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  • Coalition Seeks to Send North Korea to International Court Over Rights Abuses

    10/25/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | OCT. 25, 2014 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Coalition Seeks to Send North Korea to International Court Over Rights Abuses By SOMINI SENGUPTA OCT. 25, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — Seven months after a groundbreaking report documenting how North Korea tortured and starved its citizens, a broad coalition of countries is pushing for the first time to refer Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court for prosecution of crimes against humanity. Japan and the European Union circulated a draft resolution last week among United Nations member states that encourages the Security Council to refer North Korea to the tribunal in The Hague; 43 countries have so far signed on in...
  • PA Official Opposes Joining ICC so as to 'Shoot Israelis'

    08/27/2014 3:39:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official last Friday opposed his organization's aspirations to sue Israel for "war crimes" at the International Criminal Court (ICC). His reason - such a move might prevent Arabs under PA jurisdiction from "shooting Israelis." The official, Abbas Zaki, is a leader in PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction. His comments came in an interview on the Lebanese Palestine Today TV, which was translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). "I'm against signing the Rome Statute (i.e., joining the ICC) as long as our country is occupied. If tomorrow you shoot, they'll say you signed an agreement,"...
  • PA Continuing with Efforts to Join International Criminal Court

    08/05/2014 3:51:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/14 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is continuing its efforts to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Ma’an news agency reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the PA’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Riyad al-Maliki, met with ICC officials to discuss the Israeli operation in Gaza. During his visit, Al-Maliki inquired about the legal procedures necessary for the PA to join the ICC and sign the Rome Statute in order to take action against possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza, according to the report. Al-Maliki said he would consult members of the Palestinian Authority government on the matter after his visit. He...
  • Gansler supports commuter discount on ICC

    02/10/2014 10:16:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 7, 2014 | Michael Dresser
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, running for the Democratic nomination for governor, proposed Friday that the state give commuters a break on the tolls on the Intercounty Connector in the Washington suburbs. Gansler's campaign issued a statement and a video in which the candidate asserted that ICC traffic and revenue are well below projections because of high tolls. According to the Gansler camp, usage is 20 percent lower than expected and revenues are 20-45 percent below projections. The attorney general said his plan for a 50 percent discount for commuters who make at least 15 trips a month on the...
  • BREAKING/UNFOLDING: EGYPT FILES CRIMINAL TERROR CHARGES AT The ICC- AGAINST OBAMA!

    11/23/2013 6:57:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 77 replies
    Adina Kutnicki ^ | November 13, 2013 | Commentary By Adina Kutnicki
    Americans should internalize they are in a whirlwind of trouble, particularly when Egypt’s leaders (not exactly a bastion of freedom and liberty seekers) are the ones taking the lead, that is, in pushing back against the leader of the free world. Its essence revolves around Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia. They have an incontrovertible case to bring before the International Criminal Court, aka the ICC. What an upside down world. Alice-in-Wonderland time…down the rabbit hole…loony tunes too. In this regard, HOT on the heels of yesterday’s commentary, REVEALED: MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MAFIA COMPLETES ‘PHASE 3′ FROM ‘THE...
  • The Road Less Traveled

    10/01/2013 1:48:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Bethesday Magazine ^ | September 2013 | Eugene L. Meyer
    Driven on the Intercounty Connector lately? No? You’re not alone. Many haven’t. The 18.8-mile highway—the first stretch of which opened two and a half years ago after great hype and amid great controversy—is the road less traveled. Traffic counts are well below early projections, and revenue from tolls—needed to pay off the bonds that were sold to build the road—is far less than originally anticipated. The initial estimated cost of $1 billion has ballooned to $2.4 billion—or as much as $4 billion if you include interest payments. Consequently, all tolls on Maryland highways, bridges and tunnels have been raised in...
  • Sudan's Bashir, wanted by the ICC, says he will travel to U.N.

