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A Nuremberg Trial For US Funding Slaughter Of Syrians, Destruction Of Libya, Iraq & Afghanistan
By Jay Janson
11 December, 2015
"Assad killed his own people peacefully protesting!" Sound familiar? Substitute 'Gaddafi' for 'Assad,' and one is on one's way to bring to mind so many other similarities made to be forgotten in TV, radio and printed news and entertainment of Western media, media owned by corporations profitably investing in the illegal and unconstitutional use of US Armed Forces and CIA. CIA creation and use of 'Islamic' terror is reviewed.
The euphemism 'The Arab Spring' was concocted in Western media after massive rebellions against brutal and hated Western backed and beholden dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, where huge popular uprisings of up to hundreds thousands protested for jobs, food, a decent society, and against extreme poverty in the case of Egypt and Yemen. Since the season 'spring' arrives everywhere and not only in nations run by Western backed dictators helping the foreign banks plunder their countries' economy, one would have to expect the colonial powers to 'spring' something on Arab countries that were free of Western speculative banking control - in order to balance the books so to speak.
In imperialist media, murderous American backed dictators in Asia and South America were always balanced off in media managed minds by calling revolutionary leaders, who had freed their people of American plundering and financial, political and military control, 'brutal dictators', as well. So monopoly media captive audiences was told that Cuba and Vietnam were suffering under terrible 'c o m m u n i s t s' Fidel Castro and Ho Chi Minh.
Cubans and Vietnamese await a return to the joys of capitalism, colonialism, and benevolent rule by gangs of thieves associated with pseudo democracy and freedom for predatory investors. Not so with the citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, who are fortunate enough to have been rescued from foolish independence, self-rule and intolerable socialist benefits.
"The War against Syria was Planned Two years before "The Arab Spring": says former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas in a one minute video
Jun 15, 2013 - Uploaded by Eretz Zen
Researcher Gearóid Ó Colmáin reports to us:
This is not the first time that Roland Dumas has spoken out against wars of aggression waged by successive French regimes. In 2011 he revealed that he had been asked by the United States when he was foreign minister in the Mitterrand administration to organize the bombing of Libya. On that occasion the French refused to cooperate. Dumas, a lawyer by profession, offered to defend Colonel Gaddafi, at the International Criminal Court in the event of his arrest by Nato.
[Former French Foreign Minister: The War against Syria was Planned Two years before “The Arab Spring” Global Research, 6/13/2015}
Following the first months of bloodshed in Syria, this archival research peoples historian working for former US Attorney Ramsey Clark, compiled: Syria: CIA, M16, French, Mossad, Saudi Involvement Unreported In Imperialist Media
, 6/27/2011, Counter Currents, Kerala, India: Synopsis: What is unfolding in Syria is an armed insurrection supported covertly by foreign powers including the US, Turkey and Israel. Armed insurgents belonging to Islamist organizations have crossed the border from Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. The US State Department has confirmed that it is supporting the insurgency. A monolithic unified slant media cartel restricts reports to accusations of indiscriminate killing of civilian protesters by Syrian government.
By now, end of 2015, possibly a million times, has the world has heard the refrain 'Assad killed his own people' led by chorus master, Barack Obama, the American empire's first non-white complexioned Commander-in-Chief, who outspoken fellow African-American Rev. Cornel West calls“a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats, proud that he has become head of the American killing machine.”
Four years ago your author was fortunate enough to have seen part of a local Syrian telecast to its own people showing moments in a video in which shadowy figures way up on roof tops were caught in the camera's lens shooting down into the crowds. Well, never mind, I have not been able to locate it for my readers, but a much more convincing example of false flag shooting into crowds was discovered during the US EU backed fascist goons overthrow of the democratically elected government of the Ukraine in Kiev just prior to an upcoming election. It is mentioned here only to note that CNN and the other five media conglomerates are not going to have its audiences see anything from the 'other sides' media that might tend to corroborate what Martin Luther King said about his government being the greatest purveyor of violence in the world, just as no one has heard those scathing words of King in mainstream media during the forty-five years since he earned earned that bullet to his head.
Syrian President, mild mannered former medical doctor, Bashar al-Assad, now in his fourth year of condemnation by Western politicians and media, has always insisted that "there were no such peaceful demonstration."
