Hague Politics, not Law
While the BBC make an orgy of the reporting of Karadciz's arrest and transportation to the Hague tribunal we get this incredible piece of tongue-in-cheek spin from Olga Kavran, spokesperson for the Tribunal:
"This is a great day for the victims who have been waiting for a very long time. It's also a day for international justice because it does show that nobody is beyond the reach of the law and that all fugitives will be arrested."
Oh really? Does George Bush, Tony Blair, Broon and Co. know this? These fugitives are striding the international stage with no fear of arrest or trial. Those of us who have tried to use the law, the very foundations on which the Hague Tribunal stands, find we are simply ignored by both the police and the politicians. Instead of paying attention to the law they send our complaints to the Counter Terrorism Command, treating us as if we are terrorists for daring to report the war criminals!
And who is to ignore our complaints at the CTC but that rogue Peter Clarke who has the 77 false-flag hanging round his neck!
The time will come when we have to complain to the International Criminal Court in The Hague that our complaints are getting nowhere. What will they do then to undermine the very laws they proclaim to all the world they're upholding? Clearly it's one law for the enemies of the West and quite another when it comes to our own crimes.
How can, why should, anyone take either their laws or our domestic ones seriously anymore when the powers that be, by making a mockery of the Rule of Law, have reduced their own societies to a state of anarchy?"Yet the larger question remains: has this Tribunal embedded the ideal of global justice into practice? Nearly all those I spoke to, including [Court President Augusto] Pocar, noted that powerful nations against whose leaders a case might be made – Russia, China and the US – would never end up in court. The International Criminal Court, which will continue after the ICTY ends and which was constructed partly on its model, is trying African cases only."
'International Law on Trial', John Loyd, Financial Times, 25 July 2008
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/60d90298-57ae ... 07658.html