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Crime Watch: American Presidents and their Advisors are War Criminals..

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Crime Watch: American Presidents and their Advisors are War Criminals..

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This article originally appeared on the website of PressTV

Most Americans, their minds focused at the moment on the tragic slaughter of
20 young children aged 5-10, along with five teachers and a school principal
in Connecticut by a heavily-armed psychotic 21-year-old, are blissfully
unaware that their last president, George W. Bush, along with five key
members of his administration, were convicted in absentia of war crimes
earlier this month at a tribunal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

They are unaware because the US corporate media have ignored the story, just
as that same corporate media have failed to note that the crimes of which
Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
and five White House lawyers, were convicted all could apply equally well to
current President Barack Obama and his administration.

Bush, Cheney, White House counsel (and later Attorney General) Alberto
Gonzalez and others were found guilty earlier this month of war crimes and
crimes against humanity relating to the executive orders that launched the
wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as of authorizing and failing to
punish torture and other war crimes by US forces, including the military and
the CIA.

But as international law expert Francis Boyle, a professor of law at the
University of Illinois, notes, under the Geneva Convention, failing to take
action to prosecute those guilty of war crimes such as the "Crime against
Peace" (invading a country that does not pose an imminent threat to the
attacker), and torture, is a war crimes in and of itself.

Speaking last week at a Summit Conference on Human Rights held at the
University of the Sacred Heart in the US island colony of Puerto Rico, Boyle
said US authorities, including President Obama, are engaged in an "ongoing
criminal conspiracy under international law" both to cover up and protect
criminals like Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld, and to continue the commission of
war crimes by the US government.


Law Prof. Francis Boyle says President Obama and much of his administration
are war criminals as guilty as Bush and Cheney

Support for both the Malaysian Tribunal's judgement against Bush, Cheney et
al, and for Boyle's charges against Obama and his administration, comes,
interestingly, from President Bush's own White House counsel Gonzalez. As I
noted in my book The Case for Impeachment (St. Martin's Press, 2006), about
Bush's and Cheney's war crimes and impeachable offenses, Gonzalez, writing
in a Jan. 25, 2002 memo in support of torture of captured terrorist
suspects, warned President Bush that "it is difficult to predict the motives
of prosecutors and independent counsels who may in the future decide to
pursue unwarranted charges based upon" the Geneva Conventions and the War
Crimes Act. He went on to caution that in the event that the president were
some day so prosecuted and convicted of war crimes, the potential penalty
could "include the death penalty." In the same memo, sounding more like a
mob lawyer than a judicious legal advisor, Gonzalez told the president that
as the president's legal counsel, he was making a determination that torture
of suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban captives would be legal in order to
provide the president and his staff with legal cover that "substantially
reduces the threat of domestic criminal prosecution under the War Crimes
Act."

As it turns out, Bush and Gonzalez needn't have worried. Though Obama, when
initially campaigning in 2008 for the presidency, vowed that he wanted to
restore the respect for the law and the Constitution, once elected
President, he and his attorney general Eric Holder quickly made it clear
that they were "looking forward, not backward," and that there would be no
prosecutions or indictments for war crimes of any Bush administration
people.

The thing is, at that moment, both President Obama and AG Holder became war
criminals themselves under the U.N. Charter and the Nuremberg Principles,
which declare that covering up war crimes by prior government and military
leaders, and failure to prosecute such war crimes, are in themselves war
crimes.
But as Boyle noted in his address in San Juan, P.R., Obama, Vice President
Joseph Biden, and the various secretaries of Defense and State, the head of
the CIA and the Pentagon Chiefs of Staff, as well as other Obama
administration personnel, are also guilty of perpetrating ongoing war crimes
themselves. Boyle accuses the Obama administration of continuing to conduct
a "bogus" war on "international terrorism" including the ever escalating
campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen and other
jurisdictions. He termed the president's program of "targeted killings," in
which President Obama himself draws up the "kill list," to be simply a case
of "pure murder" under both traditional British common law and international
law, and says these attacks constitute a "Crime against Humanity under
Article 7(1)(a) of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court."

It would seem that it is unlikely Nobel Peace Laureate Obama will be
prosecuted by any country, at least while he remains president, but the
recent Malaysian tribunal conviction of Bush, Cheney and several Bush
administration legal advisors suggests there could be similar tribunals and
convictions of current administration personnel in years to come.

While America's outsized military and economic power for now make it
unlikely any retired American leaders will find themselves in the dock at
the Hague like war criminals from Serbia, Bosnia or Rwanda, it is possible
that these kinds of charges and convictions could, at a minimum, make them,
like former Nixon administration Secretary of State and National Security
Advisor Henry Kissinger, reluctant to travel internationally in their
dotage. (Kissinger, in his last public trip to Europe, famously had to
furtively and hastily slip out through the servants' exit of a hotel to
dodge lawyers seeking to serve him with an indictment for war crimes in
Vietnam. His travel itinery since then has been seriously truncated, even on
behalf of his business consulting firm.)

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