A Key Test for International Law 126


The ethnic cleansing by the British of an entire small population and culture – the Chagos Islanders – is probably the most despicable act by Britain of my lifetime.  As if the Iraq War and Extraordinary Rendition were not enough, New Labour’s moral dereliction – or more properly evil – was confirmed by the breathtaking cynicism of David Miliband’s proclamation of a Marine Protected Zone around the islands, designed to protect the American base on Diego Garcia and make it impossible for the Chagos Islanders to return to their living as native fishermen, and keep away any eyes that might see the secret prison inmates.

Extraordinarily and to their eternal shame, a number of prominent British environmentalists and conservationists lent their support to the Diego Garcia marine protected zone.  These purblind fools, obsessed with a single cause and blind to wider policy and justice, are in the same category as the ridiculous “feminists” who were co-opted by the neo-conservatives agents (be they propaganda media or secret service or both) to frustrate the aims of Julian Assange and Tommy Sheridan.

In truth, if colonial conquest and force majeure are legitimate grounds of sovereignty, and if extermination of a population can wipe out the legal right to self-determination, then in international law Britain has the right to Diego Garcia and to give it as tribute to their US overlords.  But if international law has any relationship of any kind to principles of justice, then Britain should not be permitted to reap the dubious benefit of genocide.  What international law actually is in the neo-conservative era is the real question before the UN tribunal now looking at the Diego Garcia question.

The UK is represented by Sir Michael Wood.  He is the man who overruled my objection inside the FCO to the use of “intelligence” gained from torture, and argued that British cooperation with extraordinary rendition was legal.

If anybody in Scotland can read through this and read through the links, and does not want to take the chance to leave the stinking cesspit of international shame that is the United Kingdom, they are severely deficient in moral sense.

 


126 thoughts on “A Key Test for International Law

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  • CanSpeccy

    But I’m certain I’m not a fuçking liberal.

    So you just argue like one, i.e.: “the usual liberal resort to insults and derision, without rebuttal of a single fact or argument.”

    As for what yer dad did in the war, so what? Does that have any bearing whatever on my argument? Obviously not, otherwise, I’d respond with the statement (which happens to be true) that my father served during WWII as a volunteer in the RAF.

    But here you are. Here’s a second chance to deal with the argument:

    The ethnic cleansing by the British of an entire small population and culture – the Chagos Islanders – is probably the most despicable act by Britain of my lifetime.

    From a British point of view, this is obviously total bollocks. Far more despicable, and a crime on a vastly greater scale, is the ethnic cleansing by all three British mainstream political parties of more than half the English inhabitants of London, Leicester, Luton and Slough and the ongoing ethnic cleansing of other great English cities, by means of policies that derive from bogus liberal racial science, (aka, anti-racism) including promotion of non-reproductive sex and mass immigration of people who, for the most part regard liberalism with the contempt it deserves, and who are greatly outbreeding the indigenous people of England.

    But what wonderful hypocrisy from a died-in-the-wool liberal bigot and promoter of multiculturalism, i.e., the subordination of English culture to that of a mass of aliens, to condemn the destruction of Chagos culture.

    One wonders, are liberals all brainwashed morons, or just perverted, self-hating white humbugs.

  • Kempe

    ” You may not have been aware it was Mary’s post you were referring to ”

    What?

    How could I not be aware whose post I was addressing?

  • Not Me But blah etc

    CanSpeccy,By laudibly volunteering to take up arms, your father signalled his commonsense belief that the only way to deal with fascists is to kill them.So he would surely be ripped apart by the knowledge that his own son is now espousing fascist ideas on the internet.You are a disgrace to your family and your nation.

  • Jemand

    “In truth, if colonial conquest and force majeure are legitimate grounds of sovereignty, and if extermination of a population can wipe out the legal right to self-determination, then in international law Britain has the right to Diego Garcia and to give it as tribute to their US overlords”

    Well said. It seems to be happening everywhere. And it’s much closer to home than you might realise.

  • Jemand

    “.. That Michael C Ruppert Blew His Own Brains Out about 10 days ago ..”

    That’s the first I heard of Ruppert’s death. Sad. I’d read a lot of his work many years ago. I liked him, very interesting, fiery. A real loss.

  • Courtenay Barnett

    There is a very dangerous game being played in the present Ukraine crisis. This might mot be the Chagos Islands issue – but it is international law and politics in a way that affects us all. READ ON…

    1. After the Cuban Missile crisis – the West ostensibly agreed to remain in its sphere of influence. The Turkey missiles were removed. Backdoor deal Khrushchev and Kennedy agreed – no invasion of Cuba – no further move East towards Russia.

    2. Truth be told – Gorbochav got duped. He thought that he would have prosperity with “democracy”.

    3. Putin is not buying and the forces are matched:-

    i) Return to the “Cold war” ‘and

    ii) A hot war is on the cards for Ukraine.

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