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Saturday, October 12, 2013

BUSH, CHENEY CHARGED AND CONVICTED OF WAR CRIMES, MUST BE ARRESTED

                                                     http://youtu.be/lvJQXhTWr28

Bush Administration Convicted of War Crimes

FROM THE VIDEO: <<His trouble increased dramatically a year ago when Bush -- along with former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and several other top Bush administration officials -- were convicted of war crimes in absentia by a special war crimes tribunal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission was convened and conducted according to internationally recognized procedures and rules of evidence, and the week-long hearing ended with the five-member panel unanimously delivering guilty verdicts.

What is the significance of that tribunal? Is its verdict legally binding? Are there troublesome aspects to the idea that a foreign tribunal can sit in judgment of a U.S. President -- whatever we may think of his actions? We will discuss these vitally important questions with Dr. Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He served as a prosecutor at the tribunal. >>

WE ALL KNOW BY NOW THAT AN INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL TRIED AND CONVICTED BUSH AND OTHERS 'IN ABSENTIA' OF WAR CRIMES/CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY YEARS AGO, BUT THERE ARE OTHER CHARGES, OTHER VALID LAWSUITS PENDING, SOME BY NATIONS, SOME BY INDIVIDUALS, SOME BY GROUPS ON BEHALF OF THOSE MILLIONS AFFECTED BY OUR WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
YET THE PRESENT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS AFFORDED THE GUILTY THE EXACT SAME DEFENSE AS NAZIS USED AT THEIR TRIALS IN NUREMBERG!
AMERICA HAS NOW, IN EVERY WAY, MEASURED UP TO THE DEEDS OF ADOLF HITLER'S REGIME.
BUSH & COMPANY CHARGED YET AGAIN WITH CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, WAR CRIMES

THEY INVOKED THE SAME DEFENSE AS THOSE ON TRIAL AT NUREMBERG!

Obama DOJ Asks Court to Grant Immunity to George W. Bush For Iraq War
http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-doj-asks-court-to-grant-immunity-to-george-w-bush-for-iraq-war/5346637
In court papers filed today, August 22, 2013, (PDF), the United States Department of Justice requested that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law.

Plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother and refugee now living in Jordan, filed a complaint in March 2013 in San Francisco federal court alleging that the planning and waging of the war constituted a “crime of aggression” against Iraq, a legal theory that was used by the Nuremberg Tribunal to convict Nazi war criminals after World War II.
In her lawsuit, Saleh alleges that:

– Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz began planning the Iraq War in 1998 through their involvement with the “Project for the New American Century,” a Washington DC non-profit that advocated for the military overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

– Once they came to power, Saleh alleges that Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz convinced other Bush officials to invade Iraq by using 9/11 as an excuse to mislead and scare the American public into supporting a war.

– Finally, she claims that the United States failed to obtain United Nations approval prior to the invasion, rendering the invasion illegal and an act of impermissible aggression.
“The DOJ claims that in planning and waging the Iraq War, ex-President Bush and key members of his Administration were acting within the legitimate scope of their employment and are thus immune from suit,” chief counsel Inder Comar of Comar Law said.

THIS IS NOT THE ONLY INCIDENT WHERE THE BUSH GANG HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES!
~ Citizen’s Arrest of War Criminal George W. Bush: Court Case in Canada
http://www.globalresearch.ca/citizen-s-arrest-of-war-criminal-george-w-bush-court-case-in-canada/19632
CALGARY — A Chase, B.C., man will not go to jail after being convicted of obstructing a peace officer while protesting former U.S. president George W. Bush’s visit to Calgary last year. Provincial court Judge Manfred Delong shut down the trial ON THE SECOND DAY.
Political activist John Boncore was entitled to try to arrest former U.S. president George W. Bush for war crimes, his lawyer told a Calgary court Monday.
Defence counsel Charles Davison said his client’s attempts at breaching a police barrier to gain access to Bush were justified.

