Posted by Victoria on July 29, 2000 at 10:10:57:
In Reply to: Re: Casting Stones posted by Elaine on July 28, 2000 at 22:28:17:
Several of you have cited cases and situations from the more recent past. I see the treaty between the French and English as slightly dfferent than those cases. As I see it, it would be as if when the Americans, having chased the Germans from France in WW2, telling the French that under a treaty signed by the Germans and the U.S. in Moscow with no representation by the French, France now belonged to the U.S. France was conquered by Germans who we had defeated, therefore it was up for grabs, the French people notwithstanding.
I might buy the argument that too much time has passed for most forms of compensation, but it seems the season for apologies. France and England could apologise.
What about the Swiss and the Irish? They both played pivotal roles in the outcome of that war and in the underhanded land grab that followed?
What is the saying 'jus in bello et jus ad bello?"
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