Thoughts for the Week – International Comparisons

Lord Hylton

Why are international sanctions appropriate when Russia illegally annexes the Crimea, but not when Israel illegally occupies and colonises the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and  blockades Gaza?

Why have more than twenty years passed since the Oslo Agreement, without a just solution for Palestinians and for the millions of refugees outside Palestine?


6 comments for “Thoughts for the Week – International Comparisons

  1. maude elwes
    02/04/2014 at 1:21 pm

    @ Lord Hylton:

    It isn’t just Palestine, it’s the entire spectrum of the US colonisation programme. Or, another word for it, Globalisation. And until this is seen by those in the various powers, as the con it is, it cannot be sorted. And I for one, do not believe the UK government is not aware of what is going on as we are hand in glove with it on every level.

    Here is a video explaining what is taking place for those who still are unable to follow the gist. The Ukraine was an eye opener for the entire Western world if they pay attention as they should. Corporation and big money has a vested interest in universal slavery and this is what we are heading for on a grand scale.

    And as it spreads, the way it is now, democracy diminishes. Has to, because it cannot float against the will of the people who, so far, have not realised they are colluding in their own demise. .

    And a longer version of the above.

  2. Honoris Causa
    02/04/2014 at 6:05 pm

    Life is so full of contradictions! C’est La Vie Politique!

    • maude elwes
      05/04/2014 at 10:03 am


      Opposing views are a necessity on a path to thoughtful unity. Otherwise the mind becomes too heavily fixated on dogma perceived as inviolable.

      • Lord Hylton
        Lord Hylton
        08/04/2014 at 11:34 am

        Many thanks for your comments

  3. MilesJSD
    05/04/2014 at 8:02 pm

    Apart from all the other terms begging honest constitutional definitioning, as Prof Joad of the classically erstwhile BBC Brains Trust would have caused us to “think-before-you-stink”:

    it all depends what you mean by “illegal”, Lord Hylton, when neither you/your “school” or party, nor any of the upwards-pyramiding hierarchical authorities interested or responsible have yet published an egalitarian Essential-Needs and Affordable-Hows List…

    (just an oeuvre to the greater worldwide Problem of Needs, Values, “Entitlements” )

    and of “sanctions” there is a complex array of possibilities of conflictions, too.

    • Lord Hylton
      Lord Hylton
      08/04/2014 at 11:35 am

      It is possible to have objective rulings on illegality, eg by the International Court of Justice

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