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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #13
31. There is nothing in international law that provides permanent diplomatic immunity.
The only way anyone other than a current President has any type of automatic immunity is if they are involved in a diplomatic mission in another country that agrees to their participation.

If one travels to another country personal or business reasons not related to official government business they do not have diplomatic immunity of any type.
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  -Would the Chimp indeed be arrested if he set foot in a foreign country? kay1864  Jun-26-08 11:42 AM   #0 
  - "...does he bypass Customs and Immigration?"  KansDem   Jun-26-08 11:45 AM   #1 
  - He would likely be flying private jet, not commercial  kay1864   Jun-26-08 11:47 AM   #5 
  - I really don't know  Andy823   Jun-26-08 11:46 AM   #2 
  - An Interesting Question, Sir  The Magistrate   Jun-26-08 11:46 AM   #3 
  - They'll Know Ahead Of Time That He'd Be Arrested  MannyGoldstein   Jun-26-08 11:46 AM   #4 
  - "But daddy, why CAN'T we go to the French Riviera?"  kay1864   Jun-26-08 11:48 AM   #6 
  - Agreed.  mainegreen   Jun-26-08 11:50 AM   #8 
  - Actually he might be more limited than even that  kay1864   Jun-26-08 03:27 PM   #55 
  - what makes you think * would be going to another country?  Clovis Sangrail   Jun-26-08 11:49 AM   #7 
  - he wasn't that is why he doesn't know  alyce douglas   Jun-26-08 01:08 PM   #35 
     - you don't need to travel the world to respect other cultures /nt  Clovis Sangrail   Jun-26-08 01:29 PM   #40 
  - No, they can't arrest him  SteelPenguin   Jun-26-08 11:59 AM   #9 
  - Please read the OP  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:01 PM   #10 
  - If you mean when he's the former president....  SteelPenguin   Jun-26-08 12:04 PM   #13 
     - Please provide a link to support your claim  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:08 PM   #16 
     - No  SteelPenguin   Jun-26-08 12:25 PM   #18 
        - Dude, it's not my research, it's yours  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:29 PM   #19 
           - here ya go:  onenote   Jun-26-08 01:41 PM   #43 
              - Thanks, but it appears that in both cases...  kay1864   Jun-26-08 01:46 PM   #44 
                 - While the Appeals court didn't rely on the District Court holding, it didn't overturn it  onenote   Jun-26-08 01:55 PM   #45 
                    - You're missing one vital point...  kay1864   Jun-26-08 02:10 PM   #49 
                       - that's quite an overstatement  onenote   Jun-26-08 02:24 PM   #52 
                       - Actually it doesn't matter either way  kay1864   Jun-26-08 02:28 PM   #54 
                       - And when all else fails, there's Wikipedia :-)  kay1864   Jun-26-08 02:27 PM   #53 
     - SS protection ends after 10 years.  Vickers   Jun-26-08 12:34 PM   #23 
     - Yes indeed  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:37 PM   #26 
        - Didn't Carter decline his after awhile?  Vickers   Jun-26-08 12:39 PM   #28 
     - Bush will be the first President that will NOT receive lifetime SS protection.  LiberalFighter   Jun-26-08 12:39 PM   #27 
     - There is nothing in international law that provides permanent diplomatic immunity.  LiberalFighter   Jun-26-08 12:58 PM   #31 
     - so Milosevic was arrested ... how?  Clovis Sangrail   Jun-26-08 01:35 PM   #42 
  - How did they bypass that with Pinochet's arrest? nt  riderinthestorm   Jun-26-08 12:02 PM   #11 
  - Pinochet wasn't the President of the most powerful country  Growler   Jun-26-08 12:32 PM   #21 
     - Nor is the Chimp, in the scenario in the OP  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:33 PM   #22 
        - I noted it. It doesn't matter.  Growler   Jun-26-08 01:27 PM   #38 
  - Thank God  Meiko   Jun-26-08 12:02 PM   #12 
     - Better read the OP again.  Vickers   Jun-26-08 12:05 PM   #14 
     - Yes, by all means...  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:11 PM   #17 
  - Let Him Try  zorahopkins   Jun-26-08 12:06 PM   #15 
  - Would Saddam Hussein have had diplomatic immunity  Contrary1   Jun-26-08 12:29 PM   #20 
  - He wouldn't had even been allowed into the country.  LiberalFighter   Jun-26-08 12:40 PM   #29 
  - It will never happen  Growler   Jun-26-08 12:36 PM   #24 
  - President Obama sending carrier fleets to Spain or France or Canada  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:45 PM   #30 
  - being an former President of the US trumps everything  Growler   Jun-26-08 01:18 PM   #36 
     - Not quite  kay1864   Jun-26-08 01:24 PM   #37 
        - Heh. Agreed.  Growler   Jun-26-08 01:28 PM   #39 
           - And I'm not as sure as you seem to be  kay1864   Jun-26-08 01:33 PM   #41 
              - You should be more sure. ALthough it would never come to military intervention  onenote   Jun-26-08 01:57 PM   #46 
              - Thanks for telling me how I should be thinking  kay1864   Jun-26-08 02:03 PM   #47 
              - I can't imagine any of the countries actually considering  Growler   Jun-26-08 02:09 PM   #48 
                 - I can imagine it quite easily. I've been to several of them.  kay1864   Jun-26-08 02:12 PM   #50 
  - You nailed it.  Mike Daniels   Jun-26-08 02:23 PM   #51 
  - There isn't a country out there that would even try.  cobalt1999   Jun-26-08 12:37 PM   #25 
  - Is that because we are better than anyone else?  notmypresident   Jun-26-08 01:04 PM   #32 
     - The world isn't fair. Never has been, never will be.  cobalt1999   Jun-26-08 03:54 PM   #56 
  - I only hope so.  alyce douglas   Jun-26-08 01:07 PM   #33 
  - The Chimp is above the law.  undeterred   Jun-26-08 01:08 PM   #34 
  - Not until he's a private citizen again...  JackRiddler   Jun-26-08 03:57 PM   #57 
  - Yes, that would be...  kay1864   Jun-26-08 05:31 PM   #59 
  - I would hope not.  Super Soaker Sniper   Jun-26-08 03:58 PM   #58 
     - Enlighten us, please  kay1864   Jun-26-08 05:33 PM   #60 
        - I would hope NO US President gets arrested  Super Soaker Sniper   Jun-26-08 05:43 PM   #61 
           - Maybe you should read up on the International Court of Justice  kay1864   Jun-26-08 10:03 PM   #62 
              - I know about it  Super Soaker Sniper   Jun-26-08 11:11 PM   #63 

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