~ Prosecution of George W. Bush by the International Criminal Court
http://www.globalresearch.ca/prosecution-of-george-w-bush-by-the-international-criminal-court/9592
Information and Evidence UnitOffice of the ProsecutorPost Office Box 195192500 CM The HagueThe NetherlandsFax: +31 70 515 8555Email: otp.informationdesk@icc-cpi.int
July 15, 2008
“Breaking every international law, and under the pretext of the war against terror, there has taken place since 2003 a devastating attack on the rule of law and against the very essence of the international community. In its path, institutions such as the United Nations were left in tatters, from which it has not yet recovered….We should look more deeply into the possible criminal responsibility of the people who are, or were, responsible for this war and see whether there is sufficient evidence to make them answer for it….There is enough of an argument in 650,000 deaths for this investigation and inquiry to start without more delay.”

~HUFFIGTON POST ARTICLE CITES SUIT AGAINST BUSH BY DETAINEES IN 2005
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/sundus-shaker-saleh-bush-lawsuit_n_3830203.html
OCT. 12, 2013 
"the Westfall Act is commonly cited in cases against high-ranking government officials. In 2005, nine detainees brought a suit against Bush officials, claiming that they were responsible for torture. The case was ultimately dismissed, using Westfall as precedent.."
MORE NAZI EXCUSE-MAKING!

~ BUSH WANTED FOR CRIMES IN GENEVA
Bush cancels Geneva speech 'fearing' possible torture charges
 05/02/2011
http://www.france24.com/en/20110205-bush-cancels-speech-over-possible-torture-charges-geneva-switzerland 
Bush was to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod's annual dinner on Feb. 12 in Geneva. But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the Alpine country.

Criminal complaints against Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials say.

Human rights groups said they had intended to submit a 2,500-page case against Bush in the Swiss city on Monday for alleged mistreatment of suspected militants at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. naval base in Cuba where captives from Afghanistan, Iraq and other fronts in the so-called War on Terror were interned.

"He's avoiding the handcuffs," Reed Brody, counsel for Human Rights Watch, told Reuters.

The action in Switzerland showed Bush had reason to fear legal complaints against him if he traveled to countries that have ratified an international treaty banning torture, he said.  

Dominique Baettig, a member of the Swiss parliament from the right-wing People's Party, wrote to the Swiss federal government last week calling for the arrest of Bush for alleged war crimes if he came to the neutral country.

Bush, in his "Decision Points" memoirs on his 2001-2009 presidency, strongly defends the use of waterboarding as key to preventing a repeat of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

Most human rights experts consider the practice a form of torture, banned by the Convention on Torture, an international pact prohibiting torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment. Switzerland and the United States are among 147 countries to have ratified the 1987 treaty.

"Whatever Bush or his hosts say, we have no doubt he cancelled his trip to avoid our case. The message from civil society is clear - If you're a torturer, be careful in your travel plans. It's a slow process for accountability, but we keep going," the Paris-based FIDH and New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights said in a joint statement on Saturday.

Sami El Hadjj, a former Al Jazeera journalist and former detainee at Guantanamo, had been due to speak at their news conference in Geneva on Monday, where they will release the 2,500-page complaint.

"I'm surprised he (Bush) would even consider visiting a country that has ratified the torture convention and which takes its responsibilities seriously," said Brody.

"I think George Bush's world is a very small place at the moment," he said. "He may enjoy some kind of impunity in the United States, but other countries will not treat him so indulgently." 
IN A RELATED NEWS ITEM, ONE OF COLIN POWELL'S AIDES STATES THAT BUSH KNEW THE GUANTANAMO PRISONERS WERE INNOCENT BUT ORDERED THEIR TORTURE ANYWAY.   

ACCUSED BY "ONE OF HIS OWN"!
 11/04/2010
http://www.france24.com/en/20100410-bush-knew-guantanamo-prisoners-were-innocent-says-powell-aide
AFP - Former US president George W. Bush knew that many Guantanamo Bay detainees were innocent but refused to release them for political reasons, a senior aide to Colin Powell said in a document that AFP obtained Friday.
  
The allegations were made by retired US army colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, once chief of staff to Powell, Bush's first secretary of state, in a lawsuit filed by a former Guantanamo inmate.
  
The allegations were first published by The Times in London.
  
In a statement dated March 24, Wilkerson alleged that Bush's vice president, Dick Cheney, and secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld knew that most detainees held at the US detention camp in 2002 were innocent but believed it was "politically impossible to release them."
  
