I’d Like to Report A War Crime, Please ………….Updated.

No, not a new one. Nothing breaking.

I would just like to please talk to whoever is in charge of these things. Can you please direct me to the correct window? Tell me what forms to fill out?

Photobucket

As I understand it….which is vaguely, even though I have read a bit, Waging aggressive war is a war crime, systematic torture is a war crime, and mass murder is a war crime. or perhaps a crime against peace,  or a crime against humanity which seems to be a legal distinction. Legal distinctions are of course important. Which is why, of course, Bushco has done its best to cover its patently criminal ass with them.

Update: Maybe the Brits will be the key. Transcripts of Blair’s Cabinet Meetings Ordered Released, by markthshark

Bush and Cheney and company manufactured and twisted and possibly forged (Niger) evidence, and lied to the American People and the world and the UN….bald faced, straight up lies….in order to gain the support they need to aggressively invade a sovereign nation. And kill people, including civilians. The killing continues to this day.

They then turned a prison which had been the symbol of the brutality they so nobly overthrew…. with their own brutality. Going so far as to transfer their torture expert from Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib to lend his methods to the systematic torture there.

Due to the invasion that they manufactured and ordered, thousands and thousands of civilians have died. Millions were turned into refugees. And five years later chaos still reigns. They broke it, they bought it, but they haven’t done a thing with it. They are incapable of fixing it. They have not installed an effective government, they have not ‘won’ the war, they have not resolved any of the underlying problems and stresses that cause the violence, and they have only achieved some semblance of stability by pouring an unsustainable amount of troops…from an already overstressed military…into putting out the worst of the fires. The violence continues (and let’s not forget the unprecedented control they have over what gets reported) and there is no working government, the alleged rationale behind the unsustainable “surge.”

In other words…more simple words with fewer legal distinctions…..Bush ginned up a rationale, invaded a SOVEREIGN COUNTRY, has laid it to waste, terrorized its population, and has done practically nothing effective to restore its government or even basic services for the population.

So…………..who do we call to have these folks arrested?

Apparently, nobody. The greatest victory a terrorist can ever have is terrorizing any one who would challenge his crimes into silence. The terrorists have won. So far.

It’s been going on for an eternity. So long that folks have run out of things to write about it. The nightmare has become reality, there is a madman loose upon the world and nobody dares to call him mad.

Except us.

Keep yelling, no matter how long it takes. This cannot stand.

Now, where are those forms?

60 comments

Skip to comment form

  1. Photobucket

    • Robyn on February 28, 2008 at 18:24

    • documel on February 28, 2008 at 18:27

    The criminal had many accessories before and after the crimes that need to be held accountable.  Besides the rubber stamp Rs in congress, one must include many Ds–Pelosi/Reid/Lieberman come to mind.

    • kj on February 28, 2008 at 18:56

    Eliott Ness when we need him?

  2. Bush doesn’t give a shit about the continued strife in Iraq.  Fact is, if the truth be known, Bush incites the continued strife.  He wouldn’t give a damn if every last Iraqi were dead.  Remember that the hydrocarbon law has not yet been signed.  A continued strife puts pressure on the Iraqi government until they say “uncle.”  I think that’s what it’s all about.  

    We have shattered this country and its people — all for oil that does not belong to us.

    I’m surprised the UN has not taken any action.

    This is not something that this country can ever, ever live down, no more than we can “Katrina.”  

  3. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

    Covered in excrement, an Iraqi “prisoner” seems to plead to a higher power for strength. He is one of 100`s of thousands who have been treated this way & worse. No earthly punishment will ever be enough for those who have done this to fellow humans. Now, the people who have done this are rendering his garments (OIL) to cash in their winnings. There is no word for the charge against this man & those like him. War crime does not come close.  

    • brobin on February 28, 2008 at 19:21

    The calls for impeachment of President Bush and other architects of the war of aggression in Iraq are growing. What we really need to do though, in my opinion, is to arrest them and put them on trial for this crime.

    Again, from the Nuremberg Charter, Section II, Article 7: “The official position of defendants, whether as Heads of State or responsible officials in Government Departments, shall not be considered as freeing them from responsibility or mitigating punishment.”

    In November of 1945 in his opening statement at the first Nuremberg trial, chief American prosecutor U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson said: “We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants today is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow. To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well.”

    The men and women in the Bush administration are not possessed of any unusual innate or acquired characteristics or privileges which render them above the law. To the contrary, they are public servants and we hired them to preserve, protect and defend the law.

    Why, yes Mr. Dyer.  I do believe you get it!

  4. only instead of singin…we could fill out forms…

    You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he’s really sick and

    they won’t take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony,

    they may think they’re both [i dont like that word] and they won’t take either of them.

    And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in

    singin a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out. They may think it’s an

    organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said

    fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and

    walking out. And friends they may thinks it’s a movement.

    all youve got to do is sing it with me when it comes around again on the guitar….  😉

    or maybe it’s a ‘me and julio down by the schoolyard moment’…cause what my momma saw truly WAS against the law…

    either way…it’s a moment.  thank you for seizing it…

  5. and wondering – how is this guy just going to walk out of office and not get arressted?

    Lets assume for a second a Dem Pres., Senate and House. Won’t they have the ability to look into past transgressions.And I will give a smaller example than war crimes:

    Unsolved murders of two US Attorneys (Risser has written extensively on this) and NO INVESTIGATION! Won’t someone open that up as it goes directly to Carol Lam’s investigation of Novation – The Tenant healthcare sub on whose board Jeb Bush sits and who has stolen almost half a billion in medicare fraud. That is why Lam was removed.

    Does Bush just get to skate on that?

  6. into the American consciousness that the White House is run by thugs.We have all witnessed it.watched it.Heard it. But me thinks this Seigleman affair/smear by Rove which landed an innocent man in prison with no rights a la GITMO – he was a 2 term elected Governor for gods sake – is going to get bigger and bigger and bigger and blow like a haystack and take the GOP down for at least 20 years.

    • Edger on February 28, 2008 at 21:05

    the best way to go for catharsis and restoration of national pride and reputation is to have a swat team of Iraq vets storm the White House, drag Bush and Cheney and any accomplices out of the place in chains in full public view and on camera down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capital, shackle them to the wall in the old jail in the basement, read them their Miranda rights, and have the senate hold a war crimes trial tomorrow morning.

    I think a cross-representational jury is guaranteed to convict.

    Then throw the key away, spit on the ground, and be done with the whole seven f’ing year nightmare.

    Oh… and make sure they are treated better than the prisoners they’ve been torturing in Guantanamo and the children they’ve been killing and mutilating in Iraq.

    It might help to put their heads on pikes hanging from the wall behind the Speakers Chair in the House afterwards, too…

  7. If our community of bloggers committed to seeing America shine again someday can unearth and report on things found on the Internet in under a minute – what the fuck are they doing? The American Press should be all over the fact that the 60 minutes piece that ran on Seigleman was blacked out due to ‘technical difficulties’ in Alabama where he is from.

    60 minutes did a great job on that piece. Where are the supporters in their very own industry.

    I bring this up because it is absolutely an example of what is being discussed here – thugs, criminals, running the white house. The fact that the whistleblowers house was burnt down, her car bombed (just like in Michael Clayton) has all gone seriously under reported. And if god forbid she ends up dead, I’ll lay the blame at the feet of our do nothing say nothing media.

Comments have been disabled.