Sunday, March 12, 2006

Bye Bye Slobodan

It was two years ago when I posted this about the trial of Slobodan Milosevic.
The Tribunal itself is a show piece for Internationalism under UN auspices.   Supposedly a descendant of the Nuremburg trials, the problem is that those trials were conducted due to and in absence of a functioning German court system.   The UN Tribunals are based upon an international treaty (unsigned by the U.S. under Clinton) in a court unrecognized by non-signees to the treaty, a court where no established law or precedent exists.  In addition, the trial itself insults the concept of the nation-state, not to mention the distrurbing similarity to the Russian show trials of the 1930s that became verdicts in search of law.
And I was not the only one who thought so.

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