Comments on: American Graffiti Artist Brags About Diamond Mural Prank http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/american-graffiti-artist-boasts-prank-mural-south-africa/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:10:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: wardiamonds http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/american-graffiti-artist-boasts-prank-mural-south-africa/#comment-7828961 wardiamonds Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:40:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=327651#comment-7828961 “Blood diamonds” or “conflict diamonds” are illegally mined by rebel groups fighting against established governments. - Not true. Blood diamonds are any diamonds that fund gross human rights violations - period. The vested interests in the diamond industry have tried to limit public concerns about the trade in diamonds that fund human rights vioilations to the relatively low-value end of the supply pipe - the mining sector. The term "conflict diamond" refers to rough diamonds funding rebel groups. Diamonds that fund rogue regimes can not be classed as "conflict diamonds". Cut and polished diamonds evade regulation and are labeled conflict free regardless of what human rights violations they are funding. Israel is one of the world's leading exporters of cut and polished diamonds. Revenue from the Israeli diamonmd indfustry generated over $1 billion /year in funding for the nuclear-armed Israeli military regime that stands accused of war crimes and crimes against human ity by the UN HRC - yet these blood diamonds flood the market disguised as conflict free diamonds. “Blood diamonds” or “conflict diamonds” are illegally mined by rebel groups fighting against established governments. – Not true. Blood diamonds are any diamonds that fund gross human rights violations – period. The vested interests in the diamond industry have tried to limit public concerns about the trade in diamonds that fund human rights vioilations to the relatively low-value end of the supply pipe – the mining sector. The term “conflict diamond” refers to rough diamonds funding rebel groups. Diamonds that fund rogue regimes can not be classed as “conflict diamonds”. Cut and polished diamonds evade regulation and are labeled conflict free regardless of what human rights violations they are funding. Israel is one of the world’s leading exporters of cut and polished diamonds. Revenue from the Israeli diamonmd indfustry generated over $1 billion /year in funding for the nuclear-armed Israeli military regime that stands accused of war crimes and crimes against human ity by the UN HRC – yet these blood diamonds flood the market disguised as conflict free diamonds.

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