Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Mail on Sunday today reveals shocking new evidence of the full horrific impact of US drone attacks in Pakistan.
A damning dossier assembled from exhaustive research into  the strikes’ targets sets out in heartbreaking detail the deaths of teachers, students and Pakistani policemen. . .

The dossier has been assembled by human rights lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who works for Pakistan’s Foundation for Fundamental Rights and the British human rights charity Reprieve.

Filed in two separate court cases, it is set to trigger a formal murder investigation by police into the roles of two US officials said to have ordered the strikes. 

They are Jonathan Banks, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Islamabad station, and John A. Rizzo, the CIA’s former chief lawyer. Mr Akbar and his staff have already gathered further testimony which has yet to be filed. . . 


Western Policy on Syria is Failing on a Monumental Scale

By Peter Hain

The only way forward for Syria is to broker a political settlement, in consultation with Russia and Iran.

My comment on this article:

"Western policy on Syria is failing on a monumental scale"

Really? Is it?

Western policy on Syria is certainly criminal and callous, and I hope it fails. Those western powers and their various puppets supporting the so-called "rebels" (in fact, foreign terrorists and mercenaries) all should be dragged to the International Criminal Court.

However, is Western policy really "failing". . .or is it doing exactly what it set out to do?: using "chaos theory" to destroy targeted governments, and "divide and conquer" the rich resources of this vital part of the world?

The foreign-supported attacks in Syria are now spilling over into Lebanon.  Is this a "failure" of Western policy, or is it part of the Western plan?

Let's not forget this from a Glenn Greenwald article ( http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2... ):-

Gen. Wesley Clark: “I just got this memo from the Secretary of Defense’s office. It says we’re going to attack and destroy the governments in 7 countries in five years – we’re going to start with Iraq, and then we’re going to move to Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.”

Clark said the aim of this plot was this: “They wanted us to destabilize the Middle East, turn it upside down, make it under our control.”

The neocon end as Clark reported them — regime change in those seven countries — seems as vibrant as ever. It’s just striking to listen to Clark describe those 7 countries in which the neocons plotted to have regime change back in 2001, and then compare that to what the U.S. Government did and continues to do since then with regard to those precise countries. . .

And let's not forget this from "Libya All About Oil, Or Central Banking?", Asia Times, April 13, 2011 ( http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MD14Ak02... ):-

Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran:
What do these seven countries have in common?

In the context of banking, one that sticks out is that none of them is listed among the 56 member banks of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). That evidently puts them outside the long regulatory arm of the central bankers' central bank in Switzerland. . .

No, it seems Western policy is not "failing" - in terms of their real agenda to serve imperialist and Zionist interests. But hopefully it will fail, if only enough people wake up to what is really going on in the world. 




“We will keep after Bush and Blair for sure for crimes against peace, war crimes and torture in general,” -- Francis Boyle, a professor of international law.

October 21, 2012 "Press TV -- 

A prominent international lawyer says former US President George W. Bush, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair stand guilty of crimes against peace, war crimes and torture.

In November 2011, the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, in which Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois, led the prosecution team, convicted Bush and Blair of crimes against peace and humanity, and genocide over their roles in the Iraq war.

On May 11, 2012, the tribunal also found Bush, former US Vice President Dick Cheney and former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld guilty of the crime of torture.

“We will keep after Bush and Blair for sure for crimes against peace, war crimes and torture in general,” Boyle told Press TV in a recent interview.

“We got them both convicted of a Nuremberg crime against peace,” he added while referring to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the principles of international law recognized in the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal.

According to Principles of the Nuremberg Tribunal, planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances are crimes “punishable” under international law.

In September, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Blair and Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague over their roles in the Iraq war.
“We are making efforts now to do this,” Boyle stated, adding, “We tried to get Bush in Switzerland, but his lawyers advised him not to go to Switzerland. I tried three times to get Bush in Canada, but unfortunately the Canadian government protected Bush.”
“The wheels of justice might turn slowly, but they do turn.”

Boyle also criticized the ICC for its failure to bring to justice US, UK and Israeli criminals.

“So far, they are just going after black thugs from Africa and not dealing with this wholesale mass murderers and criminals from the United States, Britain and Israel,” he said.

Boyle condemned the Israeli regime for “inflicting outright genocide on the Palestinians in Gaza,” adding that there will be hearings in November in Malaysia on the issue of Palestine. 

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