Friday, December 12, 2014

Calls Grow For Dick Cheney and George W. Bush To Be Prosecuted For Torture

War crimes trials for the Bush criminals must take place in order that the United States may once more become a viable Republic, a nation of laws  

POLITICUS USA
By Jason Easly
12/09/2014

A top international official is calling for the criminal prosecution of top members of the Bush administration for torture and other war crimes.


United Nations Special Rapporteur on counter terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson called for prosecutions of former Bush administration officials at the highest levels.

It is now time to take action. The individuals responsible for the criminal conspiracy revealed in today’s report must be brought to justice, and must face criminal penalties commensurate with the gravity of their crimes. The fact that the policies revealed in this report were authorised at a high level within the US Government provides no excuse whatsoever. Indeed, it reinforces the need for criminal accountability.


International law prohibits the granting of immunities to public officials who have engaged in acts of torture. This applies not only to the actual perpetrators but also to those senior officials within the US Government who devised, planned and authorised these crimes.


The handiwork of Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Rove, 
Powell, Perle, Perino, Petraeus, Franks, Feith, Woo, Gonzales and 
their CIA torturers, murderers
As a matter of international law, the US is legally obliged to bring those responsible to justice. The UN Convention Against Torture and the UN Convention on Enforced Disappearances require States to prosecute acts of torture and enforced disappearance where there is sufficient evidence to provide a reasonable prospect of conviction. 


States are not free to maintain or permit impunity for these grave crimes.

It is no defence for a public official to claim that they were acting on superior orders. CIA officers who physically committed acts of torture therefore bear individual criminal responsibility for their conduct, and cannot hide behind the authorisation they were given by their superiors.


Prosecution of the Bush war criminals is now a necessity

However, the heaviest penalties should be reserved for those most seriously implicated in the planning and purported authorisation of these crimes. Former Bush Administration officials who have admitted their involvement in the programme should also face criminal prosecution for their acts.

The prosecutions would involve the highest levels of the Bush administration. Former CIA directors, Dick Cheney, and maybe even former President Bush. 


The CIA may have misled the Bush administration about the severity of the tactics, but it was the Bush administration that set up a torture program that was a clear violation of international law.

The odds of the Bush administration officials being turned over for prosecution are zero, but those who have referred to the Bush administration as war criminals have new justifications for their claims.


They also have the agreement of the international community that what George W. Bush and Dick Cheney engaged in was criminal, and officials in their administration deserve to be prosecuted.




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UN's Emmerson : CIA And Bush Administration Officials Must Be Prosecuted For Torture

UN Human Rights Council representative Ben Emmerson: "Prosecutions must take place," Fox "News" smirking, sneering Bushite WAR CRIMINAL Perino headed for PRISON    

NEWSWEEK
By Lucy Westcott
12/10/2014

CIA officials involved in the torture of prisoners and former Bush administration officials who knew about the practices should be prosecuted, the United Nations envoy on counterterrorism and human rights said on Tuesday.


See ya baby: Perino thought she was safe 
enough to take a job at Fox, appear on camera
every day instead of hiding under the biggest
rock she could find; will be tried alongside her
master Bush
The release of the report by a committee spearheaded by Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-California, on Tuesday confirms long-held beliefs within the international community: “that there was a clear policy orchestrated at a high level within the Bush administration, which allowed [the CIA] to commit systematic crimes and gross violations of international human rights law,” United Nations special rapporteur Ben Emmerson said in a statement.

The reports goes into detail about the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used by the CIA, including threats of sexual violence toward the family members of detainees, rectal feeding and water boarding. 


Sleep deprivation was also used and in some cases detainees were kept awake for up to 180 hours.

Emmerson called on interrogators involved in the “criminal conspiracy” to face “criminal penalties commensurate with the gravity of their crimes.” The fact that practices outlined in the report were apparently authorized at the highest level, strengthens the need for “criminal accountability,” Emmerson said.