Interestingly, Assad's words regarding the attack on his country, Syria, had been the title of yours truly's day by day research of reports of all news agencies during the first months of the attack on Libya, published as:
Gaddafi, like Assad, had been accused of 'killing his own people,' (after Gaddafi had made sure they all owned their own homes, had fine free health care, free education through PhD, a decentralized real socialist peoples democracy with a constitution that forbade wage labor, abundant water from a miraculously harnessed underground river that was greening the desert, and making Libya the 52nd Highest Quality of Life nation in the world by UN index, higher than nine European nations including Russia, all this accomplished by using Libya's oil income, which Gaddafi had 'stolen' from British and French multinationals. If that wasn't indictment enough for the West to take him down, with that oil income Gaddafi had also been funding the fight against violent European methods of maintaining its exploitation of Africa, had rebuilt the African Union, of which he was Chairman, had refused to cooperate and was blocking US AFRICOM, and was beginning to mint part of Libya's State Bank 44 billion in gold in league with Iran to replace commercial transactions in US dollars. Add to all that Gaddafi's having, in his 2009 address to the UN General Assembly, called for investigation and Nuremberg justice and compensation for all victims of UN assisted US NATO criminal bombings and invasions beginning with Korea and the UN torching of Palestine with the Partition scare.
I refer my readers to my day by day chronicle of Libya's fight against the same kind of heavily armed Islamic terrorist gangs that have been attacking America's targeted enemies Syria and Shiites over the last four years, without being able to overthrow Assad's government or diminish his support.
Americans have never showed the world one single video or photo as actual proof that Libya soldiers had fired upon civilians either in Benghazi or later as the Libyan army easily liberated towns overrun by the 'rebels.' On the other hand horrific atrocities committed by those tough looking 'rebels' in heavily armed pick-up trucks were shown on Internet and were well documented. by BBC and Reuters (before BBC and Reuters began showing solidarity with CNN lies). They reported fifty Libyan dark skinned soldiers executed after the first day of violence, and a video was posted on Internet showing beheading and tortuous treatment of many dark skinned soldiers.When the colonial powers bombing show was over and Gaddafi dead following the slaughter of his grandchildren, though a near million Libyans out of a population of six had wildly demonstrated their support for Gaddafi and Libya's Green Book. Long time Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi publicly announced that Libyan leader Gaddafi was loved by his people and that the rebellion that toppled him was not a popular uprising. Powerful men decided to put out Gaddafi."
Turning back to the topic of Syria, your author was struck by an amazingly honest and candid US Senator Richard Black of Virginia in his letter to President Assad:
From Syria's government news agency, SANA, datelined November 17, 2015:
Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on November 17, 2015, received a letter from U.S. Senator for the State of Virginia Richard Black a letter in which he said “I was pleased by the Russians' intervention against the armies invading Syria. With their support, the Syrian Army has made dramatic strides against the terrorists.”
“I was delighted by Syria's resounding victory over ISIS at the Kuwairis Airfield. My compliments to those who heroically rescued 1,000 brave Syrian soldiers from certain death."
The Senator asserted that the war on Syria was not caused by domestic unrest, saying “It was an unlawful war of aggression by foreign powers determined to force a puppet regime on Syria. General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, revealed that by 2001, Western powers had developed plans to overthrow Syria.
Yet after fifteen years of military subversion, NATO, Saudi Arabia and Qatar still cannot identify a single leader who enjoys popular support among the Syrian people.”
“Foreign powers have no right to overturn legitimate elections and impose their will on the Syrian people. Syrians alone must determine their destiny, free of foreign intervention. I am disappointed that the UN has turned a blind eye to the unlawful interference in Syria's internal affairs,”
He went on to note that “Before the war began, Syria had the greatest religious freedom and women's equality of any Arab people. Many Americans are surprised to learn that the Syrian Constitution provides for free elections, religious freedom, women's rights, and the Rule of Law.
Before criticizing Syria, the U.S. might first insist that our allies – Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Kuwait – grant similar freedoms to their own people.”
Black voiced disappointment that the United States answered the Russian assistance for Syria by sending anti-tank TOW missiles to terrorists, which would only prolong said, criticizing the folly of arming “good terrorists”... adding that "the irresponsible deployment of TOW missiles threatens aviation around the world, as anti-tank weapons have long range and can target and destroy passenger planes that are taking off."
