Posts Tagged ‘Nuremberg’

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I’ve had to correct the mindless sheeple today who love Ellen, even when she’s immoral and despicable.

There are many valid reasons why a huge number of Americans–and global citizens–consider George W. Bush a war criminal, despite Hollywood liberals trying to resuscitate his image.

  • The war on Iraq killed over a million people by some very credible estimates
  • The war on Iraq was an illegal breach of the UN Charter
  • The UN Charter is based on the Nuremberg Principles, for which the Nazis were hanged in 1946 for Crimes Against the Peace
  • Bush and company lied to the UN and to the Congress and to the American people about bogus Iraqi “ties to Al Qaeda” and “Weapons of Mass Destruction” they knew did not exist

Ellen wants to know nothing about this reality and instead spins George W. as someone with a different “political opinion.” In Ellen / Hollywood Neoliberal land there are no crimes from politicians–unless your name is Trump, apparently, and all is forgiven after enough of the audience forgets about it. It’s not a matter of right and wrong, but a matter of demographics.

Ellen DeGeneres is an apologist for war crimes, empire, and “American Exceptionalism.” Like other comedians who are allowed into the big money club, she has shown her true colors. Morality be damned, like those million dead and 4 million refugees displaced in that one war crime: one of many.

Ellen has become complicit now actively selling Bush and therefore legitimizing his crimes in the minds of her ignorant audience. She has willingly taken on the role of apologist. She helps turn America into a new Reich where the laws against attacking other countries do not apply and the people mindlessly cheer the next bloodletting.

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Ellen’s false-equivalence spin gets the Dore treatment…

 

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Since 2002 the hypocrisy of Washington has been unbearable. The US took on the Nazi foreign policy of aggressive war, safe in the knowledge that it possessed enough nuclear weapons to keep anyone away from arresting its leaders.

Here are the Nazis hanged at Nuremberg, and here is a list of their charges. Number 4 was Crimes Against the Peace,

“namely, planning, preparation, initiation, or waging a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing”

Consider this, as warmongers of both major parties rail hysterically about keeping illegal wars going, specifically in Syria. Just who is on the side of the Nazis, and who is on the side of the allies who executed them for their crimes?

 

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GIs Who Invaded Vietnam, Iraq, etc. Were Criminals By International Law & US Army’s Own Law

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To Defend Iran Deal, Obama Boasts That He’s Bombed Seven Countries

As commander-in-chief, I have not shied away from using force when necessary (like helping Libyan Jihadists linked to Al Qaeda?). I have ordered tens of thousands of young Americans into combat. …

I’ve ordered military action in seven countries.
-U.S. President Barack Obama

This used to be known as war crimes, belligerence, Nuremberg violations, Crimes Against the Peace, a breach of the UN Charter. It’s why the Nazis got a bad reputation. It was the invading and destroying other countries that started World War 2, and that is why war was outlawed after it, at the Nuremberg Tribunals. Those responsible for initiating wars of aggression were HANGED.

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The Fake War on ISIS: US and Turkey Escalate in Syria

Erdogan is unwittingly admitting what this author has alreadyreported numerous times – Turkey acts as military muscle for ISIS and al Qaeda in Syria and now Iraq.

But of course, were Turkey the only relevant party, these developments would not be of nearly the same global significance. Rather, it is the participation and collusion of the US and NATO that makes this troubling escalation far more dangerous.

1947:  The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, the headquarters of the Department of Defence.  (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

1947: The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, the headquarters of the Department of Defence. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Pentagon Admits that War is Illegal
From Rick Sterling, Dissident Voice:

The following six photographs confirm that a favorite “moderate rebel” leader, Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, is allied with ISIL.

The first photograph is from Spring 2013 and shows Okaidi with the American who has been the principal coordinator of US policy on Syria. The last two photographs are from a meeting days ago when Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (Rep Illinois) and George Holding (Rep. North Carolina) met with Okaidi and other “moderate rebels” in Turkey.

Other photos show Okaidi with ISIL fighters and being interviewed about his relationship with ISIL. The photographs are from videos identified at bottom.