UN's Ben Emmerson: "Prosecutions must take place"
While the heaviest penalties should be reserved for “those most seriously implicated in the planning and purported authorization of these crimes,” former Bush Administration officials who have admitted their involvement in the program and devised, planned and authorized the acts should face criminal prosecution.

“It is no defense for a public official to claim that they were acting on superior orders. 


CIA officers who physically committed acts of torture therefore bear individual criminal responsibility for their conduct and cannot hide behind the authorization they were given by their superiors,” said Emmerson. 


Fraud, hack, CIA apologist, former White House Propaganda Minister Carney will accompany Perino,  present Obama cover-up artist Josh Ernest into the can following convictions for WAR CRIMES

Immunity for public officials who have taken part in acts of torture cannot be granted under international law.

Emmerson says the U.S. is obligated to bring those responsible for the acts to justice and is not free to grant impunity. If there is enough evidence to convict someone of torture or enforced disappearance, the U.N. Convention Against Torture and the U.N. Convention on Enforced Disappearances requires countries to prosecute those acts, he said.




The BBC reports that “the chances of prosecuting members of the Bush administration are unlikely,” considering two previous investigations into the treatment of detainees failed to secure a conviction based on lack of evidence.

On Wednesday Human Rights Watch responded to the report by saying claims that violent acts were necessary to protect Americans “are utter fiction.”




“Unless this important truth-telling process leads to prosecution of officials, torture will remain a ‘policy option’ for future presidents,” Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said in a statement.




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BREAKING : JOHN BRENNAN GIVES LUDICROUS, LYING PRESS CONFERENCE

CIA hack Jeremy Bash on CNN says it's "time to move on;" Indeed, let's move straight on to war crimes trials for the Bush criminals, "move on" to murder and torture prosecutions for CIA scum; CNN's ex-CIA dirtbag Bob Bayer squealing for mercy for fellow mass-murderers as ludicrous CNN "analysts" put forth insane excuse "CIA families, children will suffer" from revelations - suffer?  What about the innocent CIA victims, kidnapped, put in diapers and spirited away to foreign countries to be tortured? CIA Director John Brennan leads off bogus "press conference" with "911, 911, 911,"  death of CIA dupe Mike Spann in a pathetic attempt to resurrect ancient history and cover-up the atrocities committed by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Obama and their Satanic CIA proxies:  Brennan says he is "proud" of the CIA's torture program, and Americans should be also  

NBC
12/12/2014

"911, 911, 911…"

Some CIA officers employed interrogation tactics that were "abhorrent" in the years after Sept. 11, but the agency "did a lot of things right" to keep the country safe at an agonizing time, Director John Brennan said Thursday.


Bush criminals advised now to "take vacations
inside the U.S." by UN representative
In an extraordinary press conference for the leader of a secretive arm of government, Brennan stressed that CIA officers were acting under Bush administration guidance that harsh interrogation techniques were legal.

"They did what they were asked to do in the service of our nation," he said.

He sidestepped a question about whether the interrogation tactics amounted to torture, as President Barack Obama, Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein and United Nations officials have said.

IN-DEPTH



In a long-awaited report issued Tuesday, the intelligence committee said that the interrogation program, which included waterboarding, sleep deprivation, humiliation and physical brutality, was far harsher than the CIA had suggested.


Obama's Spawn of Satan John Brennan reiterates support for his murdering scumbags, tells Americans, the press to shove it in ludicrous, pompous, pretentious excuse-fest that provided no answers for CIA torture, illegal "renditions," murders of prisoners

It also said that the program was ineffective, and that CIA officials had misled Congress, the White House and the public for years about details of the program.

Brennan began his remarks with a stark, minute-by-minute account of the terrorist attacks — the first words he spoke were, "It was 8:46 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001" — and underscored the fear at the time of follow-up strikes.




"We feared more blows from an enemy we couldn't see and an enemy we couldn't fathom," he said.

Brennan also said that it was "unknowable" whether extreme interrogation tactics directly led to the extraction of useful intelligence.




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