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Old 29.11.2011, 12:26
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G. Bush cancels Switzerland visit over fears of being arrested

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George W. Bush cancels visit to Swiss charity gala over fears he could be arrested on torture charges


Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland over fears he could have been arrested on torture charges.
Mr Bush was due to be the keynote speaker at a Jewish charity gala in Geneva on February 12.


But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the country.
Criminal complaints against Mr Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials said.


Human rights groups said they had intended to submit a 2,500-page case against him in the Swiss city tomorrow for alleged mistreatment of suspected militants at Guantanamo Bay.
I don't think these are good news for Switzerland's international capital. Switzerland should keep its neutrality in all cases, arresting heads of state (or ex-hs) is not among those faculties that define neutrality.
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Old 29.11.2011, 12:42
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Re: G. Bush cancels Switzerland visit over fears of being arrested

Looks like so much daily trash hype to me. That he cancelled his meeting is clear - that the reasons for it were fear of arrest, well, that's simply a statement made by Human Rights Watch and International Federation of Human Rights.
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Old 29.11.2011, 16:01
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Re: G. Bush cancels Switzerland visit over fears of being arrested

Hello ARC_VD,

You do realise that this is a story from February 2011 don't you??

I don't remember this story from back then but it seems a bit out of date to me. However it does go to show that the Swiss are not biased - the law is the law. This goes for everyone, even for a dictator’s son or famous movie director or it seems a former president

regards

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Old 29.11.2011, 16:28
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I don't think these are good news for Switzerland's international capital. Switzerland should keep its neutrality in all cases, arresting heads of state (or ex-hs) is not among those faculties that define neutrality.
Well, they arrested Roman Polanski, how's this any different?

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Well, they arrested Roman Polanski, how's this any different?

Tom

i concur with Tom.. Who cares, if you did the crime (which Cheney admits to source below) pay the time.

Also why he canceled no one will truly/100% know, but I dont doubt the effectiveness of the human rights groups.

http://www.theatlantic.com/daily-dis...-crime/207453/


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/1..._n_151515.html

also in his book i believe.
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Old 29.11.2011, 20:29
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Re: G. Bush cancels Switzerland visit over fears of being arrested

Arrest this fool and put him in a cell in the Hague
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You do realise that this is a story from February 2011 don't you??
In this case, it may show up in The Local soon
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Old 29.11.2011, 21:27
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Re: G. Bush cancels Switzerland visit over fears of being arrested

BS! A CIA dude told me ,Bushes French is not up snuff. Hi got "Bon" right ,but got stucked on "jour" BTW Jews don`t talk to a Bush no more ,they got screwed the last time
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BS! A CIA dude told me ,Bushes French is not up snuff. Hi got "Bon" right ,but got stucked on "jour" BTW Jews don`t talk to a Bush no more ,they got screwed the last time
Bushes, Hi, got stucked????
Jews don't talk to a Bush?
Well the only Jew that talked to a bush was Moses and it was burning at the time.
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Well, they arrested Roman Polanski, how's this any different?

Tom
Polanski drugged and had sex with an underage girl. After he was
found guilty, he fled before the sentencing.

If that were your daughter, would you have different thoughts?
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When Bellizona court decided to release and not deport Polanski the comments in Swiss press were about rewriting the law students textbooks anew. That would it about égalité. Dream on.
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Old 29.11.2011, 23:27
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Bushes, Hi, got stucked????
Jews don't talk to a Bush?
Well the only Jew that talked to a bush was Moses and it was burning at the time.
I Screwed that up
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Old 29.11.2011, 23:30
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Polanski drugged and had sex with an underage girl. After he was
found guilty, he fled before the sentencing.

If that were your daughter, would you have different thoughts?
She was 15?

So it would be legal in Germany?
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I Screwed that up
à qui!
D'où viens-tu?
Québec ?
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Old 30.11.2011, 00:55
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I don't think these are good news for Switzerland's international capital. Switzerland should keep its neutrality in all cases, arresting heads of state (or ex-hs) is not among those faculties that define neutrality.
Your source was the Daily Mail.

Say no more.
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Re: G. Bush cancels Switzerland visit over fears of being arrested

President Bush would never have been arrested.

I am still ASHAMED that he had to cancel his trip to my country because of some few weirdos.
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She was 15?

So it would be legal in Germany?
She was 13. He was 43. That's not legal (or amusing) anywhere in the developed world. However, it is off-topic and it has been debated to death in this thread.
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