19.11.05

victims of torture and death while in the custody of bush & co.

victims of torture and death while in the custody of bush & co.

It is interesting to read these autopsies. If you look at number 36192, you can see that one young Iraqi made medical history: his 'chronic heart disease' was an antecedent cause of his death 'by gunshot wound'! I think this may be old news, but, seeing it in black and white remains interesting.

the beast whose spawn is evil...

18.11.05

bob woodward is still a cunt

17.11.05

'Cheney is vice president for torture'

'Cheney is vice president for torture': "On Dick Cheney he said 'I'm embarrassed the United States has a vice president for torture.

'He condones torture, what else is he?'."

woodward is a cunt

My Way News: "Before publicly disclosing his involvement in the leak case on Wednesday, Woodward was a frequent critic of Fitzgerald's investigation in television and radio appearances. Woodward has described the case as laughable and Fitzgerald's behavior as 'disgraceful' and has referred to him as 'a junkyard dog.'

One day before Libby was charged, Woodward said he saw no evidence of criminal intent."

Propaganda nightmare of chemical hypocrisy

Torture photos fuel scandal of secret Iraqi jail

Torture photos fuel scandal of secret Iraqi jail - World - Times Online"It’s extremely damaging," said Abdel-Bari Atwan, editor of al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper, referring to the torture bunker and the United State's admission yesterday that it used white phosphorus in its assault of the Sunni city of Fallujah.

"Saddam’s regime never pretended to be democratic or a champion of human rights. But the Americans are supposed to be the leaders of the free world, while those practising torture represent the new Iraq, which is supposed to be democratic and defend human rights," Mr Atwan told Reuters.

16.11.05

Incendiary weapons: The big white lie

Independent Online Edition > World Politics: "If it turns out that civilians were killed, what legal recourse is there?

If an Iraqi investigation provides evidence that civilians were killed by white phosphorus as a weapon, there is no recourse under the Conventional Weapons Convention.

However, the 1977 first protocol to the Geneva Conventions could be invoked. The United States has signed but not ratified the protocol which relates to the 4th Convention which considers the treatment of civilians.

Article 35 of the protocol makes it clear that the use and methods of use of 'weapons of warfare are not unlimited.' Any weapon or use of weapon that causes 'superfluous or unnecessary suffering' is outlawed. The indiscriminate use of phosphorus on a civilian population would be covered.

Breaches of the Geneva Conventions are brought by individual countries and are usually heard by the United Nations at Security Council level, or in the International Court of Justice.

Peter Carter QC, an expert in international law and chairman of the Bar's human rights committee, said the latest US admissions raised serious concerns about whether white phosphorus was indiscriminately used against civilians. He called for an independent inquiry, possibly through the United Nations, into the use of white phosphorus in Iraq."

US uses chemical weapon against Iraq

Scotsman.com News - Latest News - MoD urged to rethink chemical use: "You cannot say you are going to invade a country to find chemical weapons and prevent them being used and then admit that you have used chemical weapons yourself in carrying out your endeavours."

15.11.05

The US used chemical weapons in Iraq - and then lied about it

more bush torture

My Way News: "'Some Iraqis are having their heads opened with drills, then their bodies are thrown in the streets,' al-Mutlaq said. 'This shows that the United States should stop these acts since it is the force that occupies Iraq.'"