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Gorbachev calls for global court for environmental crimes
AFP ^ | March 13, 2012

Posted on 03/13/2012 9:58:19 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Tuesday for the creation of an international court to try environmental crimes, in an interview published in French daily Le Monde.

"I would personally look favourably upon creating an international tribunal to try those responsible for environmental crimes, both business leaders and the heads of state or government," the 81-year-old Nobel Peace Prize recipient said.

Gorbachev, who was in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday to speak at the Sixth World Water Forum, has led the environmental pressure group Green Cross International since 1993.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: environmentalcrimes; gorbachev

1 posted on 03/13/2012 9:58:25 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

See spot beg.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 10:00:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Once a commie, always a commie.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 10:00:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First defendant - Rachael Carson (oh, she’s dead already)
Second - Al Gore


4 posted on 03/13/2012 10:00:50 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
OK, Gorby, let's start with you for Chernobyl...


5 posted on 03/13/2012 10:03:10 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Funny, coming from the only living Soviet leader who is responsible for the Aral Sea disaster, considered by most rational people to be the biggest man-made environmental disaster ever.

Make a citizen’s arrest of yourself Gorby, then we’ll know you’re serious.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 10:03:14 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Cronos

“Ping”


7 posted on 03/13/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Chernobyl is a direct result of communism. Good standing with the party put bad people in positions of power while good nuclear physicists and technicians were relegated to subordinate roles.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 10:06:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First defendent

Michael Gorbachev.

Chernobyl
Dried up Aral Sea
Dead Oka River
Dead Caspian Sea


9 posted on 03/13/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

10 posted on 03/13/2012 10:24:30 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Put him in the docket first for Chernobyl.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 10:36:35 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Communism is an environmental crime. The former Soviet Union and China are ecological disasters.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 10:36:54 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As soon as Gorby stands trial for ordering the massacre of 13 Lithuanians in 1991.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 10:38:08 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He must be refering to the Soviet obliteration of the Aral Sea, or nuclear polution of the Arctic Ocean....


14 posted on 03/13/2012 10:39:52 AM PDT by G Larry (spellcheck can ruin a good rant!)
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To: G Larry
Or possibly societies that try to conduct civilization while having no sewers or privies.

You could just round them all up and.......... well, you'd need to ask a Commie about what to do next.

15 posted on 03/13/2012 10:48:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: G Larry
Or possibly societies that try to conduct civilization while having no sewers or privies.

You could just round them all up and.......... well, you'd need to ask a Commie about what to do next.

16 posted on 03/13/2012 10:48:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Timber Rattler

or Magnitogorsk (it makes Pittsburgh of the 1940’s look clean by comparison)


17 posted on 03/13/2012 11:31:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I would personally look favourably upon creating an international tribunal to try those responsible for environmental crimes, both business leaders and the heads of state or government,"

His 15 minutes is so over.

18 posted on 03/13/2012 11:41:02 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here’s one guy who waited until most of the twentieth century was over before asserting himself as one of the century’s biggest idiots.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 12:07:16 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I see China supporting this in a heartbeat. /sarc


20 posted on 03/13/2012 12:46:58 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“Here’s one guy who waited until most of the twentieth century was over before asserting himself as one of the century’s biggest idiots.”
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Nevertheless: Another idiot not to be underestimated...


21 posted on 03/13/2012 3:03:44 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“Here’s one guy who waited until most of the twentieth century was over before asserting himself as one of the century’s biggest idiots.”
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Nevertheless: Another idiot not to be underestimated...

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/gorbachev/index?tab=articles


22 posted on 03/13/2012 3:05:28 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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