    09/22/2013 7:56:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges, said on Sunday he planned to attend this week's U.N. General Assembly and had already booked a hotel in New York. Washington has led calls for Bashir to face international justice over bloodshed in the now decade-old conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, and a senior State Department official said last week that Bashir would "not receive a warm welcome" if he traveled to New York.
  • Pricing recommendations for I-95 express toll lanes approved

    09/19/2013 7:49:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 19, 2013 | Kevin Rector
    Rush-hour commuters could pay nearly $5 a day in tolls to travel back and forth on a seven-mile stretch of express toll lanes set to open next year along Interstate 95 east and north of Baltimore, according to proposed pricing approved Thursday by the board of the Maryland Transportation Authority. The new lanes, scheduled to open late next year, would offer a quicker travel option for commuters willing to pay. The suggested tolls vary by the time of day and the type of vehicle, but a car traveling on the toll lanes during peak hours would pay between 25 cents...
  • Morocco: Christian jailed for "shaking the faith of a Muslim"

    09/12/2013 2:19:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/12/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Clearly the officials who fined and jailed this Christian were moderates; in Saudi Arabia he would have been executed. Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Morocco: "Moroccan Christian Jailed for 'Shaking the Faith of a Muslim,'" by Joseph DeCaro for Worthy News, September 12: RABAT, MOROCCO (Worthy News)– A Moroccan Christian has been fined and jailed for "shaking the faith of a Muslim." Spreading Christianity is prohibited under Article 220 of the Moroccan Penal Code; the maximum sentence for this offense is three to six months' imprisonment, but in a September hearing, Mohamed el Baldi was convicted and sentenced to...
  • Kenyan VP 'orchestrated ethnic killings', ICC told

    09/10/2013 3:09:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/10/13 | Jan Hennop
    Kenyan Vice President William Ruto orchestrated a campaign of ethnic killings "to satisfy his thirst for power" after disputed 2007 elections, prosecutors said Tuesday at the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court. Ruto, 46, and co-accused Kenyan radio boss Joshua arap Sang, 38, pleaded not guilty to charges of stoking the worst violence in the east African country since independence in 1963. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto's former political foe turned ally, goes on trial at the ICC on November 12. He also proclaims his innocence. The start of the high-stakes case, with the ICC's reputation on...
  • Kenya moves to leave international court

    09/05/2013 9:41:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 5, 2013 12:11 PM ED | Jason Straziuso and Tom Odula
    Kenya’s parliament on Thursday passed a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court just before the country’s president and deputy president face trial at The Hague for allegedly orchestrating post-election violence more than five years ago. Citing the fact that the United States and other world powers are not members, the majority leader of Kenya’s parliament on Thursday argued that Kenya should withdraw from the statute that created the ICC. … The Kenyan debate is a reaction to the start next week of the trial at The Hague of Deputy President William Ruto. Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta face...
  • Domestic Spying Revelation Could Be Devastating For The Obama White House

    06/06/2013 5:30:26 AM PDT · by blam · 118 replies
    TBI - The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-6-2013 | Peter Foster
    Domestic Spying Revelation Could Be Devastating For The Obama White House Peter Foster, The Telegraph June. 6, 2013, 6:46 AM The Obama administration will be bracing itself for a torrent of hostile questions this morning following the apparent revelation that the National Security Agency has been data-mining the phone records of tens of millions of ordinary Americans. Not to be confused with eaves-dropping, or bugging the phones of those suspected of conspiring to commit a terrorist or criminal offence, the top secret court order published by The Guardian appears to show that the NSA has been trawling the anonymous 'metadata'...
  • Intercounty Connector as 'American Autobahn?'

    04/25/2013 8:57:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Laurel Patch ^ | April 25, 2013 | Greg Cohen
    The speed limit on the Intercounty Connector was recently raised from 55 mph to 60 mph. Should it go even higher? The road—also known as MD 200—was designed for speeds up to 60 mph. But that's not stopping one Washington Post reader from insisting the state should turn the ICC into the American autobahn. The German highway allows drivers many long stretches of road without any speed limit. In his letter to The Washington Post, Bethesda resident Brian Moore says it's a concept Maryland should at least consider:
  • Nearly 7K speeding tickets issued on ICC

