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Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem.


Amazing that it's Islamic knowledge (Qur'an and Sunnah) from 1400 years ago but we are still only now really learning about so many things such as all the healing benefits of honey:

Just wanting good healthy, nourishing and hydrating quite astonishing how a lot of the most well-known superfoods also happen to be on other healthy food lists...there's a few I would add.

-- I just so happened to be thinking about this and the derogatory labels other people might throw at you etc. if you happen to identify yourself politically as a "socialist" or what have a way, a different way of thinking about the ways and means of the world. What is most right and better etc. - can think about, can disagree. One shouldn't be afraid of thinking or listening - it could be that it could lead to better understanding and better ways and of course, having more knowledge about important topics. If we don't question the human systems we've built up and how things work then how would we ever change and improve upon it? - not everyone's cup of tea but I enjoy it.


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Real Islam! al hamdu lillah allah akbar - heart touching :

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Subhannah Allah - this is nice. It's sad how parents and parenting often are in America from what I see or hear anyway - and the kids themselves are then in anguish and sadness etc. and emotions going crazily up and down. The [my] inclination towards the knowledge and thinking that - if we didn't live in a society like such as this with all of this cultural conditioning (sociology), if we lived more like in the hunter-gatherer days; how would you treat your children then (your children - your flesh and blood child)? They are just little innocent kids who need love - they're people, they're learning. Don't be getting angry and yelling at them and treating them like they're an adult or something and putting them in their own room and bed etc. It's weird. After they reach a certain age then obviously can discipline more and more harshly. Have to build love and trust - act as a caretaker and a role model. Inspire good character, love, understanding, knowledge (learning), self-reliance, independence, control of own's emotions....etc.

The Sufi "way" this "Muhammadan Way" is the way. Humility is really the only way of true living - lest, you know, and well, we are, all hypocrites and sinners and not that smart and not that morally pure etc...and lest if one becomes a real you know, tyrant and hypocrite. Only Allah is all-powerful and without need - only Allah is the provider. We are just humans - but as Muslims, we are people of the hereafter, not just, of this world. Respect life - especially including human life but we/one should also recognize that death is a part of life. Everything is beautiful. Everything is the way it should be.

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Subhannah Allah - the Glorious Qur'an:

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- Alright, I'm going to stop posting my ramadan Qur'an journey - is a private matter - but yes, it is an amazing book - always.


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"Guard your gaze" - I appreciate the videos though and especially Kneesovertoesguy - he's a great guy - very righteous and yeah, the woman in the video seems like a good woman as well - we (Muslim men - believers - still try to do as we should - carry on):

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------------- a bunch more PT videos etc. not posting. Much ado about anterior pelvic tilt (is a big issue - a lot of people have to work on, even people and women who do yoga even). Weak Psoas muscles...this is an alright video... as Muslims, we are suppose to take care of our body...(remembering the hadith about the Prophet S.A.W. hearing about this man fasting and being so wrapped up in his studies that he was neglecting other parts of his life...hmm...fasting and not over-eating are sunnah and good as well...amazing lecture about fasting later, possibly in a different blog post...)

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An alright video - it is silly and quite disgusting really that America tries to push this stuff and our diplomats are flying around the world and going to such countries - any country - and then talking about what??? It's a disgrace.

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---- Subhannah Allah -

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xpected something completely new uh relative to the Cold War period of

3:16 international uh alone so and there were developments

3:21 which I considered and many considered a positive uh at the end of the 1980s at

3:29 the beginning of the 1919s and

3:35 mentioned my background as a member of the U.N human rights committee for example uh in Moscow uh

3:43 how I became a member of the committee was that I

3:49 advocated ratifying by the Soviet Union Union certain human rights U.N human

3:56 rights treaty and many were against but uh you know a Gorbachev and

4:06 Edwards was then but therefore the minister of the Soviet Union they agreed

4:13 and so my ideas were welcomed and I was

4:18 proposed to become a member of the UN human rights committee from the Soviet Union

4:24 then also so this this was quite uh positive but now what happened already

4:31 in the 1990s probably was that

4:38 there was too much enthusiasm probably quite naive

4:46 and certain developments

4:51 led to and for for first of all I hope to say

4:57 that of course it was not uh that law or attitude towards Lord changed much but

5:03 the situation in the world changed considerably and therefore uh of course this had an impact on uh International

5:11 uh law uh true and it was uh that in my

5:16 opinion now with hindsight of course not then that I had this view that instead

5:24 of international law which is based on balance of power or has been always

5:30 based on balance of power they are started emerging elements of I which I would I would call

5:38 now World law so uh International without any balance but because there

5:45 was no balance of power then no demand foreseeable there was one Center of

5:51 power really this was the United States and the development of for example of

5:57 international criminal or international criminal uh jurisdiction uh a wide use

6:03 of uh in a force allegedly mostly for natural humanitarian concerns

6:11 and interference in Internal Affairs also with her let's say uh positive aims

6:21 usually but this was all uh that one part of international law which one

6:27 famous American Professor Balkan Friedman called international law of coexistence uh was forgotten and this

6:36 international law of cooperation or international law of uh integration

6:42 which was also promoted by Vulcan Friedman this emerged and the basis of

6:51 international law this international law of cohistic exists distance with a principal uh principles of sovereign

6:58 equality of states non-interference in Internal Affairs non-use of force

7:05 the this part of international law was considered as outdated then now and also

7:13 of course although it may be a minor thing in London when I about it after my

7:18 one year in the foreign minister of Estonia I was invited to the London

7:23 School of economics and certainly there was nobody to teach international criminal law and I had written a small

7:30 article once years ago and therefore I was asked to teach it I

7:36 had 10 students Masters Degree students and then with the creation of the

7:44 Yugoslav Tribune was one that rebuild I had hundreds and hundreds of students

7:49 who wanted to study this but I was very skeptical because in India National

7:54 relations which are political in substance there is not so much place for criminal

8:01 law and so and there therefore I have stopped soon when I moved to King's

8:07 College as Professor I stopped teaching international criminal law and but this

8:12 is what uh this enthusiasm about international criminal law uh uh that

8:18 all human rights are Universal and they should be the same in Europe in Iraq in

8:27 Afghanistan and so on this uh has seemed a bit uh too much for me even then and

8:36 this is how international law in my opinion uh became

8:42 undermined instead of let's say building on this

8:48 what was uh existed before because there was during the Cold War even there was a

8:54 this balance of power the arrogance of one superpower was was balanced by the

9:00 error accounts of the other superpower was or should pepper was their Galatians

9:05 and there were certain red lines which helped international law more or less

9:12 exist even during the Cold War period so um and now the situation in my opinion

9:21 is even worse of course uh even during the Cold War the world was not

9:29 built on international law maybe peace was guaranteed more by the mutual

9:38 assured destruction mad Concept in the presence of nuclear weapons but

9:45 nevertheless international law worked so uh and

9:52 now when the situation is in the world has changed since the beginning of the

9:58 1990s especially this was this long

10:04 unipolar period in the world history I I believe a decade a long decade or of in

10:13 the world history when uh there was no balancing against one Center of power

10:20 and now China has become a much stronger

10:25 Russia had came come out of the shock of this of

10:37 the 1990s and therefore there is this uh struggle between two

10:44 different Visions in the world one is the unipolar world and the other one is

