WATCH: Nicaragua v Germany on Genocide Complicity

The Central American nation laid formal charges against the Federal Republic at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Monday, demanding Berlin stop arming Israel.

Members of the Delegation of Germany, at opening of ICJ hearing in Nicaragua v. Germany on Monday.
(UN Photo/ICJ-CIJ/Frank van Beek. Courtesy of the ICJ. All rights reserved.)


11 comments for “WATCH: Nicaragua v Germany on Genocide Complicity

  1. Earl Elias
    April 9, 2024 at 17:32

    In my humble and totally-unqualified opinion, EVERY individual and nation on this planet should be vigorously objecting to Zionist Israel’s behavior, now, and ever since their invasion of Palestine back in 1948.

  2. Peace Frog
    April 9, 2024 at 10:46

    Genocide Form 1040A ….

    Step 1 … fill in the estimated number of dead people acknowledged on the day that South Africa first filed its application to this International Court.
    Step 2 … fill in the current estimate of dead people as of today (33,360 officially acknowledged, not counting the ‘missing’ under the rubble).
    Subtract Line 1 from Line 2.
    The resulting number is the effectiveness is the inverse of the effectiveness of “the Rules Based Order” at stopping genocide. The higher the number, the less effect.

    Don’t forget to pay your taxes. Uncle Sam needs a new pair of bombers. Somebody got to pay for this genocide. After all, freedom isn’t free.

  3. Peace Frog
    April 9, 2024 at 10:35

    Well, I guess its a living. Somebody has to eat those expense account lunches and stay in those hotel rooms none of us could ever afford.

    But as a way to stop a genocide, it ain’t working. For that matter, I can’t think of a time in history where something like this has actually stopped an ongoing genocide. Genocides don’t tend to stop easily, in fact they tend to lack all ‘brakes’. Just the opposite in fact. Once the hatred and emotion of a genocide get going, they tend to power themselves and stopping is not an option.

    But hey, some people got a good lunch, and a very nice hotel room, both of which cost enough money to feed a whole roundabout full of starving people in Gaza.

  4. Afdal
    April 8, 2024 at 23:35

    So is Nicaragua going after Germany first, rather than the United States, because it’s easier to put political pressure on Germany to conform to international law than the US?

    • Peace Frog
      April 9, 2024 at 10:59

      Even the USA no longer recognizes “International Law”. America has replaced it with “The Rules Based Order.”

      After the invasion and occupation of Iraq, and its millions of extra deaths, and its violations of the UN Charter and the rest of ‘international law’ (watch the Collateral Murder video of what we do to Reuter’s news-crews) if you doubt this), the Yankees got tired of the rest of the world laughing every time the Yankees said “international law”. So, they stopped saying it.

    • Afdal
      April 10, 2024 at 12:40

      An update: I heard in a Grayzone stream today that Germany supplies about 47% of all arms to Israel, so it’s a lot more substantial than I thought. This legal proceeding isn’t merely about geopolitical pressure. Curtailing Germany’s support would substantially reduce Israel’s ability to engage in genocide.

  5. Tony Bruno
    April 8, 2024 at 23:01

    I think it’s shameful that the USA has not been brought in front of the International Court of Justice.

    • Riva Enteen
      April 9, 2024 at 09:24

      The profound irony and justification is the recognition that the US doesn’t recognize the jurisdiction of the ICJ but Germany is less of a rogue state, so might abide by a judgement against it.

      • Razor
        April 9, 2024 at 13:35

        US doesn’t recognise the International Crimunal Court. It does recognise the Int Court of Justice, aka ICJ. ICJ is an institution of thr UN and part of international Law

        • Riva Enteen
          April 10, 2024 at 00:47

          Yes. This was written about Ukraine, but Palestine certainly applies:

          To pretend the UN still has a function is almost collaboration in genocide. My article above describes how China and others have proposed other international mechanisms to oversee justice.

          • Afdal
            April 10, 2024 at 12:52

            I actually think this is inverting the history and the current events around the UN. The UN from its inception has been a tool for the West to bully other countries by the design of its security council. What we have been witnessing the last few years has been other powers and marginalized countries seeking to use the institutions that have been used against them in the past as a tool of geopolitical pressure against the West. The UN only has power if the countries of the world legitimize it, and I think we’ve actually been observing its renewal. This elevation of international law that traditionally was used one-sidedly in European favor to now apply with a fairer global scope is explored further in Glenn Diesen’s recent book “The Ukraine War and the Eurasian World Order”.

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