It is being reported that Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi will be indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court on charges that could include unlawful detention, torture, persecution and murder. I would like to understand how this International Court works and who decides who will be prosecuted and who will not.
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld falsified evidence that was used as cause for invading Afghanistan and Iraq. In Iraq hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children were literally murdered in the most heinous fashion imaginable. And the international criminals who perpetrated these crimes walk about openly among us.
This brings us to the death of Bin Laden. As Obama has already violated international law by invading Libya without cause and committed war crimes in killing Gaddafi’s grandchildren, one would have to ask how Gaddafi is being distinguished as a criminal and Obama is not. You see they want to legitimize Obama’s actions and they figure they might as well take care of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld while they are at it.
Let us look at what happened in Pakistan. Once again, Obama sent an invasion force into a foreign country to make war, in violation of not only our Constitution but international law. Why? Because it was an opportunity to make it acceptable for what he had done in Libya.
When the news came out about the murdered little children the American people started looking at one another and judging the actions their country was taking in their names. So they bring the hated Bin Laden out of deep freeze and put on a stage play wherein they killed the terrible terrorist. Of course they violated international law in doing so, but the American people were no longer looking at each other in judgment, but rather were praising the unlawful act.
President Obama cannot order any person to death without a due process of law. This is not only U.S. law but it is international law. But the American people, in accepting the violations because they supposedly resulted in the death of Bin Laden, have made legitimate the murder of the three little children in Libya. You see if it is acceptable to go into one country and assassinate a person, it is acceptable to do so in another.
It may be acceptable for some of the American people, but it is still illegal and morally reprehensible.
And that is not all. They took it a step further. As Gaddafi is to be charged with torture, they also had to clean up their hypocrisy in that arena. That is why you have the propagandists coming out and saying that finding Bin Laden was a direct result of the torture conducted at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba under the direction of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld. Now the American people are supposed to say torture is good and acceptable because it resulted in getting Bin Laden.
People remember, justice is a double edged sword, it cuts both ways. So now when some country tortures one of our soldiers to get information they deem necessary to get someone the people in their country considers to be a bad guy; well you know what, we just have to accept it, because we have set the standard.
This whole Bin Laden thing is nothing more than a smorgasbord of lies wherein the American people are expected to pick and choose whatever elements it takes to justify illegal invasion, executive ordered murder, and torture as acceptable to them as individuals.
God let the people see they are selling their souls.