Wilkerson said he discussed the issue with Powell, who left his job in 2005.
  
"I learnt that it was his view that it was not just vice president Cheney and secretary Rumsfeld, but also president Bush who was involved in all of the Guantanamo decision-making," Wilkerson wrote.
  
"Many of the prisoners detained at Guantanamo had been taken into custody without regard to whether they were truly enemy combatants, or in fact whether many of them were enemies at all," Wilkerson wrote.

By late August 2002 "I found that of the initial 742 detainees that had arrived at Guantanamo, the majority of them had never seen a US soldier in the process of their initial detention and their captivity had not been subjected to any meaningful review."
  
Children "as young as 12 and 13 and elderly as old as 92 or 93 had been shipped to Guantanamo," Wilkerson said, sold to US forces for 5,000 dollars a head.
  
Often there was "absolutely no evidence relating to the detainee that was turned over, so there was no real method of knowing why the prisoner had been detained in the first place."
  
Cheney and Rumsfeld did not want to release innocents because they feared it would reveal the "incredibly confused" detention operation, Wilkerson said.  
Wilkerson also alleged that Cheney "had absolutely no concern that the vast majority of Guantanamo detainees were innocent... If hundreds of innocent individuals had to suffer in order to detain a handful of hardcore terrorists, so be it."
  
Wilkerson's statement was filed in support of Adel Hassan Hamad, a Sudanese man held at Guantanamo Bay from March 2003 until December 2007. He claims he was tortured by US agents and filed a damages action Thursday.

Some 183 detainees remain at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay on Cuba, including dozens already cleared for release. Most have been held without charge or trial.

~WANTED IN BELGIUM FOR WAR CRIMES SINCE 2003
06-20-2003 
BRUSSELS (AFP) - US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have been accused of war crimes in Iraq under a fiercely contested Belgian law, the government here said.

But the justice ministry said the Belgian cabinet had referred the cases against Bush, Blair and six other high-ranking officials to the US and British governments, making any trials highly unlikely.

Nevertheless the lawsuits, brought under Belgium's "universal competence law", could well deepen tensions between Washington and Brussels, which bitterly opposed the war in Iraq.

The 10-year-old law gives Belgium's courts the right to judge anyone accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide, regardless of where the crime took place.  

Apart from Bush and Blair, the officials named in the suits were US Secretary of State Colin Powell, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Rumsfeld's deputy Paul Wolfowitz, Attorney General John Ashcroft, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and General Tommy Franks, who led US forces in Iraq.
Bush, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Rice and Wolfowitz were additionally accused over the US-led campaign in Afghanistan that toppled the Taliban regime. 

The ministry said it received the suits from Belgium's federal prosecution service on Wednesday.

But the Belgian cabinet quickly passed them on to US and British authorities, in line with a precedent set last month when US military officials including General Franks were accused under the law of war crimes in Iraq.

 ~ ACCORDING TO VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL TREATIES, LAWS, AND HUMANITARIAN RIGHTS, YES, BUSH IS AS GUILTY AS HITLER!
GEORGE W. BUSH, WAR CRIMINAL?

The Bush Administration’s Liability for 269 War Crimes
A book by Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Political Scientist Michael Haas,
with a Foreword by Nuremberg Chief Prosecutor Benjamin B. Ferencz
BY Michael Haas on September 2nd, 2013
http://www.uswarcrimes.com/
1.  The Use of Napalm

A hill outside Basra was napalmed during the initial invasion of Iraq. So were two bridges south of Baghdad.

Reports are based on an article by Andrew Boncombe (“U.S. Admits It Used Napalm Bombs in Iraq”) in The Independent on August 10, 2003, and a second source, Martin Savidge (“Protecting Iraq’s Oil Supply) broadcast on CNN on March 22, 2003.

The use of napalm is banned by Article 55(1) of Protocol 1 to the Geneva Conventions. Adopted in 1977, the provision reads “Care shall be taken in warfare to protect the natural environment against widespread, long-term and severe damage. This protection includes a prohibition of the use of methods or means of warfare which are intended or may be expected to cause such damage to the natural environment and thereby to prejudice the health or survival of the population.”

