WW III on the horizon.........

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    Sep 12, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/athletics/article6830798.ece

    "The South African Sports Minister threatened a “third world war” if Caster Semenya, the athlete whose gender has been called into question, were banned from competing.

    Speaking at a press conference yesterday Makhenkesi Stofile responded angrily to reports in which a source close to the inquiry into the athlete claimed that tests had suggested she was a hermaphrodite. Asked how South Africa would react were the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to say that Semenya could no longer compete against women, he said: “I think it will be the third world war.

    “We will go to the highest levels in contesting such a decision. It would be totally unfair and totally unjust. It is very, very clear to us that Caster’s human rights are not being respected. Neither Caster nor her family deserve this kind of humiliation. None of them has done anything wrong. This is as disgusting as it is unethical.”

    Saying that the South African Government had not seen the test results, he added: “What does it matter? The issue is not whether she’s a hermaphrodite. She’s a girl."

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    Sep 12, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    jprichva saidIs South Africa armed with nuclear warheads?
    What are they going to do, invade Namibia?


    They are going to "run" us over.
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    Sep 12, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    Well, wars have been started for equally stupid reasons (see: Iraq War).
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    Sep 12, 2009 7:50 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    "The South African Sports Minister threatened a “third world war” if Caster Semenya, the athlete whose gender has been called into question, were banned from competing.


    Meanwhile in reality there's just about every other country which is far more threatening than some idiot jockey.
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    Sep 12, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    Well, this is one situation where I don't believe the US is in the direct line of fire. If the dispute is with the IAAF, then the threat from SA can be spread around among many nations.

    Plus, quite frankly, I'm not sure the rest of the Third World has much of a vested interest in this controversy. Why is it even a Third World issue at all, except for SA wanting to make it one for their own selfish interests?
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    Sep 12, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
    Well as you said... wars have been started over less icon_razz.gif

    yeah of course we know this is just silly posturing ... but you have to admit the idea is so silly that it makes u wanna go WTF

    and isn't this the country whose leaders claim that HIV does not cause AIDS while their citizens are falling like flies all around them
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    Sep 12, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
    jprichva saidIs South Africa armed with nuclear warheads?
    What are they going to do, invade Namibia?


    no, they are going to claim that it is obama's fault. and he should fix it and since he has not done, then america is at fault and we are to be bombed with elephant shit perhaps and all other sorts of shit!

    how the hell should i know with those crazy folksicon_exclaim.gificon_razz.gif
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    Sep 13, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
    Think of it this way:

    Intersex people have to choose a gender in today's society because otherwise they won't have an identity. She chose to live as a woman. If you ban her from competing, where will she compete? She can't enter men's competition either.

    You're cutting short her dream with something that has nothing to do with how well she performs, and you wonder why they're so angry.