Photo 1 / May 2013/ Okaidi with Robert S. Ford, US Ambassador and Coordinator of the “Friends of Syria”

Photo 2 / August 2013 / Okaidi with ISIL fighters at Menagh Air Base, Syria.  ISIL leader is Abu Jandal to Okaidi’s left.

Photo 3. / August 2013 / ISIL Leader Abu Jandal at Menagh Air Base, Syria.

Photo 4 / November 2013 / Interview with Okaidi “My relationship with the brothers of ISIL is good.”

Photo 5 / Sept 24, 2014/ Okaidi at meeting with US Congress members

Photo 6 / Sept 24 2014 / Congressman Kinzinger after meeting Okaidi and other “moderate rebels” who the US is arming, supplying and paying salaries.

By funding “moderate rebels” like FSA Colonel Okaidi, the US is in effective alliance with ISIL.

Under international law it is illegal to encourage, support and aid military and paramilitary activities against another State.

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John Kerry says the most outrageously stupid thing since Bush’s “fool me once” shtick.

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“The last few years have been a learning experience.”

-Pvt. Bradley Manning

“Before they exposed their victims to public trial, they deliberately set themselves to destroy their dignity. They wore them down by torture and solitude until they were despicable, cringing wretches, confessing whatever was put into their mouths, covering themselves with abuse, accusing and sheltering behind one another, whimpering for mercy. And yet after only a few years the same thing had happened over again.”

-1984

The American terror state scores a hollow poltiical PR victory, negating Bradley Manning’s heroic achievements to report WAR CRIMES BY US PERSONNEL, which have gone unpunished to this day.  Subject to harsh abuse including being kept naked in a cell for extented periods, abused, and held without trial many times beyond what is legal and Constitutional according to our own laws, the Manning show trial has culminated in this “confession.”  This political nonsense seems to be in exchange for sparing the soldier from execution.  Welcome to the new Amerika.

Reuters:

Manning tells court he’s ‘sorry’ for U.S. secrets breach to WikiLeaks

“I’m sorry” for giving war logs and diplomatic secrets to the WikiLeaks website three years ago, the biggest breach of classified data in the nation’s history.

Kangaroo court proceedings would not let Manning defend himself by citing International Law violations and the Nuremberg principles, enshrined in the UN Charter, which the US is a signatory to.  This clear double standard where American war criminals, including high officials, are held unaccountable while lower level soldiers are prosecuted for political theater is a stain on this nation that should disgust and outrage every single American, as it does much of the rest of the world.

Collateral Murder: US Helicopter Pilots Murdered Iraqi Civilians – Relaeassed by U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning while the US Government lied about the incident and covered it up:

 

“The great purges involving thousands of people, with public trials of traitors and thought-criminals who made abject confession of their crimes and were afterwards executed, were special show-pieces not occurring oftener than once in a couple of years. More commonly, people who had incurred the displeasure of the Party simply disappeared and were never heard of again. One never had the smallest clue as to what had happened to them.

… Very occasionally some person whom you had believed dead long since would make a ghostly reappearance at some public trial where he would implicate hundreds of others by his testimony before vanishing, this time for ever.

… He would talk with a disagreeable gloating satisfaction of helicopter raids on enemy villages, and trials and confessions of thought-criminals, the executions in the cellars of the Ministry of Love.”

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“The members of the Guard are Superman and in a way Superman is a member of the Guard.”

-Zack Snyder

From Mother Jones.

“As part of their “Soldier of Steel” ad campaign, the National Guard went all-out in tying in their name and brand to the popularity and mythology of the Superman franchise. This included some commercials and theater spots that Snyder himself filmed with Guard members, essentially painting them as real-life superheroes.”

Superman Wants You
to Enlist in the National Guard
Stop this Nazi Empire; I want to Get Off.

Propaganda in the Cinema 101

Fake recruitment scenarios.  Real war:

“More than 400,000 National Guard troops have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a congressional report.” (link)

The Iraq War, and arguably the Afghanistan invasion as well, were war crimes under international law, Crimes Against the Peace, the “supreme international crime.”  These are codified in the UN Charter which the United States is a party to (and wrote), and ratified:

“All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.