2. Use of White Phosphorous

During November 2004, white phosphorous, a chemical that can cause serious burns, was used as an anti-personnel airborne weapon in Fallujah, according to several American military officers. On the last day of the month, General Peter Pace, who headed the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defended the use of white phosphorous to illuminate targets at night.

Evidence was first reported by Peter Popham (“US Forces Used Chemical Weapons During Assault on City of Fallujah”) in The Independent on November 8, 2005, and affirmed as well by Ali A. Allawi in The Occupation of Iraq (Yale University Press, 2007, p. 339).

According to the Article 2 of the Protocol on Prohibition or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons of 1980: “(1) It is prohibited in all circumstances to make the civilian population as such, individual civilians or civilian objects the object of attack by incendiary weapons. (2) It is prohibited in all circumstances to make any military objective located within a concentration of civilians the object of attack by air-delivered incendiary weapons.”

3. Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons

Some 2,000 tons of depleted uranium bullets, which can combust into a ball of fire measuring 10,000 Centigrade degrees, were utilized in the invasion of Iraq. At least 200 tons were used after the invasion. Children exposed to the munitions have come down with leukemia.

There are many sources: Dahr Jamail, “What Have We Done?” Iraq Dispatches, August 6, 2005; Neil Mackay, “US Forces’ Use of Depleted Uranium Is ‘Illegal’,” Sunday Morning Herald, March 20, 2003; Angus Stickler, “Depleted Uranium Weapons—A BBC Investigation,” BBC Radio, August 21, 2007; Geert Van Moorer, “One Year After the Fall of Baghdad: How Healthy Is Iraq?,” Health-Now.com, April 28, 2004; Nao Shimoyachi, “Depleted Uranium Shells Decried: Citizens Find Bush Guilty of Afghan War Crimes,” Japan Times, March 14, 2004; World Tribunal on Iraq Declaration of the Jury of Conscience, Istanbul, June 25, 2005.

According to Article 11 of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management of 1997: “Each Contracting Party shall take the appropriate steps to ensure that at all stages of radioactive waste management individuals, society and the environment are adequately protected against radiological and other hazards.”

~IN A RELATED ARTICLE, HAAS ACCUSES THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION OF COVERING UP BUSH'S WAR CRIMES.  
Washington Covers up Reasons for Terrorism

Michael Haas on May 3rd, 2013 
When Faisal Shahzad plotted to put a car bomb in Times Square on May 1, 2010, he was doing so in retaliation for deaths of innocent civilians, including his friends in Pakistan, due to attacks from American unmanned aerial “drones.” He said so during his allocution in court, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
While George W Bush was president, American drone strikes were taking place in the tribal zones of Pakistan . Some Al-Qaeda residences were targeted, but many civilians died in the raids. As reported by a British journalist on May 8, 2010, Shahzad told a Connecticut neighbor in 2008, “They shouldn’t be shooting people from the sky. You know, they should come down and fight.” Aerial murders of persons outside battlefields are contrary to international law because they are “extrajudicial executions.” Shahzad explicitly accused Bush of being a “war criminal.”

JUST LIKE THE NAZIS!
August 22, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/bush-administration-goes-unpunished-for-iraq-war-crimes
In what is likely to go down in the annals however as one of the low points in US and maybe even world history, with regard to seeing justice for the crimes tyrants commit against innocent people, in the class-action case, Saleh v. Bush (N.D. Cal. Mar. 13, 2013, No. C 13 1124 JST), filed March 13, 2013 in a California district court, attorneys for Obama’s Department of Justice, on behalf of the Bush-43 administration, including named defendants Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell and Wolfowitz, had the gall to argue in defense of those allegations in an August 14, 2013 filing, by making the shocking statement that each of the defendants:

    “Were acting within the scope of their federal office or employment at the time of the incidents out of which Counts I and II of the Complaint in this matter arose.”

Which, according to the complaint, are the war-crimes of conspiring and committing the crime of aggression against the people of Iraq, without cause or the acceptance of the invasion among the international community, and crimes against humanity.

