Impel Down ~ At the hands of world government
Tags: Barack Obama, Bosnia, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, Impel Down, Inferno, International Criminal Court, Machiavelli, One Piece, Radovan Karadzic, Richard Holbrooke, Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic Murder, United Nations Security Council
Impel Down Graffiti 8.0 by Vegapunk89
Impel Down (インペルダウン), the Great Jail, is the World Government’s maximum-security prison for the most dangerous criminals and pirates.
Impel Down seems to be heavily based on how Hell is described in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Both are level-based, “inescapable” prisons with unique forms of punishment per level, and the lower one traverses, the worse the punishments become. Consequently, Luffy’s journey to the fifth level of Impel Down can be likened to Dante’s descent. Level 3 is in direct irony to the one in Dante’s tale, where the third level of Hell was said to be realm of the gluttons. In Impel Down, Level 3, the Starvation Hell, is where the prisoners are constantly starving
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
“Dr Radovan Karadzic has requested the United Nations Security Council to enact a resolution which honours the agreement made on its behalf by Richard Holbrooke,” states a notice filed with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and made available to the media.
The court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by Karadzic over his claim that US diplomat Holbrooke promised him immunity from prosecution in 1996 in exchange for withdrawing from public life.
Karadzic’s letter, dated Friday and addressed to the current UN Security Council president Le Luong Minh, repeats his claim that Holbrooke — the architect of the Dayton peace accords that ended the Bosnian war — had promised him immunity on the council’s behalf.
“The appeals chamber of the ICTY ruled that the agreement with Mr Holbrooke was not effective without a resolution from the Security Council,” states the document.
“Therefore, I would appreciate it if you would enact the required resolution.”
Karadzic asks UN to honour ‘immunity agreement’, AFP, Oct 16, 2009