Haifa Court Rules Against Rachel Corrie

Scottish Dragon8/28/2012 9:50:07 am PDT

re: #8 researchok

Has Israel been convicted of that in any court?

Not really germane, since we veto any attempt in the UN to investigate alleged Israeli warcrimes (like use of white phosphorus against civilian targets, complicity with the massacre of Muslim civilians by Christian militias in Palestine back in the early 80’s)

I am convinced that Israeli armed forces have committed serious breaches of the Geneva Conventions and the Laws of land Warfare. Just for the record, I know for a fact the we (the US) have done so as well. It happens in every war. War, by its very nature, brings out inhumanity and barbarism and no human being that ever lived is entirely immune from the effects, IMO.

I also think that Israel has done a fairly decent job of investigating and prosecuting individual soldiers who commit crimes, but tends to shrug off accusations of systemic culpability (decisions to destroy entire neighborhoods IE “collective punishment” and the use of white phosphorus)

Unfortunately, we are pretty damned guilty of that as well…as are Great Britain and many other countries (especially see the role of the British Army in the the North Ireland “troubles”. Torture, killings of innocent civilians, sexualized torture)

France sure has no room to talk. Just mention “Algeria”.