So, in other words, according to the Bush administration, just as the NAZIs had tried to argue almost 70 years earlier to no avail, the excuse ("law") they've used, on multiple occasions now, for committing these war-crimes and sticking a knife through the very heart of the Geneva Conventions, with almost open enthusiasm, in addition to rebuking the wishes of the very UN they created out of the ashes of an almost identical situation, is because for some, all they were doing is following orders and for others, because it seemed like the right thing to do at the time. If you believe the official story.

All while companies like Halliburton (ahem...), bin Laden Group, The Chertoff Group, Blackwater and others made a killing profiting from the suppression of liberty and on death and destruction, as well as the subsequent rebuilding, of nations unfriendly to their overall geopolitical and economic agenda (aka, "terrorists"). Yet, the whistle-blowers who exposed many of these crimes and the crimes of the current administration, such as Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, and the journalists who help them do it, are somehow regarded as traitors.

The problem this time however is that the establishment and media behind the persecution of the Nazis are generally the same ones now being accused of doing some of those very things in Iraq and elsewhere. So, how can anyone truly expect any real justice to be served under those circumstances?

The simple answer… They can’t.

    “I cannot recognize the verdict of guilty. . . . It was my misfortune to become entangled in these atrocities. But these misdeeds did not happen according to my wishes. It was not my wish to slay people. . . . Once again I would stress that I am guilty of having been obedient, having subordinated myself to my official duties and the obligations of war service and my oath of allegiance and my oath of office, and in addition, once the war started, there was also martial law. . . . I did not persecute Jews with avidity and passion. That is what the government did. . . . At that time obedience was demanded, just as in the future it will also be demanded of the subordinate.” –Adolph Eichmann, Nuremberg Trials

FOR FURTHER READING
~America’s Continuing War Crimes Quagmire
Michael Haas on April 5th, 2012
During the administration of George W. Bush, the subject of “war crimes” was taboo in the media, and that silence has continued under the administration of Barack Obama. Whereas the Bush administration openly flouted their war crimes, Obama’s approach toward the subject has been cosmetic and subtle.
But American war crimes remain. They are well recognized in other countries.
And some accountability for the crimes is inevitable.
After identifying the 269 war crimes violated while Bush was in office, I indicate how they rolled over to Obama, how the legal process for accountability has proceeded in American and European courts, and finally how Guantánamo could be closed soon.

War Crimes
Some 269 war crimes during the Bush administration, based primarily on autobiographical and journalistic reports in four categories—illegal decisions to go to war, the military conduct of war, mistreatment of prisoners of war, and the misoccupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.
*6 of the war crimes deal with decisions to fight illegal wars
*11 crimes involve hitting prohibited targets.
*4 crimes under Bush involve the use of prohibited weapons
*15 Bush-era war crimes relate to unsatisfactory living conditions of prisoners
*5 Bush-era crimes were various forms of discrimination 
*50 war crimes committed in the Bush administration related to standards that an occupying power must maintain while in control of a foreign country. 
*24 war crimes related to health of prisoners being detained inside a war zone. Bagram is improperly still in a combat zone.

~U.N RAPPORTEUR CALLS FOR WAR CRIMES CHARGES AGAINST U.S. OFFICIALS! 
April 01, 2013
http://www.crescent-online.net/2013/04/un-rapporteur-calls-for-war-crime-charges-against-us-officials-3730-articles.html
Ben Emmerson, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights, has called for US officials involved in illegal acts such as extraordinary renditions and torture to be tried for war crimes. In a report submitted last month to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Emmerson, a British barrister, recommended: “Those individuals found to have participated in secretly detaining persons and in any unlawful acts perpetrated during such detention, including their superiors if they have ordered, encouraged or consented to secret detentions, should be prosecuted without delay and, where found guilty, given sentences commensurate with the gravity of the acts perpetrated.”
In Emmerson's legal opinion, the Obama administration's refusal to bring violators of international law to justice amounts to the disregard of Geneva conventions that includes international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL). He
goes on: “There is now credible evidence to show that CIA ‘black sites’ were located on the territory of Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Romania and Thailand and that the officials of at least 49 other States allowed their airspace or airports to be used for rendition flights.”

