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davidswanson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-18-09 11:15 AM
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Compiled below, in hopes that it may be of some assistance to Eric Holder, John Conyers, Patrick Leahy, active citizens, foreign courts, the International Criminal Court, law firms preparing civil suits, and local or state prosecutors with decency and nerve is a list of 50 top living U.S. war criminals. These are men and women who helped to launch wars of aggression or who have been complicit in lesser war crimes. These are not the lowest-ranking employees or troops who managed to stray from official criminal policies. These are the makers of those policies.

The occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan have seen the United States target civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances, use antipersonnel weapons including cluster bombs in densely settled urban areas, use white phosphorous as a weapon, use depleted uranium weapons, employ a new version of napalm found in Mark 77 firebombs, engage in collective punishment of Iraqi civilian populations -- including by blocking roads, cutting electricity and water, destroying fuel stations, planting bombs in farm fields, demolishing houses, and plowing down orchards -- detain people without charge or legal process without the rights of prisoners of war, imprison children, torture, and murder.

The list below does not include those responsible for war crimes prior to 2001. Nor does it include those currently in power who are making themselves complicit by failing to prosecute or cease commission of these crimes. The list could be greatly expanded. It could also be narrowed. I would argue, however, that it presents a more reasonable starting place than Holder's reported proposal to investigate only CIA employees who failed to comply with criminal torture policies, of whom there are no doubt more than 50.

Click here for the list of 50 and how you can hold them accountable:

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  -Top 50 US War Criminals davidswanson  Aug-18-09 11:15 AM   #0 
  - Gladly K&R!  Hugabear   Aug-18-09 11:20 AM   #1 
  - k&r Are these going to come out on trading cards?  Hissyspit   Aug-18-09 11:23 AM   #2 
  - you make em  davidswanson   Aug-18-09 11:46 AM   #8 
     - CODE PINK  davidswanson   Aug-18-09 12:23 PM   #14 
        - Excellent. nt  Hissyspit   Aug-18-09 11:52 PM   #19 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Aug-18-09 11:24 AM   #3 
  - K&R And, they're still escalating in Afghanistan/Pakistan.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-18-09 11:28 AM   #4 
  - Rec#7. Kicking. Jail the bleeping Deck!  Piewhacket   Aug-18-09 11:29 AM   #5 
  - All those people are just tools  notesdev   Aug-18-09 11:33 AM   #6 
  - I don't see Erik Prince on that list. Evil bastard.  LeftinOH   Aug-18-09 11:35 AM   #7 
  - ok i'll add him and another for a  davidswanson   Aug-18-09 11:47 AM   #9 
  - Rec  Echo In Light   Aug-18-09 11:50 AM   #10 
  - Human Rights Watch's page on war crimes  Enrique   Aug-18-09 11:50 AM   #11 
  - I would add James Bath to the list  KansDem   Aug-18-09 11:55 AM   #12 
  - That's a hell of a list. And it has brought out the loonies, as per comments.  Gregorian   Aug-18-09 11:59 AM   #13 
  - The List Needs More Iran/Contra Criminals  Demeter   Aug-18-09 12:34 PM   #15 
  - Don't you need 2 more cards to complete a deck (jokers?) - Marc Grossman's missing!  cascadiance   Aug-18-09 12:39 PM   #16 
  - Thanks for this post. I will do my part.  WillieW   Aug-18-09 12:52 PM   #17 
  - What powerful Democrats helped Bush sell war to DC Dem lawmakers and other world leaders?  blm   Aug-18-09 12:53 PM   #18 
  - Kick n/t  JohnyCanuck   Aug-19-09 10:16 AM   #20 
  - K&R  bobthedrummer   Aug-21-09 09:12 PM   #21 
  - ^  bobthedrummer   Aug-23-09 10:35 AM   #22 
  - Thanks for all the work you do David  madokie   Aug-23-09 10:40 AM   #23 
  - .  bobthedrummer   Aug-23-09 10:16 PM   #24 
  - David, maybe we need another deck or more? Kick.  bobthedrummer   Aug-24-09 02:59 PM   #25 

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