Friday, May 17, 2013

Read War Crimes Times


GUEST: Kim Carlyle, homesteader, army veteran, president of Veterans For Peace Chapter 099, and editor of the War Crimes Times, talks about his groundbreaking veterans' publication.

One of the advantages of War Crimes Times is that it tells it like it is. So many Americans just don't want to think of what war crimes are, or how our government is so deeply involved with international criminal behavior.
"Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied." - Arthur Miller
Read War Crimes Times at:
http://www.warcrimestimes.org/
Or better yet, order a bundle to hand out at your next event. There is still a magic in handing out something that will at some point be read, far away from any computer.

How does the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal define these crimes?

(a) Crimes against Peace: namely, planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a Common Plan or Conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing; 

(b) War Crimes: namely, violations of the laws or customs of war.  Such violations shall include, but not be limited to, murder, ill-treatment or deportation to slave labor or for any other purpose of civilian population of or in occupied territory, murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war or persons on the seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity; 

(c) Crimes against Humanity: namely, murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population, before or during the war,14 or persecutions on political, racial, or religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crime within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal, whether or not in violation of domestic law of the country where perpetrated.
So what comes to mind? The illegal invasion of countries that posed no imminent threat to our own? The mass bombings of civilians? The use of white phosphorus and depleted uranium on noncombatants? The torture of prisoners all over the Middle East and at Guantanamo? The drone assassinations now employed all over the world? Take your pick; your government is guilty of them all.

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