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Forum Post: When will America catch up with Malaysia?

Posted 1 year ago on June 24, 2012, 10:16 a.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Former President George W. Bush and several members of his administration have been convicted of war crimes in Malaysia.
A tribunal delivered a unanimous guilty verdict after a week-long trial on the conditions and human rights violations that were systematically carried out under the orders of the Bush administration.
In a trial was run in accordance with the standards set by the Nuremberg Trials to convict war criminals after World War II, former President Bush, former Vice-President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo were found guilty for the crime of torture in accordance with Article 6 of the Nuremberg Charter.

The tribunal also found that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld were aware that the U.S. had violated the 1984 Torture Convention and the Geneva Conventions but failed to intervene. This came after opinions provided by their own legal counsel said that the Geneva Conventions didn’t apply to suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban detainees and thus, there was no torture occurring within the boundaries of the Torture Convention. While this opinion was at clear odds with international law, this is the first time that former Bush administration officials have been found guilty of violating these conventions, despite their own interpretations of international law.
Among the witnesses who testified at the trial, Briton Moazzam Begg, an ex-Guantanamo detainee, said he was beaten, hooded and left in solitary confinement. Jameelah Abbas Hameedi, an Iraqi woman, said she was stripped and humiliated in Abu Ghraib prison.

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[-] 3 points by Shule (1531) 1 year ago

Can we perform extrajudicial extradition on Bush and gang?

.... like put 'em in a mail bag and send them to Malaysia.

I'm willing to throw in some bucks toward their capture rewards.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

They should not be immune to war crimes trials - just like other monsters around the world that the US government supports the extradition and trial of.

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[-] 1 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 1 year ago

I think the biggest reward would be seeing these crooks brought to justice.

I'm not so worried about drug users and other victimless 'criminals.' People like Bush and his cronies are the most dangerous class of criminals.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

I think in fact we will not "catch up with Malaysia". I wish we did have real justice for all but unfortunately it is only an ideal.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Shift of paradigm - the people need to be the owners of government - not the other way around.

Forward Occupy - spread the word - the truth.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Definitely, Get our politicians to respond to our protests. Drag pols to a progressive agenda, and we can agitate for war crimes prosecutions. NOT IN OUR NAMES!

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Exactly - not in our names - the abuses of war over fossil fuel - not in our names - the corporate abuses of people and environments world wide.

IN OUR NAMES - export peaceful healthy technology to improve the standard of living for - ALL.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Agreed!

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