BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian doctors sent an Iraqi girl home Thursday after treating her for leg wounds caused by a bomb during the U.S. invasion -- and sent the 51,570 euro ($66,650) bill to the U.S. embassy. De Belder said he sent the bill to the U.S. embassy because international law dictated that an occupying force was responsible for the well-being of the country's people.

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Should occupying forces be responsible for the well-being of a country`s citizens?
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian doctors sent an Iraqi girl home Thursday after treating her for leg wounds caused by a bomb during the U.S. invasion -- and sent the 51,570 euro ($66,650) bill to the U.S. embassy. De Belder said he sent the bill to the U.S. embassy because international law dictated that an occupying force was responsible for the well-being of the country`s people.

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17 yrs ago - Saturday 5/14/05 - 4:18:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think so, yes.
17 yrs ago - Saturday 5/14/05 - 3:55:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, if they're going to take over, they should be concerned about the citizens they take over.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/10/05 - 1:44:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
66,650? What, did he make her a new leg out of gold or something? "Five operations and weeks of physiotherapy" doesn't cost that much, unless someone is trying to make a buck of the deal...

Yes, they should be responceble, but no one should be getting profit off of it! They should send militray medical personel (normally better trained then cilivians, anyways) to help the people, on the Governments dime.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/10/05 - 8:14:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course, especially if the injuries are THEIR FAULT.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/20/07 - 3:48:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well if this was a law, we'd be paying a lot of money to Iraqi people right now...

'Silent victims': What will become of Iraq's children?

15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/21/07 - 9:26:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
Ofcourse they should when they are the ones occupying the country.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/4/07 - 10:37:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/4/07 - 10:45:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/4/2007 10:37:49 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
Damn... US to Admit More Iraqi Refugees

You have a problem with immigrants, Kiki?
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/4/07 - 11:30:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
Some of them, yes
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/4/07 - 11:34:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
International law does dictate that they must, but the entire situation in Iraq was/is a violation of international war, I'm just waiting for the day when Bush, Blair and Howard are actually charged with crimes against peace....
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/4/07 - 12:07:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/4/2007 11:30:04 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
Some of them, yes

Lemme guess--you only like light colored immigrants?
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/4/07 - 12:08:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/4/2007 11:34:53 AM Mightyrhinox wrote:
International law does dictate that they must, but the entire situation in Iraq was/is a violation of international war, I'm just waiting for the day when Bush, Blair and Howard are actually charged with crimes against peace....

How is it a violation of international war? There has been plenty of time to bring charges against Bush and Blair if there were any factual basis to the claim...

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/5/07 - 7:43:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sorry that should of been international law, typo there. ;) The invasion of iraq constitutes a crime against peace;
A crime against peace, in international law, refers to the act of military invasion as a war crime, specifically referring to starting or waging war against the integrity, independence, or sovereignty of a territory or state, or else a military violation of relevant international treaties, agreements or legally binding assurances.

c - The "sovereignty" rule means that it is a crime of aggression to use armed force with intent to overthrow the government of a state or to impede its freedom to act unhindered, as it sees fit, throughout its jurisdiction.

I'm still wondering why they haven't been charged yet, but very few leaders have been charged while still in power and the UN seems to be a bit week when it comes to charging major players with war crimes.....

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/5/07 - 7:46:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
No.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/5/07 - 11:20:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/4/2007 12:07:30 PM CowDung wrote:
On 10/4/2007 11:30:04 AM KikiPeepers wrote: Some of them, yes Lemme guess--you only like light colored immigrants?

Are you trying to call me a racist? That's rich coming from one of the more politically intolerant people on the site.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/8/07 - 5:29:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/5/2007 7:43:42 AM mightyrhinox wrote:
assurances. c - The "sovereignty" rule means that it is a crime of aggression to use armed force with intent to overthrow the government of a state or to impede its freedom to act unhindered, as it sees fit, throughout its jurisdiction. I'm still wondering why they haven't been charged yet, but very few leaders have been charged while still in power and the UN seems to be a bit week when it comes to charging major players with war crimes.....

They haven't been charged yet because they did not commit a crime--the US and Saddam/Iraq have been at war since 1991. The current action is just a continuation of the war that drove Saddam out of Kuwait...
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/8/07 - 5:30:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/5/2007 11:20:41 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
On 10/4/2007 12:07:30 PM CowDung wrote: On 10/4/2007 11:30:04 AM KikiPeepers wrote: Some of them, yes Lemme guess--you only like light colored immigrants? Are you trying to call me a racist? That's rich coming from one of the more politically intolerant people on the site.

I'm not the one that is making statements about keeping certain immigrants out...
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/8/07 - 6:37:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
They aren't immigrants, they are refugees
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/8/07 - 6:48:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/8/2007 6:37:49 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
They aren't immigrants, they are refugees

All the more reason to allow them to stay...
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/8/07 - 7:08:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Normally, yes, but this is war. Do we usually allow victims of wars we start to come to our country to save themselves?

I'm not asking that sarcastically, I'm seriously asking that!

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/8/07 - 7:26:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, we usually do.
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/24/07 - 12:33:21 AM EST (GMT-5)



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