    04/01/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 29, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    LAUREL, Md. - Since the Intercounty Connector opened, nearly 7,000 speeding tickets have been issued, according to documents obtained by WTOP. While most tickets are clearly violations, some raise questions for drivers. Police issued nearly 200 tickets to drivers going less than 65 mph in a 55 mph zone. On Oct. 6, 2011, a driver was ticketed for going 59 mph. "That's crazy. I've never heard of that before and I don't understand it," says Sergio Gutierrez of Laurel. He says it's confusing, especially with the recent story of Maryland State Police ticketing a woman for driving 62 mph in...
  • Kerry's Offer: Release Prisoners and They'll Renew Talks(Israel-Palestine)

    03/23/2013 7:17:58 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening, after earlier discussing ways to push a new peace plan with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, U.S. and Israeli sources said. A radio report said Netanyahu and Kerry had a first round of private talks and were then joined by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Netanyahu's personal envoy Yitzhak Molcho and his national security adviser Yaakov Amidror. Channel 10 News reported that Kerry is planning on offering Israel and the PA an outline which would see Israel releasing terrorists from its prisons and transferring areas...
  • Islamists Stealing Christian Children to Train as Suicide Bombers

    02/11/2013 9:45:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/11/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that 19 children, who were to be sold to fundamentalist Islamic boarding schools (madrassas), have been rescued. Traffickers lied to the children’s parents, saying they would take the children to Christian boarding schools in Dhaka, when in fact, they were intending to sell the children to various madrassas. Students from Dhaka University discovered the children and rescued them. This is not the first instance of Christian children being trafficked to madrassas, as upwards of 150 children have been rescued from similar situations since July 2012.
  • Israel must remove all Jewish settlers from occupied West Bank

    01/31/2013 6:35:10 AM PST · by haffast · 27 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 1-31-2013 | Anne Sewell
    A report emanating from a UN human rights inquiry has called on Israel to remove all Jewish settlers from the West Bank and to immediately cease expansion. According to the report, the settlements violate international law and are merely an attempt to drive out Palestinians through intimidation. The report comes from an inquiry led by French judge Christine Chanet and was based on interviews with 50 Palestinians, describing land grabs, violence, and damages to livelihood, and reads, "Israel must, in compliance with article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions.” The report further states that...
  • House bill could raise ICC speed limit to 70 (Maryland)

    01/31/2013 5:54:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Gazette ^ | January 28, 2013 | Sylvia Carignan
    This story was corrected on Jan. 29, 2013. An explanation follows the story. The speed limit on the Intercounty Connector could reach 70 miles per hour if a bill, introduced during the General Assembly's current session, passes. Del. Aruna Miller (D-Dist. 15) of Darnestown and Del. Neil Parrott (R-Dist. 2B) of Hagerstown are co-sponsoring the bill that would raise the maximum speed limit on interstates and expressways statewide from 65 to 70 miles per hour. The speed limit on the ICC would automatically increase from 55 to 70 miles per hour if the bill is passed. The Maryland Transportation Authority...
  • Md. may increase speed limit on ICC

    01/07/2013 5:06:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 4, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    WASHINGTON - The Intercounty Connector, a highway that stretches between Gaithersburg and Laurel in Maryland, could see an increase in its speed limit this year. An engineering study found the speed limit of the highway could be raised from its current limit of 55 mph to 60 mph. The ICC, which opened in 2011, gives commuters a quick way to get from Interstate 270 to Interstate 95. "We wanted to have one year of actual operating experience before we looked at speed limits at all," Maryland Transportation Authority Executive Secretary Harold M. Bartlett tells WTOP. Bartlett says he thinks there...
  • ICC Examining 'Legal Implications' of PA Statehood Bid

    12/01/2012 2:49:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The International Criminal Court's (ICC) prosecutor's office said on Friday it was considering the legal implications after the UN General Assembly's overwhelming vote to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a non-member state. "The Office of the Prosecutor takes note of the decision" and will now "consider the legal implications of this resolution," it said in a statement sent to AFP but declined to elaborate. In 2009, the PA asked the ICC prosecutor's office to investigate alleged war crimes committed by the IDF during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. However, only a state can launch such a request under international law,...
  • ICC users rack up unpaid tolls

