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35. The Grand Cover Up
Edited on Sun Jul-18-04 06:01 PM by Disturbed
The Bush Admin., Pentagon, Justice Dept. and Congress are covering up the Prison Torture System wide policy. The lid has been screwed on tightly of the muck. The people who have seen the photos and videos that the Pentagon has have all agreed that the public should not see anymore. The American public has the impression that the situation was "abuse", "sexual humiliation" and just a " few bad apples" and that the guilty are being punished and it has been corrected.

War crimes?

What is a war crime?
By Tarik Kafala
BBC News Online

Article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention defines war crimes as: "Willful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including... willfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement of a protected person, compelling a protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile power, or willfully depriving a protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial, ...taking of hostages and extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly."

This, international lawyers say, is the basic definition of war crimes.

The statutes of The Hague tribunal say the court has the right to try suspects alleged to have violated the laws or customs of war in the former Yugoslavia since 1992. Examples of such violations are given in article 3:

* Wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity
* Attack, or bombardment, by whatever means, of undefended towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings
* Seizure of, destruction or willful damage done to institutions dedicated to religion, charity and education, the arts and sciences, historic monuments and works of art and science
* Plunder of public or private property.

The tribunal defines crime against humanity as crimes committed in armed conflict but directed against a civilian population. Again a list of examples is given in article 5:

* Murder
* Extermination
* Enslavement
* Deportation
* Imprisonment
* Torture
* Rape
* Persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds.

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  -Why isn't the child rape in Iraq nonstop all over the USnnews? preciousdove  Jul-18-04 12:29 AM   #0 
  - Patience grasshopper the timing of the release of this is  LibertyorDeath   Jul-18-04 12:38 AM   #1 
  - God, please let it be soon  snoochie   Jul-18-04 12:51 AM   #7 
  - ...and Seymour Hersh will run with it!  0007   Jul-18-04 05:22 PM   #34 
  - Child rape isn't very entertaining.  liberalmuse   Jul-18-04 12:40 AM   #2 
  - Sorry...  liberalmuse   Jul-18-04 12:44 AM   #4 
     - omg, you're right....  TrustingDog   Jul-18-04 02:04 AM   #16 
        - You are remembering an America that never was. Americans have  bigbillhaywood   Jul-18-04 02:12 AM   #18 
        - Sadly, that's true  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-18-04 08:37 AM   #22 
        - sadly, you are right...  TrustingDog   Jul-18-04 10:26 AM   #25 
        - Maybe it is something in the water...or the food. Rumsfeld (Serle)  leesa   Jul-18-04 10:34 AM   #26 
  - Welcome to the Gulag Archipelago 2004.  Octafish   Jul-18-04 12:43 AM   #3 
  - Octafish I found some Guards for the Gulag Archipelago  LibertyorDeath   Jul-18-04 01:34 AM   #11 
     - The War Party.  Octafish   Jul-18-04 08:13 PM   #42 
  - Fear of a Black Boobie!!  MrPrax   Jul-18-04 12:44 AM   #5 
  - Do you really want to know?  jdjkkse   Jul-18-04 12:50 AM   #6 
  - At least DU can be proud of people like you who won't let it die  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jul-18-04 01:04 AM   #8 
  - hersh said he was giving them a chance to do the  sobersteelhead   Jul-18-04 01:20 AM   #9 
  - Hersh should be careful and talk to some SVU cops  TexasBushwhacker   Jul-18-04 01:44 AM   #14 
  - Jury not required in this case...  Flubadubya   Jul-18-04 04:47 PM   #31 
  - Hersh should have a back-up plan....  cybildisobedience   Jul-18-04 08:39 AM   #23 
  - I can't wait until we hear the reactions of the  deuce98   Jul-18-04 01:25 AM   #10 
  - We'll see, I guess. Anyway WELCOME to DO, deuce!`  mike1963   Jul-18-04 01:38 AM   #12 
  - You mean child rape cannot be "a fraternity prank"?  Nikki Stone 1   Jul-18-04 01:41 AM   #13 
  - or some kids are really 'grown up' yaknow....  TrustingDog   Jul-18-04 02:07 AM   #17 
  - Hi deuce98!!  newyawker99   Jul-18-04 09:43 AM   #24 
  - I think you underestimate them  the_outsider   Jul-18-04 05:16 PM   #33 
  - They're dirty Arabs and most Americans simply don't give a shit what  bigbillhaywood   Jul-18-04 01:47 AM   #15 
  - People should know the truth, even if it's ugly  DaveSZ   Jul-18-04 02:25 AM   #19 
  - I don't believe this at all.  janeaustin   Jul-18-04 04:45 PM   #30 
  - Where is it all over in other countries news? i have only seen it on 2  southernleftylady   Jul-18-04 08:02 AM   #20 
  - it was on a norwegian news channel, too  sobersteelhead   Jul-18-04 04:32 PM   #27 
  - dupe  southernleftylady   Jul-18-04 08:02 AM   #21 
  - That's the liberal media for ya.  mzmolly   Jul-18-04 04:34 PM   #28 
  - What evidence would they base the story on? The ones who saw it here  TexasSissy   Jul-18-04 04:42 PM   #29 
  - This is an honest question.  janeaustin   Jul-18-04 04:50 PM   #32 
  - The Grand Cover Up  Disturbed   Jul-18-04 05:58 PM   #35 
  - Trouble is that there aren't any pictures published  Cleita   Jul-18-04 06:24 PM   #36 
  - Unfortunately I think you are right. People need to SEE the horror.  Swamp_Rat   Jul-18-04 06:30 PM   #37 
     - If only.  Cleita   Jul-18-04 06:35 PM   #38 
  - Americans don't want bad news and the for profit press will not show it.  istherehope   Jul-18-04 06:36 PM   #39 
  - I called the Washington Post  NightOwwl   Jul-18-04 06:40 PM   #40 
  - How NEWSWORTHY???????  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-18-04 07:05 PM   #41 
  - They are waiting for Hersh & the New Yorker to go first  LibertyorDeath   Jul-18-04 08:37 PM   #44 
  - And if the Corporate Media bosses say it's not newsworthy  jackstraw45   Jul-18-04 08:39 PM   #45 
  - The machine does not responed...  Geo55   Jul-18-04 08:27 PM   #43 
  - Kick! n/t  AmyDeLune   Jul-18-04 10:09 PM   #46 

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