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  • Taleban hang 7-year-old boy to punish family (Boy accused of "spying")

    06/10/2010 2:33:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 869+ views
    Times Online ^ | June 10, 2010 | Jerome Starkey, Kandahar
    Taleban hang 7-year-old boy to punish family Jerome Starkey, Kandahar A seven-year-old boy was executed by the Taleban in a brutal act of retribution this week, after his grandfather dared to resist the insurgency’s iron rule. Afghan officials said the boy was accused of spying for US and Nato forces and hanged from a tree in southern Afghanistan. Daoud Ahmadi, the spokesman for Helmand’s provincial governor, said the murder came just days after the boy’s grandfather, Abdul Woodod Alokozai, spoke out against militants in their hometown. “I know his father and I know his grandfather,” Mr Ahmadi said. “His grandfather...
  • Attorney says Fort Hood shooting suspect moving soon from military hospital to county jail

    03/01/2010 10:17:27 AM PST · by cajuncow · 14 replies · 607+ views
    Cox News ^ | 3 | ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press Writer
    FORT WORTH, Texas (Associated Press) -- An attorney says the Army psychiatrist charged in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military base will soon be moved to a county jail near Fort Hood after four months in a military hospital. Defense attorney John Galligan says Maj. Nidal Hasan could be moved this week. Bell County Jail administrator Bob Patterson says Hasan will be housed in a cell at the medical unit. Patterson said Monday the facility is prepared to handle inmates with special medical needs.
  • DOJ: Department of Jihad?

    02/25/2010 2:22:26 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 305+ views
    FOX Nation ^ | February 25, 2010 | Staff
    War On Terror: The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on? From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser. We may now have a clue as...
  • Religious “Truth” Commission to Examine U.S. War “Atrocities”

    02/08/2010 1:54:01 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies · 518+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mark D. Tooley
    In a 40 year flashback to the glories of 1960’s anti-war outrage, infamously left-wing Riverside Church in New York City is hosting a “Truth Commission on Conscience in War” next month. This special hearing, in the spirit of “truth commissions,” will evidently “explore and investigate systemic injustices, political violence, and mass atrocities” by the U.S., presumably in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It will “receive testimony, process their findings, and recommend strategies for change, healing, and reconciliation,” while lifting “up the silenced and invisible voices of victims, offering survivors a public forum to testify to their experiences.” The “commissioners” of this...
  • Tony Blair Faces War Crimes Accusations – Are Obama And Holder Taking Aim At Bush/Cheney?

    01/27/2010 12:27:29 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 13 replies · 618+ views
    A twisted drama is playing out in England. The Chilcot Inquiry into the legality or illegality of Britain’s entry into the Iraq War grows uglier by the day. The words “War Criminal” and “War Crimes” are being waved about by Members of Parliament, anti-war activists and British journalists, all directed at former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Blair is scheduled to take the witness stand on Friday. The International Criminal Court (ICC) always waits just across the English Channel in The Netherlands. Members of the Obama administration must certainly be following this Inquiry very closely, especially Attorney General Eric Holder’s Office....
  • Tony Blair Faces War Crimes Accusations - Are Obama And Holder Taking Aim At Bush/Cheney?

    01/27/2010 12:50:36 PM PST · by JLWORK · 20 replies · 869+ views
    David Horowitz's ^ | January 27, 2010 | John L. Work
    A twisted drama is playing out in England. The Chilcot Inquiry into the legality or illegality of Britain’s entry into the Iraq War grows uglier by the day. The words “War Criminal” and “War Crimes” are being waved about by Members of Parliament, anti-war activists and British journalists, all directed at former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Blair is scheduled to take the witness stand on Friday. The International Criminal Court (ICC) always waits just across the English Channel in The Netherlands. Members of the Obama administration must certainly be following this Inquiry very closely, especially Attorney General Eric Holder’s Office....
  • Iraqi government: Saddam cousin 'Chemical Ali' executed in Iraq

    01/25/2010 6:16:31 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies · 1,148+ views ^ | 1/25/10 | AP
    BAGHDAD - Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin "Chemical Ali" was executed Monday, said Iraq's government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information.
  • Talibn Traget Civilians (Combined ISAF Press Releases)

    01/24/2010 2:44:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 280+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    Innocent Civilians Killed by IED 1/23/10 | ISAF Public Affairs Office NEWS RELEASE ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan 2010-01-CA-116 For Immediate Release KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 23) - ISAF forces are assisting ANSF in securing the area around the Tagaz bazaar in Khan-Neshin district of Helmand province after an IED explosion killed two children and wounded two other civilians. Initial reports indicate the explosion is the result of a suicide attack. The wounded were being treated by ISAF at a nearby forward operating base. "All indications are this is another example of the insurgents deliberately injuring and killing Afghan civilians and...