    11/20/2012 1:06:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2012 | Katherine Shaver
    Nearly one in three motorists who use the Intercounty Connector without an E-ZPass transponder don’t pay the toll later, making Maryland’s newest and most expensive highway home to a toll violation rate four times higher than the state average. Individual motorists racked up as much as $1,418 each in unpaid tolls after driving on the ICC, or Route 200, as many as 430 times during the first six months of this year. A rental car company owed $4,263 in ICC toll debt, while a construction company accrued $2,241 for 65 unpaid trips during that time. The new 18.8-mile highway between...
  • Proof Positive - In My Opinion (who created Innocence of Muslims)(Obama)

    09/20/2012 10:33:42 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 145 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Montagraph
    Proof Positive - In My Opinion True Source Found For "Innocence of Muslims." (Obama)This is a Youtube video produced by user Montagraph who speculated that "Innocence of Muslims" was a false flag op. So did I. He has done a lot of work tracing numerous websites connected to the original uploading of the now famous video. His narrative starts out very slow but give it a chance. He does explain it all in detail and has sourced it all with URLs below his vid. Montagraph declines to say that his evidence is definitive so you be the judge. The internet...
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • Cracks Being Fixed in 10 Bridges on Intercounty Connector

    09/19/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Takoma Park Patch ^ | September 18, 2012 | Sebastian Montes
    Engineers for Maryland's most high-tech highway are nearly half way to mending hairline fractures found in 10 of the bridges that carry the Intercounty Connector between Gaithersburg and Laurel. Repair work has wrapped up on four of those bridges and is set to start this week on three more. But who’s to blame for cracks at two other bridges remains at question. The contractor who designed those bridges is disputing the state’s assessment that the cracks are the contractor's fault. The ICC’s western third opened in February 2011 amid a flurry of both fanfare and skepticism. Eight months later, inspectors...
  • What To Do Against Belgium

    02/13/2003 1:22:24 PM PST · by anotherview · 32 replies · 563+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 13 February 2003
    What To Do Against Belgium MK Tzvi Hendel (National Union) recommends that Israel try Belgian leaders for their participation in war crimes committed by Belgium during its conquest of the Congo up til 1960. "This will enable the world to see the Belgians' chutzpah and hypocrisy," Hendel said. It is estimated that between 1880 and 1920, ten million Africans in the Belgian Congo were the victims of murder, starvation, exhaustion induced by over-work, and disease. Well-documented claims allege that women were systematically raped and that the local populace endured kidnapping, looting and village burnings. An article in the London-based Guardian...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Christian minister accused of “Crime against Humanity”

    03/15/2012 7:53:37 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Christian minister accused of “Crime against Humanity” Scott Lively targeted by an international homosexualist plot By Julio Severo Two years ago, Scott Lively, author of “The Pink Swastika”, addressed members of the Ugandan Parliament, which was considering a bill criminalizing homosexuality. Lively urged an emphasis on therapy rather than punishment, and, after the bill was released he opposed the death penalty provision. Scott Lively: accused of “Crime against Humanity” Now, on March 14th a lawsuit was filed in an American court alleging that Lively committed the “Crime Against Humanity,” by speaking against homosexuality in Uganda. The plaintiffs say that his...
  • Drivers ask: Where's the ICC bill?

    08/25/2012 6:33:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    WTOP ^ | August 24, 2012 | Adam Tuss
    WASHINGTON - If you drive on the InterCounty Connector in Maryland without an E- ZPass, you are supposed to be sent a bill in the mail for the toll. But some may be asking, "Where is my bill?" Several drivers tell WTOP they are surprised at how long it takes to actually receive a notification in the mail from the all-electronic toll road. ICC leaders are aware of the issue. "For a Maryland license plate, it can take more than three weeks to receive the notice. For an out of state plate, it can take longer," writes Maryland Transportation Authority...
  • Australia urges Libya to ensure security of detained lawyer

    06/10/2012 4:45:40 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    Radio Australia ^ | 10 June 2012 | anon
    The Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has called on Libyan authorities to ensure the security of an Australian lawyer detained in Libya. Melinda Taylor is an International Criminal Court lawyer who was in Libya ahead of proceedings against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the country's former ruler Muammar Gaddafi. She was detained on Thursday for alleged breaches of Libyan national security. Senator Carr says consular officials are trying to get access to Ms Taylor and consular staff have been in touch with her family. The Australian Lawyers Alliance has called on the Libyan Government to immediately release Ms Taylor....
  • Shahroudi Says All Muslim Sates Support Hizbollah

