[LINK] Vodafone: the dictator made us do it

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Sun Feb 6 15:39:26 AEDT 2011

On 6/02/2011 10:25 AM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> On 06/02/2011, at 8:16 AM, David Boxall wrote:
>> Nüremberg Principle IV begins:
> Alas, the Nuremberg Trials did not succeed in putting an end to genocide,  ...
True, but they did come up with some good principles.
> it did manage to document the atrocities that were committed by 'ordinary men' ...
True. Those convicted ordered atrocities. The orders were carried out by 
ordinary people, who obeyed blindly.
> What has transpired in Egypt recently in relation to Vodafone's actions is surely not on the same scale as events in Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Ethiopia?
So a little atrocity is OK? One death is too much. One beating is too 
much. Vodafone presumably obeyed orders of the regime. When objections 
to their behaviour grew too loud, they pleaded that they were forced.

My guess: it was a business decision that the company didn't think 
through. Perhaps they thought nobody would notice.

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