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Imprison the New Iranian UN Envoy

Diplomatic immunity? Gee, what's that?

by
Charlie Martin

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April 3, 2014 - 8:50 am

It’s the obvious solution, isn’t it? Wait for him to arrive, and then jail him. Along with as much of the Iranian UN delegation as we can catch.

It’s not like the Iranians haven’t already established the standard that diplomatic immunity doesn’t exist between the US and Iran.

We can release them the day a new Iranian government more to our liking is in power; after all, the Iranians apparently released our people when they figured out that Reagan wasn’t going to roll over like Carter did.

Charlie Martin writes on science, health, culture and technology for PJ Media. Follow his 13 week diet and exercise experiment on Facebook and at PJ Lifestyle

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The Iranians already shoved it. To not play by the rules they set only encourages bad behavior. Tit-for-tat is the most efficient way of encouraging cooperation.
25 weeks ago
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Maybe the pissing match is related to following the rules of law of diplomatic immunity - and if they don't then their people are treated the same as they treat others, within the scope of our laws (especially considering that the new diplomat was involved in the taking of the hostages).
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The precedent is we'd have to wait for a government *less* to our liking.
24 weeks ago
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Interesting idea. After all, they've been at war with us since 1979...
25 weeks ago
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Diplomatic immunity? Gee, what’s that?

Well, that (diplomatic immunity) would be the convention that makes literally thousands of Americans safe in foreign countries because those Americans work for the USA.

You want to shove that? Why? To win a pissing match?

Good grief.
25 weeks ago
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As reprisal, have to satisfy some conditions first:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reprisal
25 weeks ago
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Paul, you must be younger than you seem. You might go look up "the Iranian hostage crisis". There's a good boy.
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Could you be so good as to list some of the countries where thousand of Americans are safe because of diplomatic immunity? Would that include Iran? Libya? What keeps Americans safe in foreign countries is either the goodwill of those governments or fear of reprisal by the United States. Once those two factors are removed diplomatic immunity provides as much protection as the badge it's printed on... none whatsoever, as the Iranians themselves demonstrated in 1979.l
25 weeks ago
25 weeks ago Link To Comment
The Iranians already shoved it. To not play by the rules they set only encourages bad behavior. Tit-for-tat is the most efficient way of encouraging cooperation.
25 weeks ago
25 weeks ago Link To Comment
Maybe the pissing match is related to following the rules of law of diplomatic immunity - and if they don't then their people are treated the same as they treat others, within the scope of our laws (especially considering that the new diplomat was involved in the taking of the hostages).
25 weeks ago
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