While Bush era officials carried out such crimes, Obama and his officials are guilty of covering up by failing to provide the requisite information and documents. In other words, they are accomplices to war crimes perpetrated by Bush era officials.  

THE ENTIRE BUSH ADMINISTRATION, AS LISTED IN THE CHARGES AND CONVICTIONS ABOVE, HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES/CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. 
WHAT THEY ALL DID, WHAT ALL WERE COMPLICIT IN, WAS EXACTLY WHAT WE SAID SADDAM HUSSEIN, MUAMMAR GADDAFI, SYRIA'S ASSAD, AND OTHERS WERE/ARE DOING...THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE WHATSOEVER!
IF AMERICA CAN USE THE EXCUSE OF "HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND WAR CRIMES" TO INVADE OTHER NATIONS, WHAT IS TO STOP OTHER NATIONS FROM DOING TO AMERICA WHAT AMERICA DID TO IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, LIBYA, AND ALL OTHER NATIONS SHE HAS ATTACKED TO "STOP HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND FREE THE PEOPLE"?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE AMERICA FALL VICTIM TO THOSE WHO WANT TO "LIBERATE" US FROM SUCH TYRANTS?
DO YOU WANT INVASIONS BY THOSE WHO SEE AMERICA AS NEEDING HELP TO OUST OUR DICTATORS? 
WHAT IF CHINA, RUSSIA, NORTH KOREA, IRAN, MAYBE SOME SOUTH AMERICAN AND AFRICAN NATIONS ALL DECIDED WE AMERICANS NEEDED "HUMAN RIGHTS  AID", FORMED A "COALITION FOR PEACE IN THE USA", CAME UP WITH AN "AMERICAN STORM" OR "OPERATION AMERICAN FREEDOM" RAID TO SAVE US ALL AND THEN CAME IN HERE LIKE WE WENT INTO IRAQ???
THINK ABOUT IT, BYALLTHEGODS, JUST THINK ABOUT THAT!




FURTHER DOCUMENTATION OF WAR CRIMES

In fact, the evidence of crimes against humanity authorized and ordered by President Bush, et al, is overwhelming. Please allow me to recommend for your review just a few sources of information that have become public since 2006 :
http://www.globalresearch.ca/prosecution-of-george-w-bush-by-the-international-criminal-court/9592
2007 May 4 United States Army Surgeon General’s Report on Declining Morale and War Crimes
http://armymedicine.army.mil/news/mhat/mhat.html
US Attack on Iraqi Peace Parliamentarian
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/16887
US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/17011
‘Shocking’ video: Shi’a Iraqi soldiers beat Sunnis as US trainers watch
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/17779
Death Squads, American Style
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/17862
Fifth Marine Pleads Guilty in Murder of Innocent Man
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/18557
Jailed Two Years, Iraqi Tells of Abuse by Americans
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/18690
Coerced Labor Building Baghdad Embassy?
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/23182
Marine Told to Destroy Haditha Photos
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/23473
The Other War: Iraq Veterans Speak Out on Shocking Accounts of Attacks on Iraqi Civilians
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/24605
Marine Says Beatings Urged in Iraq
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/24762
Video: Marine on Hamdania Shooting
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/25661
U.S. Soldier Convicted of Beating Iraqi Detainee With Baseball Bat
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/25824
Marine Tells of Order to Execute Haditha Women and Children
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/26350
Documents Show Troops Disregarding Rules
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/26439
U.S. Aims To Lure Insurgents With ‘Bait’
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/27114
Soldier: Sergeant From N.C. Ordered Me to Shoot Unarmed Iraqi Man
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/27233
US Violating Chemical Weapons Convention in Iraq
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/28563

I would, in particular, recommend for your review the first-person testimony of U.S. soldiers and Marines returned from Iraq:
http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier

