Wednesday, July 16, 2008
In a show of chutzpah rarely seen in international circles, the World Court of International Justice at the Hague "ordered" the state of Texas not to execute several Mexican murderers on Texas' death row because they were not allowed to call the Mexican embassy when arrested.
Texas needs to send a message to these thugs: mind your fucking business, and deal with more pressing problems, like Mugabe in Zimbabwe and Ahmadinejad in Iran, two criminals who should be brought to justice by the UN.
World Court: U.S. must delay Mexican death sentences
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The World Court ordered the United States on Wednesday to do all it could to halt the imminent executions of five Mexicans until the court makes a final judgment in a dispute over suspects' rights.
The row, which has strained relations between the neighbors, centers on the fact that the United States failed to inform 51 of its citizens sentenced to die in U.S. jails of their right to consular assistance.
One of the five Mexicans on death row, Jose Medellin, is due to die on August 5 in Texas.
In 2004 the World Court, or International Court of Justice (ICJ), ruled in favor of Mexico, finding the United States had violated international law. It ordered the United States to review the 51 cases to see whether the lack of consular assistance had prejudiced the outcome of their trials.
Here's the message to Mexico: if you don't like American justice for Mexican murderers, halt them at the border from crossing into our country illegally, and let them murder your own citizens. Then you can do with them what you want. And take our word for it that we won't give a shit.