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02/13/2006 Archived Entry: "UN on Gitmo"

Gordon picks up a post by Kirsten on my libertarian discussion group about the UN's call for an immediate shutdown of Gitmo. The news story: The UN has called for an immediate shutdown of Guantanamo Bay, the release of all the alleged "enemy combatants" being held at Gitmo w/out formal charges, and a formal "Violation of Human Rights" investigation into U.S. practices "equivalent to torture" (including force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners) to be carried out to "The highest level of the U.S. Gov't."

Gordon comments: It would seem to me that this basically throws down the gauntlet: The Bushneviks have little choice but to either modify policy, or formally withdraw the U.S. from the U.N. and effectively officially declare themselves to be heads of a "Rogue State" --- and either way, they _still_ risk a potential formal trial in the Hague (possibly in absenbtia)... No matter what happens, this may be the most stringent defining test-case of what remains of the concept of "National Sovereignty" since the formation of the U.N....

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