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I think the answer is more that the original convictions were at a time when Pakistan was under a lot of pressure from the US to deal with its local terrorists. As a BBC article notes: His arrest and conviction in 2002 came in quick succession, at a time when Pakistan was under severe pressure from the United States to eliminate terror networks ...


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First, let's address the biological point. China is not 'responsible' for this novel coronavirus or the pandemic it is generating. Viruses are constantly mutating, and all it takes to begin an epidemic is for one person to encounter one animal that has a mutated strain of a virus, a strain which can jump species and start transmitting itself human to human. ...


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The case you are making here closely parallels the demands that industrialized nations pay for the global damages caused by climate change. That campaign keeps some activists busy, but it is not an accepted principle of international law yet. Follow-Up: Some commenters think it is no parallel because climate change is much more predictable and the cause and ...


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