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Response to Octafish (Reply #54)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:22 PM

57. And Bunnatine "Bunny" Greenhouse. Whistleblower extraordinaire.

 

I'm wondering about the general's possible involvement in the "double tap" drone strikes being investigated by the UN.

Definitely a war crime. There may be evidence that he was behind them. Most folks tend to look at this stuff differently than I do. War is, in fact, legal. Any substantial breach in the Geneva Conventions can be illegal under US law as violation of the War Crimes Act.

I believe, like in so many other instances, that if war crimes are exposed at high levels they will go unpunished. Of course, if a high ranking person were somehow convicted of a war crime in a US court, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that this Roberts court would overturn the lower court on appeal.

We must change the makeup of the SCOTUS before it makes any sense, politically, to pursue these criminals. If the SCOTUS were to overturn a conviction, which they would, then we would be worse off than we are now with these criminals living free among us. In that case, their behavior would become legal.

The most intelligent way foreward is to begin impeachment of Scalia for spending the night with a defendant in a case that was before him, then refusing to recuse himself from ruling in the case. That was illegal under US law, and he wrote a 23-page memo explaining why the laws don't apply to him.

This is where the fight for hearts and minds should be taken.

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