    01/20/2010 5:48:37 PM PST · by graphicedge · 101 replies · 2,978+ views
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST BUSH, CHENEY, RUMSFELD, TENET, RICE AND GONZALES; INTERNATIONAL ARREST WARRANTS REQUESTED In order to demonstrate your support for this Complaint you can contact the I.C.C. Prosecutor by letter, fax, or email as indicated below. Champaign, U.S.A./The Hague, Netherlands (19 Jan 2010). -- Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales...
  • Pelosi open to prosecution of Bush administration officials (Vanity/Schadenfreude)

    01/08/2010 11:21:19 PM PST · by ketelone · 21 replies · 909+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/09 | Bill Sammon
    By Bill Sammon The House speaker suggests to "FOX News Sunday" that the law might compel Democrats to press forth on some prosecutions of Bush administration officials, saying they may not "have a right to ignore" them. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receptive to the idea of prosecuting some Bush administration officials, while letting others who are accused of misdeeds leave office without prosecution, she told Chris Wallace in an interview on "FOX News Sunday." "I think you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to...
  • Abbas sponsors birthday celebrations honoring terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, killer of 37

    12/31/2009 11:14:46 AM PST · by doria253 · 2 replies · 295+ views
    PMW Bulletins ^ | Dec. 31, 2009 | Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
    This week Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas once again honored the memory of the terrorist Dalal Mughrabi - this time by sponsoring a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of her birth. Mughrabi led the worst terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians. Present at the ceremony were Palestinian dignitaries and a children's marching band. Earlier this year, Abbas sponsored a computer center named after Mughrabi.
  • US Citizens Killed In Afghanistan [8 US Civilians Killed!]

    12/30/2009 11:42:55 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 3,334+ views
    BBCNews ^ | December 30, 2009
    US Citizens Killed In Afghanistan Eight Americans have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in south-eastern Afghanistan, US officials say. The suicide bomber was wearing an explosive vest as he carried out the attack at a forward operating base in Khost province, CNN reported. Details about the attack are still emerging and it was not clear how many people had been injured. One unnamed US official was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying that all of those killed were civilians.
  • U.S. casualties reported at military base in Afghanistan

    12/30/2009 10:32:37 AM PST · by itsinthebag · 45 replies · 2,169+ views
    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A suicide bomber struck a forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, causing an unknown number of American casualties, a U.S. military official said.
  • Afghan: Suicide Bomber Walks Into US Base

    12/30/2009 10:18:27 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 50 replies · 1,965+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | December 30Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Sadly we have lost more US Troops, but I have to wonder how an attack like this could even happen. Did this Muslim pose as a friend in the past, or did this maybe have something to do with Obama’s and our General’s new Rules of Engagement (ROE)? May they RIP.
  • YouTube: Beheadings-and-Assassinations-R-Us

    12/22/2009 1:40:57 PM PST · by StarCMC · 26 replies · 1,900+ views
    DO NOT click the link unless you are prepared for a grusome sight.   At 2:29 there is are assassinations of two people.  Point blank with a military rifle.  There is no doubt as to what you're seeing.  Yes this video has been flagged.  Yes it's still up.  At 2:57 there is a head that's been removed from it's body.  YouTube has been notified.  The video remains.  Yeah, sure, YouTube counts on the users to police the site.  What youTube fails to mention whenever the topic comes up is that they ignore the police.  This user, . Even...
  • Sean Hannity Show: 9/11 trial town hall meeting