    07/15/2002 3:46:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 170+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | July 15 2002
    DAMASCUS -- Lebanese Hizbollah is an independent body which enjoys the protection of all Muslim states, Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mohmoud Hashemi Shahroudi told foreign reporters here on Sunday. Shahroudi also called on Muslim and Arab states to back the Lebanese resistant movement, IRNA reported. The U.S has adopted a double-standard policy in its war on terror and is using it as an 'excuse' to crush nations in support of the Israeli regime, Shahroudi said when asked by the Xinhua news agency. The Judiciary official further said that the Islamic Republic is working alongside Muslim and Arab states on a...
  • State looks at all-electronic toll collection

    03/14/2012 6:40:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 13, 2012 | Candus Thomson
    Maryland may eventually do away with tollbooths on the state's highways, bridges and tunnels and switch to electronic toll collection. A preliminary report by the Maryland Transportation Authority concluded that converting its seven toll plazas is feasible but would cost as much as $180 million. Transportation officials initiated the study as they look for long-term savings and ways to reduce travel time and increase highway safety. "It's something we're interested in doing. It's something the industry is moving toward. But it's complicated and we're in the earliest stages," said Harold Bartlett, the transportation authority's executive secretary. At least eight states...
  • Intercounty Connector traffic lighter than many expected

    02/24/2012 1:29:59 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WJLA ^ | February 22, 2012 | John Gonzalez
    The Intercounty Connector, the new toll road that connects Gaithersburg to Laurel, was envisioned and created to alleviate the traffic headaches that have plagued local roads and the Capital Beltway for decades. While some trips for commuters have been cut in half, though, some officials and commuters have been left to wonder why the $3 billion highway looks so empty. Maryland Transit Administration officials say that the average ridership on the ICC - which is hovering around 21,000 cars per day - is exactly where they want to be. That's a stark distinction, though, from preliminary traffic and revenue studies,...
  • Saudi Arabian Officials Assault, Strip Search Christian Prisoners-

    01/25/2012 5:50:22 PM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    http://www.persecution.org/ ^ | 1-24-12 | ICC Staff
    ICC Urges Saudi Arabia to Release the Prisoners Washington, D.C. (January 24, 2012) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Saudi Arabian officials strip searched 29 Christian women and assaulted six Christian men after arresting them for holding a prayer meeting at a private home in Jeddah. The prisoners are currently being held at Briman prison in Jeddah. “We feel humiliated because the security officials stripped searched us. They used the same glove to search several of us at the same time. Some of my friends are suffering from physical pain to their private parts due to the unsanitary...
  • Take the ICC and exit at Norwood — where?

    01/07/2012 8:28:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2012 | Katherine Shaver
    Drivers leaving the newly opened Intercounty Connector at Exit 10 for Layhill Road have a choice listed on the big, green overhead sign: They can head south onto Layhill to go to Glenmont or travel north to go to Norwood. Norwood? “Anybody who’s lived here any length of time would say, ‘Norwood? Where’s Norwood?’ ” said Elizabeth Hartge, a lifelong resident of the area whose great-great-grandfather built the family homestead in 1855. Even local history buffs are stumped. “I wouldn’t know to call it Norwood,” said Cathy Case, interim director at the nearby Sandy Spring Museum and a resident of the...
  • US appeases Sudan's genocidal tyrant while NATO bombs Libya

    07/19/2011 9:11:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 19, 2011 | Michael Hughes
    Although Sudanese president Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir meets more than all of the requirements that qualified Libya's Muammar Gaddafi for regime change -- the U.S. has shown an alarming amount of empathy for the oppressor and his cabal in Khartoum. In fact, Gaddafi's sins pale in comparison to those of Bashir, whose transgressions were concisely enumerated by Doyle McManus in the L.A. Times on Tuesday. Because of his role as the architect of the Darfur genocide -- a campaign which claimed over 300,000 lives -- Bashir became the first sitting head of state indicted for war crimes by the International...
  • Gbagbo faces crimes against humanity charges at Hague