He said that as a Senator for Virginia, he feels worry because such missiles can find their way to remote areas near airports like Reagan National Airport and Dallas International Airport, adding that he relayed these concerns to the American President.
The Senator went on to say that "it is becoming clear to people that the terrorists in Syria are receiving military support from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, and that Turkey is the most loyal backer of ISIS as it represents the main channel for the flow of jihadists, weapons, and trade," adding that "Turkey also hasn't offered anything significant to the performance of the proposed alliance against ISIS despite being a member of it."
“The cruel treatment of captured Syrian soldiers by armed groups is appalling. Many Americans find the behavior of these so-called ‘moderates' morally abhorrent.
Many Virginians join in praying that the Syrian Arab Army and its allies will triumph over the forces of evil, and that peace will soon return to Syria,” concluding the letter with “Thank you for protecting the lives of Christians and of all good people of Syria.”
Before Syria and Libya were attacked, it was CIA darling and Reagan and Rumsfeld's '"Most Favoured Nation" trading status partner Saddam Hussein, who after dutifully invaded US designated enemy
Iran for eight years, was suddenly (after years of closed eyes) noticed to have been "killing his own people." (in this case gassing them with the chemicals the US provided him with).
As in the case of Korea, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, Saddam killing his own people in Iraq made it perfectly okay for US to invade and kill two and a half millions of Saddam's own people, destroy their country, steal a lot of its oil, and create four million Iraqi refugees.
The drummed up, but by law indefensible, excuses for the US genocidal occupation war in Iraq (a blatant violation of Nuremberg Principles of International Law, the kind for which Nazis were hanged) is terminally illustrated by a famous moment during the March 24, 2004 annual black-tie dinner of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association in Washington. The main speaker was President Bush, one year into his ordered Iraq war, with tens of thousands Iraqis and 500 Americans already dead.
In the middle of his stand-up routine Bush showed on a screen behind photos of himself smiling: "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere!" as Bush was seen looking behind drapes and under his desk to the laughter and applause from the journalist audience. [Nation Magazine 4/7/2004]
In Iraq, a year or so later saw the US arming and funding Sunni Muslims for the second time (the first time having been in Afghanistan). In this second case in Iraq, it was to terrorize Shiites and fight the Shiite militia of Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr, who was fighting the US occupation. Many of these Sunnis paid to be on the US side, had originally fought and killed American troops in Iraq and would later surface as 'rebel forces' in Libya and eventually be invading Syria to fight Shiites as members of one of the various Islamic state groups. This is no secret and many newspapers besides independent journalists have chronicled this Odyssey of battle hardened terrorists.
The reader will have already guessed, imagined or have read where heavy weapons, Toyoda trucks, upkeep and financial incentive of these jihadists came from and still comes from. And it never need to have to come directly from the CIA itself. The CIA has partnering organizations in most countries, and whatever happens anywhere in the superpower ruled world happens under the watchful eyes of the ubiquitous CIA, which feeds US media.
One would suppose there might even be a few older Wahabi terror warriors in Syria now, who as youngsters were once criminally invited into Afghanistan by Zbigniew Brzezinsky, President Carter's Adviser (David Rockefeller close confidant), invited in for jihad against the Soviets who had been suckered* into coming to defend its ally and neighbor Afghanistan, which at the time had a still popular women liberating socialist government in Kabul being attacked under CIA leadership.
*Years later, Brzezinski would brag about frightening the Soviets into a trap in an interview for Le Nouvel Observateur (1998).
Brzezinski: "Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention."
[How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen
by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn, Counterpunch, 1/15/1998.]
The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, also stated in his memoirs [“From the Shadows”], that American intelligence services began to covertly aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention.
Admissions by high American officials self indicting themselves as criminals for future trial under International Law is now common- so great is their confidence of never being prosecutable for being under the umbrella of America's enforced exceptionalism.