All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”

It is an indisputable fact that the Bush Junta lied repeatedly to drum up support to invade Iraq.  Deceptions concerning “weapons of mass destruction” were employed repeatedly to present a false self-defense argument to the Congress and to the public.

National Guard units were an instrumental part in committing this war crime against Iraq.  Their participation in these massive war crimes makes them culpable and responsible for the atrocities that befell that nation at the orders of the US leaders.  That is the glorious heroism that Zack Snyder is selling to children today: Crimes Against Humanity.  We are good because we’re us.  No further justification needed.

Casualties of the Iraq War

“The Lancet study’s figure of 654,965 excess deaths through the end of June 2006 is based on household survey data. The estimate is for all excess violent and nonviolent deaths. That also includes those due to increased lawlessness, degraded infrastructure, poorer healthcare, etc. 601,027 deaths (range of 426,369 to 793,663 using a 95% confidence interval) were estimated to be due to violence. 31% of those were attributed to the Coalition, 24% to others, 46% unknown. The causes of violent deaths were gunshot (56%), car bomb (13%), other explosion/ordnance (14%), airstrike (13%), accident (2%), unknown (2%). A copy of a death certificate was available for a high proportion of the reported deaths (92% of those households asked to produce one).[34][35][36]

Opinion Research Business (ORB) poll[edit]
Opinion Research Business (ORB) poll conducted August 12–19, 2007, estimated 1,033,000 violent deaths due to the Iraq War. The range given was 946,000 to 1,120,000 deaths. A nationally representative sample of approximately 2,000 Iraqi adults answered whether any members of their household (living under their roof) were killed due to the Iraq War. 22% of the respondents had lost one or more household members. ORB reported that “48% died from a gunshot wound, 20% from the impact of a car bomb, 9% from aerial bombardment, 6% as a result of an accident and 6% from another blast/ordnance.”[28][29][30][31][32]

Here’s a question for the so-called “Supermen.”  When criminals get away with highly profitable crimes, what does that bode for the future?

P.S.

Not in Snyder’s imperial recruitment propaganda…

Reporting from Greenfield, Calif. — The story of the California Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion of the 184th Infantry Regiment is mostly in the record books now: 17 soldiers killed, more than 100 wounded…”

For lies.

For empire.

For oil.

For global intimidation.

Sorry if reality doesn’t mesh with the bullshit they bulldoze at you.

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DebkaFile:

US Marines Massing on Syria’s Border

Obama apparently wants to ride to the rescue of his favorite Al Qaeda connected terrorists.

Hey?  You think this could be related?

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Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Syria Bound?

 

What’s next?

A Save the Jihadis fund drive with celebrities posing next to Barack and McCain?

Al-Qaida affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra rebels hold up their flag after capturing Taftanaz air base

 

 

 

Guantanamo

The US gulag at Guantanamo Bay Cuba is now waiting for a large portion of its illegally-detained prisoners to kill themselves.

Guantanamo’s military defense lawyers cite My Lai massacre in plea to Hagel 

Military lawyers for former CIA captives held at Guantánamo are appealing to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to intervene in what they describe as deteriorating conditions and leadership failures on a scale similar to the Vietnam War’s My Lai Massacre. Hagel is a Vietnam combat veteran. The military lawyers call death among the detainees “imminent … whether by suicide, starvation, organ failure or associated complications. (source)”

The detained prisoners have arrived at Guantanamo through questionable means, such as through bribes to warlords (themselves much more powerful terrorists than the taxi drivers and sheepherders they sold to bounty hunters), in order to produce bodies, sold to the US like slaves.   Others arrived as prisoners of the war in Afghanistan whose only so-called “crimes” were defending their homeland against an illegal US/NATO invasion, under the Nuremberg statutes.  Prisoners of war are entitled to legal protections, while Guantanamo “detainees” and “enemy combatants” (a fictional term created for this purpose) are denied all rights, and live at the whim of the office of the President.

This mass suicide option fits seamlessly in with Obama’s drone murder response to the roster of US “enemies” around the world.  Prison and laws are less convenient than the outright killing or “disposal” of alleged enemies as they appear.