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Obama refuses to sign landmine treaty



The Obama administration has decided not to sign an international convention banning land mines.

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said Tuesday that the administration recently completed a review and decided not to change the Bush-era policy.

[...]More than 150 countries have agreed to the Mine Ban Treaty's provisions to end the production, use, stockpiling and trade in mines. Besides the United States, holdouts include: China, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Russia.

[...]A report this month by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines found that mines remain planted in the earth in more than 70 countries and killed at least 1,266 people and wounded 3,891 last year. More than 2.2 million anti-personnel mines, 250,000 anti-vehicle mines and 17 million other explosives left over from wars have been removed since 1999, the report said.

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You've linked to an irrelevant post at OpenLeft!

My Gods man, have you no Christian decency? I'd sooner sup with the Devil than co-mingle with the execrable Bowers! Is there no place under the dKos sun beyond the access blogger reach?

Disgusting at best sirrah!