[Wolves] I'm back!

Old Dan wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Mon Aug 11 11:40:01 2003

Jon Farmer wrote:
> From: "Steve Crozier" <info@a2rt.org>
>>" The women were acquitted in a landmark case at Liverpool Crown Court in
> July
>>1996 having argued that their act was justified in law as they were
>>preventing British complicity in genocide"
> This illustrates a major flaw in the Justice system. As far as I know
> nowhere in
> UK law do 2 wrongs make a right. The women you mentioned were guily of
> criminal damage. If they wanted to stop a illegal act by the UK government
> or other UK agency they should have gone through the courts.

If you think they're criminals then you think I'm a criminal.

If I were in their position, then I'd have done *exactly* the same thing.

The way I see this case is simple:  If you condemn them then you condone 
genocide.  You also condemn the likes of the suffragettes in this 
country and the civil rights movement in the US who broke many laws in 
their fight for liberation.

Personally I think it's absurd that anyone would even countenance 
backing BAe in a case like this - the jury certainly didn't.  The 
government of Indonesia is guilty of systematic, documented crimes 
against humanity, BAe is guilty of supplying them with the tools to 
carry out those crimes, and the Government is guilty of idling by and 
letting all this happen, when legal measures could easily be taken to 
stop it.  Should have known really, there's no significant oil reserve 
in Indonesia.

As to the point of 'they should have gone through the courts...' that 
could take years, by which time the planes would have been used in the 
murder of civilians.  (BTW they called for exactly that action to be 
taken after they were acquitted)

::takes a deep breath::
There.  All calm now.

In 'serious' mode - trust /you/ lot to pick a subject I actually *care*