Long Arm of Justice: Fujimori’s Lesson for Bush

Fujimori’s Lesson for Bush
by Jacob G. Hornberger


If President Bush and Vice-President Cheney think that time is on their side with respect to crimes committed by their administration, this week’s criminal conviction of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori should put those thoughts to rest. Returning to Peru in the hope of returning to power, Fujimori was instead put on trial and convicted of “crimes against humanity,” including the killing of 25 people by military death squad.

Meanwhile, a Spanish judge, Baltasar Garzon, has opened a criminal investigation of six former Bush officials — Alberto Gonzalez, Douglas Feith, David Addington, John Yoo, Jay Bybee, and William Haynes — for torture allegations arising out of the Pentagon’s operations at Guantanamo.

Garzon was the judge who secured a criminal indictment of former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet, which led to Spain’s extradition request for Pinochet when he visited London. While the request was ultimately unsuccessful, Pinochet was detained in London for a year awaiting the final disposition of the request.

Some might argue that a Spanish judge has no legitimate jurisdiction over crimes committed by U.S. officials in Cuba or elsewhere. However, U.S. officials are going to be hard put convincing people of that argument.

Chuckie Taylor, the son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, has just been sentenced in U.S. district court to serve 97 years in federal prison for torture crimes committed in Liberia. Thus, if the U.S. government has the power to prosecute, convict, and punish foreign officials for torture crimes committed in foreign countries, how likely is it that the Bush people will convince a Spanish court (or any other foreign court) that U.S. officials cannot be put on trial for committing torture crimes in Cuba or elsewhere?

For many years, U.S. officials have endorsed the idea of an international criminal court for rulers who commit human-rights crimes. Well, except for one big exception — U.S. officials always made it clear that the court would apply only to foreign rulers, not U.S. rulers. The rational was that the United States was different from everywhere else — here, public officials would not be able to escape justice for their crimes.

What nonsense!

Is there any effort by any U.S. Attorney’s office in the country to initiate a grand-jury investigation into the torture allegations at Guantanamo, Bagram, Abu Ghraib, the CIA’s black sites, and elsewhere? Is the Justice Department seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor or initiating its own criminal investigation?

Of course not. And President Obama, the self-proclaimed agent of hope and change, has already signaled his position, by essentially proclaiming: “Let’s put the past behind us and move on.”

Is it any wonder that so much of the world looks upon the U.S. government as a paragon of hypocrisy and double standards? How else can one look upon a regime that calls for an international criminal court for everyone else’s rulers and immunity from its own rulers under the pretentious attitude of “Unlike others, we will prosecute and punish our own officials,” and then, when evidence of criminal wrongdoing surfaces, proclaims “Let’s put the past behind us and just move on.”

My hunch is that Bush and his people will be excluding Europe from those speaking engagements that garner them hundreds of thousands of dollars. They know what happened to Augusto Pinochet. But even sitting at home here in the United States for the rest of their lives might not be totally safe in the long run. Just ask Alberto Fujimori, who just got sentenced to serve 25 years in jail for offenses committed some 15 years ago.

Don't hold your breath

Obama is a NWO puppet just like Bush and Chaney and the rest of those neo-con thugs. If we had a real justice system they all would be behind bars long ago.


The Real Justice has to come from We The People.

In the end it will be up to us.

Unless We Prevail, nothing is going to happen.

The System is Broken and We the People have to Fix it.

It may take another 1776.

In the end only time will tell.

Checkout out FLASHBACK! : Obama Addresses 9/11 Government Complicity.


Either We Resurrect CONSTITUTIONAL AMERICA or we face the Abyss of Total Tyranny.
The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

That is

just my point. It's up to we the people to take our country back. By the way, I have a son who is an engineer. He is being offered a job building concentration camps here in California. I hope he takes the job. Then I will have the inside scoop on what the NWO boys have in store for us. Believe me I will report everything that is going on. I know what we can do with these camps. It's a perfect place to lock up these thugs. I don't believe in capitol punishment but I do believe in giving them life imprisonment.

One of our Key Assets

are the Patriots Deep Inside the System.

Patriotsquestion911.com details many retired military raising deep questions on 911 and some if not many outright calling it an inside job.

There are many still ACTIVE Duty military, air, sea, land, marines, special forces who are more than aware of the criminal coverup of 911 and its implications. And they are far from happy.

Reports are that at least 25% of the Officers serving in Iraq are convinced about 911 Truth and are getting angrier.

Those numbers are growing.

We will need to Exercise Wisdom and Resolve.

Mark Dice on Fox News (Operation Inform the Soldiers)


Lifetime Imprisonment is a good idea. Capital Punishment is too quick, too easy.

This is better.

Tell your son to exercise Courage, Caution and Wisdom.

We NEED People on the Inside.

The 911 Truth Community on the Inside as well as the millions gone public have so far prevented further massive attacks (at least locally here in the US) and delayed the War on Iran. So far.

We still have much work to do but as Douglas McArthur said "......there is no substitute for victory."

Semper Fi

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

Dont worry

my son knows the score. So do all his friends. By the way I love the picture of Bush...... Priceless!

Very interesting

'Reports are that at least 25% of the Officers serving in Iraq are convinced about 911 Truth and are getting angrier.'

Very interesting, if true. Would you happen to know where these reports have appeared?

Pls watch the Fox interview video with Mark Dice

posted above.

From 3:45 onwards.....

I have heard similar reports from other sources.

Not just Marines, but the officer corps.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it


Thanks, I missed that one. Gutsy interview!