Friday, Jun 05th, 2020 - 06:35:38

War Crimes

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War (2016)

"We launched a People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War as a tool to bring the anti-war movement together and build what is needed for 2017. We aim to lay the lies and costs at the feet of President Barack Obama and call for a commission on Truth and Accountability. There are years’ worth of testimony in reports, lawsuits, books and articles. We have read the facts about the lies and costs over the years. But the totality has never been been pulled together to show the breadth of all effected. According to a report released last year by Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Physicians for Global Survival and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the U.S. invasion and occupation killed at least one million Iraqi people. That would be more 10 million people in the United States if we compared it in terms of percentage of the population. Imagine the effect of 10 million people dying."

Don Crump

#RNC CRUMP: "Make the Velveeta™ Ego Orange Rambo Again!" (2016)

'Friends, Delegates from #ICC Rome, and fellow Merc-y Pilgrims: Who would have believed that when we started this journey on 'The Apprentice' June 16th on NBC™ last year we – and I use the “Royal We” because we are a sports team of fellow believers in the same fairy tale VIP Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, Canton, Buckwheat-sthan, Agent Orange, Revlon™ – who would have believed the luck in our favor when Omarosa raised almost $14 million in donations this year on the show from contacts in the Fortune 500 for the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Ferguson, Missouri -one of the largest charitable donations to any political action committee in the history of the Reptilian Party since Abraham "the Vampire Killer" Lincoln and the NAACP in the civil war. Thanks and hallelujah to Dennis Rodman & Michael Gordon here, who put their NBA™ championship rings together for the "Put Mumia Abu-Jamal on the Supreme Court" movement that they launched from the grassroots of a small sales desk at the AstroTurf Benz™ Hut in Mississippi BlueStep™ river beta to take on the Chicago Machine™ in 'The Apprentice' - Season 11, Episode 9... Viva Arcata! -Big-up in Black Kali! Big Humbolt! al-Kansas, Chicago Machine™..."You're fired!"'

"No Good Men Among the Living" - Anand Gopal (Picador, 2014)

'What you will learn from “No Good Men Among the Living” is that after the USA routed the Taliban in 2001, the term “Wars Of Choice, Wars Of Necessity” hardly applied to the facts on the ground. A more accurate description would be “Wars Of Insanity” for the simple reason that virtually the entire Taliban leadership had reconciled itself to living in peace with the government the USA had helped to install... Once the Taliban liquidated itself and al-Qaeda hightailed it to Pakistan, there was no reason for the American military to remain in Afghanistan. But so intoxicated as it was on the need for revenge, it developed a campaign that required an enemy even if it was not there. The same rogue elements that precipitated Taliban resistance in the first place were all too ready to serve as American agents in an unnecessary war. With bottomless coffers filled with American dollars, the same kinds of militia thugs that killed Gul’s family members were ready to go to work identifying and killing “terrorists” for a handsome fee even if the killing was more on-target than the identification. Gopal poses the question, “How do you fight a war without an adversary?” The answer was simple: you made one up.'

Korean Comfort Women Monument

Pyeonghwa-bi: Peace Monument - Seoul, South Korea

'Every Wednesday, a group of South Koreans gather across the street from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul to voice their displeasure over how Japanese troops treated the so-called South Korean “comfort women” during World War II. They want the Japanese government to issue an official state apology and provide reparations to those forced into military prostitution. The protests are rather peaceful, as adults, children, nuns and even some of the women forced into sexual slavery, demand Japan to make amends. Protest organizers started their weekly protest Jan. 8, 1992, and have held more than 1,000 demonstrations since then. In 2011 — to mark the 1,000 gathering — organizers erected the Pyeonghwa-bi, Peace Monument, a statue of a teenaged Korean girl sitting on a chair facing the Japanese Embassy. The barefoot girl, with her hands resting in her lap, respresents all Korean comfort women. The small bird on her left shoulder is said to represent freedom and peace.'

'Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks' (1976)

"Ilsa and 30 other accused were arraigned before the American military court at Dachau (General Military Government Court for the Trial of War Criminals) in 1947. Prosecuting her was future United States Court of Claims Judge Robert L. Kunzig. She was charged with "participating in a criminal plan for aiding, abetting and participating in the murders at Buchenwald. At least four separate witnesses for the prosecution testified that they had seen Ilsa choose tattooed prisoners, who were then killed, or had seen or been involved in the process of making human-skin lampshades from tattooed skin. On 15 January 1951, the Court pronounced its verdict, in a 111-page long decision... She was convicted of charges of incitement to murder, incitement to attempted murder, and incitement to the crime of committing grievous bodily harm, and on 15 January 1951 was sentenced to life imprisonment and permanent forfeiture of civil rights. Over 60 million people were killed in WWII, including over 300,000 civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

"Killing Hope" - U.S. Military & CIA Interventions Since WWII

'Is the United States a force for democracy? In this classic and unique volume that answers this question, William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years.... invasions… bombings… overthrowing governments… occupations… suppressing movements for social change… assassinating political leaders… perverting elections… manipulating labor unions… manufacturing “news”… death squads… torture… biological warfare… depleted uranium… drug trafficking… mercenaries… It’s not a pretty picture. It’s enough to give imperialism a bad name.'

Documentary: "Year Zero - The Silent Death of Cambodia" (1979)

"After Cambodia appealed for international assistance in setting up a genocide tribunal in 1997, it took another nine years of governmental foot-dragging and tortuous negotiations with the United Nations over the shape and structure of the court before prosecutors and judges were sworn in last July. Since then, the proceedings have encountered months of legal wrangling and administrative delays, leading to concerns that the few surviving Khmer Rouge leaders could die of old age before being brought to justice. This month, however, seems to mark a point of no return..."

Tony Blair - War Criminal

Tony Blair - War Criminal with Bounty for Citizen's Arrest

"The Downing Street memo, a record of a meeting in July 2002, reveals that Sir Richard Dearlove, director of the UK’s foreign intelligence service MI6, told Blair that in Washington 'Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.' The foreign secretary (Jack Straw) then told Mr Blair that 'the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbours, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran.' He suggested that 'we should work up a plan' to produce 'legal justification for the use of force.' The Attorney-General told the prime minister that there were only “three possible legal bases” for launching a war: 'self-defence, humanitarian intervention, or UNSC [Security Council] authorisation. The first and second could not be the base in this case.' Bush and Blair failed to obtain Security Council authorisation."

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