    12/13/2009 10:14:22 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 23 replies · 1,075+ views
    911NeverForget.Us ^ | December 13, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    On December 11, 2009, Sean Hannity hosted a town hall meeting on the decision to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four additional 9/11 conspirators in federal court and to do so in lower Manhattan, a mere six blocks from Ground Zero. Attending were 9/11 family members, first responders, and post-attack rescue and recovery workers. The show also featured interviews of Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Jeff Sessions, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former Navy Secretary and 9/11 Commissioner John Lehman, former Governor and 9/11 Commission co-chair Tom Kean, Andrew McCarthy who led the...
  • Raise Your Voice Against Civilian Trials for 9/11’s War Criminals

    12/10/2009 4:45:38 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 8 replies · 569+ views
    911NeverForget.Us ^ | December 10, 2009 | Tim Brown and Debra Burlingame
    Dear Supporters, Last Saturday, thousands of people took to the streets of New York City to protest Attorney General Eric Holder's outrageous plan to transfer 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other admitted war criminals to the United States for trial in a civilian court in New York City. The protest sent a clear message to the politicians in Washington: the terrorists who targeted innocent men, women and children and who were captured by our military on a foreign battlefield should not have the same rights and legal protections as American citizens. We will fight them all the way!watch...
  • Hold war criminals accountable now

    12/10/2009 2:34:07 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 8 replies · 619+ views ^ | December 10, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    A year is too long to spend at a crime scene with people shooting at you. Attorney General Eric Holder made an "unannounced" visit with Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Manhattan yesterday about the planned prosecution there of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four additional 9/11 conspirators. Also yesterday, NBC New York spot polling indicated that 82% became furious when word leaked "a federal grand jury in New York is [secretly] now hearing evidence and testimony" as prosecutors seek a federal indictment of the five. Perhaps coincidentally, one 9/11 family member's commentary appeared and offered, "In four years, America can hold Obama...
  • Sins of the General’s Part 5: Political Equivocation at the BOI

    12/06/2009 10:43:37 AM PST · by polarbear1605 · 30 replies · 1,084+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | Bob Weimann
    Sins of the General’s Part 5: Political Equivocation at the BOI “Moreover, defense attempts to disqualify Brig. Gen. Lewis Craparotta, the President and senior member of the Board, who during pre-hearing questioning expressed a personal view that investigating every civilian death is the right approach because “that’s the way to protect Marines,” also failed. Defense attorney LtCol Shelburne had challenged the fact that he was sitting on the Board of Inquiry with a pre-existing opinion of what to do in a similar situation as LtCol Chessani.” Folks, if the defense wanted to disqualify General Craparotta at LtCol. Chessani’s BOI,...
  • Obama in Handcuffs: International Criminal Court seeks to extend its jurisdiction

    12/01/2009 8:32:05 PM PST · by Abakumov · 20 replies · 850+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2009 | Editorial
    Imagine if President Obama went to Oslo next week to receive his Nobel Peace Prize and was arrested for purported war crimes committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. This bit of historical irony would be possible under an argument being made by Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Mr. Ocampo claims jurisdiction over actions of U.S. troops in Afghanistan because Kabul in 2003 acceded to the Rome Statute, which established the court. He said a preliminary examination already is under way regarding possible American culpability in crimes against humanity.
  • We must rise up against the trial: It’s time for 9/11 families to fight Holder’s dangerous move

    11/29/2009 7:19:01 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 22 replies · 1,209+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 29, 2009 | Debra Burlingame
    The attorney general has suggested that those who oppose prosecuting these men here in New York City are afraid – that we somehow don’t have the courage to face Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in court. How dare this man, who didn’t have the decency to notify victims’ families of his decision to bring these monsters here, imply that we lack courage. Courage is carrying on after watching your loved ones die, in real time, knowing that they burned to death, were crushed to death, or jumped from 100 flights high. Courage is carrying on, even as we waited, in some cases...