10:53 a multiple world and there is a really very little place in for international

11:00 law today this doesn't mean that international law doesn't work at all

11:05 one of the most famous International lawyers also Louis Henkin

11:12 at the end of the 1980s probably he wrote that most of the states

11:19 uh observe most of the time both of their Norms of international law

11:26 it may still be true but it is that some very important States today

11:35 ignore the most important Norms of international law and this is

11:43 the problem with international law there today

11:50 I was wondering if because we mentioned this changed in the 90s but within uh

11:55 World running parallel to international law you have uh well security studies in

12:00 which in the early 90s in the league of all this new optimism we introduced this concept of human security instead

12:07 because international law is you know built around the sovereignty of the states which is the state is The Entity

12:13 to be secured so obviously sovereignty is the key principle but with human

12:19 security looking at the individual as star object to be to be secured uh it's

12:26 It ultimately ultimately comes in clash with sovereignty wouldn't it

12:31 it it comes uh yes uh but uh the problem

12:38 is that uh

12:43 there is no world government and I believe this uh uh idea which was

12:51 promoted by many uh for decades in the past Century it uh it is a

13:00 utopian idea and also I believe like most utopian IED as if uh if somebody

13:09 tries to put them into practice they become very distorted like the community

13:14 there is nothing wrong wrong with their ideas of Communism but when the Soviet

13:20 Union wanted to work with leadership wanted to put it into practice it became

13:27 something different similarly the world government this would be mean that they

13:33 went through its allies or subordinates you know I would call even not allies so

13:38 so much about rule the world that and this would

13:45 be the world government and now we see that there is a backlash

13:50 to this idea of let's say a diminishing

13:55 uh sovereignty or as many uh authors uh wrote Such books with a title the end of

14:03 nation state or meaning the end of State uh there were at least two uh books uh

14:09 by one Japanese and one French author very famous uh both uh who had the same

14:17 title of their books and many many articles were written on it and now we can see that

14:25 the state sovereignty has become more important even in Europe there are

14:31 though probably this is one of the European problems that Elites are more

14:37 Cosmopolitan and most European peoples um at least significant part

14:44 of European nations they don't want to give up their sovereignty and if you

14:50 take seriously the macron president macron is very

14:55 European and Cosmopolitan but he will not give up his uh French

15:03 seat in the U.N security Council with its uh veto uh right of veto

15:12 and give it to the European Union or simply get rid of this principle no and

15:20 we can see that after this uh

15:25 this idea which was very popular in the 1990s especially that the states

15:32 Sovereign disappears or the states disappear at

15:37 all and this was like a Communists or Bolsheviks also advocated this idea that

15:44 under communism the states would disappear about but

15:50 this that didn't happen and I I have even written written several uh pieces

15:56 probably that it is true early to send

16:02 the state into the Dustbin of History so the states are coming back I was

16:10 wondering if I could just go back to the point that you were making about the Cold War and the fact that we had a

16:16 period of stability then in a kind of stability a very dangerous and in some

16:21 ways frightening stability but it did exist and I'm going to say that I've

16:26 always felt about International laws that it has a a

16:32 connection a kind of symbiotic connection to peace the preservation of Peace in

16:40 the sense that in order for international law to function at all

16:47 you have to have a state of peace peace is indispensable to it

16:52 and at the same time without international law you can't really have peace peace is to

17:00 a great extent supported by International or the two as I said come

17:07 together and they support and butter with each other whereas if you get a good state of

17:12 conflict if you get a state of War then eventually what happens is that law

17:18 itself you move into a kind of condition inexorably of lawlessness and I I have

17:25 to say I felt in the 90s that that was lost and that Statesman State political

17:34 leaders especially in the west including by the way in Britain

17:39 stopped prioritizing peace and they weren't so interested any longer in

17:46 preserving peace which had been the main priority during the Cold War

17:51 and they thought that they could reshape things in all sorts of ways and because

17:56 they no longer prioritized peace they no longer were concerned to

18:05 maintain international law as it had previously been understood and existed

18:10 and wanted to shape it also into something something else and

18:17 it all came together for me in a speech which I'm sure you remember which the

18:22 British prime minister of the time Tony Blair gave I think in Chicago in which

18:28 he was basically talking about a completely different system of international law which for me wasn't

18:35 law at all yes are you all right uh

now another speech which was um made by Teresa may uh much their prime minister

18:55 of the United Kingdom also when she was um for a short period uh uh uh uh the

19:03 Prime Minister she was also in the United States I believe it was in the White House

19:09 meeting where the president of the United States and she said that the

19:16 period when the United States Trump was President of the United States than

19:22 Donald Trump that the period when the United States and the United Kingdom

19:27 Used military force in the world in order to promote democracy and human

19:33 rights this period is in the past and then I felt

19:38 more optimistic I thought that maybe this is now they have come to the

19:43 understanding that uh uh that this um uh

19:49 idea of uh including using force and uh economic pressure and sanctions in order

19:58 to uh promote democracy and human rights in the world that uh this idea in

20:06 practicing worked or in many few cases only so and

20:13 um I wouldn't say that the British leadership I have lived and I am not

20:19 speaking in from London and um uh that their traditional leadership

20:25 didn't want a peace but they wanted a different kind of Peace uh just peace

20:32 and therefore even the old religious even idea of just Wars made a comeback

20:41 uh in the discourse not Lee earned the legal but political discourse that that

20:49 the Triumph of liberal democracy and market economy can be promoted and

20:59 there's inevitable Progressive Direction uh can be

21:05 accelerated Sometimes using uh four second certain

21:10 regimes putting pressure on other regimes this probably was what was going on

21:19 in the 19 at the end of the 1980s and in

21:25 the 1990s and so and if interpretation of international law also

21:32 changed accordingly because there was nobody to say seriously anything about

21:38 it during the yeltic period in Russia and Chinese have been silent then they

21:47 followed denzhapping's the sayings to uh remain remain silent

21:57 to keep building up economic strength and therefore it seemed that the world

22:06 was going in that this crack the direction and this was I would say that

22:12 vision of the world

22:18 development Evolution that there will there would be the world will become

22:25 inevitably liberal Democratic and a free market oriented and it was necessary

22:34 sometimes to help to push

22:40 in some parts of the world to accelerate this coming

22:50 future so at this is my interpretation

22:55 maybe of this period but uh do you see that in the

23:01 international law to some extent being a reflection of the international distribution of power now I'm asking

23:08 because uh to large extent you mentioned you know there's no world government so international law given that you know

23:15 you have to be be voluntary it's it implies you know you give up some of your foreign policy flexibility and in

23:22 return you get the predictability in as there's reciprocity but uh you know

23:28 under balance of power uh you would assume that the international law would then be focused on the rules of the game

23:35 being a mutual constraints so I accept constraint on my part in you and yours but in a unipolar system the one that

23:42 emerged in the 90s a lot of the language was revolved around the optimism of course about human rights and elevating

23:48 the individual you know beyond merely having this state concept of security but but if you have a secure if you have

23:55 a distribution of power in which one side is dominant there's no incentive

24:00 for them to accept constraint on themselves so under a hegemonic situation would you have incentives to

24:07 construct a new international law if you will one based on Sovereign inequality one in which uh well the the hegemon

24:15 maintains their sovereignty while the rest diminishes theirs

I just wanted to to say just two quick points firstly I mean the idea of legality emerging out of legitimacy I