Your author remembers a newspaper photo of the bodies of three men face down, hands wired behind their back, the caption describing teachers executed by hill tribes in Afghanistan opposed to the government program of extending education of children to include girls as well as boys. I recall quite for sure that at the time I saw this photo, the Soviet Armed Forces had not yet entered Afghanistan, Nothing was known of the cowardly attack by CIA along with Pakistani and Saudi Arabian secret services, arming and training war lord led tribes to wage civil war on an Afghan government friendly to the United States that was at that time intensely popular with the great majority of the population.[according to the widely recognized authority on the subject, Robert Fisk, in his The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East, published in 2005]
After the Soviet forces pulled out of Afghanistan, it still took the US, Pakistan and Saudi backed war lord forces two more years to conquer the Kabul government, and then immediately came the even more disastrous civil war between the American backed war lords with rocketing and shelling and destruction taking place within a society become lawless with stealing and raping going on unabated for four horrific years. In 1996 the Taliban ('student' in Arabic and Persian) was born. The most often-repeated story and the Taliban's own story of how Mullah Omar first mobilized his followers is that in the spring of 1994, neighbors in Singesar told him that the local governor had abducted two teenage girls, shaved their heads, and taken them to a camp where they were raped. 30 Taliban (with only 16 rifles) freed the girls, and hanged the governor from the barrel of a tank.[The Taliban Phenomenon, by Matinuddin, Kamal, Oxford University Press, pp. 25–6]
The Taliban, after a year of fighting, founded the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan that was recognized by three countries. Taliban succeeded in eradicating most of the opium production by 2001, when the 9/ll attack gave the USA a pretext for invading Afghanistan and installing a Quisling drug lord supported government. For the last fifteen years a US led coalition of troops backed by every single nation of Caucasian population in the world, even tiny Lichtenstein, Andorra and Monaco, has warred against the forces of the overthrown government Taliban that still control much of the country. Of course again we hear the familiar refrain "Taliban are killing their own people," which makes it okay or necessary for good white people to kill bad Afghans in the own beloved country, even as the New York Times reports regularly on the many children freezing and starving to death outside the comfortable barracks of Western soldiers. To no avail did Ramsey Clark have yours truly write:
Lastly, Americans must also be held prosecutable for the many lives lost as a near million refugees from four Middle Eastern countries targeted by the US for 'regime change' flee to Europe - seven, counting poor Yemen, being bombed as we read, and poor Lebanon and Palestine always suffering deadly violence.
Kids Freezing To Death In Kabul. A U.S. Christian President Ignores Them? jay janson, OpEdNews, Dec. 3, 2009, and
Afghan Kids Still Freeze to Death, jay janson, Come Home America, Feb. 7, 2012
Despite the very clear and concise definitions of crimes against humanity and crimes against peace in the universally signed on to Nuremberg Principles of International Law, which are an integral part of the Charter of the United Nations and the US Constitution, no American president commander-in-chief, or financier, or soldier, or media personality has yet been hanged. (Five Nazi media personalities were convicted at Nuremberg.)
"Launching a war of aggression (like Rockefeller's man, Brzezinsky advised Rockefeller backed President Carter to order in Afghanistan) "is a crime that no political or economic situation can justify." were the words of Justice Jackson, the chief U.S. prosecutor for the Nuremberg Tribunal. Also, Chief Counsel for the Prosecution, General Telford Taylor once told the Head of CBS Foreign Desk, that he would have been "proud to prosecute the American flyers shot down while bombing Vietnam."[Bomber Pilot McCain: War Heroism or War Crimes, Robert Richter, Institute for Public Accuracy, 2008]
Benjamin Ferencz, also a former chief prosecutor for the Nuremberg Trials, declared that "a prima facie case can be made that the United States is guilty of the supreme crime against humanity — that being an illegal war of aggression against a sovereign nation." The conduct and the consequences of the Iraq war are subsumed under "Crimes against Peace and War" of Nuremberg Principle VI, which defines as crimes against peace "(i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances; (ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i)." In the section on war crimes, Nuremberg Principle VI includes "murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war or persons on the seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property."
The criminal abuse of prisoners in U.S. military prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo are clear evidence of ill- treatment and even murder. According to the organization Human Rights First, at least 100 detainees have died while in the hands of U.S. officials in the global "war on terror," eight of whom were tortured to death. As for the plunder of public or private property, there is evidence that even before the war started, members of the Bush administration had already drawn up plans to privatize and sell Iraqi property, particularly that related to oil.
Will Americans one day be hanged as were Nazi military, ministers and media personalities? (Hitler escaped hanging by suicide.) Noam Chomsky has said all US presidents starting with Truman could have been hanged if tried by those same laws that Nazis were tried under.
