Wednesday, January 21, 2009

There Is No Statute Of Limitation On War Crimes And The Jurisdiction Is Universal.

There Is No Statute Of Limitation On War Crimes And The Jurisdiction Is Universal.


“…no one is immune from prosecution for such crimes, even a head of State.”


(Plus Current News and Views Updates)


"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!"

- Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) –


War Criminal GW Bush Regime Escapes to Texas Ranch : Indybay
By SF Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) 
Since GW 
BushCheney and their fellow war criminals of the outgoing Bush administration are escaping their needed trail for war crimes following the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq based on fabricated evidence. ...
Indybay newswire -


Emptywheel » Bush Opts for Continued Protection Over Payback
It’s just that I can’t imagine that conversation between Bush, Cheney and Addington ever happening. They would never admit, even amongst themselves, that they did anything wrong. ... Post-tenure impeachment bars the impeached from holding any “office of trust, honor, or profit under the United States of America”. Thinks like being a registered lobbyist, working for a government contractor, receiving Federal loans or grants, retaining Federal emoluments of ...Firedoglake -


Pete Cenedella: The Torture Memos Are the Crime: Why Obama and ...
The administration's own Susan J. Crawford has already maintained publicly that torture was committed, and 
Bush and Cheney are both on record incriminating themselves. Sadly, one could potentially sustain the ..... Let's not forget about Speaker Pelosi, who sat in on torture meetings and not only approved it, but made no effort to stop it, in fact obstructed justice and the Constitution by refusing toimpeach Bush. Pelosi is thereby complicit and should be ...
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed -


The Washington Monthly
Under George W. 
Bush, the OLC seems to have been used to provide Get Out Of Jail Free cards -- opinions that would license whatever Bush and Cheney wanted to do, and provide some cover for people who did those things. .... The Congress has the right to impeach the Pres (or AG, I believe), and certainly the right to challenge an executive policy. The SCOTUS has the power to find a policy illegal, regardless of OLC advice. The problem is that no one outside the exec branch ...
Political Animal -


TPMMuckraker | Talking Points Memo | Cheney Aide's Testimony In ...
It absolutely amazes me that Clinton was 
IMPEACHED over a small time deposition trap set during a private party lawsuit that was allowed to proceed against a sitting president ..... BUT ...... BUT..... BUT..... Bush and Cheney ... The reason the Democrats never put this shit to the test is thatBush/Cheney operated like the Mafia in that if you really went after them they would go after your family and friends, think Valerie Plame. Posted by hollywood ...
TPMMuckraker -


And so we begin « Kellia’s World - “No Pitch” Journalism
But after speculation in some quarters that we would not even have a Presidential election in 2008, that the 
Bush-Cheney cabal would find a way to precipitate a crisis necessitating the declaration of martial law, we saw, on January 20, ...
Kellia's World - "No Pitch" Journalism -


The effects of Obama's refusal to investigate Bush crimes - Glenn Greenwald -


The Reference Desk: Aboard the Bush Plane [on the flight home to ...
By Maeven 
The First Report of the 
Congressional Oversight Panel for Economic Stabilization · U.S. Special Forces CounterInsurgency Manuel - WikiLeaks · U.S. CounterInsurgency Manual · Analysis-How to train death squads and quash revolutions from ...
The Reference Desk -


Holder confirmation delayed - John Bresnahan -
Eric Holder’s confirmation vote before the
 Judiciary Committee will be delayed for up to a week as Republican senators continue to press him on his views about interrogation and other Bush administration intelligence methods. ...
Politico Top Stories -


Holder confirmation hearing delayed a week
Senate rules allow for a one-week delay if a panel member requests it. In this case, all the Republicans wanted the delay, according to their ranking member ...
See all stories on this topic


