Folks, do you want to know of a flagrant violation of International Law? Arafat entering the US.
Understood in terms of international law, in particular Article 53 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Arafat entering the United States borders represents a clear assault upon this Article.
Former Pres. Clinton invited Arafat and the murderous pus-bucket did enter the United States at least two times.
United States authorities are obligated under national and international law to arrest and prosecute Yassir Arafat.
Why, exactly, does the United States have such a responsibility?
The answer lies in pertinent facts concerning Arafat’s particular role in terrorist crimes and in applicable rules of law. Regarding facts, the criminal record of Arafat’s Fatah branch of P.L.O. is well documented.
During September and October 1999, Arafat’s Palestinian Authority (PA) distributed weapons, including submachine guns, to the 199 Arab terrorists who had just been released from Israeli jails. Many of these terrorists had been imprisoned for murder against Israelis. And all of these 199 terrorists were immediately recruited into the PA “security forces.”
These are representative facts. What is the law?
Consider the following:
When the allied powers established a special military tribunal at Nuremberg on August 8, 1945, they reaffirmed the ancient principle of “no crime without a punishment.”
In 1946, this reaffirmation was underscored in Principle I of the binding Nuremberg Principles:
“Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefore and liable to punishment.”
These Nuremberg Principles were later formulated by the United Nations International Law Commission, at the request of the General Assembly, in 1950, stipulating:
“Offenses against the peace and security of mankind…are crimes under international law, for which the responsible individuals shall be punished.”
Terrorist crimes, as part of a broader category called crimen contra omnes (crimes against all) by the lawyers, mandate universal cooperation in apprehension and punishment. In this connection, as punishers of “grave breaches” under international law, all states are expected to search out and prosecute, or extradite, individual perpetrators.
For more information, pertinent authority can be found at Article 146 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.