The present US President's family pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright was seen by perhaps a billion TV viewers in a repeatedly shown video shouting, "God damn America for her crimes against humanity." Likewise did 2008 GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul receive weeks long prime time news coverage repeating, "All bombings, invasions and occupation starting with Korea were illegal, unconstitutional, criminal apart from the appalling insensate loss of life."
The specie homo sapiens has demonstrated an intelligence infinite in scope. US NATO using the UN has brought about a great amount of genocide for the tightly insane speculative banking industry elite's accumulation of capital and power. The shift in the world balance of economic power Eastward and Southward already under way will will eventually disable US power to sanction victim nations and control a reconstitued United Nations. Humanity can expect revamped courts of Nuremberg Principles of International Law will come to be adjudicating lawsuits for millions of unlawful deaths, tens of millions of injuries and deformities, mega massive destruction property and grand theft of natural resources, and awarding such a inconceivably high rate of compensation, indemnity, reparations and punishment, which will forever make investment in weapons of mass destruction and the murderous use of a nations armed forces and secret services worse than just unprofitable.
The former US Attorney General, who oversaw the writing of both major civil rights acts has asked people throughout the world to at least start thinking about justice for the victims of the deadly violence Americans have been championing in order to maintain the privileges and pleasures that come from the immense profits of unjust predatory investments. We close out review of recent Middle East history with an article Att. Gen. Ramsey Clark inspired this author to write
1.Gaddafi's Libya was Africa's Most Prosperous Democracy
Contrary to popular belief, Libya, which western media described as “Gaddafi's military dictatorship”, was in actual fact one of the world's most democratic States.
The nation State of Libya was divided into several small communities that were essentially “mini-autonomous States” within a State. These autonomous States had control over their districts and could make a range of decisions including how to allocate oil revenue and budgetary funds. Within these mini autonomous States, the three main bodies of Libya's democracy were Local Committees, People's Congresses, and Executive Revolutionary Councils.
In 2009, Mr. Gaddafi invited the New York Times to Libya to spend two weeks observing the nation's direct democracy. Even the New York Times, which was always highly critical of Colonel Gaddafi, conceded that in Libya, the intention was that “everyone is involved in every decision…Tens of thousands of people take part in local committee meetings to discuss issues and vote on everything from foreign treaties to building schools.” The purpose of these committee meetings was to build a broad based national consensus.
One step up from the Local Committees were the People's Congresses. Representatives from all 800 local committees around the country would meet several times a year at People's Congresses in Mr. Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte to pass laws based on what the people said in their local meetings. These congresses had legislative power to write new laws and formulate economic and public policy, as well as ratify treaties and agreements.
In 1977 the people of Libya proclaimed the Jamahiriya or “government of the popular masses by themselves and for themselves.” The Jamahiriya was a higher form of direct democracy with ‘the People as President.' Traditional institutions of government were disbanded and abolished, and power belonged to the people directly through various committees and congresses.
Jay Janson is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer; has lived and worked on all continents in 67 countries; articles on media published in China, Italy, UK, India, Sweden and the US; now resides in NYC; First effort was a series of articles on deadly cultural pollution endangering seven areas of life emanating from Western corporate owned commercial media published in Hong Kong's Window Magazine 1993; Howard Zinn lent his name to various projects of his; Global Research; Information Clearing House; Counter Currents, Kerala, India; Minority Perspective, UK; Einartysken, Sweden: Saker Vineyard, Germany; Dissident Voice; Ta Kung Pao; Uruknet; Voice of Detroit; Mathaba; Ethiopian Review; Palestine Chronicle; India Times; MalaysiaSun; China Daily; South China Morning Post; Come Home America; CubaNews; TurkishNews; HistoryNews Network; Vermont Citizen News have published his articles; 300 of which are available at: click http://www.opednews.com/author/author1723.html ; Weekly column, South China Morning Post, 1986-87; reviews for Ta Kung Bao; article China Daily, 1989. Is coordinator of the Howard Zinn co-founded King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign: (King Condemned US Wars) http://kingcondemneduswars.blogspot.com/ and website historian of the Ramsey Clark co-founded Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign http://prosecuteuscrimesagainsthumanitynow.blogspot.com/ featuring a country by country history of US crimes and laws pertaining.
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