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by James M. Branum - since 1995

Month: January 2009

I guess Israel thinks it can excempt itself from International Law?

CNN: Israel prepares legal defense of soldiers JERUSALEM (CNN) — Israel’s government on Sunday approved a measure that will give legal protection to its military officers if they are accused of war crimes during the Gaza incursion, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said. “The state of Israel will completely back anyone that acted in its name,” […]

From the bowels of JMBzine.com — a special gem of bigotry posted in the comments

From: Comment #307 – Rep. Sally Kern’s ugly anti-gay speech is made public on the internet (emphasis added is my own) kaeboo@hotmail.com said… Rep. Kerns and her husband is absolutely right. We need to stamp out homosexuality indefinately. People’s bodies were designed for reproduction purposes under GOD’s standards because GOD created humans. God finds homosexuality […]

Part 1 of case documents in the case of Johnson v. Oklahoma City University, et al

This is an update to an earlier blog post. I have been reviewing the initial case documents in this case and I am stunned. I think the allegations are likely true, but if even 10% of the allegations are true, this is a horrible, horrible travesty that must be addressed. The complaint includes accounts of […]

An International law perspective on the Israeli attacks on Gaza

MarjorieCohn.com: Israel’s Collective Punishment of Gaza . . . The targeting of civilians violates the Fourth Geneva Convention. Since the rockets fired from Gaza into Israel cannot distinguish between civilians and military targets, they are illegal. But Israel’s air and ground attack in Gaza violates Geneva in four ways. First, it constitutes collective punishment of […]

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