January 25, 2009
In an interview with the German television program “Frontal 21,” Professor Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Rapporteur responsible for torture, stated that with George W. Bush’s head of state immunity now terminated, the new government of Barack Obama was obligated by international law to commence a criminal investigation into Bush’s torture practices.
“The evidence is sitting on the table,” he stated. “There is no avoiding the fact that this was torture.” He pointed to the U.S. undertakings under the Convention Against Torture in which the country committed that it would criminally prosecute anyone who tortured, or extradite the person to a state that would prosecute him. “The government of the United States is required to take all necessary steps to bring George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld before a court,” Nowak said.
Manfred Nowak, an internationally renowned law professor at the University of Vienna, currently serves as an independent expert for the United Nations looking at allegations of torture affecting member states. In 2006, he undertook a special investigation of conditions at the U.S. detention facilities at Guantánamo in which he concluded that practices approved by the Bush Administration violated human rights norms, including the prohibition against torture.
The ZDF piece also includes an interview with attorney Wolfgang Kaleck, who brought charges against Rumsfeld before German prosecutors. He states that the Obama administration is “off to a good beginning” with its explicit renunciation of torture, but it still has not shown how it will hold Bush, Rumsfeld, and others to account for their war crimes, nor has it demonstrated its legally obligated duty to provide compensation to torture victims.
Law professor Dietmar Herz clarifies that under U.S. and international law, George W. Bush bears personal responsibility for the introduction of torture. From the point of his departure from office, head of state immunity terminates, and under clear principles of international law, the United States is obligated to commence a criminal investigation and then a prosecution.
Prosecuting these psychotic war criminals would be a good start, but hanging their asses would be too lenient for the horrendous massacres they have levied on the people of the world. 1.3 million Iraqi's slaughtered, hundreds of thousands in Afghan lives lost, 4200 of our own troops killed (that they admit too) and trillions of dollars wasted, not to mention the annihilation of the global economy..
Good job George Hitler Bush, thanks for fucking up the entire planet, and for what? OIL for the Saudi's and exxon, and to feed a sense of power for your small, ape-like brain.. And in the end, even the Saudi's despise your moronic ass!!
Enjoy the backyard BBQ's in Crawford with Osama.. You are truly, truly, a worthless piece of shit. The world can gasp a sigh of relief now..
at 1:31 PM
January 17, 2009
January 16, 2009 "The Times --- January 15, 2009 --- The main UN compound in Gaza was left in flames today after being struck by Israeli artillery fire, and a spokesman said that the building had been hit by shells containing the BANNED incendiary agent white phosphorus.
The attack on the headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) came as Ban Ki Moon, the UN Secretary-General, arrived in Israel on a peace mission and plunged the Terrorist State of Israel's relations with the UN World Body to a new low.
UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban expressed his "strong protest and outrage" at the shelling and demanded an investigation, only to be told by apathetic Israeli leaders that their forces had been returning fire from within the UN compound.
"The Israeli forces were attacked from there and their response was severe," Ehud Olmert, the Prime Minister of the Terrorist State of Israel, told the UN chief, according to a statement released by his office.
"We do not want such incidents to take place and I am sorry for it but I don’t know if you know, but Hamas fired from the UNRWA site. This is a sad incident and I apologise for it."
UNWRA, which looks after around four million Palestinian refugees in the region, suspended its operations in Gaza after the attack, in which three of its employees were injured.
Chris Gunness, a UNRWA spokesman, said that the building had been used to shelter hundreds of people fleeing Israel’s 20-day offensive in Gaza. He said that pallets with supplies desperately needed by Palestinians in Gaza were on fire.
"What more stark symbolism do you need?" he said. "You can’t put out (THE BANNED CHEMICAL WEAPON) white phosphorus with traditional methods such as fire extinguishers. You need sand, we don’t have sand."
The Terrorist Talmudic/Khazar/Zionist Israeli military has denied using white phosphorus shells in the Gaza offensive (maybe next they'll deny using F-16's and Tanks?), although an investigation has revealed that dozens of Palestinians in Gaza have sustained serious injuries from the substance, which burns at extremely high temperatures.
The Geneva Convention of 1980 proscribes the use of white phosphorus as a weapon of war in civilian areas, although it can be used to create a smokescreen. The Cowardice Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said today that all weapons used in Gaza were "within the scope of international law".
The attack on the UN compound came as Israeli forces pushed deeper into Gaza City and unleashed their heaviest shelling on its crowded civilian neighbourhoods in 3 weeks of war. At least 15 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli attacks, medical officials said, pushing the death toll up towards 1,100 — a level that Mr Ban described as "unbearable".
Black smoke billowed over Gaza City, terrifying civilians who said that they had "nowhere left to hide" from the relentless shelling.