    11/28/2009 12:02:18 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 37 replies · 1,439+ views ^ | 11/28/2009 | Gary P.
    For decades these petulant little communists have moaned every time America has defended itself, and the rest of the world, from evil. If there was ever any doubt in your mind, that the left hates America and wants it destroyed, this should alleviate those doubts.
  • UNREAL. Obama May Allow US Soldiers to be Tried in the Hague

    11/27/2009 9:08:57 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 504 replies · 18,313+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/28/09 | Gateway Pundit
    Unreal. Team Obama may allow US soldiers to be tried in the Hague for war crimes. The Wall Street Journal reported, via Jihad Watch: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed “great regret” in August that the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This has fueled speculation that the Obama administration may reverse another Bush policy and sign up for what could lead to the trial of Americans for war crimes in The Hague. The ICC’s chief prosecutor, though, has no intention of waiting for Washington to submit to the court’s authority. Luis Moreno Ocampo says...
  • Prosecuting American 'War Crimes': The ICC claims jurisdiction over U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

    11/26/2009 7:35:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,878+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2009 | Daniel Schwammenthal
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed "great regret" in August that the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This has fueled speculation that the Obama administration may reverse another Bush policy and sign up for what could lead to the trial of Americans for war crimes in The Hague. The ICC's chief prosecutor, though, has no intention of waiting for Washington to submit to the court's authority. Luis Moreno Ocampo says he already has jurisdiction—at least with respect to Afghanistan. Because Kabul in 2003 ratified the Rome Statute—the ICC's founding treaty—all soldiers on Afghan territory,...
  • Revenge of the Iraqi detainees: Brett Favre jokes

    11/22/2009 4:38:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 1,138+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | Fri Nov 20,2009 | Rick Chandler
    Revenge of the Iraqi detainees: Brett Favre jokes Fri Nov 20,2009 By Rick Chandler You think you know how to torture, America? Waterboarding is for schoolchildren. Detainees locked in an internment camp in Iraq are mocking their captors -- members of the Wisconsin National Guard -- with Brett Favre jokes. Evil bastards! It all started when the National Guardsmen began decorating their trucks and other areas of Camp Cropper with Packers colors recently. The prisoners picked up on it, did some research (Wiraqipedia?), and began with the Favre barbs. What goes around comes around, I suppose. I blame Dick Cheney....
  • Karadzic Spoke of Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide Trial Hears

    10/27/2009 5:51:14 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 17 replies · 431+ views
    AFP / National Post ^ | Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | Mariette le Roux
    The genocide trial of Radovan Karadzic went ahead without him Tuesday, with prosecutors branding him "supreme commander" of an ethnic cleansing campaign in the 1992-95 Bosnian war. "This case is about that supreme commander, a man who harnessed the forces of nationalism, hatred and fear to implement his vision of an ethnically separated Bosnia: Radovan Karadzic," prosecutor Alan Tieger told the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Mr. Karadzic, who faces 11 charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, had "ethnically cleansed vast portions of Bosnia and Hercegovina" during the war that claimed some...
  • Judging Goldstone

    10/21/2009 10:46:49 AM PDT · by tedbel · 2 replies · 499+ views
    Israpundit ^ | Oct 21/09 | Ted Belman
    If you haven't seen the movie Judgement at Nuremberg, you should. It was a movie of the trial of 16 Nazi Justices. One Judge in the dock, Schlegelberger, played by Burt Lancaster, was a good man who had reluctantly served the Nazi Regime until he resigned for reasons of conscience in 1942. He was found guilty. And in the end he agreed the verdict was a just one. This case is referred to by Ayal Rosenberg in GOLDSTONE : A CRITIQUE OF SELF-APOTHEOSIS. He begins with this introduction of it, The criminal culpability for crimes against humanity of judges enforcing...
  • Netanyahu: No war crimes trials for Israelis

    10/12/2009 3:12:36 PM PDT · by americanophile · 3 replies · 609+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/12/2009 | JOSEF FEDERMAN
    JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed never to allow Israeli leaders or soldiers to stand trial on war crimes charges over their actions during last winter's military offensive in the Gaza Strip, furiously denouncing a U.N. report in a keynote address to parliament. Netanyahu's fiery rhetoric — and his decision to open the high-profile speech with remarks on the report — reflected the deep distress felt among Israeli leaders after a U.N. commission accused Israel of intentionally harming civilians when it launched a massive attack in Gaza to stop years of rocket fire. "This distorted report, written...
  • UK court rejects petition urging arrest warrant for Ehud Barak (UPDATE)

