Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bush, Blair Wanted For War Crimes

Bush, Blair wanted for war crimes: Boyle
 Oct 20, 2012


A prominent international lawyer says former US President George W. Bush, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair stand guilty of crimes against peace, war crimes and torture, Press TV reports.

In November 2011, the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, in which Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois, led the prosecution team, convicted Bush and Blair of crimes against peace and humanity, and genocide over their roles in the Iraq war.

On May 11, 2012, the tribunal also found Bush, former US Vice President Dick Cheney and former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld guilty of the crime of torture.

"We will keep after Bush and Blair for sure for crimes against peace, war crimes and torture in general," Boyle told Press TV in a recent interview.

"We got them both convicted of a Nuremberg crime against peace," he added while referring to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the principles of international law recognized in the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal.

According to Principles of the Nuremberg Tribunal, planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances are crimes "punishable" under international law.

In September, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Blair and Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague over their roles in the Iraq war. "We are making efforts now to do this," Boyle stated, adding, "We tried to get Bush in Switzerland, but his lawyers advised him not to go to Switzerland. I tried three times to get Bush in Canada, but unfortunately the Canadian government protected Bush."

"The wheels of justice might turn slowly, but they do turn."

Boyle also criticized the ICC for its failure to bring to justice US, UK and Israeli criminals.

"So far, they are just going after black thugs from Africa and not dealing with this wholesale mass murderers and criminals from the United States, Britain and Israel," he said.

Boyle condemned the Israeli regime for "inflicting outright genocide on the Palestinians in Gaza," adding that there will be hearings in November in Malaysia on the issue of Palestine. Press TV

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

MAY 27, 2007

On Madeleine McCann and war in Iraq

I do think it's sick that we give all this fuss to one little girl while the death of a dozen Iraqis in a roadside bomb barely makes a line in the "and also" column; (...)

http://tomdgsays.blogspot.nl/2007/05/on-madeleine-mccann-and-war-in-iraq.html

Ignore the parents and the God thing.

Anonymous said...

http://www.vernoncoleman.com/mccann.htm

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been considered such a good story that British television has consistently led with it as the main news item for weeks. Most newspapers have kept the story on their front page.

But has this really been the most important news story? For example, on May 17th, one of days that the two week old story of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was considered the most important news item in Britain, here are some of the news stories that were considered less important:

* Gordon Brown was officially announced as Britain's next Prime Minister

* The World Bank met to consider whether or not to get rid of its President Paul Wolfowitz

* The Government announced that it would close a fifth of all Post Offices in the country. (A total of 2,500 villages and communities deprived of their link with the outside world.)

* The Israelis launched air strikes on Palestinians in Gaza

* The British Army and the Government decided that Prince Harry would not serve in Iraq because it was too dangerous for a member of the Royal Family to fight there. (Despite this, Harry decided that he would stay in the army though it was not made clear precisely what he would do.)

* War criminals Tony Blair and George Bush met in the USA to defend their war record. Blair described Bush as a great leader.

* British soldiers continued to fight wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (though without members of the Royal family).

http://www.vernoncoleman.com/mccann.htm

Himself said...

Good morning Chuck,

Allow me I pray to look at your stuff somewhat later.

A few quick tweets over breakfast, a shower and out for the day.

Anonymous said...

Good day H. Enjoy the outdoors and stay warm in cold weather. Later. Chuck

Himself said...

Thank you my love, not unappreciated.

Himself said...


http://www.vernoncoleman.com/mccann.htm

Which if nothing else shows the measure of the Brit press.

And another tweet.

Himself said...

On Madeleine McCann and war in Iraq

Indeed, but he's got Jesus.

No tweet.

Anonymous said...

An Iraqi Child. Written by Heathcote Williams. Narration and montage by Alan Cox. "Who did this to me?" asks an Iraqi child, drawing a picture of bombers, despite his arm and fingers having been amputated. "Why didn't they think of the people below, when they sent their cruel planes? ... Are they happy now?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TK4gzxYykKA

Himself said...

Not much more to add, is there?

Anonymous said...

Tony Blair and Iraq: The damning evidence

Secret testimony to Chilcot Inquiry by British intelligence shows former PM 'accepted Libya was a bigger threat'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tony-blair-and-iraq-the-damning-evidence-8563133.html

Anonymous said...

Further, it's important to bear in mind I'm being called a traitor by men like former Vice President Dick Cheney. This is a man who gave us the warrantless wiretapping scheme as a kind of atrocity warm-up on the way to deceitfully engineering a conflict that has killed over 4,400 and maimed nearly 32,000 Americans, as well as leaving over 100,000 Iraqis dead. Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are. If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/17/edward-snowden-nsa-files-whistleblower

Anonymous said...

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Himself said...

Do you sometimes why you bother?

Good morning Maren.

I DMd Dodgy with the Gamble arse-lick tweet by the by.

And I think this one deserves an airing.

Anonymous said...


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Anonymous said...

OT
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