54:34 mean it seems to me personally a logical and linguistic absurdity I mean

54:40 legitimacy is something that comes from law surely I mean it it's not the other

54:47 way around

but anyway my major purpose is this concept of this rules-based

54:53 International order I wanted to ask a question because I've

54:58 seen lots of lots of people refer to this thing I've never myself

55:04 come across an actual definition of it I I I I I I've never seen somebody sit

55:11 down and explain what the rules-based international order exactly is and why

55:18 we need to reuse that expression at all instead of simply talking about

55:24 international law why do people talk about the rules-based international

55:30 order if they mean international law and if it is not international law then what

55:37 is it exactly I agree with you uh as a as an

55:44 international lawyer that that's uh and and at least it should be the case that

55:50 legitimacy and lawfulness they uh completely overlap

55:55 so this is in international law maybe sometimes if I may give you an example

56:02 the emergence of exclusive economic zones and other the uh

56:10 Maritime boundaries so they emerged through the

56:18 violation of international law of the international law of the sea because

56:23 there was an all that open sea and suddenly and these were not Western

56:28 States uh or great Powers these were Latin American states with long uh

56:35 Coastal Alliance they wanted uh to have some benefits from having these long

56:42 Coastal Airlines where uh that's Soviet the American British vessels fished so

56:50 and they started establishing these uh um zones contrary to international law

56:57 and finally through these violations they may were not so serious violations

57:05 as use of military force for example uh but nevertheless they were contrary these laws were contrary to

57:11 international law but they probably confirm corresponded to certain

57:18 evolutions of international relations related to these problems and these

57:25 violations are led to the emergence of new rules of international law so it it

57:33 may be an international law that this uh this happens so uh but these main

57:39 principles of international law concerning you uh use of force non-interference in Internal Affairs and

57:46 Sovereign equality of States I believe these are these ground Norms of

57:51 international law which should not be violated by by anybody

58:01 uh as we spoke before about the president of of Kosovo I thought well we

58:06 can't really do that without speaking about Crimea because this is a common comparison I don't know as a

58:12 international lawyer I was curious about your perspective because of course when uh when Russia recognized the well

58:19 reunified with Crimea that the argument was well this is what this can be compared to what the West did in Kosovo

58:25 and similarly eight years later um when when Russia invaded in 2022 it also

58:35 used some of this uh um some of this the presidents set in

58:40 the west so first it recognized the independence of donbass uh you know justifying it by the eight years of uh

58:47 human rights abuse and well the shelling of the bus and then claimed the right

58:53 for for yep it's a self-defense in in cooperation and with donbass so it's uh

59:00 the specially focusing on the similarities between Kosovo and Crimea possibly less

59:06 controversial how do you see the similarities do you do you buy the

59:11 argument by Moscow or what what are the weaknesses in this argument or how do you see it

59:17 there are weaknesses of in all of these uh arguments from the point of view of

59:23 international law I recalled when you uh asked this

59:29 question I recalled what Dean Atchison uh their former Secretary of State

59:37 said about the Cuban Missile Crisis uh in 1963 during the meeting of the

59:45 American Society of international law he was asked how this American Behavior behavior of

59:54 the United States during the crisis uh was in accordance with international law

1:00:00 it wasn't it and because from the point of view of

1:00:05 international law the Soviet Union was was uh as if there are had the right to

1:00:12 establish a nuclear missiles on the Cuban territory since because Cuba was

1:00:20 agreed on this there is it was so in accordance with International I thought

1:00:26 though it was secret but but and Dean Richardson responded to this question that this was

1:00:35 this is not this was not a matter of international law because I don't remember exactly the wording but because

1:00:43 the prestige and vital interest of the United States were in play which come

1:00:49 close to the sovereignty of the state and therefore it is not for

1:00:54 international law to resolve such issues I believe that

1:01:00 Mr Putin would have been probably more correct to quote

1:01:06 Dean Atchison but you know I was a corporate of legal advisor not Putin's

1:01:12 legal advice so therefore I would say that Putin they should have used

1:01:19 probably this uh term but he made in my

1:01:25 opinion the best the best geopolitical joke in his speech it was

1:01:33 on the 18th of March probably of uh 2014 about this reunification or occupation

1:01:42 of the Crimea he said that the American Marines are generally great guys

1:01:50 but he would prefer to invite them to Sebastopol instead of being invited by

1:01:55 them to Sebastopol this this probably is uh their uh reason and all other uh

1:02:06 their uh uh uh uh religious arguments

1:02:11 historical arguments yes they are for the public consumptions in Russia and

1:02:18 maybe Beyond Russia but this in my opinion was uh really the essence of uh

1:02:27 uh this reunification of the Crimea with

1:02:32 uh Russia and so uh yes it was contrary to international law though although

1:02:39 there may be uh and what happened in in uh in eastern Ukraine in donbass area there

1:02:49 is referenda uh I would say that uh

1:02:55 Russia has more often than the West referred to international law while the

1:03:02 West refers to rule-based order which is not very clear what it is so but also

1:03:10 Russia interprets and with international law in

1:03:16 accordance with its own uh interests so it may be let's say I would say uh so

1:03:24 that it is how to put uh formally

1:03:31 uh correct but in essence is a it is a mockery of international law and Russia

1:03:39 is not alone Russia has had very cool teachers in uh that uh respect yes you

1:03:46 uh organize referendum then people have a vote

1:03:53 in the case of Crimea certainly I believe most people voted genuinely so

1:03:59 but in any case it was uh through the threatening presence of Russian troops

1:04:05 saying the Crimea and then you'll

1:04:10 recognize their newly acquired Independence and they or then they are

1:04:18 desired to join the great motherland so yes in accordance with international law

1:04:24 meeting formally uh so but uh in essence

1:04:29 a mockery of law

1:04:35 uh how about the um I Heard the argument before the the Parliament that the Crimea is uh has a unique uh well

1:04:44 um the Ukraine had the unique uh uh well authorities or autonomy that they had

1:04:49 some Parliament uh I I never really uh were really delved into this argument uh

1:04:55 well I'm not too familiar with this argument myself I was wondering is is this valid that the Crimean Parliament

1:05:03 had the authority to to to push for Independence on his own or

1:05:08 in my opinion no parliament in the world today has this Authority so we we can

1:05:16 see now in the case of Scotland probably today it it would be resolved

1:05:22 who will be uh the new leader in Scotland they want to be a become independent the parliament in uh uh

1:05:30 Westminster says no unilateral Independence and there's a supreme court

1:05:35 has said uh uh so uh there is no uh

1:05:41 a right to uh Independence though it may be possible like in the

1:05:50 case of Wayback they have a referenda and the uh their

1:05:56 Scots had their referendum uh here uh uh

1:06:01 but uh it doesn't mean that there is an international law or or in domestic

1:06:08 constitutions of any state this right of parts of the state whether they have

1:06:17 um a certain autonomy or not to become independent well for example it is

1:06:24 exactly this argument that quebecois has have used often that they have

1:06:32 everything they have their Parliament they have their government they have their borders and so on now the only

1:06:40 thing is to become completely dependent but why Turks don't allow and then they

1:06:47 have their own language also for as they speak most of them speak uh French but but then when they could uh wants

