Oh, Well - False Alarm -- Interpol didn't do squat
Two days ago I got this in my inbox with two links, one to a deceptive two line summary from a news gathering site and another to an Iranian press release that didn't include the arrest warrant claim. I assumed the former was simply an update of the Iranian news story.
Naturally, I was ecstatic and all too eager to believe it.
Well, the bad news is that Interpol hasn't done squat - in fact, they deny even reviewing a request from Iranian authorities.
The good news is - look how many people's eyes lit up at the prospect!
Just goes to show how unpopular these global criminals have become.
And anyway, there's nothing wrong with a little wishful thinking every now and then.
It keeps the spirit high!
Dream on anti-zionists! Some day, we'll awake to find ziostan gone!
"Yippie! Interpol issues arrest warrants for 15 top israeli officials"
Take that, you zionist fiends! You can kiss your impunity goodbye!
Finally, the world sees israelis for what they really are -- war criminals extraordinaire.
Interpol issues arrest warrants for 15 Israelis 01 Mar 2009 The International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) has issued a circular calling for the arrest of 15 top Israeli officials over war crimes.
Zionists wanted a safe-haven to turn to when the shit hits the fan - well, now they're going to need it...
* * *At a news briefing on Sunday, Tehran's Public Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, said that Iran had referred the case to the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO or Interpol), drawing on the organization's charter and Israel's violation of the Geneva Conventions. "Governments of 180 countries have received the information necessary for identifying the suspects," he said.
In a Monday statement, Iran's judiciary said that it has asked Interpol to issue an international Red Notice security alert for the 15 Israeli officials who were involved in the 23-day Israeli offensive on Gaza.
The statement added that the judiciary was also looking into complaints made against 100 other Israelis, with top military and government posts.
In December 2008, Iran's judicial body announced a decision to set up a court to investigate complaints, made by wounded Gazans against Israel and delivered to Iran by the Palestinian envoy. The judiciary said that it would be ready to try the implicated Israeli officials in absentia.
"In the current week, we have completed our investigation of about 15 individuals who were among those criminals," IRIB, Iran's State Television, quoted Mortazavi as saying. "Based on our investigation and according to article 2 of the Interpol charter, we asked Interpol to arrest these suspects."
Mortazavi said the charges included war crimes, invasion, occupation, genocide and crimes against humanity. The Iranian prosecutor was referring to Israeli strikes that started on December 27 on the densely populated Palestinian coastal territory and did not end until it had claimed the lives of more than 1,330 Gazans, mostly civilians.
Many international NGOs and human rights organizations, Palestinians wounded in the Gaza onslaught, more than 5,700 Iranian lawyers and attorneys in the Iranian Bar Association along with a large number of medics were also among those who filed complaints against Tel Aviv, Mortazavi added.
The list of Israeli war criminals includes:
- Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
- Defense Minister Ehud Barak
- Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni
- Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi
- Commander in Chief of the Israeli Air Force Ido Nehoshtan
- Commander of the Gaza war -- Operation Cast Lead -- Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant
- Head of Military Intelligence Directorate Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin
- Commander of Battalion 13 in the Golani Brigade Lt. Col. Oren Cohen
- Deputy to the Givati Brigade Col. Ron Ashrov
- Commander of the Israel Paratroopers' Brigade in Gaza Col. Hertzi Halevy
- Commander of 401st Armored Corps Brigade convoy Col. Yigal Slovik
- Commander of the 101st Battalion in the Paratrooper Brigade Lt. Col. Avi
- Lt. Col. Yoav Mordechai, who served as a commander of the Golani
infantry brigade's 13th Battalion in Gaza
- Givati squad commander Col. Tomer Tsiter
- Brigade commander in Battalion 51 Col. Avi Peled MRS/MJ/SME/MMA