Republicans to hold up on Eric Holder nomination - Democratic ...
21 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Republicans forced the Judiciary Committee to delay a vote on Eric Holder, President Barack Obama’s choice to be attorney general. They said the nominee has failed to answer all their questions. Today’s move postpones a .... I think it's up to the Republicans to learn. That is if this is a Democracy and not a dictatorship. Edited to add...there are plenty of people here who are not happy with Holder. So..maybe it's for the best. ...
Democratic Underground Latest... -


Right-Wingers Go Nuts Over Latest Obama Conspiracy Theory | PEEK ...
But what about the WorldNetDaily claim that Serrano's bill is under consideration by the House
Judiciary Committee? In reality, every piece of legislation introduced in the House relating to constitutional amendments is referred to the ... -


Obama Executive Order Would Close Guantanamo Bay In A Year, AP Reports
 Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has long contended the U.S. can handle relocating the detainees "just as it has handled the worst criminals and other terrorists before," spokesman David Carle said. .... careful Al, that would be the same stupid American government and American military that have given millions of their lives to make sure you can post stupid statements like your and not have to be afraid of a midnight knock on the ...
Politics on -


Obama, hope and expectations: The Real News Network




Dear ACLU Supporter,

Within hours of taking office, President Obama took the important first step to close Guantánamo: halting the unconstitutional military commissions by ordering the prosecution to seek a 120-day suspension. 

It’s the first step in what we hope will be a series of bold measures to free America from the civil liberties outrages and human rights abuses of the Bush era. 

The pundits and political experts told the ACLU we should “hold our horses” -- that it wouldn’t be right to expect swift action from Obama.
You and half a million ACLU supporters didn’t listen to them -- and neither did our new President!

Let’s match President Obama’s first step forward with a powerful show of support and encouragement.

Sign the ACLU’s “Thanks for acting on Day One” message to President Obama.

Tell President Obama how proud you are that he’s already beginning to dismantle the Bush system of injustice -- and promise him your support as he keeps taking the actions you and the ACLU have been urging him to take to renew American freedom. 

Within the next 120 days, we trust that the President's team will be studying and finalizing plans and a timeline for permanently closing Guantánamo, shuttering the military commissions and ensuring justice is served in the best of American traditions. 

Sign the ACLU’s “Thank You” message, and urge President Obama to keep leading us towards an America we can proud of. 

Barack Obama understood that it would be unconscionably wrong to let the shameful military commissions go on for a single day. 

And the ACLU isn’t just waiting for additional concrete steps. We’ve provided the White House, Attorney General designate Eric Holder, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates -- among others -- with clear plans and proposals for renewing American freedom.

Right from the start, President Obama has made it clear that he means business. Make sure he knows that ACLU members across the country appreciate this first major step and stand ready to help him accomplish more in the days ahead.


Point of impact
San Antonio Current - san antonio,tx,USA
Arnebeck’s grand unifying theory involves Big Tobacco overthrowing 
Ohio’s judiciary, too, but that part is only relevant to the life of Michael Connell ...


Obama Puts the Brakes on Bush’s Midnight “Loot and Run” Environmental Tactics


Introduction To A Problem!


Terrorist activity in North Africa has been reinvigorated in the last few years by a local Algerian Islamist group turned pan-Maghreb jihadi organization: al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). A Sunni group that previously called itself the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), the organization has taken responsibility for a number of terrorist attacks in the region, declared its intention to attack Western targets, and sent a squad of jihadis to Iraq. Experts believe these actions suggest widening ambitions within the group's leadership, now pursuing a more global, sophisticated, and better-financed direction. Long categorized as part of a strictly domestic insurgency against Algeria's military government, AQIM claims to be the local franchise operation for al-Qaeda, a worrying development for a region that has been relatively peaceful since the bloody Algerian civil war of the 1990s drew to a close. European officials are taking AQIM's international threats seriously and are worried about the growing number of Europe-based cells, states this Europol Report (PDF) .



The financial crisis and the real economy


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Fox News anchors harp on oath story that experts reportedly say is insignificant


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