Thursday, October 11, 2007

The technicalities of Jimmy Carter

This come courtesy of the man who put his seal of approval to the fraudulent Referendum in Venezuela, 2002. Gateway Pundit has a commentary about it (thanks Kate).

"Carter, whose charitable foundation, the Carter Center, worked to establish the International Criminal Court (ICC), said: "If you read the law textbooks ... you'll see very clearly that it's not genocide and to call it genocide falsely just to exaggerate a horrible situation I don't think it helps."

Let's see if his clarification helps:

This is the law Carter is referring to:

"1) the mental element, meaning the "intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such", and 2) the physical element which includes five acts described in sections a, b, c, d and e. A crime must include both elements to be called "genocide." Article III described five punishable forms of the crime of genocide: genocide; conspiracy, incitement, attempt and complicity."

Excerpt from the Convention on the Prevention and
Punishment of Genocide (For full text click here)

"Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."

I imagine that Jimbo must be literally right, I don't know since I am not an expert. Probably there's one or two steps that are not happening in Darfur. Since we cannot label it as Genocide, I am sleeping better at night. And you should too! What the world would do without Jimmy Carter, Mr. Clarification?

I am debating with myself into labeling Jimmy Carter as a fool or as a simply senile folk... what do you think?

MORE on Jimbo's wisdom here.

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