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Former President George W. Bush as well as other members of his administration have been convicted in absentia of war crimes in Malaysia. This is the first time that something of this magnitude has occurred. Although Malaysia has been the only country to deliver a guilty verdict, they are hoping that more countries follow their example. In fact, former President George W. Bush canceled his trip to Switzerland, due to possibly being charged with war crimes. He can’t be arrested on American soil, so staying put seems the smartest decision at this point. If more countries vote the administration guilty of war crimes, then there would be no choice but to hold a trial and see if they would be convicted in the International court.
This past Friday, a five panel tribunal delivered a unanimous guilty verdict after a week long trial that, unsurprisingly, was not covered by American media. The witnesses included several ex-Guantanamo detainees that gave testimony on the conditions and human rights violations that were systematically carried out under orders of the Bush administration.
Former President Bush, Former Vice-President Dick Cheney, Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo that crafted the legal ‘justification’ for torture that basically said, ‘we can if we want to even if it’s illegal’ were the defendants. None were present, of course, but international war crime trials do not require the presence of the accused. The trial was run according to the standards set by the Nuremberg Trials to convict war criminals after World War II.
Professor Gurdial Singh Nijar, who headed the prosecution said, “The tribunal was very careful to adhere scrupulously to the regulations drawn up by the Nuremberg courts and the International Criminal Courts”.
President Lamin told a packed courtroom: “As a tribunal of conscience, the tribunal is fully aware that its verdict is merely declaratory in nature. The tribunal has no power of enforcement, no power to impose any custodial sentence on any one or more of the 8 convicted persons. What we can do, under Article 31 of Chapter VI of Part 2 of the Charter is to recommend to the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission to submit this finding of conviction by the tribunal, together with a record of these proceedings, to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as the United Nations and the Security Council.
The problem that I have with all of this, is not that Bush is getting in trouble, because I very much dislike the man, but rather that he is getting in trouble for doing the same thing that other countries are doing to our war prisoners. They are WAR prisoners and were intending on killing many of us. Why should we treat them with dignity and respect? Furthermore, would they treat US with the same respect we’re expected to give?
- George W. Bush, Dick Cheney Convicted Of War Crimes (sgtreport.com)
- Bush, Cheney, Convicted Of War Crimes – In Malaysia (alan.com)
- Bush Convicted of War Crimes in Absentia | Foreign Policy Journal (tribuneofthepeople.com)
- War Tribunal Finds Bush, Cheney Guilty of War Crimes | Common Dreams (2012indyinfo.com)
- Bush Convicted of War Crimes in Absentia (sott.net)
- War Tribunal Finds Bush, Cheney Guilty of War Crimes (commondreams.org)
- Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes (zionistoutrage.com)
- Bush Officials Guilty of War Crimes Says Malaysian Tribunal (redstateprogressive.com)
AOL - They say if you snooze, you lose. That expression might be true for an accused sleepy thief.
A burglary suspect blew his cover when he got so comfortable in his hiding spot that he dozed off and began snoring loud enough for police to find him inside a New Jersey restaurant.
Israel Cortes was one of three men arrested for allegedly breaking into a closed South Brunswick, N.J. eatery, but he was the only one who took a nap inside the premises while cops searched for the suspects, Patch reported. A fourth suspect hasn’t been captured, according to The Associated Press.
Police told The Times of Trenton that Cortes, his brother Christian, and Richard Wilson were trying to steal copper pipes whens an officer spotted cars parked behind the building on Sunday night.
The snoring Cortes was the last man apprehended by police. First, they captured Christian Cortes as he ran from the restaurant, according to NBC New York. Cops busted Wilson at a nearby motel an hour later.
When police returned to the restaurant later, they heard a noise coming from the basement. Downstairs, they discovered Cortes noisily napping on top of a refrigerator.
The three men were charged with burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools, according to The Times of Trenton.
Dailymail - A convicted burglar on parole was caught trying to break in to the maximum-security prison he was let out of in 2009.
Thermal imaging cameras recorded Marvin Lane Ussery, 48, sneaking back into New Folsom State Prison in California in the early hours of yesterday morning, prison officials said.
‘We quickly determined we did not have an escape.
‘We found the suspect hiding in bushes near the Prison Industry Authority area,’ prison spokesman Tony Quinn said.
The chancer was arrested at 1.30am on suspicion of being a felon on prison grounds.
Ussery served time behind bars at the prison, also known as California State Prison Sacramento, for robbery before he was granted parole in June 2009.
The penitentiary, where Johnny Cash famously performed for prisoners in 1968, houses mostly maximum-security inmates serving long sentences, or inmates who have been difficult to control at lower-security institutions.
Ussery’s bicycle was parked near to where he hopped the seven foot barbed wire chain link fence encircling a large wooded area behind the prison.
Thirty corrections officers combed the prison yard for hidden contraband that the ex-inmate may have been trying to sneak in.
‘We don’t have any evidence of this in this case, but we have had incidents where former prisoners have snuck back onto the property to hide backpacks filled with drugs, alcohol or phones,’ Quinn said.
