Blair and Bush and Co. War Criminals Named and Shamed ,…now lets hunt them down like the dogs they are!

October 11, 2009

MADRID: Today the Spanish Senate, acting to confirm a decision already taken under pressure from powerful governments accused of grave crimes, will limit Spain’s laws of universal jurisdiction. Yesterday, ahead of the change of law, a legal case was filed at the Audiencia Nacional against four United States presidents and four United Kingdom prime ministers for commissioning, condoning and/or perpetuating multiple war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Iraq.
This case, naming George H W Bush, William J Clinton, George W Bush, Barack H Obama, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Anthony Blair and Gordon Brown, is brought by Iraqis and others who stand in solidarity with the Iraqi people and in defence of their rights and international law.
Iraq: 19 years of intended destruction
The intended destruction — or genocide — of Iraq as a state and nation has been ongoing for 19 years, combining the imposition of the most draconian sanctions regime ever designed and that led to 1.5 million Iraqi deaths, including 500,000 children, with a war of aggression that led to the violent deaths of over one million more.

Destroying Iraq included the purposeful targeting of its water and sanitation system, attacking the health of the civilian population. Since 1990, thousands of tons of depleted uranium have been dropped on Iraq, leading in some places to a 600 per cent rise in cancer and leukaemia cases, especially among children. In both the first Gulf War and “Shock and Awe” in 2003, an air campaign that openly threatened “total destruction”, waves of disproportionate bombing made no distinction between military and civilian targets, with schools, hospitals, mosques, churches, shelters, residential areas, and historical sites all destroyed.

Destroying Iraq included promoting, funding and organizing sectarian and ethnic groups bent on dividing Iraq into three or more sectarian or ethnic entities, backed by armed militias that would terrorize the Iraqi people. Since 2003, some 4.7 million Iraqis — one fifth of the population — have been forcibly displaced. Under occupation, kidnappings, killings, extortion and mutilation became endemic, targeting men, women and even children and the elderly.

Destroying Iraq included purposefully dismantling the state by refusing to stop or stem or by instigating mass looting, and by engaging in ideological persecution, entailing “manhunting”, extrajudicial assassinations, mass imprisonment and torture, of Baathists, the entire educated class of the state apparatus, religious and linguistic minorities and Arab Sunnis, resulting in the total collapse of all public services and other economic functions and promoting civil strife and systematic corruption.

In parallel, Iraq’s rich heritage and unique cultural and archaeological patrimony has been wantonly destroyed.
In order to render Iraq dependent on US and UK strategic designs, successive US and UK governments have attempted to partition Iraq and to establish by military force a pro-occupation Iraqi government and political system. They have promoted and engaged in the massive plunder of Iraqi natural resources, attempting to privatize this property and wealth of the Iraqi nation.

Humanity at stake

This is but the barest summary of the horrors Iraq has endured, based on lies that nobody but cowed governments and complicit media believed. In 2003, millions worldwide were mobilized in opposition to US/UK plans. In going ahead, the US and UK launched an illegal war of aggression. Accountability has not been established.
The persons named in this case have each played a key role in Iraq’s intended destruction. They instigated, supported, condoned, rationalized, executed and/or perpetuated or excused this destruction based on lies and narrow strategic and economic interests, and against the will of their own people. Allowing those responsible to escape accountability means such actions could be repeated elsewhere.
It is imperative now to establish accountability for US and UK war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Iraq because:
Every Iraqi victim deserves justice.
Everyone responsible should be accountable.
We are before immoral and unlawful acts, contrary to the basis on which the international order of state sovereignty and peace and security rests. Whereas the official international justice system is closed before the suffering of those that imperialism makes a target, through this case we try to open a channel whereby the conscience of humanity can express its solidarity with justice for victims of imperial crimes.

Ad Hoc Committee For Justice For Iraq

Press contacts:
Hana Al Bayaty, Executive Committee, BRussells Tribunal

34 657 52 70 77  or  +20 10 027 7964 (English and French)
Dr Ian Douglas, Executive Committee, BRussells Tribunal, coordinator, International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq

 +20 12 167 1660 (English)

Amanda Nuredin,  +34 657 52 70 77 (Spanish)
Abdul Ilah Albayaty, Executive Committee, BRussells Tribunal

 +33 471 461 197 (Arabic)

I wish you all the best and would be very happy to see ALL of these mass murdering liars facing a War Crimes trial and spend the rest of thier days rotting in a prison , preferably Guantanamo! 
Now we just need to get the Israeli war criminals!

Could Spain veto Scotland? To save England and the EU?

September 13, 2009

Doing my usual Sunday morning parousal of the press. I found an interesting ,if not a bit “old” ,arguement of fearmongering about Scottish Independance.

Could Spain veto Scotland , and leave us all on our own in a big bad world!?!?

Here is pretty much the same article from Feb 2008.

Talk about a load of nonsense!

Can I point out that if this is the situation for a newly created nation of Scotland ,it would also be the case for the newly created nation of England. The UK would not exist anymore , as it is the United Kingdoms of Scotland and England , Wales is a Principality and Northern Ireland a provance ,no offence to these fellow Celtic peoples its just the legal status of your nations at the momment.

So if Scotland get refused, the same would have to hold for England.

Do you think for a momment that the EU would tolerate that amount of oil reserves and fishing rights to leave thier sphere of control!! The Spainish fishermen would be screwed. Would the Spainish government dump on the fishermen just to keep a possible Basque  independance referendum off the table? Well that’s for the Spainish to figure out ,but I see this situation causing more problems for Spain than it would for Scotland.

It is for the Scottish people to decide if we stay in the EU or not! If we say NO to the EU ,it is irrelevant what Spain thinks or votes! I for one am not sure about whither it is better to stay in or leave the EU. At the momment I would favour Scotland having a status similar to Norway within the EU.

All this talk about “Can Scotland make it on its own?”. YES of course we can , we have a wealth of natural resourses ,a quality argocultural economy ,and a qualtiy technological economy. We are in the forefront of new energy developement as well as being at the medical cutting edge. We have thinkers and inventors the world would be proud of. All this with just over 5 million citizens!

The REAL QUESTION should be ,would the ENGLISH ECONOMY work? What would Englands nation of 55 million survive on?The  Industrial and manufacturing economy? NO …. Natural resourses? NO….or maybe a flourishing Financial industry!??!?! Better not get into this one ,as the taxpayer is bailing out bankers to the tune of BILLIONS!!! Think what a Health Service we could of built with this money?

The truth is England’s economy relies almost exclusively ,thanks to Thatcherism , on the financial services and industry. This would NOT keep England going in todays world markets! So what would happen to England?

Well that’s for the English to come to terms with and provide thier English solutions for. I hope they can expect all the help and assistance from a newly created ,properous,  Independant Republic of Scotland . We may not fly the same flag anymore ,but we all still do live on the same islands.

Another reason why the EU would NEVER throw out Scotland ,would be the example it would set to the other newly created Europen countries. Imagine Scotland walked out OR was kicked out of the EU and it PROSPERED!!! This would give the nationlists in every other nation a living, breathing example of why the EU was bad for thier nation. It could start a momentum which would lead to the break up or at least a severe loss of power and influence of the EU. Disaster for power hunger politions with thier snouts in the trough! 

Scotland should NOT worry about such things ,the future for us is looking rosey.

Its the English ,Spainish and the EU politions that should worry about such things…..and obviously they are!