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“They Are Basically Murderers
and They Kill on a Large Scale.”
July 7, 2013
A top judge at the International Criminal Tribunal at the Hague, Judge Frederick Harhoff has issued international warrants for the arrests of both George W. Bush and Barack Obama for war crimes.
Recently, a Malaysian Court convicted George W. Bush and eight of his deputies in absentia as Guilty of War Crimes, with the ex-Premier of that country, Mahalthir Mohamed bluntly stating that, “They are basically murderers and they kill on a large scale.”
The world’s top war crimes prosecutor at International Criminal Tribunal, Francis Boyle is interviewed here. He tried former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic for genocide and was the first ever to bring an Israeli general to court for atrocities against Palestinians. He has initiated several cases against Bush in several countries, cornering him and says that Bush and his advisors have been counseled by their attorneys not to travel around the world.
“We’re going to get them here, too. They killed 1.5 million Iraqis. As for US personnel, Bush and the rest of the murdered about 5,000 – so that’s why it’s going to take longer, because the offenses were so grave and so extreme, compared to Milosevic.”
Marjorie Cohn, author of ‘Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law’ enumerates those six ways as the following:
1) The illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a crime of aggression, which at Nuremberg was considered the “Supreme Crime.”
2) The torture regime put into place by Bush Administration lawyer, John Yoo and others. Toeture is a war crime.
3) The targeting and killing of civilians, two of the most notorious instances being the massacres at Haditha and Fallujah.
4) The maintenance of the prison camp at Guantanamo.
5) The illegal spying program and surveillance of Americans’ conversations.
6) The refusal to fulfill a law. Frequently, when Congress would pass a law, George W. Bush would sign it but attach “signing statements” which read that that he would only follow the parts of the law that he agreed with. The President CANNOT make the law, under the US Constitution. That function belongs to Congress.
Lawyers in South Africa filed for the arrest of Obama for genocide before his recent visit there, charging the Obama Administration for its indiscriminate confinement of Muslims without charge and for its targeted drone attacks on civilian Muslim populations across the globe – which constitutes genocide.
The attacks now include whistleblowers. South Africa lawyer, Yousha Tayob says that it’s a history that his nation can identify and knows only too well, saying, “As you know, prior to 1993, we had an extensive history of detention without trial in this country and the feeling among South Africans today is: “You didn’t condone it then, why must you allow this to happen on an international basis today?” Pakistani lawyers have called the drone strikes in their country illegal and have asked for the UN to investigate.
The Obama Administration has been the most secretive since that of Richard Nixon, classifying over 92 million documents per year – even more than the government of George W. Bush.
In addition, former NSA officer, Scott Rickard has been investigating secret wars being fought with US Tax Dollars, that the American public is completely unaware of: a war in Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan, the latter of which has now been separated into two countries, with the new “South Sudan” being used by big oil companies for the development of oil fields there, while food production the devastated countryside has resulted in mass famines.
Rickard also points out that the use of depleted uranium munitions by Predator Drones and by fighter planes in all of these battlegrounds results in the permanent nuclear contamination of these areas, which will inevitably lead to deaths by horrific cancers, within 10-15 years of those continuously exposed. He notes that the US soldiers fighting in these areas have been exposed and are beginning to die from this but it is “not being talked about.”
Many lawyers think that it will be difficult to try Obama while he is still in office, but that Bush and his advisors, they are now virtually “prisoners in their own country”, which is not punishment enough in the minds of the millions of victims they have left behind.
June 28, 2013
“We’ll get Bush in the US” the world’s top war crimes prosecutor tells The Truthseeker after Dubya’s deputies warn him against travel, lawyers file for Obama’s arrest tomorrow when he hits South Africa, huge secret wars in America’s name being masked from the folks (US!) funding them.
Seek truth from facts with Yousha Tayob of the Muslim Lawyers Association, leading war crimes prosecutor Francis Boyle, Senior Staff Attorney Katherine Gallagher of New York’s Center for Constitutional Rights which stopped Bush’s first trip after his waterboarding admission, Marjorie Cohn, author of Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law, and former NSA intelligence officer Scott Rickard.