Suggested Discussion Outline

Suggested Discussion Outline

Postby johnkarls » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:41 am

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From: ReadingLiberally-SaltLake@johnkarls.com
To: ReadingLiberallyEmailList@johnkarls.com
Bcc: The Approximately 150 Recipients of Our Weekly E-mail
Subject: Meeting THIS WEDnesday June 7 -- Suggested Discussion Outline
Date: Sat, June 3, 2017
Attachments:
RL-d601-The Srebrenica Prosecutors Had NO PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION
RL-d530-Who Absolved The Dutch Of Their War Crimes At Srebrenica???
RL-d530-Q&A-15 - Next Year’s Military Tribunal of KSM and the Constitution’s Speedy-Trial Right
RL-d523-Suggested Answers To The Short Quiz
[NB: These attachments are posted in the "Participant Comments" section of this bulletin board]
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Dear Friends,

Our next meeting is THIS WED evening, June 7th, at the Salt Lake Public Library (210 East 400 South) in our regular Conference Room C which is on the lower level accessible by the elevator just inside the EAST entrance.

Please join us for socializing from 6:15 pm > 7:00 pm or, if you prefer, come only from 7:00 pm > 8:55 pm for our formal discussion. We provide coffee/decaf and chocolate-chunk cookies and peanut-butter cookies. Or you could bring your own snack from home or the Salt Lake Roasting Co. branch on the first floor of the library.

[Everyone is welcome to join us afterwards half a block south at Cannella's for drinks to socialize and/or continue the discussion -- everyone is welcome but Dutch treat.]

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OUR FOCUS BOOK FOR JUNE 7TH -- HOW EVERYTHING BECAME WAR AND THE MILITARY BECAME EVERYTHING BY ROSA BROOKS

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything by Rosa Brooks (Simon & Schuster 8/9/2016 -- 366 pages sans notes & index) was suggested by June Taylor, the U/Utah Radiology Research Professor.

Amazon.com -- $16.47 Hard Copy + shipping or $14.99 Kindle.
Salt Lake Public Library -- 1 of 3 copies currently available.
Salt Lake County Library -- 4 of 5 copies currently available.
[SLC’s The King’s English bookstore is sold out and waiting for the paperback.]

However, our policy has always been that first-time attendees are not expected to have read the materials.


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SUGGESTED DISCUSSION OUTLINE

There are quite a few important issues listed in the Suggested Answers to the Short Quiz (a copy of which is attached for your convenience) -- suggestions for additions to the list are welcome --

1. Drones
2. Indefinite (Permanent?) Detention of Enemy Combatants at Guantanamo*
3. The Law of War and the Law of Self Defense Per United Nations Charter Art. 51
4. Military Personnel Taking Over State Department Functions
5. Origins of Countries, Failed States, Etc.
6. The U.N. Security Council vs. The International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty
7. Non-Defense Benefits of Defense Department Technology
8. The U.N. Dutch Peacekeepers at Srebrenica as Accessories Before The Fact to Genocide and The U.N. Prosecutors as Accessories After The Fact to Genocide**

* Additional material on No.2 is contained in the attachment to this e-mail entitled “RL-d530-Q&A-15 - Next Year’s Military Tribunal of KSM and the Constitution’s Speedy-Trial Right”

** All of the materials on No. 8 are contained in two attachments to this e-mail entitled “RL-d530-Who Absolved The Dutch Of Their War Crimes At Srebrenica???” and “RL-d601-The Srebrenica Prosecutors Had NO PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION”


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RSVP’S REQUESTED

Although we have enough RSVP’s to satisfy our minimum quorum of six, please RSVP if you are planning to attend in case it is necessary to contact you for any reason.


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SKYPE PARTICIPATION

Non-SLCounty residents (and residents who are out of town) are invited to participate in our meeting via Skype.

If you would like to do so, please press your reply button and type “request participation via Skype” and we will contact you to make appropriate arrangements.


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We hope to see all of you on June 7th.

Your friend,

John K.

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