedom. It must be protected and every elitist that pops up claiming he knows 'better' put in his place. We can ill afford anymore of their kind. Jeeesh, the American people should have learned our lessons from Jimmah Cartier, Billy Clinton and Hussein. BTW, our current chief executive's running for the ultimate job; Emperor Imam Hussein, dictator of the World. Unless we win both houses and a super majority; Hussein just might win!

Israeli lawmaker calls for arrest of US war criminals

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | Ryan Jones |

An Israeli Knesset member on Monday sought to turn the tables on the US (and the wider Western world) by calling for an international investigation into American military activities in Iraq and the arrest of American “war criminals.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bogus; defeatist; israel; military
In a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, lawmaker Michael Ben-Ari of the National Union Party insisted that the US military documents recently leaked by the website WikiLeaks were grounds for an official probe. Among other things, the documents appeared to reveal that an average of 31 Iraqi civilians have been killed every day since American forces invaded in 2003, and that on numerous occasions American soldiers have tortured, raped and otherwise abused Iraqi nationals.

In remarks echoing the rhetoric of the international community in the aftermath of Israel’s most recent war on Gaza terror, Ben-Ari wrote:

“The latest revelation of US military documents regarding the war in Iraq detailing torture, summary executions, rape, and war crimes by US and US-lead security forces in Iraq, paint a terrifying portrait of US abuse and contempt of international treaties.”

Ben-Ari wryly suggested that the UN appoint Judge Richard Goldstone to head up the investigative committee. Goldstone headed the UN investigation into Israel’s “Operation Cast Lead” against Gaza’s Hamas rulers. His findings, based largely on unsubstantiated Palestinian claims, were that Israel had committed widespread war crimes.

Ben-Ari noted that if Goldstone is unavailable, “there are human rights organizations here in Israel that are experts in the investigation and judicious prosecution of war crimes. [I have] no doubt that they too will be ready and eager to be at the United Nations’ service.”

The MK closed his letter by stating that he is “looking forward to your call for an urgent hearing at the UN regarding these latest abuses as well as the insidious attempt by the US government to sweep these crimes under the carpet.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to comment on the stunt, but a source close the Israeli leader told The Jerusalem Post that Ben-Ari’s action was “crazy” and potentially damaging to fragile US-Israel relations.

1 posted on 10/27/2010 7:12:46 PM PDT by STD
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To: Mr. Mojo
You do realize that this stunt is a slap in the face to Obama Hussein, & made to prove a point?
3 posted on 10/27/2010 7:21:36 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: STD
lawmaker Michael Ben-Ari...insisted that the US military documents recently leaked...appeared to reveal that an average of 31 Iraqi civilians have been killed every day

Hey Idiot!

All terrorists are civilians.

4 posted on 10/27/2010 7:22:45 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: bill1952

Ah, now I do. (Should’ve read the article).


5 posted on 10/27/2010 7:22:50 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

He’s with the National Union Party, which is Avigdor Lieberman’s affiliation. This is apparently an attempt at satire. If Bon-Ami got out more, he’d see that crackpots in Europe try this thing all the time but they are serious.


6 posted on 10/27/2010 7:23:55 PM PDT by Cu Roi
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Love your tagline. Best I have seen in some time!


7 posted on 10/27/2010 7:29:27 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: Michael.SF.

Thanks!

Every month can be Republicans freed the slaves Month. Each with significant historic days heralding the celebration of freedom for black folks.


8 posted on 10/27/2010 7:35:26 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: STD

Oy vey.


9 posted on 10/27/2010 7:51:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: STD

This is an elaborate bit of sarcasm by the MK. But I think he should skip it.


10 posted on 10/27/2010 7:52:12 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: montag813
I agree. Unfortunately the western world become so overwhelmed with Marxism (under married name “political correctness”) that even an outright satire gets taken at the face value and as a manifesto.
11 posted on 10/27/2010 8:01:16 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Michael Ben-Ari of the National Union Party... sez here the NUP is considered the most right-wing party in Israel.

Thanks STD.


12 posted on 10/27/2010 8:07:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Cu Roi
He’s with the National Union Party, which is Avigdor Lieberman’s affiliation. This is apparently an attempt at satire. If Bon-Ami got out more, he’d see that crackpots in Europe try this thing all the time but they are serious.
No. Leiberman is with Yisrael Beitenu, Israel Our Home. Yisrael Beitenu supports the premise of the Peace Process. It is a Russian-dominated right-wing growth of the Likud. It is kind of like Kadmina being the liberal Likudniks who broak off. (Likud and it's two splinters have an absolute majority in Parlikament, but Kadima is in opposition.) National Union, "Ha Yichud Leumi" is a mixture of secular and religious nationalists. They believe in expelling the Arabs from the West Bank and Gaza.
13 posted on 10/27/2010 9:11:46 PM PDT by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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To: bill1952

Is Obama on the list...with all his evil cronies?


14 posted on 10/27/2010 9:35:55 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!....I can see November from my house!)
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To: STD
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to comment on the stunt, but a source close the Israeli leader told The Jerusalem Post that Ben-Ari’s action was “crazy” and potentially damaging to fragile US-Israel relations.

If that is true, then Ben-Ari should be censured in some way. Imagine if a US Senator in the ruling party sent a letter to the UN chief accusing Israel of war crimes a with a list of alleged damning facts and demanding official investigation. It would be a very big deal. This is a direct attack upon the US military, not Obama.

15 posted on 10/27/2010 9:44:45 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: STD

Progressives.


16 posted on 10/27/2010 10:08:38 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: STD

I can see the wry satire intended, but this is a foolish stunt on the MK’s part, not helpful either to Israel or the US or US-Israeli relations, and he really should leave nonsense like this to the handful of treacherous Arab MKs, such as Ahmed Tibi. (MK = Member of Knesset.)


17 posted on 10/27/2010 10:53:29 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: STD

Tell you what.

We will give these so called criminals under two conditions:

1. We will cut off all financail and military aid.

2. You will concede all land and territory demand by the “Palestinians” with out any condition.

Get back to me.


18 posted on 10/28/2010 11:46:01 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Cu Roi
War Crimes satire.... ?

I don't get it.

19 posted on 10/28/2010 1:21:43 PM PDT by jd777
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To: bill1952
It may be intended as a slap in the face to 0bama, but it comes across as a slap in the face to the United States in general, and to the US military in particular.

I'm not laughing.

20 posted on 10/28/2010 1:27:27 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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