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    Re: UN appoints war crime team for Gaza

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    Re: UN appoints war crime team for Gaza

    Quote Originally Posted by GarzaUK View Post
    No it wasnt. The UN was conceieved to stop World Wars.
    Dont you go bringing facts into this again!

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    Re: UN appoints war crime team for Gaza

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Thats true but i wouldnt point all the fingers at the Jews. Im sure Hamas commited a few war crimes during the war too, but lets see.
    Um... I was being sarcastic.

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    Re: UN appoints war crime team for Gaza

    So if Mr. Goldstone is Jewish, and Israel has complained that the Human Rights Council is biased and refused to cooperate with them, I wonder if his appointment to this panel is an attempt to assuage some Israels fears and promote their cooperation?

    Seriously, I'm not so keen on believing that all Jews conspire to conceal the crimes of their people simply because it's another Jew committing the crime. I'd not assume that Goldstone is an Israeli agent simply because he's Jewish.

    What I'm more interested in is if this panel will actually investigate all allegations regardless of which side is accused. The situation in Gaza is a long, bloody two way street.
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    Re: UN appoints war crime team for Gaza

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The UN was conceived so that we could control the idiot tyrannts in the Third World .
    To be a little more specific, the United Nations replaced the League of Nations in 1945. The original purpose of this organization was to prevent wars between nations, not police third world dictators. The principal is very noble, the execution however has been sorely lacking. It was never set up properly.

    Unfortunately, an organization like the U.N. will always be ineffective as long as you have member nations with veto power that have drastically differing political ideologies and powerful self-interests in how the world should look.

    In my thinking, NATO was a much better arm for peacekeeping/peacemaking. Just like I'm sure the Russia felt the Warsaw Pact was more beneficial towards their interests.
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    Re: UN appoints war crime team for Gaza

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    What I'm more interested in is if this panel will actually investigate all allegations regardless of which side is accused. The situation in Gaza is a long, bloody two way street.
    In late 2008, the United Nations did not respond at all to a formal complaint by Israel concerning the increasing rocket attacks by Hamas. The UN sent no investigator, dispatched no team, and issued no warning to Hamas.

    Now the UN is interested? If they had done even the bare minimum in the lead-up to war, the Israeli response could probably have been avoided. The UN itself bears a good portion of the responsibility due to its malfeasance and ineptitude.

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    Re: UN appoints war crime team for Gaza

    Quote Originally Posted by Shayah View Post
    If they had done even the bare minimum in the lead-up to war, the Israeli response could probably have been avoided. The UN itself bears a good portion of the responsibility due to its malfeasance and ineptitude.
    Well what could they have done?

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    Re: UN appoints war crime team for Gaza

    Quote Originally Posted by Shayah View Post
    In late 2008, the United Nations did not respond at all to a formal complaint by Israel concerning the increasing rocket attacks by Hamas. The UN sent no investigator, dispatched no team, and issued no warning to Hamas.

    Now the UN is interested? If they had done even the bare minimum in the lead-up to war, the Israeli response could probably have been avoided. The UN itself bears a good portion of the responsibility due to its malfeasance and ineptitude.
    To put things in the perspective around 20 people have died during the last years from the rockets launched from Palestine. Over thousand people have died from Israel intervention into Gaza. Also Israel had a blockade against Gaza that didn't just stop guns but also food and medicine. Of course the rockets against Israel was bad, but can be good to put things in perspective.

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    Re: UN appoints war crime team for Gaza

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Need I bother asking if you have any evidence for that assertion?
    You don't believe me?
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    Re: UN appoints war crime team for Gaza

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You don't believe me?
    Given that the vast majority of third world countries didnt exist, let alone have dictators when the UN was conceived I may need some convincing...

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