Monday, July 28, 2008

Double Standard

The U.S. government has demanded the extradition of a Serbian national from Serbia because of an arrest warrant issued under state law in New York. The U.S. warned Serbia of serious consquences over failure to extradited the Serbian national. This is interesting in that Isreal and Mexico routinely refuse to extradite their nationals to the U.S. As a matter of fact, they use the same excuse as Serbia; their laws prohibit extradition of their citizens. Recently, Mexico refused to extradite a citizen who is wanted in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. This is very interesting as the government is so concerned about a minor assault case charged in state court, but unconcerned about the murder of a federal law enforcement officer.

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