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Originally posted by sakokrap
Close up shop on Rockefeller's pet, the UN already...
Originally posted by Torgo
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
So if God commanded you to kill your son, would you do so? Would you view the act of killing your son as a loving tribute to God? Would you wipe out an entire tribe of people, bash their children's skulls against rocks, then rape the surviving women to ensure your lineage just to appease God, or would you view such an act as terrorism?
[edit on 2-6-2010 by Torgo]
Originally posted by TheOracle
Hardly surprising at all isn't it? The US will always stand by Israel no matter what it does. Anybody doubting who are the real masters in the government?
This is the kind of news that won't be aired on national channels obviously, I have not found another source so I hope someone can corroborate this source.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by Yitro
reply to post by TheOracle
Israel was within it's rights per international law.
According to the San Remo Manual that governs international humanitarian law, it is permissible under rule 67(a) to attack neutral vessels on the high seas when the vessels “are believed on reasonable grounds to be carrying contraband or breaching a blockade, and after prior warning they ... intentionally and clearly refuse to stop, or ...intentionally and clearly resist visit, search or capture.”
San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea 1994
Prepared by International Lawyers and Naval Experts. Convened by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law. Adopted in June 1994.
And even according to Oslo.
Gaza-Jerico of 1994, Agreement annex 1, Sec 1.b paragraph 4
As part of Israel's responsibilities for safety and security within the three Maritime Activity Zones, Israel Navy vessels may sail throughout these zones, as necessary and without limitations, and may take any measures necessary against vessels ...suspected of being used for terrorist activities or for smuggling arms, ammunition, drugs, goods, or for any other illegal activity. The Palestinian Police will be notified of such actions, and the ensuing procedures will be coordinated through the Maritime Coordination and Cooperation Center.
So, there you have it. One by international law, the other per Israel and PA agreement. Israel was and is within it's right.