"I am telling you that Gaza is on fire, everything is under attack. We cannot begin to answer all the calls for help, it is desperate. We cannot reach the civilian people, everyone is trapped and we do not know how to help them," said Doctor Moussa El Haddad at Shifa Hospital.
There were reports that the al-Quds hospital in the Tal El Hawa district, Gaza's second-largest, had been shelled, while more than 500 patients were being treated inside.
Several organisations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch, said that they were "certain" that Israel was using white phosphorus shells in Gaza. Human rights workers said that the use of phosphorus in the densely populated Gaza City CONSTITUTES A WAR CRIME.
Israeli Terrorists launched the offensive on December 27 in an effort to stop militant rocket fire from Gaza that has terrorised hundreds of thousands of Israelis. It says that it will press ahead until it receives guarantees of a complete halt to rocket fire and an end to weapons smuggling into Gaza from neighbouring Egypt.
The attack on the UN compound prompted International protests.
Lord Malloch-Brown, the Foreign Office Minister, said that there was "absolutely no excuse" for the shelling, which, he said, reminded him of a similar attack on a UN observation post during the Israeli offensive into Lebanon in 2006.
He told peers: "With over 1,000 people now dead in Gaza, many of them civilians and children, the urgent need for a diplomatic solution is clear. A robust and immediate ceasefire is the only way the current situation in Gaza can be addressed."
William Hague, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, said: "The shelling of the UN Headquarters in Gaza is unacceptable. This undercuts efforts to bring relief to the people of Gaza and is against Israel’s own interests. The UNWRA provides food and aid to over a million Palestinian refugees in Gaza.
"The suspension of its operations will bring more misery to civilians. We desperately need a ceasefire by both sides, not further escalation. Both sides must meet their obligations to protect aid workers at all times."
The conflict was also discussed at talks between UK Puppet Gordon Brown and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, in Berlin. Aides said that Mr Brown was expected to speak to Mr Ban later today.
at 1:50 AM
January 11, 2009
JERUSALEM - Human Rights Watch said Sunday that Israel's military has fired artillery shells with the Chemical Weapon White Phosphorus into Gaza and Medics in Gaza say the latest casualties include at least 60 people affected by suspected phosphorus shells fired ILLEGALLY near civilian areas with burn victims having skin peeling off their faces and bodies.
Researchers in Israel from the rights group witnessed HOURS of artillery bombardments that sent trails of burning smoke indicating white phosphorus over the Jebaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. But they could not confirm injuries on the ground because they have been barred from entering the territory.
The chief doctor at Nasser Hospital in southern Gaza said he treated several victims there with serious burns that might have been caused by phosphorus. He said, however, that he did not have the resources or expertise to say with certainty what caused the injuries.
The Chemical Weapon causes serious burns when it touches the skin and sparks fires on the ground, the rights group said in a written statement calling on Terrorist Israeli's not to use it on crowded areas (innocent civilians) of Gaza.
Military spokeswoman Maj. Avital Leibovich refused to comment directly on whether Israel was using phosphorus, but said the army was "using its munitions in accordance with international law."
Israel used white phosphorus in its 34-day war with Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006. And Learning from their Terrorists Brothers in Israel, The U.S. military in Iraq used the Chemical Weapon White Phosphorus during 2004 operations against insurgents in the city of Fallujah.
Think this story is false?? Read on, this is when the Terrorist State of Israel ADMITS using White phosphorus against Hezbollah...
Israel admits using phosphorus bombs during war in Lebanon
By Meron Rappaport, Haaretz Correspondent
Israel has acknowledged for the first time that it attacked Hezbollah targets during the second Lebanon war with phosphorus shells. White phosphorus causes very painful and lethal chemical burns to those hit by it, and until recently Israel maintained that it only uses such bombs to mark targets or territory.
The announcement that the Israel Defense Forces had used phosphorus bombs in the war in Lebanon was made by Minister Jacob Edery, in charge of government-Knesset relations. He had been queried on the matter by MK Zahava Gal-On (Meretz-Yahad).
"The IDF holds phosphorus munitions in different forms," Edery said. "The IDF made use of phosphorous shells during the war against Hezbollah in attacks against military targets in open ground."
WHO WILL HOLD THESE JEWISH TERRORISTS ACCOUNTABLE???? Certainly not the US... For the Terrorist State of Israel CONTROLS the US....
at 11:11 PM
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says it is "hard" for Israeli troops to spare civilian lives in the densely-populated Gaza Strip.
"It is very difficult in circumstances like Gaza, which is a very densely populated area," Rice told reporters when asked if Israel is living up to its humanitarian obligations during its massive military offensive in blood soaked and battered Gaza.