    11/30/2011 7:19:03 AM PST · by Cardhu · 1 replies
    France 24 ^ | November 30th 2011 | AP News Wires
    AP - The International Criminal Court charged former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo with murder, rape, persecution and inhuman acts Wednesday, crimes allegedly committed as his backers fought brutal battles to keep him in power after last year’s elections. Gbagbo, 66, is the first former head of state taken into custody by the court since it was established in 2002, although prosecutors also have charged Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with genocide and Libya’s former leader, the late Moammar Gadhafi, with crimes against humanity. “Mr. Gbagbo is brought to account for his individual responsibility in the attacks against civilians committed by...
  • ICC has issued warrant for Ivory Coast's Gbagbo - lawyer

    11/29/2011 8:50:57 AM PST · by Cardhu · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 29th 2011 | Mark John
    The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for ousted Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, his France-based lawyer said on Tuesday. "They (Ivorian justice authorities) showed it to him this morning,"
  • AP Exclusive: NATO may face posible ICC probe (Libya)

    11/11/2011 3:56:33 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 7 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | November 11 2011 | MIKE CORDER and SLOBODAN LEKIC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Some NATO members are worried that their organization may be investigated by the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor said allegations of crimes committed by NATO in Libya would be examined "impartially and independently," according to diplomats accredited to NATO headquarters. The diplomats said action to pre-empt a war crimes investigation would likely include an immediate internal legal review of all incidents in which NATO bombing or other actions caused civilian casualties. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. Currently, nearly 120 states are parties to the ICC. All European NATO...
  • Abuse Victims Seek International Court Case Against Pope

    09/13/2011 6:33:54 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 7 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | September 13th 2011 | Staff
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands-- Clergy sex abuse victims upset that no high-ranking Roman Catholic leaders have been prosecuted for sheltering guilty priests went to the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, seeking an investigation of the pope and top Vatican cardinals for possible crimes against humanity. The Center for Constitutional Rights, a New York-based nonprofit legal group, requested the inquiry on behalf of the Survivors Network, arguing that the global church has maintained a "long-standing and pervasive system of sexual violence" despite promises to swiftly oust predators. The Vatican said it had no immediate comment on the complaint. The complaint names Pope...
  • Getting There: Myths abound when officials talk toll increases

    06/28/2011 8:28:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 27, 2011 | Michael Dresser
    When Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. won election as governor in 2002, he was faced with a tricky problem. He had campaigned on a pledge to build the long-delayed Intercounty Connector in suburban Washington. The highway project would cost a fortune, far more than the state could afford out of its Transportation Trust Fund, and the Republican Ehrlich had taken a hard line against new taxes. He had to come up with some way to pay the $2.6 billion it would eventually cost. The answer? He would make it a toll road. And to give his policies a semblance of geographical...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama courts disaster

    06/28/2011 5:20:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2011 | Editorial
    White House may regret letting judges based in the Netherlands take lead on LibyaThe Obama administration is backing the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. It is a dangerous precedent for the United States to rush to affirm the jurisdiction of this relatively new international body, particularly with a president whose counterterrorism strategy has made his name synonymous with “targeted killing.” On Monday, ICC judges granted warrants for Col. Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and regime intelligence chief Abdullah Sanussi. The court said there were “reasonable grounds to believe” that the trio were “criminally responsible...
  • Intl court orders arrest of Gadhafi, son, key aide

    06/27/2011 11:47:39 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo- AP ^ | May 27, 2011 | MIKE CORDER
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International judges ordered the arrest of Moammar Gadhafi on Monday for murdering Libyan civilians who rose up against him, as NATO warplanes pounded his Tripoli compound and world leaders stepped up calls for the Libyan leader to resign.The International Criminal Court said Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi and his intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi are wanted for orchestrating the killing, injuring, arrest and imprisonment of hundreds of civilians during the first 12 days of an uprising to topple Gadhafi from power, and for trying to cover up their alleged crimes.
  • War crimes prosecutors seek Gadhafi's arrest

    05/16/2011 5:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    AP/KTEN ^ | 5/16/11 | Mike Corder
    The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked judges Monday to issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two other senior members of his regime, accusing them of committing crimes against humanity by targeting civilians in a crackdown against rebels. Luis Moreno-Ocampo says Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi ordered, planned and participated in illegal attacks. He said Gadhafi's forces attacked civilians in their homes, shot at demonstrators with live ammunition, shelled funeral processions and deployed snipers to kill people leaving mosques. Judges must now evaluate the evidence before deciding whether to confirm the charges...
  • Libya: ICC prosecutor seeks warrant for Gaddafi