    09/29/2009 11:54:20 AM PDT · by mojito · 3 replies · 488+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/29/2009 | Jonny Paul
    Westminster Magistrates court in central London rejected on Tuesday a petition urging the issuance of an arrest warrant for Defense Minister Ehud Barak on the grounds that he committed "war crimes" due his part in IDF Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip, last January. The court sided with arguments submitted by the British Foreign Ministry, which stated that the defense minister was a state guest, and therefore was not subject to such lawsuit. Earlier, it was reported that the court postponed the hearing to an unspecified date, but proceedings began less than two hours later. In the first case...
  • UK court postpones hearing on possible warrant for Barak (Israeli Defense Minister)

    09/29/2009 11:12:53 AM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies · 918+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/29/2009 | Jonny Paul
    Westminster Magistrates court in central London postponed on Tuesday evening a hearing over whether to issue an arrest warrant for Defense Minister Ehud Barak on the grounds that he committed "war crimes" due his part in IDF Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip, last January. In the first case of its kind since the publication of the Goldstone Report, a group of Palestinians had appealed to the court seeking Barak's arrest. Despite the petition, Barak decided not to change his plans for his UK visit, with his bureau releasing a statement saying: "No arrest warrant has been issued, and...
  • Israel is not guilty as charged

    09/16/2009 6:22:46 AM PDT · by tedbel · 228+ views
    Israpundit ^ | September 16/09 | Ted Belman
    Goldstone has condemned Israel of being guilty of war crimes and perhaps even crimes against humanity. Melanie Phillips argues that the Commission Members are tainted and the Mandate self-serving. I demonstrate that the usual safe guards were not in place to ferret out the truth and that Goldstone's interpretation of the law is really a misinterpretation.
  • As Old Nazis Die Off, Pursuit Goes On

    08/29/2009 3:13:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies · 1,458+ views ^ | August 26, 2009 | ANDREA FULLER
    For 30 years, Eli M. Rosenbaum has been hunting Nazi war criminals. Even as the last of them die off, he is not giving up. “There is still time to bring some of these people to justice, and we ought not fail to do that,” said Mr. Rosenbaum, director of the Office of Special Investigations, who arrived at that Justice Department agency as a summer intern in 1979, the year it was created, and became its chief in 1995. ...“It’s a few years more,” Mr. Rosenbaum said of the hunt for the last Nazis. “I don’t think that you will...
  • Serbs’ Claim of Kosovo Organ Ring Is Investigated

    08/05/2009 5:10:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 759+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-08-03 | Dan Bilefsky
    PRAGUE — Europe’s leading human rights group began an investigation on Monday into Serb allegations that Serbian civilians were abducted in Kosovo during the Kosovo war of 1998-99 and taken to Albania, where their organs were extracted for sale before they were killed. The inquiry, by the Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, France, is being led by Dick Marty, a Swiss senator, who previously investigated the existence of alleged secret Central Intelligence Agency prisons in Europe used to interrogate terrorist suspects. The Council said Mr. Marty would meet this week with leading war crimes officials and human rights groups...
  • 'Nazi guard' Demjanjuk is charged

    07/13/2009 9:21:56 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 134 replies · 1,584+ views
    BBC ^ | 13 July 2009 | staff reporter
    Prosecutors in Germany have formally charged alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk with 27,900 counts of being an accessory to murder in World War II. The prosecutors' office in Munich said the charges had been filed on Monday. There was no immediate word on when the trial of the 89-year-old retired car worker, who was deported from the United States in May, might begin. Mr Demjanjuk has denied accusations that he was a guard at the Sobibor death camp and helped murder Jews. He says he was captured by Germans in his native Ukraine while fighting for the Red Army...
  • U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan, military says

    07/02/2009 4:08:34 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 77 replies · 6,136+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 2, 2009
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military said today that insurgents have capture an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan. Spokeswoman Capt. Elizabeth Mathias said the soldier went missing Tuesday.
  • U.S. to Provide More Police, Staff to U.N. Army

    06/30/2009 8:31:53 PM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 566+ views
    newsfront ^ | 6/30/09 | newsfront
    The United States is prepared to provide more military observers, police, and civilian staff to beef up the U.N.'s far-flung peacekeeping operations, the U.S. ambassador said Monday. The United Nations has nearly 115,000 troops, police and civilians deployed in 16 peacekeeping missions from Africa and the Mideast to Cyprus, Kosovo, Western Sahara and Haiti, but it has had trouble finding soldiers, helicopters and other key assets for several important operations.
  • Dutch Supreme Court upholds mustard gas conviction (Saddam's WMD precursor buyer in Dutch Jail)

