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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:17 AM
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Bu$h perfidy and his blatant contempt for the Geneva Conventions.
Remember pre-war when it leaked that Bu$h had seriously suggested to Tony Blair the flying of a USAF U-2 spy-plane over Iraq, painted in United Nations livery, to draw fire from Saddam's anti-aircraft batteries? Bu$h was willing to sacrifice a USAF pilot and US property to score a "Tonkin Gulf" incident on which to base his illegal war.

Mr Bush told Mr Blair that the US was so worried about the failure to find hard evidence against Saddam that it thought of "flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft planes with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours". Mr Bush added: "If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach " (Snip ..)
UK Guardian, 2/3/2006
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,,1700881,00...


The fact that his other reasons for war (WMDs, etc) were specious enough to even think of the U-2 scam is, indeed, damning. The fact that the MSM in this country did not catch the potential flagrant violation of 1977 Protocol I, Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, proposed by the Commander-in-Chief in the name of the United States is equally damning. Several US bloggers (Daily Howler for one) reported the U-2 proposal and the UK Guardian reported on Bu$h's proposal in the British MSM.

The Bu$h "Justice Department's" disdain for the "quaint" Geneva Accords under AG Gonzales are well known, but only as they apply to treatment of POWs .. by whatever name they wish to call them. The Commander-in-Chief's near-commission of perfidy, as defined by the Geneva Accords of 1949, has received far less ink. Too bad. It speaks volumes about the character of the man that stole the presidency in 2000, Bu$h, and his sidekick-in-crime, Cheney.

Article 37.-Prohibition of perfidy
1. It is prohibited to kill, injure or capture an adversary by resort to perfidy. Acts inviting the confidence of an adversary to lead him to believe that he is entitled to, or is obliged to accord, protection under the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, with intent to betray that confidence, shall constitute perfidy. The following acts are examples of perfidy:
(a) The feigning of an intent to negotiate under a flag of truce or of a surrender;
(b) The feigning of an incapacitation by wounds or sickness;
(c) The feigning of civilian, non-combatant status; and
(d) The feigning of protected status by the use of signs, emblems or uniforms of the United Nations or of neutral or other States not Parties to the conflict.
2. Ruses of war are not prohibited. Such ruses are acts which are intended to mislead an adversary or to induce him to act recklessly but which infringe no rule of international law applicable in armed conflict and which are not perfidious because they do not invite the confidence of an adversary with respect to protection under that law. The following are examples of such ruses: the use of camouflage, decoys, mock operations and misinformation.

1977 Protocol I, Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949







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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:22 AM
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1. perfidious and immoral--our "Christian" fuhrer is a horror
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 09:24 AM by librechik
how on earth did they let him get away with all this? It's nightmarish!

End of history indeed--these neocons never think of any past experiences or social institutions which took years of blood and sweat to achieve or laws--they just stumble forward reaching for baby's rattle.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:56 PM
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2. Kick for the evening shift
:kick:
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:09 PM
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3. we are so screwed if we don't impeach this bastard now before its too late
his whole cabinet needs to be tarred and feathered and rode out of town on a rail. thats where they tie your ass straddle of a rail tied between two horses, I could imagine a couple miles of that would be some kind of justce for the bushco* menions
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