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And we also had some thread about this some time ago
You might already heard it on the news, and you might saw the death of this law coming.
But for me its a shock, the new government (just formed) is in charge one day and they immediatley banish this law.
The only good reason i can come up with is that the law had to be changed and to be improved to meet the demands of the US gov./president, but that would cost a lot of money and would take a huge amount of time.
So i think they just said we are having problems with it (US president, Collin Powell, Sharon etc) so lets get rid of it.
Maybe this law has only been used once or twicee i dont care, now its like saying go ahead and commit genocide, then these people flee to some other country and they are safe and cant be prosecuted....
Its like the thing with Sharon he committed or was involved in genocide back in the 80's, by using this law Belgium could prosecute him whenever he entered Belgium territory, now this is a fantasy, Sharon can come over to Belgium and do whatever he wants wherever he wants because he has diplomatic immunity....
Amnesty International (AI) already responded to this matter and say that this was a bad thing to do from the Belgian government.
Comment of AI about this law concecrning Sharon can be found here .
As i said in the beginning of this post we already had a thread about this once, then i asked what you thought about this law that was going to be banished.
Now that the law doesnt exist anymore, you will probably have other opinions or maybe not but i just want to know what you think of it.
For those of you that dont know the meaning of genocide heres what dictionary.com came up with:
I'm looking forward to your reactions.Quote:
gen·o·cide :The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group.
PS: Do not turn this in any way into a flame ware or I will pm a mod asking to close the thread.