    06/30/2009 1:01:51 PM PDT · by xzins · 11 replies · 1,208+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tue, Jun 30, 2009 (5:42 a.m.)
    The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the war crimes conviction of a businessman for selling chemicals to Saddam Hussein that his regime in Iraq turned into poison gas and unleashed on Kurds and Iranians. ... In May 2007 a Hague appeals court upheld Van Anraat's 2005 conviction for complicity in war crimes and increased his sentence from 15 to 17 years. ... Presiding Judge Leo van Dorst said that from the mid-1980s Van Anraat was Iraq's sole supplier of a chemical called TDG, or thiodiglycol, for its mustard gas production program. "The suspect knew ... the TDG he was...
  • 'US committed no war crimes in Iraq' (Euro ICC expert concedes)

    06/18/2009 7:28:30 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 25 replies · 1,340+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | 06/18/09 | Andy Clark
    Nothing the US did in Iraq could ever constitute a war crime that could be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court. This is the view of Richard Goldstone a former chief international war crimes prosecutor and international law expert. "I don't believe that any allegation that I have read or heard against the United States leaders comes anywhere near the sorts of crimes that the ICC has been set up to investigate. Genocide, crimes against humanity, serious war crimes - it just doesn't measure up." Richard Goldstone - chief prosecutor at the war crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda from...
  • Obama's European Apology Tour: Next stop - Dresden

    05/21/2009 1:43:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,405+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2009
    John Rosenthal writing at Pajamas Media informs us that President Obama will probably make a stop at Dresden while on his second European trip that will climax with a speech in Normandy on June 6 marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Rosenthal points out a little misdirection from the administration in that they will also probably schedule a stop at Buchenwald, the notorious concentration camp that Obama believes his uncle helped liberate in 1945. The message Obama intends to send by visiting both sites is clear; while the Germans did bad things during World War II, they were also victims...
  • Obama Opens Up Door To Prosecuting Bush Officials, Because Of Cheney Interview On Hannity?(Video)

    04/21/2009 3:25:26 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 37 replies · 1,433+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/21/09 | Talkradio03
    Obama all of a sudden leaves the door open by way of Eric Holder on going after the Bush Adm., the change could come because this Messiah doesn't like people touching his Halo, which is exactly what Cheney did on Hannity last night.
  • Impeach Obama for War Crimes and Dereliction of Duty!

    05/08/2009 5:15:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 950+ views
    News Blaze ^ | May 06,2009 | John Lillpop
    With the mainstream liberal media distracted by Michelle Obama's $540 shoes and appearance on Sesame Street, President Obama has taken advantage of the situation by committing war crimes in Afghanistan and by abdicating his responsibility in Pakistan. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, in part:,0,6958477.story?track=rss"Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan - The Red Cross today lent its support to assertions by Afghan officials that dozens of civilians were killed in U.S. bomb strikes this week in an isolated district in western Afghanistan. "Villagers said dozens of people -- including women, children and elderly men -- were killed while sheltering in crowded...
  • US security firm Blackwater ends Iraq operation

    05/08/2009 12:51:17 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies · 1,400+ views
    AFP ^ | May 7, 2009 | Staff
    BAGHDAD (AFP) — US security firm Blackwater ended its operations in Iraq on Thursday, closing a controversial era for the company whose guards shot dead 17 civilians in Baghdad in 2007. "The task order for security protection operations held by Blackwater comes to an end today in Baghdad," American embassy spokeswoman Susan Ziadeh said, adding that Triple Canopy will replace it. The US State Department on March 31 awarded Virginia-based Triple Canopy a contract reportedly worth nearly a billion dollars to take over protection of US government personnel in Iraq. Linked agreements such as that for Presidential Airways, part of...
  • Karma happens, Mr. President

    05/07/2009 2:00:09 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies · 1,466+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 7, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    I might have more sympathy and inclination to defend Barack Obama from Peter Brookes’ cartoon in today’s Times of London, but since it echoes an unfair attack launched by Obama himself on his predecessor, I’ll chalk this up to karma. Brookes takes a cheap shot at Obama the US for unintended civilian deaths in a recent raid in Afghanistan, in a tableau usually reserved for George W. Bush:
  • Spanish Prosecutors Pursue Bush Aides

