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diamonds and rust

because -- for some reason this thing is echoing (and I believe that is the right word) around in my mind today. In any event - it holds up. Dylan, in most opinion, wrote circles around virtually everybody else - including a former girlfriend. But, Joan squeezed out her own keeper here.

Rep. Ilhan Omar: Accountability For Russia Means Abandoning U.S. 'Hypocrisy'

- HuffPost, April, 13, 2022 - Mounting evidence of widespread Russian atrocities in Ukraine is spurring the Biden administration and lawmakers from both parties to demand justice at a global level — specifically, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Now Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is challenging them to boost that prospect by making the U.S. a member of the court and repealing a George W. Bush-era law that requires the U.S. to block the court from investigating Americans.

“We’ve engaged in a process for a long time of delegitimizing these international institutions that essentially call for accountability, and I think it is really disturbing that we now think they are powerful enough … to hold Russia accountable. It’s easy for people to see the hypocrisy in those two statements when we’ve said previously that we don’t believe in the ability of the court to [be] unbiased,” Omar said on Wednesday.

- snip - “It’s really important for us not to have a law on the books that says in many ways it is OK for everyone to be prosecuted” but not Americans, Omar told HuffPost. “Think about just how much more powerful of a statement it would be if we didn’t just call for accountability for war crimes in Ukraine in holding Russians accountable for the possible war crimes they have committed but if we actually had skin in the game.”

- snip - She pressed Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the court at a hearing last year, and he responded that America had its own mechanisms for justice.

“Many people around the world can say that if they want,” the congresswoman told HuffPost. “True justice is blind and if we are to say we are the people who respect law and order, we can’t create exemptions where our people aren’t subjected to the rule of law and order.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ilhan-omar-russia-international-criminal-court_n_6257384fe4b06c2ea32686b1

El Rayo-X. Holding up pretty well.

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