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U.S. Owes Restitution to East Timor
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 16, 2006 11:16PM
"The logic of reparations for war-related crimes has become especially powerful in the aftermath of the Nazi-perpetrated Holocaust, as a way to address both past and associated present injustices. Such thinking led the United Nations Security Council, with strong U.S. support, to impose a $52 billion reparations bill on Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government in 1991, after its invasion and occupation of Kuwait.

Like reasoning should now lead the United States to agree to pay restitution to East Timor, for supporting the mass killings and destruction in that country. This is the effective demand of an East Timorese commission of inquiry's report handed over last month to the United Nations."
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As if Bush hadn't bankrupted us already. Eventually this house of cards will collapse and we'll be on the hook for reparations to Iraq and Afghanistan, too. Welcome to servitude. Work, pay taxes, but get nothing back. Your national forests are already being sold off to pay for schools that the Republicans don't want to fund with taxes. Next the national parks. Welcome to Exxon Yosemite! The Carlyle Group, in which the Bush & Bin Laden families were partners, now wants to buy the ports Dubai decided were too big a p.r. hassle to acquire. But who owns Carlyle?
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