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Thread: UK Warrant Out for Tippi Livni's Arrest

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    Default UK Warrant Out for Tippi Livni's Arrest

    A warrant was issued in London on Sunday for Tippi Livni's arrest.

    The legislation related to the treatment of civilians in war zones and the charges to Gaza.

    The warrant was only rescinded when it became clear that she had cancelled her planned trip to London.

    This was reported on Al Jazeera - sorry, I couldn't locate a link.

    There are now serious discussions on the possibility of an arrest of Tony Blair. It makes more sense than jailing people who can't afford to pay for a tv licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusflower View Post
    There are now serious discussions on the possibility of an arrest of Tony Blair. It makes more sense than jailing people who can't afford to pay for a tv licence.
    Ah, but people who cant afford to pay for a tv licenc usually don;t have friends in very high places, & Tony has plenty of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsui2 View Post
    Ah, but people who cant afford to pay for a tv licenc usually don;t have friends in very high places, & Tony has plenty of those.
    True, but aren't they usually very fair weather friends........
    Is there any Incompetence Scandal or Corruption that would actually make the Irish electorate wake up ....It seems not, so screw em

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    Where are the warrants for the leaders of Hamas, Fatah, the Mubarak family, Qadafi, the Chinese communist party, the Burmese junta etc?

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    Also for Jack the Ripper. Any chance of staying on topic ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusflower View Post
    Also for Jack the Ripper. Any chance of staying on topic ?

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    Pro-Palestinian useful idiots in the West continue to demonise Israel. It is absurd to think arrest warrants are being issued against Israelis while infinitely greater crimes are being committed worldwide with not a peep out of the useful idiots. Tzipi LIvni is being portrayed as a human rights abusing monster which in the overall global context is a disgrace.

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    Well, I'm glad that someone's attempting to give Israel a bit of an international reality-check. However, it is a little ironic that this is coming from the UK, given what they've been up to over the last while under de facto Prime Minster Bush.

    I would also wonder about how important UK-Israeli links really are in this day and age?

    The UK's primary concerns regarding the Middle East region are two-fold :

    1) Secure oil resources:

    These are held almost exclusively by arab states, so backing the Israelis is possibly not the greatest strategy. If you take a very cold, hard, economic view, any special-relationship with Israel is a bit of a liability in that region. While I am not saying that the UK's interests would be served by an unusually hostile relationship with Israel, it does seem like any 'special relationship' would be quite counterproductive in cold economic terms.

    2) Counter-terrorism / prevent attacks on the UK / British troops abroad.

    Israel's recent actions have if anything have stirred-up and intensified anti-UK and anti-American feelings in the Middle East due to the attacks on Palestinian civilians, so again, I don't really see why the UK would particularly want to be seen as a close ally of Israel.

    It would seem that the best way to curb terrorism originating from that region would be to engage with the more forward-thinking, progressive predominantly muslim states (and there are still a few of those), and hope to influence the region. Engaging too heavily with Israel seems to undermine any efforts to do that as it immediately creates distrust.

    So, really, I don't think Israel has a very strong hand in international relations anymore, it's even managed to alienate an increasingly large proportion of the Jewish community in many countries who were pretty horrified by its behavior in Palestine. This has massively weakened its influence in the US in the long term. I think Israel has taken the support of Jewish people around the world for granted, which is a big mistake.

    Hopefully, reality might eventually dawn on the Israeli Government and it might properly engage in some kind of a peace process. The current situation is a road to nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsui2 View Post
    Ah, but people who cant afford to pay for a tv licenc usually don;t have friends in very high places, & Tony has plenty of those.
    He has a lot of friends in pretty low places as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    . Tzipi LIvni is being portrayed as a human rights abusing monster which in the overall global context is a disgrace.
    Let the child killer slide?

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