1:06:55 something to speak their own language be it in Turkey or in some other states so

1:07:00 these governments say hello I think at least that look uh have this

1:07:09 their own language their borders or their Parliament their local authorities and now one step owned it uh remains

1:07:17 taught in Independence and so therefore they don't allow uh their minorities to

1:07:23 have these all things which they continue to as steps towards uh claims

1:07:29 for complete Independence

1:07:35 I should say that I think the Russians know perfectly well that both in Crimea

1:07:42 and in donbass they're trading on very thin not thin ice internationally but I think

1:07:49 they also probably calculate that um enough precedents have been created

1:07:56 that uh and most people can see that there were those National Security

1:08:02 concerns and that they can just get they can just manage

1:08:07 to get by it's a real politic thing if you like they know that the Indians the

1:08:13 Saudis the Chinese the Africans the Latin Americans they're not going to be

1:08:19 too concerned about this and I'm going to suggest one reason why and that is that one thing that the Russians have

1:08:25 not done is that they've not frontally assaulted in international law they talk all the

1:08:33 time about international law they talk all the time about the Primacy of the United Nations they don't talk about a

1:08:41 rules-based international order which none of us really knows what it is they don't talk about a situation where

1:08:49 there's rights to protect even though that we hear less of that nowadays but by the way in terms of the British

1:08:55 government I don't think it's gone completely it still comes up from time

1:09:00 to time but the Russians have been very very careful as Atchison was all the way

1:09:07 back in the 60s not to say I'm creating something new international law has had

1:09:14 its day it's over vest failure is obsolete it's an old treaty from 1648

1:09:21 nobody cares about it today we're living in a completely different world we have a use system this is the rules-based

1:09:28 system whatever that is and I'm going to decide what that is so I think that's

1:09:35 where if you like the Russians have been a more astute they've got it more right

1:09:40 than the Western Powers have I mean would you would you agree with this because I do get the sense that most

1:09:48 countries around the world do prefer a system where there is an

1:09:54 international law that everybody nominally can adhere to

1:10:01 yes of course I agree completely with you and also there is a certain value in

1:10:10 this that Russia refers to international law and tries to show that uh it is uh

1:10:20 not violating international law in the ideas all situations

1:10:28 uh but also this uh this uh is a kind of especially what I say uh you are using

1:10:36 the these very uh lose uh definition of the right of people to

1:10:42 self-determination uh uh uh that uh you know that uh these minorities have the

1:10:51 right uh uh uh to uh Independence and then they can choose whether to join

1:10:58 other states or not of course uh uh there may be from the point of view of

1:11:05 of you of international law there may be one argument in favor of the Russian

1:11:11 position in eastern Ukraine is that during eight years

1:11:18 the authorities in Kiev bombarded these territories and uh uh in 2014 even

1:11:29 they used Aviation uh to uh bomb the airport in donbass and uh in Donetsk

1:11:36 there but uh on Donetsk so and therefore

1:11:42 there is once uh what part in law maybe it would be called a residual right to

1:11:50 Independence so there is a right to self-dest animation self-determination which usually has to be

1:11:59 acquired within existing boundaries without changing boundaries at least

1:12:05 against the will of uh the states now

1:12:11 when somebody is not allowed to express their uh have used and they

1:12:20 are oppressed as people in eastern Ukraine were since uh uh

1:12:28 2014 when the conflict uh started uh then they didn't have any other option

1:12:45 other options either to render completely or you have to face uh this shock and

1:12:54 all um in the way of uh

1:12:59 bombardments and Military uh conflict in these territories so this may be a an uh

1:13:07 argument let's say in favor of uh certain Independence because for example when uh

1:13:17 and it is interesting maybe fact that there

1:13:24 referendum in Scotland and the the conflict in

1:13:29 uh uh Ukraine they start in 2014 they go

1:13:35 inside it apart so and I thought maybe I have written

1:13:41 about it that uh what the government the UK they didn't want uh Scotland to

1:13:49 become independent I remember uh the the uh Gordon Brown and others they were

1:13:58 labor leaders they went to Scotland to have Advocate uh no vote for

1:14:04 Independence uh there did everything but they didn't start bombing uh Scots uh

1:14:11 into obedience so uh but this is uh how the Ukrainian government then in Kiev uh

1:14:20 reacted to the desire of those in eastern Ukraine to become independent or

1:14:27 at least autonomous to become autonomous

1:14:33 frontiers of uh Ukraine so and uh in my

1:14:38 opinion this was also that uh maybe even in Britain like in other Western

1:14:44 countries uh where uh these Independence Movement

1:14:50 movements exist they uh didn't say anything

1:14:56 against the government in Kiev it was not criticized always even the

1:15:04 non-observance of so-called Minsk agreements it was that it was Russia and

1:15:11 their Rebels who didn't respect these agreements but now we know that miracle

1:15:17 and Holland Francois Hollande they all uh they both said that

1:15:24 their Minsk agreements were not to be implemented by the west and by Ukraine

1:15:31 at all so we may come to the conclusion yes that there

1:15:38 may have been this residual right of these people to fight for their

1:15:46 independence and then Russia to support this

1:15:52 fight yeah because the also focus on Minsk agreement was also signed well

1:15:57 also agreed out with the United Nations so wouldn't that also make it part of international law in terms of uh I'm

1:16:03 thinking now that uh well the argument was often made that Russia didn't follow it but but Russia has not mentioned

1:16:09 actually in in the means to agreement but I was wondering um okay well given that this agreements uh

1:16:17 well cessary clear conditions what the Ukraine was supposed to implement uh the

1:16:23 French and the the Germans they the one who negotiated this agreement they signed the agreement and uh and and now

1:16:30 of course they go back and you know whether or not they're genuine and what they're arguing now which is you know we didn't intend to that this would

1:16:37 establish peace it was meant to rearm uh Ukraine to to well to effectively to well assume than to resolve this by

1:16:44 military means uh isn't this also that I'm breached 10 of international law not that you know one

1:16:51 justifies the other yes of course agreements uh so-called uh was legally

1:16:59 binding and maybe that it was also supported by the United Nations uh it

1:17:06 came a additional uh let's say strength to it but this was a legally appointing

1:17:12 uh document and uh yes and mostly it was not observed by Kiev and uh neither

1:17:23 um Germany No or France I in my opinion I don't remember having

1:17:31 ever criticized kiev for the non-observance of uh the Minsky

1:17:38 agreements because I'm thinking it's um how would

1:17:44 you see us do you see an international law as an instrument to get out of this conflict uh because from my perspective

1:17:49 I guess the collapse or not collapse of international law but the all uh ignoring it has been part of the reason

1:17:56 why we ended up in this place because first of all if uh well of course in win

1:18:01 the West began in 2014 to uh very much instigate this to destabilize Ukraine to

1:18:08 will definitely interfere in their domestic affairs leading to the toppling of Yanukovych even though we have

1:18:13 disagreements as well the day before he was toppled that you know they would have a Unity government so we broke kind

1:18:19 of all the winter fair in the in their domestic affairs we broke the agreements then of course Russia took Crimea which

1:18:26 is then also seen as a bridge of international law and then we have the means agreement uh you know they were

1:18:33 signed who were not intended to be honored uh and you know we they seemed

1:18:39 to me to be international law unraveling uh did how do you see us well for both