    05/07/2009 1:25:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 828+ views
    Final Call ^ | May 6, 2009 | William Fisher
    Human rights organizations and legal scholars are applauding the efforts of Spanish lawyers in seeking the indictment of six former officials of the George W. Bush administration in connection with the torture of detainees at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay prison. Some, however, think more should be done at home. Ben Wizner, attorney in the National Security Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, said, “The idea of Spain investigating America's treatment of detainees is an embarrassment to us. Once we were the world's leading champions, not only of human rights, but of accountability. We shouldn't be depending on other...
  • Spanish Judge: Preventing Abuse of Universal Jurisdiction

    05/05/2009 12:21:08 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 6 replies · 501+ views
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | March 2009 | Irit Kohn
    Universal jurisdiction refers to the power of a state to legislate, adjudicate, and punish any individual for war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide committed outside its borders, even when those crimes were not committed against that country or its citizens, and even if the accused is not its citizen. The idea is that anyone who commits such atrocious, internationally condemned crimes will not be able to find shelter or hide from judgment anywhere on the globe. Human rights organizations all over the world have been instrumental in the implementation of universal jurisdiction. This has contributed to the entry of...
  • Will President Obama Revive Military Commissions?

    05/04/2009 4:54:42 PM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies · 407+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 5/4/09 | Tina grazier
    Captured enemy combatants presented a problem for the United States from the very beginning of the war. Since the world had not in previous wars dealt with enemies such as these, legal ground had not been firmly established. To his credit President Bush did everything he could to determine the appropriate legal methods and practices that his administration could use. Guantanamo was chosen specifically as a result of seeking an appropriate solution to the problem of housing captured enemy. When those methods were later questioned President Bush cooperated with Congress and the courts to address legal points and get them...
  • Jon Stewart: Truman’s a War Criminal for Bombing Hiroshima

    04/30/2009 8:43:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies · 1,903+ views
    Daily Show ^ | April 30, 2009
    "Here's what I think of the atom bombs. I think if you dropped an atom bomb fifteen miles offshore and you said, "The next one's coming and hitting you," then I would think it's okay. To drop it on a city, and kill a hundred thousand people. Yeah. I think that's criminal."
  • Jon Stewart: Hey, sorry for calling Harry Truman a war criminal

    05/01/2009 5:02:38 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies · 1,225+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 1, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A follow-up to Wednesday night’s Kinsleyan gaffe: He’s sorry, he’s just not sure why he’s sorry. The closest we get to an explanation is that the decision to drop the bomb was “complicated,” but of course that’s why Cliff May brought it up — to draw a parallel with the decision to waterboard terrorists. The moral calculus about how far to go in roughing up jihadis to save how many lives is difficult, as was the calculus about how many lives would be saved in the long run by incinerating Japanese kids in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war....
  • Jon Stewart: Truman Was a War Criminal, Too

    04/30/2009 1:13:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 62 replies · 2,168+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/30/2009 | Michael Goldfarb
    It comes at about the 5:50 mark. Cliff May asks Stewart whether Truman's use of the atomic bomb was a war crime, Stewart ruminates and then responds with an unequivocal "yes." He's certainly not the only American who would take that view, but it's a useful reminder that the most vocal and popular criticism of the Bush administration's war on terror policies comes from people who, if they were being as honest as Stewart, would also judge Lincoln (suspension of habeas), FDR (internment), and Truman (use of nuclear weapons) as war criminals or tyrants or worse. Stewart repeats the charge...
  • Is Pelosi a War Criminal?

    04/27/2009 5:00:17 PM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 886+ views ^ | 04/27/2009 | Jed Babbin
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- then the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence -- was briefed on CIA interrogation techniques including waterboarding when they were begun in 2002. She was among the “Big Eight” present at the briefings -- the Senate and House leaders and chairmen and ranking members on both intelligence committees. Condemning the disclosure of the Justice Department legal opinions that detail the interrogation methods and the reasons they were legal at the time, Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mi) wrote in the Wall Street Journal that, “It was not necessary to release details of the...