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Bush Administration Dishonors All Veterans

based on a column by Rev. Bill McGinnis. November 11, 2005

Wake up, America! This is now, not World War II. A gang of cold-hearted neo-Fascists is running our country. And they are busily committing war crimes right and left, wherever it suits their purposes, all in the name of freedom and victory, and lying to cover up. Specifically...

1. Torture. What we have seen in the American press is nothing compared to what is really out there. If you are a normal, peace-loving, God-believing American, it will make you sick when you eventually find out the truth about what is being done by this administration, in your name. Torture of prisoners is a war crime, no matter what the supposed justification is.

2. Deliberate killing of unarmed women and children, to "teach these people a lesson." This is called "terrorism," and we are doing it. When you bomb a house or an apartment building because you think some "insurgents" might be in there, but you know that women and children are in there too, that is not "collateral damage." That is deliberate killing of unarmed women and children, which is a war crime.

3. Use of fiendishly-cruel chemical weapons, such as White Phosphorus. Television video has been shown of women and children's flesh being carmelized and burned to the bone, by American white-phosphorus attacks in Falluja.

Article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention defines war crimes as: "Wilful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including... wilfully 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 wilfully 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.

You have been reading excerpts from "Bush Administration Dishonors All Veterans By Committing War Crimes In Iraq" by Rev. Bill McGinnis. You can read the entire piece here: tinyurl.com/d47gy. Thanks to opednews.com.

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