war of aggression

Lawsuit for War & Torture Crimes May Proceed Against Bush etal.

A lawsuit has been filed against the leaders of the Bush administration that seems to be getting some actual traction in the courts. The Bush crowd are being defended by the Justice Department. A website called QuietMike.org is following it. The video below gives a good quick summary of the legal arguments being made. The most interesting argument is about judicial estoppel which prevents a government from making the directly opposite claim in court of previous claims in court. In this case the US government previously claim that high office didn't protect officeholders from being charged for crimes against humanity (war of aggression and torture) in the famous Nuremberg trials at the end of World War II. For that reason, the Bush Administration leaders can't use their high office as protection against the very crimes the Nazis were prosecuted for.

The online article at the website can be found at:

http://quietmike.org/2014/07/25/bush-administration-lawsuit-hearing/

Afghanistan war surge: Non-defensive wars are unlawful orders US military must refuse and stop

hyperlinks and video live at source: http://www.examiner.com/x-18425-LA-County-Nonpartisan-Examiner~y2009m12d2-Afghanistan-war-surge-Nondefensive-wars-are-unla...

"I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery.... Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty towards the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings." - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775. “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.

"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery." - Thomas Jefferson, August 1774. Rights of British America

Do you love humanity enough to stop illegal US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran?

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"One thing we have endeavoured to observe most scrupulously, namely, never to depart from the strictest facts and, in dealing with the difficult questions that have arisen during the year, we hope that we have used the utmost moderation possible under the circumstances. Our duty is very simple and plain. We want to serve the community, and in our own humble way to serve the Empire. We believe in the righteousness of the cause, which it is our privilege to espouse. We have an abiding faith in the mercy of the Almighty God, and we have firm faith in the British Constitution. That being so, we should fail in our duty if we wrote anything with a view to hurt. Facts we would always place before our readers, whether they are palatable or not, and it is by placing them constantly before the public in their nakedness that the misunderstanding between the two communities in South Africa can be removed." Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian Opinion (1 October 1903)

An attack on Iran from US and/or Israel is a WAR OF AGGRESSION

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Thousands of mainstream media articles are discussing a US and/or Israel attack of Iran. They discuss “inevitable conflict,” “crippling sanctions against Iran,” “Iran getting the bomb,” “Israel acting in its own defense,” “Iran attacking American targets,” and Iran’s scary-sounding “nuclear program.” Let’s review the facts and the law, with these topics explained in detail through the links.

1.The same government and mainstream media that lied its way into American hearts and minds to invade Iraq and Afghanistan is the source of the information. Beware.

2.Iran has treaty rights to develop nuclear energy. The US cooperated with Iran to acquire it until they deposed the CIA-installed dictator in 1979. If the US and/or Israel were really concerned, they should follow the Non-Proliferation Treaty terms that fully monitor all enrichment facilities. The treaty has a perfect performance record for over 40 years with zero violations of enrichment beyond energy-grade material.

Abraham Lincoln on unconstitutional US wars of invasion: courageously standing against OBVIOUS lies

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Most people do not know that Abraham Lincoln is a hero for his acts as a freshman member of the House of Representatives in the Congress of 1847-1849. Lincoln demanded that the President of the US provide specific evidence justifying the US invading a foreign country, suspecting that the President’s claims of a defensive war were lies to propagandize an offensive war for territorial control against a weaker nation. He did so despite the lack of support from most of his own political party. He demanded the facts despite his being painted by political opponents and the press as “unpatriotic.” The propaganda defeated Lincoln at his next election; his name slurred as “spotty Lincoln.” We now know that Lincoln was correct that the US President had indeed lied about the cause of war.

9/11: Support our troops by ending these illegal wars

hyperlinks and GREAT video live at source: http://www.examiner.com/x-18425-LA-County-Nonpartisan-Examiner~y2009m9d11-For-911-support-our-troops-by-bringing-them-home

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”
– James Madison, "Political Observations" (1795-04-20); also in Letters and Other Writings of James Madison (1865), Vol. IV, p. 491.

Obama lies to defend US War of Aggression in Afghanistan

from: http://www.examiner.com/x-18425-LA-County-Nonpartisan-Examiner

The President of the US swears to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution (article VI, paragraph 2) states: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land.” One of the most important treaties is that governing when a nation may go to war. After 20th century wars that killed over 100 million human beings, the UN was formed to eliminate war as a foreign policy option The UN Charter is registered in the US State Department as a Treaty in Force.

Therefore, one of the most important Constitutional duties of any US President is to follow the law to not unleash the world’s most powerful destructive force and to defend innocent civilians from such onslaught and misery.