1:18:45 of you I guess how do we get out of this trouble or yeah I'm not sure how to put this if if

1:18:52 the internet if the failure of international law got us into this is there it certainly has failed yeah

1:18:59 in this case and I believe it started failing already let's say that that's a

1:19:05 certain uh undermining of international law started already in the 1990s so

1:19:13 presidents uh started emerging uh and then uh these violations of

1:19:21 international law they're not observance of the means

1:19:26 agreements and referenda which are not in Conformity of

1:19:32 international law and I I would say uh yes uh now compromises are necessary

1:19:40 international law is always based on uh compromises

1:19:45 and without them uh you can't come out

1:19:50 of uh the conflict and have uh peace and then this then international law comes

1:19:57 to play into play and uh uh should uh

1:20:03 confirm uh these compromises uh made by

1:20:08 the parties uh to uh the conflict so this is the only way to come out of this

1:20:15 conflict and in my opinion uh really the the first step should be uh to stop

1:20:21 fighting to have negotiations I was very optimistic uh not very uh I am

1:20:30 exaggerating a slightly optimistic in it was in March of a year ago when when the

1:20:39 negotiations were taking place in uh Istanbul and by the way

1:20:45 I saw for the first time in the Ukrainian side some people around the

1:20:53 table who were not present before I am not saying naming the names uh no

1:21:01 they I I knew I I I know I knew of these people a very well uh yes ago they were

1:21:09 new faces during their negotiations and these were moderate

1:21:14 these were not Hawks from the Ukrainian side and I thought that now things may

1:21:21 change but then Boris Johnson flew to give and

1:21:26 everything collapsed the negotiations collapsed

1:21:32 but this is uh how things should be and hopefully maybe China would uh help Kia

1:21:42 I thought international law use of force

1:21:47 international criminal law in London uh already in the 1990s and one of the

1:21:57 courses was the the conflicts in the Middle East and my students always asked

1:22:03 when they are the Arab countries and Israel may make a peace and I jokingly

1:22:10 said that when China takes over the role of the mediate instead of the United

1:22:18 States because the Chinese don't have enough tools they don't have

1:22:24 enough Arabs in their countries so therefore they can be impartial and my

1:22:30 my joke which I did believe much then it was 20 years ago let's say maybe but you

1:22:39 can now see that the diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and here

1:22:44 Iran became a reality thanks to the Chinese intervention

1:22:51 China has a its role to play also here and um it can have a China can have an

1:23:00 influence on Russia certainly and also in Ukraine though certainly the west and

1:23:07 the United States don't like it but nevertheless so maybe uh this may be

1:23:16 start the ball rolling in the right direction uh sooner or later

1:23:24 I'll just add my own little say on this which is I first of all I completely agree with what red medicine has just

maybe formally correct because due to this statement of the Ukrainian

1:39:35 government uh the ICC has a jurisdiction

1:39:40 over uh crimes you know say crimes against humanity war

1:39:48 crimes committed on the territory of uh Ukraine what is as a result

1:39:55 I believe the only result which besides the propaganda effect of it

1:40:03 has that it may make this process of negotiations which

1:40:11 should lead to the end of the conflict and then to the creation of the more

1:40:19 safer more secure world even more difficult so so I don't think that this

1:40:26 is a big issue in reality it is a propaganda it has a in the west

1:40:35 especially it has a propaganda effect mostly and nothing else

1:40:44 I I I have to just quickly say though and I agree with it I agree with all your points which specifically on the

1:40:51 last one using legal processes to school

1:40:57 to make propaganda or if you like rhetorical points um

1:41:02 that's something which as somebody who once worked in a court the high court in London makes me feel very uncomfortable

1:41:10 indeed I don't think that is what legal processes should be used for and

1:41:17 um I I I think that again the very fact that we're doing that at all

1:41:23 shows a lack of understanding of how important law actually is especially in

1:41:33 specifically you know in fact war crimes law in this case uh and and what its

1:41:38 uses should be what is proper uses should be just you're just saying again exactly

1:41:45 exactly I would maybe I only add that though I have never been a great University Enthusiast of international

1:41:52 criminal jurisdiction as I said in a different context that international

1:41:57 relations relations between states are political and like in domestic law let's

1:42:04 say political uh uh issues are resolved by constitutional law not by criminal

1:42:10 law criminal law even domestically in these high spares of politics don't uh

1:42:17 doesn't have much to say in international relations which are let's

1:42:23 say overly political relations even uh less so and therefore of course we can

1:42:30 see that the the ICC has had a very little uh effect in the

1:42:36 world and if you take the international criminals and foreign see that

1:42:45 due to the fact that in international relations one's one man's terrorist is

1:42:52 often other man's freedom fighter and it is true well let's take conflict all

1:43:00 those who have served their sentences uh uh uh under the Hague tribunals when

1:43:08 they returned let's say to Croatia or Serbia there is a red carpet

1:43:15 welcome to them they are national heroes in their own countries so therefore

1:43:22 international criminal law that doesn't serve their purpose domestic criminal

1:43:28 legal systems uh Serb and this entitlement now I believe maybe their

1:43:36 final nail in the coffin of the international criminal jurisdiction uh

1:43:43 because I believe this is to have this

1:43:49 propaganda uh trick will mean that uh

1:43:56 uh the ICC will lose its uh remaining

1:44:01 Authority in the world if you use it in such a way before the

1:44:08 main argument was that only uh African leaders have appeared before uh the

1:44:15 court not are they later and there are these uh agreements design as I refer to

1:44:22 sign by the uh United States and many other States including this Estonia

1:44:27 certainly and I believe most European states are that no American servicemen can be ever surrendered to the ICC so

1:44:37 this makes a reality this whole thing as a mockery and the the China Russia the

1:44:45 US and many other states have not ratified the state their own statute

1:44:51 yeah if am I mistake in the United States even passed Iraq to invade

1:44:56 to to liberate well not not occupy permanently but to liberate any

1:45:02 Americans who might be arrested by the ICC that's what I mean is that it's to see now American Media celebrating this

1:45:08 the arrest warrant against Russia when they Sorry against Putin when when uh by American law they would have a military

1:45:15 intervention invading Netherlands to liberate American soldiers if they were ever arrested and threatening

1:45:22 prosecution against those judges it seems again there's always to eat it you go back to this topic just

1:45:29 uh theme just as always having these two different sets of international law and and again I think this is also not just

1:45:36 enough not to expand the third but also the problem now with with China because often uh like to do to to two key

1:45:45 conflicting Concepts uh now is you know territorial integrity versus uh

1:45:50 self-determination obviously because well territorial Integrity would be a key principle of sovereignty which is

1:45:56 defended by international law but by by giving credibility now or or legitimacy

1:46:03 to self-determination under more humanitarian values I guess you are now

1:46:10 two conflicting Concepts and it seems that whenever you choose between do it prioritize Sovereign

1:46:16 territorial Integrity or self-determination is always based on uh it is always National interest so you

1:46:23 know Kosovo we go with self-determination they can succeed we see this increasingly with crime sorry

1:46:30 with Taiwan as well let's push for Taiwan secession self-determination meanwhile from uh you know akasia South

1:46:38 Australia Crimea obviously territorial Integrity will have to be prioritized so as always