“Under the Fourth Geneva Convention, to which the United States is party, and which under Article VI of the U.S. Constitution is therefore the supreme law of the United States, it is the responsibility of an occupying force to ensure the protection and human rights of the civilian population. The efforts of President Bush and his subordinates to attempt to establish a lawless zone in Iraq are in violation of the law.”
See: http://afterdowningstreet.org/busharticleXV
For documentation of crimes by U.S. mercenaries, please review these reports:
2007 Oct 11 UN Report on Blackwater and Other Mercenaries Killing Indiscriminately
http://uniraq.org/FileLib/misc/HR%20Report%20Apr%20Jun%202007%20EN.pdf [51]
Blackwater Security Shot Iraqi Man
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/18363
CIA Mercenary Gets 8 Years for Beating a Prisoner to Death
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/18556
Blackwater Guards Killed 16 as U.S. Touted Progress
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/27244
FBI Admits Blackwater Mercenaries Murdered at Least 14 People
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/28704

FBI Details Possible Detainee Abuse
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/16890
Cheney’s Leading Role in Torture
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/cheney
Uninvestigated Crimes: CIA Torture Flights Out of North Carolina
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/17997
Abu Ghraib: “Man In the Hood” provides testimony at War Crimes Conference
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/18337
New Light Shed on CIA’s “Black Site” Prisons
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/19084
Aspects of Padilla’s Treatment Confirmed
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/19085
What Happened to the Padilla Interrogation Videos?
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/19632
‘We Were Torturing People For No Reason’ — A Soldier’s Tale
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/20720
‘Outsourced Guantanamo’ – FBI & CIA Interrogating Detainees in Secret Ethiopian Jails, U.S. Citizen Among Those Held
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/20977
CIA Tortured Me in Iraq, Claims Freed Iranian Diplomat
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/20992
Photos of ‘Tortured’ Iraqi’s Corpse Released
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/21391
Former Guantanamo Inmate Describes Interrogations
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/23719
Rumsfeld, Perjury, and Shoving Things Up Rectums
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/23721
Guantánamo Man’s Family Release ‘Torture’ Dossier
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/25717
CIA Detention Program Remains Active: U.S. Official
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/27486
Torture Victim Tells His Story to Congress
http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/27876


11 comments:

  1. When the U.S.people get around to relizing how 3 large buildings fell at 0 gravity,the Bush administration will have much greater problems on thier hands.Larry Silverstein will be held responsible for all the deaths in New York during 9/11. Demolishing buildings with explosives and trying to make people believe commercial aircraft brought down the WTC? Video of a cruise missle hitting the pentagon yet no aircraft parts found? Google operation mockingbird and consider the story the Bush government tried to make us believe.The U.S. government has not a shred of evidence that 9/11 was done by terrorists.However,there is a large group of Building engineers who will prove how evil the Bush administration is once court procedings begin against Silverstien.Finally,there might be justice. Watch youtube vid Was extra equipment attached to flight 175. if your not convinced,get your head checked.

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  2. I said the same thing on day 1 when I watched the mad scramble at the Pentagon to pick up each teeny piece of the drone, & saw NOT 1 body, not ONE shred of evidence that remotely pointed to a huge airliner hitting that building, and when the towers fell like pancakes, who wouldn't have said, "That looks intentional!" Well, over half of America still clings to the terrorists thing. Sheeple tend to follow the shepherds, even when the shepherds are wolves. I will always maintain that, at the VERY least, Bush/Cheney pulled an FDR at Pearl Harbor...they knew it was coming, but NEEDED such a thing to rile Americans into a patriotic, flag-waving frenzy so that Bushkin2 could go back to Iraq, etc, & TRY to make his ol' Pappy look good again, instead of like the idiot that old buzzard was when he sold out the Kurds & let himself be duped by Saddam's handlers.
    I've written volumes here on the Tea Room's site about the fake government, the puppet Prezzes, the buying of Congress, so, yeah, I know, after having studied most diligently since Day 1 that those towers did NOT have to come down, but SOMEONE needed them to fall, someone up on The Hill, someone who belongs to the REAL rulers of America, Inc. I'm no blind sheeple, and I don't care if the TRUTH kills me....I WANT THE TRUTH and shall have it
    Thanx for taking the time to go thru the "hoops" to leave a comment.

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    1. You're damn right! Americans on average actually have the education of a sixth grader and can only do basic math.

      The US Government WANTS a nation filled to the brim with stupid people who vote for stupid reasons like someones looks or what they can give away for free.

