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July 10, 2004
ICJ to Israel: Tear down that wall

The International Court of Useful Idiots . . . I mean the International Court of Justice ruled on Friday that Israel's security fence is a violation of international law and must be torn down. The court also demanded Israel compensate natural or legal persons having suffered any form of material damage as a result of the walls construction.

Exactly what international law did the wall violate? I suffered through the courts opinion (linked above) and am still trying to answer that question. The court gives a laundry list of treaties and conventions and even cites letters from Israel to Yasser Arafat in its wordy but mostly incoherent discussion. Apparently, the fools . . . I mean jurists . . . consider the wall a threat to the self-determination of the Palestinians and a pseudo permanent border between the hoped for Palestinian state and Israel.

The court takes note of the argument that the wall is necessary for its defence but dismisses it with no real analysis stating the measures taken are bound nonetheless to remain in conformity with applicable international law.

The real barriers to the self-determination of Palestinians are Yasser Arafat and his bomb-happy thugs who enjoyed free access to the Jerusalem public transportation system. If the security fence was torn down, terrorists would resume their one-way excursions into Israel and the roadmap would be stamped out forever.

Of course, the ICJ has no interest in necessity or reality and certainly no interest in supporting Israels right to self defence. Instead, the ICJ understands its mandate as just another tool for terrorists everywhere (especially of the Arab persuasion) and will continue to rule accordingly.

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Posted by Whiskey at July 10, 2004 5:14 AM

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