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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Terror trial to proceed

An American military appeals court has overturned the decision of this past June to throw out charges against accused Canadian boy terrorist and killer Omar Khadr.

Of course, the Vancouver Sun's headline on its story about the decision is a sympathetic "Khadr dealt legal seetback," not something like "Canadian with alleged al-Qaida connection to face murder trial."

Posted by Terry O'Neill on September 25, 2007 in International Affairs | Permalink


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Just wondering who is paying his legal defence fees. I just hope our government has not had another stupid attack (re Arar) and is picking up the bill.

Posted by: Alain | 2007-09-25 11:15:15 AM

You can be sure he himself is not paying a cent.

Posted by: obc | 2007-09-25 11:23:57 AM

Maybe the Liberal's or specifically Stephane Dion is paying Khadr's expenses.

Posted by: Susan | 2007-09-25 2:04:11 PM

Speaking of killers and their enablers:

"No Mugabe, no summit, vow African countries"

SOUTHERN African countries yesterday lined up behind Robert Mugabe in a row over whether the Zimbabwean president would be invited to an EU-Africa summit in December, saying they would boycott the event if he is banned.

The meeting in Lisbon would be the first in seven years. Plans for an EU-Africa summit in 2003 were put on hold after Britain and other EU states refused to attend if Mr Mugabe did. They accuse him of rights abuses.

The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, said last week it would be inappropriate for him to attend if Mr Mugabe were present because the Zimbabwean leader would divert attention from important aspects of the agenda.

But leaders of the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have warned the summit could be scuttled if the Zimbabwean leader is not invited.

The Mozambican foreign affairs minister, Alcide Abreu, said her government agreed that Mr Mugabe must be invited. "We support the position taken by the leadership of these bodies [SADC and AU]," she said.

"The SADC position is that of non-participation if one of the region's leaders, namely president Robert Mugabe, is not invited," said an SADC spokeswoman, Leefa Martin.

AND YOU THOUGHT IT WAS just Zimbabwe! All of these African nations are corrupt enablers of the killings of hundreds of thousands of starving Zimbabweans! Is it any wonder that the dark continent remains dark?

Posted by: obc | 2007-09-25 2:06:45 PM

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