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    2. OUR VOTES BECOME CRAP IN THE HANDS OF THE DAMNABLE "ELECTORAL COLLEGE"!
      The "Good Ol' Boyz Brotherhood of the Genteel Elite" made sure before the states ratified the Constitution that John Q. Public, dumb illiterate that he was, could NEVER make the real decision of who became the Prez!

      "The Deliberate Dumbing-down of America" is a good little book that would wake a lot of people up...if only "Little Johnny" could read...or wanted to learn to...

      And now, back to our regularly scheduled program of APATHY, followed by "I DON'T CARE", & "I"M JUST ONE PERSON, CAN'T FIGHT CITY HALL."

      Yeah, that's what we're all SUPPOSED to think...

      Sleep on, American sheeple, sleep on...it'll all be over soon!


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  3. I knew early on that we were being lied to about 911. Hijackers with box cutters jealous of our freedom? Really? The official narrative is an insult to one's intelligence yet all who know that are labeled conspiracy theorist or nut jobs. Talk about psychological torture on members of the public in the United States.

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    1. Odd how so many "conspiracy theories" are proven TRUE with time and investigation, isn't it? Fear-mongering keeps the sheeple complacent, needing a "good shepherd" to lead them...without asking WHERE!

      Basically, the SAME "congressmen" we elect (I use the term loosely) over and over again just keep voting to extend that "Patriot Act", that "NDAA", any and all abominable "laws/acts/etc" that have robbed and continue to rob us of our Bill of Rights, our independence FROM government.
      American voters will vote that "party ticket" and toe that "party line" and just "party" till those in EACH party have partied us into a nation of government slaves.
      The American public just seems to NEVER learn...they deny that "THEIR" party people can or do commit acts of TREASON...
      America is BETRAYED...and we have voted for the betrayal...& WILL AGAIN!!!
      RIP, America, the great!
      Your "guardians of freedom" have become ravaging wolves who kill freedom all the day long!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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    2. IT'S THE REVENGE OF THE BOXCUTTERS!!! RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNN!!!!!!

      They're coming to take over the world! Along with their cohorts The Army of the Exclamations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(KABOOM!) (Server overload)

      WARNING! SERVER OVERLOAD! END STACK!

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    3. FEAR, FEAR, BE AFRAID, BE SO AFRAID YOU BECOME SLAVES TO "HOMELAND SECURITY"! BE SO AFRAID THAT YOU BECOME DOCILE, FRIGHTENED SHEEP!

      Heh,heh...look how WELL that fear factor has played out.
      We are SO screwed!

      But it looks like we WANTED to be, yes?

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  4. What I see happening is time and space is coming to an end. Actually I think we are past the expiration date since the year 2000 so we are living off of artificial memories.

    The past is playing itself in our present day lives in various pieces because the universe doesn't know what to do with itself. That is why that other planets not just Earth is experiencing Global Warming too as part of the time/space collapsing among itself!!

    It's like when sports the game you watch is suppose to have ended 2 hours ago but nobody can win or lose as we are stuck in a stalemate that keeps dragging on which is called *overtime* and can be issued multiple times.

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    1. That's an interesting theory.
      Ever since they really cranked up the Large Hadron Collider I've been expecting very weird things to happen.
      Cern says that they are also looking for "other dimensions" there at the LHC & Einstein postulated that there are several.
      Given that ALL of science is mere THEORY, I suppose ANYTHING is possible.

      "Borrowed time"...absolutely!
      But, I wonder WHY we got a few more years, don't you?

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  5. Dear Partner,

    Since the United Nations determined in 1960 that colonialism is a crime against humanity, there is no longer a need for plebiscites. The solution is to give Puerto Rico her sovereignty.

    But being the United States government does not want to, it continues to advocate the use of plebiscites to find out what Puerto Ricans want. Even if 100% of Puerto Ricans would want to continue being a US colony, Puerto Rico would still be obligated to accept her sovereignty to then decide what she wants to do.

    The only thing these plebiscites are good for is to divide Puerto Ricans. A Puerto Rican didn’t invade us to make us a colony. When will we understand that we need to unite?

    This is why we must peacefully protest at least 3 times a year until Puerto Rico is decolonized!

    José M López Sierra
    www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

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