Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Spanish Judge Issues Warrants for Three U.S. Soldiers

Why am I surprised? A Spanish Judge Issued Warrants for Three U.S. Soldiers in connection with the accidental death of a Spanish journalist in Iraq. American soldiers, who claim to have been fired upon from the "Hotel Palestine," returned fire, "killing a Spanish reporter and Ukranian cameraman" according to Fox News (Now how could anything named after "Palestine" be a source of hostility?).

Of course, the deaths of these two men are tragic. As are the other deaths of non-combatants in a war. But journalists know there is an assumption of risk when you enter a war zone. No one seriously claims that the US soldiers were targeting journalists...

Oop! I forgot. The former head of news for CNN and all around piece of garbage, Eason Jordon, did just that at a forum of Euro-socialists and Scandinavian nut-jobs. This is after Easy Eason confessed that CNN had given Saddam Hussein, the Butcher of Bagdad, favorable coverage in exchange for reporter access (and speaking of favorable coverage for Hussein from CNN).

Now this Spanish judge, unhappy that the U.S. didn't hand over our soldiers in shackles, has called for their arrest, and presumably, their extradition to Spain.

Spain has a history of this. A Spanish judge issued an arrest warrent for Augusto Pinochet when the old Chilean dictator visited a British doctor.

I wonder: if a Cuban exile asked a Spanish court to issue an arrest warrent for Fidel Castro, do you think the judge would oblige? Given the pro-Castro slant of Spain's left-wing intelligencia, it is unlikely. In fact, Castro has visited Spain more than once, I believe, since the first poet was thrown in the dungeon in the early days of the Cuban revolution.

Assuming an imprisoned Cuban librarian ever gets out of the ALA's favorite gulag, perhaps he or she could take up residence in Spain and test my theory.

For now we can only marvel at the transparent agenda of the Spanish court. And I thought we had problems with judges.

Would it be too much to ask that our President say something about this? Yeah, I guess it would.


At 2:35 PM, Blogger Akaky said...

All the more reason that we never, ever join the ICC. The whole purpose of that organization is to hamstring the US and its foreign policy

At 8:04 PM, Blogger Paul Pennyfeather said...


You are so right about that, my friend. To watch the liberal ideologues, religious left, and even (sadly) the leaders of my faith, Roman Catholicism, endorse that demented and deleterious court, is dispiriting, to say the least.

The idea that some factitious, prefabricated, "court" could pass judgement independent of settled law and civilizing institutions is part and parcel of the utopian mindset. Like all such morally dessicated bureaucracies, the ICC would soon turn its steely gaze toward America or Israel, being more offended by civilization's response to barbarism, than they are of the barbarians themselves.



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