by Morley Evans
We are definitely against war crimes. The people who commit war crimes must pay the price.
The Nazi leadership was arrested and put on trial at Nuremberg and other locations around Germany after WWII had concluded in 1945. Nazi fugitives have been hunted for the past sixty-six years. Adolph Eichmann famously was kidnapped in Argentina and taken to Israel where he stood trial for war crimes and was hanged in 1962. We have a long history of hunting down war criminals and bringing them to Justice that is not limited to Nazis.
Ratko Mladic, a Serbian leader during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, has been apprehended and will be extradited to The Hague where he will be put on trial. People suspected of being involved with the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were rounded up in Iraq and Afghanistan and incarcerated there. Some were shipped to the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay where a few were brought to trial and others were finally released. Arch fiend, Saddam Hussein, "he killed his own people", was hunted down, captured, put on trial and hanged.
An unarmed and defenseless Osama bin Ladin was captured by 79 Navy SEALs and summarily executed on the spot in his hideout in Pakistan. OBL's body was unceremoniously dumped into the sea, we are told.
We would like to believe that justice is done and that the wicked are punished. We are told, endlessly, that that is what is happening. But all of these actions have been and are mere "political justice" that fall into the same category as Stalin's show trials and the Nazi show trials that copied them. These "trials" and other "legal proceedings" don't even pass the smell test.
Was Osama bin Ladin guilty of anything? Who knows? We have only the accusations of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld who themselves are the prime suspects in 9/11. Without question, these three are certainly guilty of killing or seriously wounding millions since 9/11. They have destroyed Iraq. They, not Bradley Manning, should be sitting in prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, awaiting trial. Their crimes and the crimes of everyone below them are fully documented: they record everything everyone does or says and store it in computers. U.S. soldiers even have cameras on their helmets to videotape what a solder sees. Specialist Bradley Manning is merely charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) with exposing a few of these stories.
Why haven't the U.S. soldiers featured in the video "Collateral Murder" been charged with anything? There is an earlier video that appeared earlier on the Internet of a similar episode that took place in Iraq some dark night when U.S. solders murdered Iraqi insurgents from their Apache helicopter. (An insurgent or a militant or a terrorist is anyone who fights back or whom we kill, whatever s/he is doing, such as walking to school, buying groceries or celebrating at a wedding.)
Shooting fish in a barrel is standard practice for our warriors who usually can boast of a kill ratio of one hundred to one and sometimes even a thousand to none, or better. They are brave. They can now sit at a computer console at an Air Force base in Nevada, fly Predator robot planes and bomb wedding parties in Afghanistan. Oops. Anyone who is familiar with the activities of our "heroes" since 9/11 knows they often surpass anything done by the Soviets or the Nazis for merciless ferocious barbarity. They have huge advantages with cold hearts and minds that are modeled after the Terminator.
We established ourselves as supreme war criminals when we dropped atom bombs on defenseless Japanese civilians to "end the war and save millions of lives." To warm up for that, we fire bombed Dresden, Magdeburg, Berlin, Tokyo and countless other cities. We had to kill them to save the world.
Why won't any of us "good guys" be brought to justice? You know why.
Here's John Pilger if you don't understand who and what we really are: