Bush, Blair found guilty of war crimes in Malaysia tribunal
"The first step is the hardest." -- Marie De Vichy-Chamrond
Though largely symbolic the recent ruling by a war crimes tribunal in Malaysia may turn out to be the first of many as those responsible for plunging regions of the planet into the chaos of war with great resultant loss of life, limb and infrastructure using fraudulent means are held to account. While many may see it as little more than a token gesture and a meaningless ruling from an insignificant country, in the fullness of time it may come to be seen as the breach in the dam wall that turned into a flood.
"Oh, how the mighty have fallen..." is a biblical quote (2Samuel 1:25) about the death of King Saul. This famous quote may prove to have many more applications in our day. Both the top lieutenants at the time who played key roles in the subterfuge as well as those who now hold power have done little or nothing (in spite of campaign rhetoric) to bring the savagery to an end - instead launching several unprovoked conflicts while greatly increasing both the numbers and locations of deadly drone strikes.
While most imagine that the world will simply chug along, with little change in the power structure, we live in a time of great upheaval. Like the once-mighty kings of old often came to learn, those who today occupy positions of power would do well to remember that "what goes around...comes around".
by Debbie Menon
DAY IN COURT Trial to go on despite absence of response from both leaders
Read more: KL tribunal to try Bush, Blair for Iraq war crimes
Some rightly proclaim there isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that an international court would charge, much less convict, an American or British leader. This may seem like a quixotic endeavor, but Francis Boyle has had success with filings in international courts before, gaining an indictment against former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic in the International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
Former US president George Bush and his former counterpart Tony Blair were found guilty of war crimes by the The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal which held a four day hearing in Malaysia. (Nov. 18 – Nov. 22, 2011)
The five panel tribunal unanimously decided that Bush and Blair committed genocide and crimes against peace and humanity when they invaded Iraq in 2003 in blatant violation of international law.
The judges ruled that war against Iraq by both the former heads of states was a flagrant abuse of law, act of aggression which amounted to a mass murder of the Iraqi people.
In their verdict, the judges said that the United States, under the leadership of Bush, forged documents to claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
They further said the findings of the tribunal be made available to members of the Rome Statute and the names of Bush and Blair be entered into a war crimes register.
Both Bush and Blair repeatedly said the so-called war against terror was targeted at terrorists.
Lawyers and human rights activists present here say the verdict by the tribunal is a landmark decision. And the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Foundation said it would lobby the International Criminal Court to charge former US president George Bush and Former British prime minister Tony Blair for war crimes.
This is all well and good, correct, right, necessary and done with the best intentions and highest and most noble of ideals and hopes , but, there is a gulf of difference between the Head of State and his henchmen who have won a war and the Head of State and his henchmen who have lost a war…. winning and losing the war determines which side of the bench they are sitting on when the Court is called to rise for the trial, and who puts the noose over whose head.
How many victorious war Heads have been convicted?
Furthermore, what must be noted and questioned though, is that there is not one Zionist listed. Why aren’t Wolfowitz, Feith, Libby, Zelikow, Lieberman, Wurmser, Abrams, Chertoff et al. mentioned? There must be a reason.
Why do people of Prof. Boyle’s knowledge and intelligence continue to focus instead on the assets like Bush, Blair, Obama and Brown?
Perhaps because they are Jewish! It is one thing for Boyle to poke sticks at Gentile lions while they are in a cage, but to poke sticks at Jewish Tigers while they are running free might be a bit too much.
That said, if we cannot really expect to see any of those Gentiles brought to Justice, just why do you think he would waste any time trying to bring some of those Jews to Justice. This will rapidly turn into a meaningless exercise, much like most rabbinical issues and arguments. Go figure!
There are some verities in life; the sun will rise in the east, set in the west; it will never rise in the north and set in the south.
And no Jews, Neocons, or their sympathizers, however guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity will ever sit in the dock in court accused of crimes unless and until he has been reduced to the status of the vanquished and defeated in war, in which case he may be tried and executed by the victor’s courts.
Had Saddam won the war it would have been GWB who would have swung, and Rumsfeld who was hung today.
Here’s a quick recap:
Gordon Brown’s Shocking – “It was the right decision”
A commentary on Gordon Brown’s statement to The Iraq Inquiry on March 5th, 2010
The Source of America’s Wars – Kristol Clearargonium79