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in response to reader comment: Law applies to everybody equally

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Feb 29, 2012 at 13:56

Mozere wrote :

> A well established law applies to everybody equally whether a convention is signed or not is besides the point.<

Ever heard of a conflict of laws? How can it apply to everybody if one set of laws (let's say , your shariah law ) is in conflict with another set of law (let's say, British common law )?

You have shown your ignorance of history. Now you have taken up the subject of law to show the same. Law is "well-established" as long as it can be effectively enforced, i.e. as long as there is somebody in whose jurisdiction it falls to enforce the law upon those who defy it. Now how is international law defined ? It is a set of rules whose sources are international covenants, conventions, agreements , treaties in which contracting parties agree to be bound by them. As such it doesn't apply to a country that refuses to agree to them. This is clearly recognized by the organ set up to solve international legal disputes and whose jurisdiction Turkey has not recognized not only in case of her attempts to grab Greek Aegean territory. Article 38 of the International Court of Justice states :

"1. The Court, whose function is to decide in accordance with international law such disputes as are submitted to it, shall apply:

a. international conventions, whether general or particular, establishing rules expressly recognized by the contesting states;"

As Turkey has consistently refused to sign the 1958 and the 1982 conventions, there is no jurisdiction that could bring her to account for violating their stipulations, hence your claim that " A well established law applies to everybody equally whether a convention is signed or not is besides the point." is either another glib lie of yours or it simply comes from your ignorance of the subject matter. No matter what is is the origin of your distortion of the real state of affairs, the corollary you jump at , viz. that

>Turkey may have had some reservations on some points of the convention but that does not invalidate her claims to the Anatolian continental shelf as strengthened by the two precedents I mentioned in my previous post.<

is a lie pure and simple. ... To make matters more absurd, Turkey that repeatedly defied and ignored the International Court of Justice when it didn't suit her imperialist lust, is now trying to use the every International Court of Justice to sue Israel ! Turkey's Foreign Minister Davutoglu said " What is binding is the International Court of Justice...This is what we are saying: let the International Court of Justice decide. We are starting the necessary legal procedures". Somebody should remind him that before Turkey starts suing Israel it should improve her own criminal record in the said International Court of Justice for which it had shown so much contempt and should first settle her old lawsuits brought against her there. Well, exposed criminals and liars tend to make heavy use of morality and law as their standard weapon of crime and deception.

> This is why the Greek government is ,wisely,not pushing the issue.<

Article 3 of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea states "Breadth of the territorial sea

Every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles, measured from baselines determined in accordance with this Convention."

On 9 June 1995, the Turkish parliament passed an official resolution that in case Greece exerts her full right and implements Article 3 of the UNCLOS, that is if she acts within the valid international law, her legitimate action would be considered by Turkey a reason to assault her , a casus belli - i.e. Turkey would declare war on Greece. In other words Turkey sees in International Law a hindrance to her imperialist greed and conquests and on the contrary considers aggression and war as something normal . She feels free attack a country that abides by international law.

This not withstanding , a Turkish ... here has a cheek to speak of "law" and "conventions" Turkey allegedly considers to be equally applicable to her as to those countries that have signed them and calls bullying and threatening through the Turkish thug , a "wise" behavior of his victim!!!What a pathologically distorted sense of reality! In common parlance Turkey's behavior is called "thuggery", "blackmail" , "terrorism" , "intimidation", "bullying" etc. In old British common law a person who behaves like Turkey is punished with imprisonment up to 10 years. But Turkey, for being a bandit and admitting this quite openly and proudly through a 1995 parliamentary resolution is rather rewarded and reassured than punished by her powerful US godfather.

So much about your "law is equal for all", ...


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