‘Minimum-security prisoners then find those backpacks and try to smuggle the contraband into the prison,’ he said.
Officers have not yet found any smuggled contraband.
Child welfare report finds Casey Anthony WAS responsible for Caylee’s death… but she will NOT face new charges
Dailymail - Casey Anthony has escaped being punished for the death of her daughter, despite a child welfare report finding she failed to protect two-year-old Caylee.
The report by Florida’s child welfare agency published today found that Anthony, who was controversially found not guilty of murdering her daughter last month, had been responsible for her death.
But Anthony will not face additional charges as a result of the report, which found she was ‘neglectful’.
THE REPORT THAT FOUND ANTHONY ‘RESPONSIBLE’
The Florida Department of Children and Families verified three allegations classified as ‘maltreatments’ by Casey Anthony.
They included death, failure to protect and threatened harm.
The report did not verify asphyxiation and physical injury because the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner’s Office was unable to confirm Caylee’s cause of death.
Investigators said that Anthony’s actions were ‘neglectful’.
She failed to ‘report her child missing in a timely manner’ and left her in the care of ‘a baby-sitter for which she was unable to provide accurate information’.
‘It is the conclusion of the Department of Children and Families that [Casey Anthony] failed to protect her child from harm either through her actions or lack of actions, which tragically resulted in the child’s untimely death,’ a DCF spokesman said.
The Department of Children and Families noted that Anthony failed to protect Caylee by not reporting her disappearance in 2008 for more than a month and that failure interfered with the law enforcement investigation and efforts to find the child.
The agency also concluded that Caylee died as a result of abuse or neglect, but the report said the agency was unable to substantiate that the toddler had died from asphyxiation.
‘The inactions by the mother were clearly failure to protect. As the child was found dead, obviously the failure to protect led to the death,’ DCF spokesman Joe Follick said.
The investigation’s conclusions were submitted to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, but it was not a criminal investigation and will not result in any charges against Casey Anthony a
A jury last month acquitted Anthony in Caylee’s death. She was released from jail and has been kept out of the limelight.
A judge last week ordered her to return to Florida to serve probation on unrelated check fraud charges, but her lawyers appealed and another judge is expected to rule this week whether Anthony must follow that order.
The child welfare agency’s investigation was independent of the criminal investigation and the agency made no determination of who killed Caylee.
The department started its first investigation after it received allegations of ‘abuse at the hand of [Casey Anthony]‘ in August 2008.
A second investigation was started on December 29 2008 after Caylee’s remains were found in swamp land close to the house Anthony shared with her parents.
The report said that Anthony was cool and confident when DCF officials met her at the Orange County Jail on September 4 2008.
She told authorities they would not ‘break her’ or make her confess to a crime she did not commit.
The agency investigates every child death when there are allegations of abuse or neglect. The report is also on record in case families come back in the system.
The child protective investigator who interviewed Anthony and her mother, Cindy, after Caylee’s disappearance said Anthony blamed the sheriff’s office for spending ‘more time trying to find me guilty without any evidence than trying to find Caylee,’ according to the report.
When asked why she didn’t report Caylee missing sooner, Anthony told the child investigator she made ‘some bad decisions’, the report states.
In the opening statements of her murder trial, Anthony’s defence team said that Caylee drowned in the swimming pool of her parent’s home in June 2008.
A memorial for the girl, who would have just turned six years old, was held this week near to the spot where her remains were found and was attended by her grandparents George and Cindy Anthony.
According to the Fairfax County Police, there is a butt stabbing menace going around and tormenting women. In the Virginia area, there have been 5 women who have had their butts stabbed by the suspect.
In the most recent attack, an 18-year-old woman was shopping at Forever 21 inside the Fair Oaks Mall at 5:30 p.m. Monday when she was distracted by clothing falling over. She told police that she suddenly felt a sharp pain in her butt and thought she might have been struck by a clothes hanger before she realized she’d been cut through her denim shorts with a box cutter or razor.
The victims are all in their late teens to early twenties and are shopping around in retail stores. The attacks began in February so police are unsure as to exactly how many attacks have taken place. I know what you must be thinking: Are the victims okay?! Yes, they just got stabbed in their asses. The victims of these crimes have little cuts, very similar to what you may get while cooking…only not in your ass.
According to Fairfax police, the suspect is desribed as Hispanic, in his late 20s, approximately 5’6” in height, and heavy-set.
Criminal profiler Ted Williams, who spent almost 15 years as a D.C. police investigator and a federal special agent, said the slasher’s criminal pattern closely resembles the D.C. sniper’s from almost 10 years ago.
Let’s hope that this ass slicer doesn’t progress to sniping out individuals at retail malls. Not that getting your behind stabbed is pleasant (well, at least not in this case), but it is a whole lot better than being murdered. I have a feeling he’s just trying to make a stand against capitalism. In fact, we should all go around stabbing the butts of shoppers to stand up against the government and show them we’re not messing around