    05/16/2011 5:40:27 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | May 16th 2011 | Staff
    The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor is seeking the arrest of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi and two others for crimes against humanity. Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Col Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi bore the greatest responsibility for "widespread and systematic attacks" on civilians. ICC judges must still decide whether or not to issue warrants for their arrest. The Libyan government has already said it will ignore the announcement. Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Kaim said the court was a "baby of the European Union designed for African politicians and leaders" and its practices were "questionable". Libya...
  • Source: Gadhafi facing possible arrest warrant from court

    05/14/2011 12:09:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2011
    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Moammar Gadhafi is among three Libyans facing arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity, an official with direct knowledge of the case told CNN Saturday. The court's Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, who said in early March that he planned to investigate the embattled Libyan leader, will announce Monday that he's seeking the arrest warrants. This was the first time the court investigated allegations as a conflict unfolded. The allegations include security forces killing unarmed protesters, forced displacement, illegal detentions and airstrikes on civilians. Investigators looked at the most serious accusations in...
  • "Responsibility to Protect" - The End of National Sovereignty As We Know It?

    03/28/2011 11:15:24 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    New Zeal ^ | March 26, 2011 | Trevor Loudon
    Why Did U.S. President Barack Obama order a military attack on Libya? Why did he seek the permission of the United Nations Security Council, but not that of the U.S. Congress - as he is constitutionally obliged to do? Glenn Beck has explained President Obama's decision to attack Libya in terms of the United Nations' "Responsibility to Protect Doctrine"Mr Beck is right.According to Radio Free Europe Those who justify the Libyan intervention on humanitarian grounds draw much of their logic from a concept which has dramatically gained ground over recent decades. The concept is known as "R2P," shorthand for the...
  • Obama's missteps on Libya cement Gaddafi's advantage

    03/11/2011 9:17:59 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | March 11, 2011 | Stephen Rademaker
    In diplomacy, as in medicine, the cardinal principle in any crisis is to first do no harm. The Obama administration's approach to Libya has violated this principle in at least two respects. Having made matters worse for Libya's democratic opposition, the administration now must be willing to reverse the damage it has done. First, there's the arms embargo, imposed by the U.N. Security Council with strong U.S. support two weeks ago. Initially advertised as a measure that would weaken the Gaddafi regime by preventing it from acquiring additional weapons, the State Department this week revealed its view that the U.N....
  • US supports war crimes tribunal for first time

    03/01/2011 10:06:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2011 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. resolution imposing tough sanctions against Libya marked the first time that the United States has given its support to the International Criminal Court and signified a remarkable turnaround, though it includes a key exemption demanded by the Obama administration. The resolution adopted unanimously by the Security Council on Saturday refers the actions of Moammar Gadhafi's regime since Feb. 15 to the court's prosecutor who must decide whether there is enough evidence of alleged crimes against humanity to warrant a full investigation.
  • George Clooney in Southern Sudan over war worries

    10/07/2010 2:58:28 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 50 replies · 1+ views
    APNews ^ | october 6 2010 | Unknown
    American actor George Clooney is visiting the little known region of Southern Sudan. The U.N. Security Council arrived to a raucous welcome on Wednesday, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also made a recent trip here. The high-level visits are putting the spotlight on the Texas-sized area of Sudan that is far less known to Americans than the western region of Darfur, where mass atrocities have been committed over the last decade. Southern Sudan is three months from a Jan. 9 independence vote that could see Africa's largest country break in two. The vote _ and the potential of...
  • Letter: Time for McCain to retire

    06/10/2010 6:41:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1,096+ views
    Editor: It's time to retire Senator John McCain, 73, who's been in office 24 years. Contrary to how he depicts himself, McCain has been a big government globalist during his entire senatorial career. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which is dedicated to one-world government and the relinquishment of all national sovereignties. McCain is a RINO (Republican In Name Only), a closet Democrat. Suddenly running scared, and with a $5 million campaign war chest to spend, McCain is blitzing TV with ads in support of securing the border: a 360-degree turnaround. If you're wondering why...