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  •  The UK nakedly offered to trade their (5+ / 0-)

    vote for a Palestinian promise not to make use of access to the ICC.

    Realpolitic enough to make you puke?

    "the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared material at these facilities and LOFs."

    by JesseCW on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 04:00:02 PM PST

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    •  Of course it is realpolitik (1+ / 0-)
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      though it doesn't make me puke (I've got such a low opinion of both Israel and Palestine that almost nothing about I/P disgusts me anymore). As for the ICC, that's for individuals, not states, and it's really hard to go after someone in a state that isn't an ICC member (see Bashir, Omar). ICJ handles disputes between states, but it's better to think of it as an arbitration body than a court because it only has jurisdiction by mutual consent of the parties to the case.

      Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02. "You're damn right we're making a difference!" - Senator-Elect Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)

      by fearlessfred14 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 04:41:20 PM PST

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    •  Didn't work, did it? (1+ / 0-)
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