Originally posted by TribeOfManyColours
Originally posted by wcitizen
It seems that the text is saying the Swiss authorities 'should' be arrested, not that an arrest warrant has been issued. If that's correct, the title
of the thread is inaccurate and misleading.
The title is how it is, copy paste from the original source.
I have a lot of experience of translation, but am very rusty with my german. But, I've had a closer look at the translation of the headline of the
article. "Sommaruga will Bush verhaften".
So - Sommaruge is a person in authority - Attorney General?. 'Will' - comes from the verb vollen, to want.
verhalten - verb (infinitive) to arrest, can also be used in the sense of temporary arrest, so could also be translated as 'detained'.
There's no mention of arrest warrant which is haft-befehl
So, unless I'm very much mistaken, the title of the article says:
'Sommaruge wants to arrest/detain Bush.'
Another translation could be:
'Sommaruge wants Bush to be arrested/detained', or conceivably, 'Sommaruge calls for Bush to be arrested/detained'.
This may not be totally accurate, because there may be other meanings of the verb 'verhalten', but, it needs to be emphasised that in the title of the
1. that the verb 'wollen' is the verb used in the headline, which means 'to want'.
2. there is no mention of 'arrest warrant' (haft-befehl?) in the title of the article.
3. the word 'Switzerland' (Schweiz) does not appear in the title.
4. the word 'issue' (ausstellen) does not appear in the title.
The title of the thread is therefore a very innacurate translation of the original headline.
Here's a google translation of the first part of the article:
George W. Bush at the invitation of a Jewish organization on 12 February in Geneva. Then Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga, head of the FDJP act,
and have him arrested.
(my note. google hasn't translated the word 'muss' from the original, which means 'must', so I suggest the more complete translation of that last
sentence would be: ....Simonetta Sommanuga, Head of the FDJP must act, and have him arrested.)
The list of crimes of the former U.S. president is long. Crimes against humanity, torture, attacks against civilians, massive violations of the Geneva
Convention, the use of prohibited weapons, and numerous war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Since 1 January 2011 in Switzerland, significant legislative changes in force requiring the prosecution of these crimes. The Attorney General is
therefore required to have Bush arrested on arrival and to open a case against him, because Switzerland is also responsible for prosecuting crimes
committed abroad if the offender is in Switzerland and not delivered, or to an international criminal court can be transferred
We can be curious to see how serious it mean the Federal Council and the Attorney General under the Attorney Dr. Erwin Beyeler with the Swiss law
enforcement. Are they to be decided by their own laws or connect them with feet? They do not act, this would be a serious breach of their duties,
their oath of office and a mockery of the victims of the Iraq War
It's clear there has been no arrest warrant issued, and in fact the article seems to be speculating whether the Federal Council and the Attorney
General will, in fact, implement the new laws and have Bush arrested.
edit on 18-1-2011 by wcitizen because: (no reason given)