Friday, 15 June 2012

UK banks step back from involvement in cluster bombs

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-banks-step-back-from-involvement-in-cluster-bombs-7852112.html

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    UK Banks Step Back from Involvement in Cluster Bombs

    Posted by Plus Ultra [User Info] [Email User] on June 15, 2012, 12:27 pm

    Aww. Have a biscuit. Good boy!

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-banks-step-back-from-involvement-in-cluster-bombs-7852112.html

    But hang on: if cluster munitions are banned under international treaties acceded to by the UK, then surely the sale of such products, in violation of said treaties, constitutes an international crime? And if that is indeed the case, then why hasn't a single UK bank faced censure for its actions?

    Could it be because - and I'm speculating here - they operate beyond the reach of the law? Indeed it could! Have another biscuit!



    PU.

        Re: UK Banks Step Back from Involvement in Cluster Bombs

        Posted by thiskneelingfool [User Info] [Email User] on June 15, 2012, 1:28 pm, in reply to "UK Banks Step Back from Involvement in Cluster Bombs"

        as I thought. Nice word trickery by the independent.

        the truth is

        it is not a step back,

        it is a WITHDRAWAL

        step back makes it sound like they were never involved, just positionally close which is clearly not the case. They HAD investments and have decided to withdraw those investments. As your words point out, where is the prosecution of these investment crimes?

        Which banks were involved and have they written to inform all their investors who directly profited, of their implication in war crimes?

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