As night fell on Gaza on 01/10/2009 (Saturday), the army continued its illegal offensive for the 15th day killing 854 Palestinians, including 230 children, 93 women, 92 elderly, 14 medics and three journalists. At least 3681 Palestinians, 50% of them children and women, were wounded, 500 seriously, Dr. Moawiya Hassanen of the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported.
On 01/09, the Israel cabinet rejected a UN Security Council Resolution 1860 which calls for an immediate halt to the ongoing onslaught against Gaza.
UN aid agencies and the Red Cross have halted their activities in the impoverished strip after Israeli forces attacked a number of humanitarian convoys in the region.
UN humanitarian chief John Holmes said Thursday that Israel's actions in Gaza are "shocking" violations of the laws of war, putting more than 20,000 people in a critical state of emergency.
The humanitarian situation in Gaza is spiraling to a critical state as water and sewage systems are collapsing, hospitals are running on backup generators and access to the wounded remains very restricted.
On 01/08, the International Committee of the Red Cross was distraught after its medics found four emaciated children lying beside their dead mothers in a house containing 12 bodies in the Zaytun district of Gaza City.
"This is a shocking incident… the Israeli military must have been aware of the situation but did not assist the wounded. Neither did they make it possible for us or the Palestine Red Crescent to assist the wounded," said Pierre Wettach, head of the aid agency's delegation for Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
An Israeli military official claimed that Israel could not always be concerned about the welfare of Palestinian civilians and that its soldiers remained its priority.
at 1:11 AM
January 10, 2009
The Dignity, a Free Gaza boat on a mission of
mercy to besieged Gaza, is being attacked by the
Israeli Navy in international waters. The Dignity
has been surrounded by at least half-a-dozen
Israeli warships. They are firing live ammunition
around the Dignity, and one of the warships has
rammed the civilian craft causing an unknown
amount of damage. Contrary to international
maritime law, the Israelis are actively
preventing the Dignity from approaching Gaza or
finding safe haven in either Egypt or Lebanon.
Instead, the Israeli navy is demanding that the
Dignity return to Cyprus - despite the fact that
the ship does not carry enough fuel to do so.
Fortunately, no one aboard the ship has yet been seriously injured.
There are 15 civilian passengers representing 11
different countries. At approximately 5am (UST), well out in
international waters, Israeli warships began
surrounding the Dignity, threatening the ship. At
6:45am (UST) we were able to establish brief
contact with the crew and were told that the ship
had been rammed by the Israeli Navy in
international waters, and that the Israelis were
preventing the ship from finding safe harbor. We
heard heavy gunfire in the background before all
contact was lost with the Dignity.
It is urgent that you TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION!
CALL the Israeli Government and demand that it
immediately STOP attacking the Dignity and
endangering the lives of its passengers!
CALL Mark Regev in the Prime Minister's office at:
+972 2670 5354 or +972 5062 3264
CALL Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence at:
+972 33697 5339 or +972 50629 8148
Call Major Liebowitz, spokesperson for the Israeli military
+972 578 186 248
at 10:00 PM
January 04, 2009
George W. Bush on Friday branded the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel an "act of terror" and outlined his own condition for a cease-fire in Gaza, saying no peace deal would be acceptable without monitoring to halt the flow of smuggled weapons to terrorist groups (and who monitors Israel? No one, they Kill and Destroy on a whim, just like you, George..).
Bush chose his weekly taped radio address to speak for the first time about one of the bloodiest Mideast clashes in decades. It began a week ago. Israeli warplanes have rained bombs on Gaza, targeting the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which has traumatized southern Israel with intensifying rocket attacks.
"The United States is leading diplomatic efforts to achieve a meaningful cease-fire that is fully respected," Bush said. "Another one-way cease-fire that leads to rocket attacks on Israel is not acceptable. And promises from Hamas will not suffice — there must be monitoring mechanisms in place to help ensure that smuggling of weapons to terrorist groups in Gaza comes to an end."
Letting the crisis shift..
Despite Bush's account of a U.S. leadership role, with time running out on his presidency, the administration seemed increasingly ready Friday to let the crisis in Gaza shift (pansy ass doesnt want to piss off his jewish brothers) to Pres-elect Barack Obama. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice briefed Bush on developments in Gaza, and she continued furious (laughable) telephone diplomacy to arrange a truce. Yet, she said she had no plans to make an emergency visit to the region.
More than 400 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed in the latest offensive. The U.N. estimated Friday that a quarter of the Palestinians killed were innocent civilians. In their waning days in power, Bush and Rice have been working the phones with world allies (because they're too chicken-shit to do anything else).
Bush offered no criticism of Israel (more jewish praise, they are such wonderful, peace loving people, yes?), depicting the country's air assaults as a response to the attacks on its people. The White House will not comment on whether it views the Israeli response as proportionate or not to the scope of rockets attacks on Israel.
at 3:36 PM