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


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; (...)

Ignore the parents and the God thing.

Anonymous said...

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).

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...

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?"

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'

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

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Tony Blair wins Philanthropist of the Year award for his “tireless charitable work”

Anonymous said...

Satire officialy dead as Tony Blair named "Philanthropist of the Year" by GQ magazine

José M. López Sierra said...

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

Anonymous said...

8 October 2002

Himself said...

Where do you find them my lovely?

Anonymous said...

Congenital conspiracy lunacy m’dear. One extra chromosome and I would be a fucking plant.

Anonymous said...

Himself said...

22 September 2014 20:30

What do you call a haircut in an asylum?

Lunatic fringe.

21 November 2014 09:42

Who's the geezer, not Obama surely, looks nothing like him?

Or am I missing the symbolism?

As for the rest of it . . .

Anonymous said...

Just an actor doing a facepalm I think. It’s Reggie Lee so I am told. M

Himself said...

OT Blacksmith

Anonymous said...

Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair

Internal letter signed by almost 200 staff members says award is ‘morally reprehensible’ and endangers STC’s credibility globally

In a statement, STC stressed that the award was given by the US arm of the charity, not by STC UK or Forsyth. It said the award was presented because of Blair’s work as prime minister on Africa and poverty.

25 November 2014 3:30pm
I'm sure the children of Baghdad and Basra are very grateful for his 'legacy'.

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Published time: January 07, 2015 13:02
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