1:46:44 um yes quite quite quite selective

1:46:49 yeah so there are double standards on this issue but mostly

1:46:57 having analyzed their practice uh after the second world war at least of

1:47:03 international law in that respect Most states have

1:47:09 given a Primacy to the territorial Integrity principle the invalability or

1:47:16 territory Integrity over self-determination uh interpreted as a right to

1:47:25 Independence self-determination yes but this is autonomy linguistic rights and so on but not

1:47:33 Independence starting from Kosovo and this was the most Vivid damaging aspect

1:47:38 of it it opened this flood crate uh uh of that and of course the catalonians

1:47:46 the referred refer to it uh in Iraq referendum on self-determination

1:47:53 Independence of the Kurds and so on but

1:47:59 um you know the world Community is still in these cases

1:48:04 remained on the side of their territorial Integrity uh principle

1:48:11 of vis-a-vis the right to Independence so

1:48:17 there is no yeah there is different interpretations of international law and especially there is different

1:48:23 interpretation of facts uh in the light of international or even if we agree on

1:48:30 international law but effects may be interpreted uh differently and how often

1:48:38 and especially now and now I would say that the propaganda is everywhere and it

1:48:44 is a very difficult to find out what their truth is not only in the Battleground but uh

1:48:52 elsewhere as well so it is very

1:48:58 difficult to make definitive conclusions on this matter what is I I would say

1:49:04 that what is really important is to start negotiations and now

1:49:10 and it would be better to start them without much publicity uh because

1:49:17 usually the best Solutions have been found like we can see in the case of the

1:49:24 Caribbean crisis and in many other situations when the public is not

1:49:31 informed and the negotiations start and then

1:49:37 compromises can be made because you always find somebody who would like to

1:49:43 uh break uh these compromises not to fight against them so whoever it may be

1:49:51 from all of the sites usually that's one of the yeah for me one of the

1:49:58 uh all the wrong lessons after the Cold War because then we had uh the of the

1:50:03 idea was that simply measuring uh international law and international Affairs in very pragmatic national

1:50:09 interests that this was you know immoral that we had to Aspire for higher humanitarian values again a lovely

1:50:15 sentiment but when you have a focus on pragmatism and National interest you can

1:50:20 negotiate with the counterpart you can make compromises for the benefit of Peace however when everything is

1:50:26 measured in values as human rights or not then in any compromise become

1:50:32 appeasement every conflict is between good and evil it's just it becomes impossible to to to to to to to to give

1:50:39 an inch which is why I very much agree with you I think in those circumstances any negotiations would have to be well

1:50:46 away from the cameras at least so yeah politicians can speak freely anyways but before we start wrapping off

1:50:53 uh wrapping up last things he wanted to do and Alexander

1:50:59 oh yeah I'm I'm using myself I just wanted to say it's been an amazing

1:51:04 discussion and thank you I mean I I have to say I think international law is the core of of the problems that we have

1:51:12 seen today I think there's been a flight away from it actually I think a lot of the trouble that we've seen in the

1:51:18 International System over the last 30 years is precisely that

1:51:24 people have it forgotten how important the international law is and you know

1:51:30 when when it gets a sense that you know there's a sources that they resent its restraints they think that they

1:51:36 shouldn't be subjected to those restraints I just wanted to finish there's a very

1:51:42 well-known film that was published in England back in the 60s about Thomas

1:51:48 More who was um and who was the chancellor Lord Chancellor of England he was the head of

1:51:54 the Judiciary in England in the 16th century and um he's a very famous person for all

1:52:00 kinds of reasons in England anyway a law student tells him you know I would cut down all the laws in order to chase

1:52:07 after the devil Satan we need to destroy the laws and then

1:52:14 Moore comes back and says to him and when the when the devil turns round and

1:52:20 faces you with all the laws cut down where then will you hide

1:52:31 um uh Professor millerson any final comment before we finish

1:52:37 no uh we have covered a quite a lot of ground uh concerning

1:52:43 international law and I hope that really uh international law uh would Prevail

1:52:50 but the uh for that first piece has to be established and it is not exactly the

1:52:56 matter of international law the compromises are needed and uh and uh

1:53:03 law doesn't always give answers to these

1:53:08 processes so though then the law should fix and be observed and new structures

1:53:17 are necessary to you to keep peace in Ukraine in Europe and in the world as

1:53:24 well if and yeah I wish we've had some time to discuss the gradual collapse of all

1:53:32 the arms treaties and other International agreements but we will have to do that for another time so uh thank you very much again uh Professor

1:53:38 good to see you again it was my pleasure to talk to you thank you very much for having me

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in this article to be optimistic My overall impression was that

25:15 he also felt that there's been a luring of morale a decline in morale

25:20 in Ukraine that people are tired and exhausted and

25:26 that there's a sense that all together too much

25:32 is now riding on this Ukrainian counter-offensive in fact Gideon rackman

25:38 actually says at one point that some Ukrainian officials are worried that if the offensive fails

25:47 or doesn't achieve its objectives people in the west should not

25:54 jump to conclusions that Ukraine is indeed losing the war

26:01 and I find that an interesting comment because

26:06 it sort of suggests that there is not very high optimism

26:13 in Kiev about this offensive prospects

26:18 but anyway all of these articles up to my mind come together in a much more

26:24 interesting article in the hill the hill is one of those

26:30 U.S Publications which cover oh

26:35 principally U.S domestic politics it's closest British equivalent it seems to

26:41 me is The Spectator it's one of those magazines that as it covers a lot of politics the hill presumably is Capitol

26:50 Hill but it also does talk about foreign policy quite a lot and this article is

26:58 by Omak who is a former U.S Diplomat he

27:03 was Ambassador to Finland I understand at one time and he

27:10 says this and this article dates from the 29th of March so it's just a few

27:16 days out as fatigue grows and morale wanes in

27:22 Ukraine defeat is a real possibility

27:27 and the article then goes on to say this and I'm going to quote from it extensively

27:34 the Russian invasion of Ukraine recently passed the one-year Mark and I fear the

27:41 country is on the verge of losing to Russia as someone who has visited

27:46 Ukraine multiple times on humanitarian missions my last trip convinced me that

27:53 the country is at a pivotal moment morale is sleeping I can see it in the

27:59 eyes of the children more importantly I could hear it in the voice of their leaders who continue to say all the

28:06 right things but lack the same conviction as before the United States NATO and our European

28:13 allies have been propping up Ukraine to fight a proxy war

28:19 it's interesting by the way that he says that that Ukraine is fighting a proxy war but anyway I will move on but the

28:27 efforts amount to doing half a job

28:32 the failure of the United States and NATO to provide the necessary

28:38 support including modern military equipment is a major issue it seems the

28:44 majority of the equipment being supplied to the ukrainians came out of a Cold War

28:49 era Muse Military Museum Ukrainian soldiers are fighting the

28:55 Russians with leopard tanks only a handful of which are modern and Soviet

29:01 era make Fighters that are over 30 years old by the time U.S Abrams Tanks reach

29:08 Ukraine in 8th to Tenth months as U.S officials have stated the war could be

29:15 well be over we need to send the ukrainians modern fighting Hardware

29:20 yesterday where is the urgency

29:26 now I'm going to say a few things about this uh first of all as is fairly clear oh

29:34 Mark is a supporter of Ukraine he wants Ukraine to win we're going to come to that further in the program but he's

29:41 talking about falling morale in Ukraine including

29:48 amongst Ukraine's own leaders they no longer have the conviction

29:55 in Victory that they did previously and this is connected

30:03 to disappointment about the dwindling the lack of advanced military equipment

30:10 they're getting from the west and note how Max says that the leopard tanks

30:17 of the leopard tanks only a handful of them are modern and this

30:25 clearly derives from the Ukrainian military's own assessment

30:32 of these tanks they've now received quite a few of these tanks

30:38 um about 50 of the I believe in total they

30:44 come from various different sources and of course the leopard 2 tank has had

30:51 an extensive construction history and they come these tanks come from

30:57 different batches and it seems that the ukrainians have found that only a handful of these

31:04 leopards tanks leopards two tanks are fully up to date now I say leopard's two

31:10 tanks because as far as I'm aware Ukraine has not yet received any of the

31:16 much older leopard one tanks that as I said date principally from the 1960s and

31:24 1970s um so already there is disappointment

31:32 with the quality of the military both with the quality and the quantity of the

31:37 supplies of equipment that Ukraine has received from the West

31:43 and then Matt goes on to say well the Russian

31:49 invasion of Ukraine is just a year old the nation has been in almost continual conflict since 2014. in fact by the way

31:57 which the Russians also make but which people in the west don't want to

32:02 acknowledge in fact I can remember Boris Johnson before the fighting

32:09 taking off in February last year actually calling Ukraine a peaceful

32:16 country which of course it was not it has not known peace since 2014. and Matt

32:24 describes this as a case when russian-backed separatist movements and the Donetsk and lugan's regions of

32:30 Ukraine declared independence and the Russian government Annex the Crimean Peninsula and then he goes on to say as

32:38 the ukrainians approach a decade of death and Chaos President Putin knows

32:45 that the Russians will win a war of attrition that's a point

32:51 that's been made by Brian balatik by Scott Ritter by Douglas McGregor time

32:58 and again and here we have a senior U.S Diplomat who knows Ukraine

33:05 well he's just been to Ukraine he's had meetings with Ukrainian leaders

33:10 and they are admitting to him that Ukraine is in a war of attrition

33:17 and that they know that they are losing that this is a war of attrition that

33:24 Russia is winning and knows that it is winning and then Mac

33:31 goes on to say this Ukrainian cities are systematically being pounded into

33:38 Rubble critical infrastructure totally destroyed or rendered inoperable over 10

33:47 million ukrainians across the border or fled their country the loss of population death and Destruction has

33:54 left the people especially his children emotionally devastated time is one

34:01 commodity the ukrainians don't have Ukraine isn't just losing its present

34:08 and past it is losing its future too in a war that has often seen Ukrainian

34:14 parents sent off to battle it is children that are left vulnerable according to the United States Embassy

34:21 in Italy about 25 of Ukrainian armed forces are female

34:28 60 000 in regular positions 5 000 on the front lines

34:34 and then he talks about how Putin has exploited this dire situation by

34:40 deporting more than ten thousand children Ukrainian children back to Russia well that's

34:46 Max view I'm not going to explore that and he talks about

34:52 um Putin's war crimes and Compares those to the Nazis in the second world war which

34:59 I don't accept at all but anyway he did he goes on to say that

35:07 the situation is not only a tragedy for the children and their families but also

35:13 for Ukraine's future children are the future of any country and Ukraine is losing a significant part of its future

35:21 who will build rebuild Ukraine after the

35:26 war is over and about that by the way I am a complete agreement

35:31 but then of course we find ourselves

35:38 in the Absurd situation rather the Absurd analysis at least I

35:44 find it absurd I don't find it just absurd I find it wrong because you would have thought

35:51 that Mr Mac assessing all of these things

35:57 would conclude that what Ukraine most needs is peace

36:04 not World War and that the way to do that is to

36:09 achieve some kind of diplomatic political

36:15 settlement in Ukraine but um

36:21 instead of that he does exactly what

36:27 all of those participants in that meeting

36:33 discussed by Spangler in Asia times which I discussed about a week ago and

36:42 by the way um several people have written to me informing me of who Spengler is he's a

36:49 gentleman of Mr Goldman a former banker and uh well-known personality in the

36:55 United States somebody who is in all respects the kind of person

37:00 you would expect to attend these kind of meetings and I accept that he's n

threatened by what is happening in Ukraine on the contrary

53:19 democracy is being threatened in the West by

53:25 things which are happening in the west which I'm going to come to shortly

53:31 but there of course we come to the key point because when Mr Mac

53:39 and people like him talk about the future of democracy around the world

53:49 it's not difficult to see what he means after all see who's talked about the

53:55 Civilized world it's talked he who's talked about Europe is he who's

54:01 floated again the specter of appeasement what he means by democracy

54:09 is the perpetuation of the liberal hegemony

54:17 of the United States and its friends I say liberal hegemony

54:24 word liberal should be in quotation marks because to be very clear

54:29 classical liberals of the 19th century and later would have found nothing very

54:34 liberal about it well there we go

54:40 Mr Mac understands that Ukraine is losing the war

54:45 he understands the tragedy this is causing to Ukraine

54:53 but he doesn't look for a way out through diplomacy through peace

55:00 negotiations his solution is more war

55:07 to be fought with vast supplies of weapons

55:15 provided to Ukraine today don't worry where they come from don't

55:21 worry about depleted stocks of these weapons don't worry about logistical issues don't worry about training don't

55:30 worry about organizing forces don't worry about any of these things just provide the tanks the machines the

55:37 Patriot missiles all of those things in vast extraordinary numbers

55:45 again I mean magical thinking if ever there was any

55:51 and do all of this fight this war in order to send a message

55:58 to Moscow and Beijing a message which in some way not made

56:06 entirely clear is intended to secure

56:13 the perpetuation the prolongation of Western power

56:20 which is of course refer to instead as the future of democracy

56:26 around the world I have a feeling that if I were ever to meet Mr Mac I would probably like him

56:33 unlike many neocons he does seem to have a genuine feeling

56:38 for the tragedy of War he talks about the women who've been called up he talks

56:45 about the devastation of Ukrainian cities he talks about the pain of the

56:50 children all of that I can completely share but the tragedy

56:58 his tragedy the tragedy of so many people is that they seem to be locked into this

57:06 vision which they seem unable to break free from

57:14 but which traps the West Ukraine

57:20 the Ukrainian people into this wall

57:25 which he all but effectively admits Ukraine is going to lose


57:34 I don't think I have read a more depressing article about the conflict in

57:40 Ukraine than this one anyway let me now finish with a few further uh

57:46 General comments about the state of things around the world John Helmer dancing with bears

57:53 has written an exceptionally fine article about the coroner's inquest

58:01 in Leicester into the deaths of a certain British

58:07 passengers on the Malaysian airliner that was shot down over Ukraine in 2014

58:16 and he rightly highlights the extraordinary way in which this

58:21 equest was conducted at least my understanding of how an inquest ought to

58:27 be conducted does not in any way correspond with what happened and I think that Helmer brings

58:35 this out very very well and

58:40 he also points out that this is now forming part of a pattern

58:45 and it certainly is and it's a pattern which I find

58:51 quite extraordinarily depressing now go back to Mr Mack and his article

58:57 he talks about the future of democracy and I said that

59:02 the future of democracy is not being threatened by what the Russians are doing in Ukraine

59:09 they're not the only people involved in this conflict in Ukraine that point

59:14 needs to be made clear the future of democracy at least in the west is

59:20 threatened by things which we are increasingly doing to ourselves

59:27 and I have to say this that the collapse of due process or

59:32 rather the failure of due process in much of the West is now becoming for

59:38 me a matter that is causing me acute depression well

59:44 I've discussed many times the events in London of connected to the case that's

59:50 been brought against the against Julian Assange

many times I'm not convinced that this is that kind of a case but never mind

1:02:26 the point is just consider what kind of a case this is It's a case

1:02:31 which attempts to take

1:02:36 an issue of election financing which is a federal matter

1:02:44 and it's trying to prosecute it by constructing

1:02:50 a case around the doctoring of company records

1:02:55 has already to my mind deeply controversial in fact I would say straightforwardly that I don't think a

1:03:04 prosecuting attorney should be doing that kind of thing if the federal agencies are not prepared to bring a

1:03:11 prosecution under for breach of the overriding statute on

1:03:19 electoral expenses I don't think it's the job of

1:03:25 courts of prosecutors in a state

1:03:30 like New York to try to reproduce

1:03:36 the same effect

1:03:41 by manipulating other felonies

1:03:47 intended straightforwardly for other purposes because much beyond that because I

1:03:55 understand that the indictment charges Trump with 34 individual crimes

1:04:04 now that is ridiculous and that already should be act as a major warning that

1:04:11 this is not a real good faith prosecution at least not one in my eyes because

1:04:18 34 felonies 34 separate counts in an indictment

1:04:26 is clearly ludicrously over the top

1:04:31 it's intended and it's an extraordinarily shabby device

1:04:40 much frowned upon as I know it's it's intended to

1:04:45 present a jury with a vast menu of

1:04:52 um offenses of charges and basically off of them well you know

1:04:57 if you don't think he committed this one well I've got another little one that you might convict him on it's something

1:05:05 that should never be permitted charges should be meaningful and proper

1:05:12 and the Very fact that this is done in that kind of way to my mind already confirms that this is

1:05:19 a case of prosecutorial abuse how could it happen

1:05:26 once upon a time I would have thought it inconceivable once upon a time I would

1:05:33 have said that Donald Trump being charged in this way

1:05:38 would be confident of being able to walk free from the court because it is

1:05:43 inconceivable that any Court properly constituted could convict him

1:05:50 after all even journals like The Economist in Britain

1:05:56 which is unsympathetic to Donald Trump to put it mildly have cast doubt

1:06:05 on this case unfortunately and this is where this is

1:06:11 what brings me back to that coronazine quest in Leicester I am very far from

1:06:17 confident any longer that this is the case because in case after case that I've seen I've seen

1:06:24 cases succeed which

1:06:30 have been brought as far as I can see on blatantly political partisan grounds

1:06:38 and which Once Upon a Time

1:06:43 would have been thrown out of court but which

1:06:49 are conducted and pursued and results result in convictions

1:06:59 because and I get to say straightforward political biases

1:07:05 the case of Michael Flynn and what happened

1:07:10 to him even after the justice department itself asked for the case against him to

1:07:18 be dismissed and he's in the Judgment that had been ended against him to be overturned the case of Michael Flynn is

1:07:26 just one case amongst several

1:07:32 now once upon a time I would have considered this impossible and again I'm

1:07:37 not here I don't have any brief for Donald Trump I don't say that Donald

1:07:44 Trump is spotlessly clean he clearly isn't

1:07:49 I don't believe his story for example about his relations with Stormy Daniels

1:07:55 just just just to make that observation but the point is not whether Donald

1:08:00 Trump is a good person or not it is whether or not the law is being

1:08:05 impartially applied and it seems to me that it isn't and that there is no

1:08:10 certainty any longer that because this case has no merit

1:08:18 it will necessarily fail and that is a terrible situation to be


in now I'm just going to finish with something taken from fiction

1:08:30 and that is that in Germany over the last couple of years they've been broadcasting a drama series about events

1:08:39 in Berlin in the late 1920s and 1930s it's extremely well produced and it

1:08:45 shows the state of events in Berlin it's called Babylon Berlin and it focuses a

1:08:53 great deal on the actions of the police force in Berlin during that period

1:09:00 and one of the secondary characters that's appeared is a man called Hans litten now Hans Linton was a real person

1:09:06 he wasn't he was a lawyer practicing in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s he was a

1:09:13 rather edgier and more abrasive character than he appears in that particular film at that particular

1:09:21 series and I noticed the series rather understates he's rather strong political

1:09:28 views left-wing political views which brought him very close to the German

1:09:33 Communist Party of that period but anyway not the standing he was an

1:09:39 outstanding lawyer and he did conduct as there's a very brilliant defenses of

1:09:46 people at that time he was a brilliant criminal defense lawyer and he's also famous

1:09:52 because he subpoenaed as a witness in one of his

1:09:57 cases a certain mustache gentleman from Austria who eventually became Germany's

1:10:04 chancellor with catastrophic consequences for Germany and Europe

1:10:10 and he subjected this man litten did to Relentless

1:10:17 cross-examination which that particular individual never

1:10:22 forgot and never forgave with dire consequences for little in the end

1:10:29 but anyway I'm not going to talk about listen more there is an extraordinary scene in this

1:10:35 series where litten is sitting in a courtroom he's trying to defend some journalists

1:10:41 and what he discovers suddenly is that everything has changed

1:10:47 the judge is no longer interested in hearing evidence he in fact refuses to hear any defense

1:10:54 evidence at all he refuses to hear any defense submissions at all he receives a

1:11:02 note from the prosecutor which he reads but won't share with Latin

1:11:09 he then immediately goes and after a hearing that lasts perhaps 10 minutes he

1:11:16 goes forward and simply fine simply orders conviction of the defendants

1:11:23 who've not been provided with any opportunity to defend themselves either

1:11:29 through litten or on their own count and then after further consideration he

1:11:37 meets out a harsh prison sentence and later is sitting in the courtroom and he's

1:11:44 absolutely dazed he's astonished by what has happened he can't believe it he's

1:11:50 been brought up all his life functioning within the legal system of functioning

1:11:55 legal system and he sees it collapse in the courtroom

1:12:02 where he is sitting and what makes it even more surreal for

1:12:08 litten this is as I said the fictional litter not the real one is it even as

1:12:13 that happens everything else life also it seems

1:12:19 carries us as normal nobody seems unduly concerned except the defendants and

1:12:26 himself about what has happened the rest of the judicial system seems to

1:12:32 function much as it did as I said life

1:12:37 in general goes on as always and most people

1:12:42 neither know nor care except of course

1:12:48 that as We Know things did things like that

1:12:54 did start to happen in Germany in the early 30s

1:13:00 and then they continue to get worse and then the mustache gentleman took

1:13:07 over and well we all know the consequences of

1:13:12 that I have to say

1:13:18 that watching listening to these events

1:13:24 reading articles like helmers

1:13:30 I do sometimes feel a little bit like litten did in their program

1:13:36 anyway that's all I'm going to say for this program today

1:13:43 um I hope that the outcome for us is not as bad as it was in the Germans in the

1:13:49 30s but all of this fills me with deep describing and gives a great sense of

1:13:57 foreboding for the future


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