Friday, September 5, 2014

Should Some Political Leaders and Others Be Tried as Accessories After the fact?

“Whoever, knowing that an offense has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists any offender in order to hinder or prevent his or her apprehension, trial or punishment, is called an accessory after the fact….” (emphasis added)

Below are some examples of wars started by some “leaders” in the western world. Do these “political warriors” [1] have blood on their hands? And are some of them war criminals? [2] And are some of them “accessories after the fact” by participating, financing or supporting the slaughter and destruction caused by these wars?

Some wars are waged based on lies. Iraq is but one example. This country is now in chaos and a bloody civil war rages.  Libya is another country that was bombed non-stop for months by NATO in an illegal war that even helped out Al-Qaeda. [3][4] Now Libya is in chaos and a civil war is raging there as well. Syria too is a war torn country that is a hell on earth, hundreds of thousands dead, refugees by the thousands and destruction and death a daily occurrence. The misery and mayhem is financed by western allies. [5] Ukraine is also in the throes of a bloody civil war and it could lead to a nuclear war. A “coup” [6] was organized in Ukraine courtesy of warmongering [6a] western “leaders.” Not to be outdone most of the corporate media mouthpieces in the “democratic” west, including Canada, ignored the coup planners and the evidence on tape and their plan for “regime change.”

“...[NATO] gave itself a new "out of area" mandate to wage unilateral war, from Yugoslavia to Afghanistan and Libya, as the advance guard of a US-dominated new world order. In Europe it laid the ground for war in Ukraine by breaking a US pledge to Moscow and relentlessly expanding eastwards: first into ex-Warsaw Pact states, then into the former Soviet Union itself.” Seumas Milne, The Guardian U.K. Sept. 3, 2014.

Now many of these war making “leaders” were in Wales for a NATO conference, [7] to plan and strategize for more mayhem. Pampered and protected by miles of fencing and thousands of police. The people who are paying for this gang of warmongering “warriors” are to be kept at a distance. No protests allowed inside the fence where these political parrots reside in luxurious comfort. There is no austerity [7a] for these political turkeys the bill will be paid for as usual by the taxpayers. It’s too bad these “leaders” could not be kept confined inside these miles of fencing for ever. The only drawback to this is the cost of feeding and housing them would be astronomical. Still, it would make for a safer and freer world. Just think no more political B.S. from this gang. Oh well, one can only dream.

And surely “Article 5” of NATO is the war industries dream come true:
 “Article 5 is at the basis of a fundamental principle of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. It provides that if a NATO Ally is the victim of an armed attack, each and every other member of the Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked.”
What if an “ALLY” attacks another country under false pretences? Iraq is but one example where a war was started illegally and by lies.  There are others. Here are some examples of countries who did not invade us.

Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine, (a coup was organized by an ally) and of course Iraq. The aforementioned countries did not invade the West, yet NATO allies are or were involved or gave support in these countries. And the only winners are the war industry which manufactures the weapons of death, and profits from it all. No doubt, the boys in expensive suits on Wall St., and other financial havens are salivating at the thought of endless wars. The losers are the thousands of soldiers killed and maimed. Orphaned children and millions of civilians including children slaughtered and mutilated. Millions of refugees, [8] and cities and infrastructure destroyed in these unfortunate countries. Could one call all this carnage NATO-cide?

"I think that NATO is itself a war criminal" Harold Pinter

I believe NATO needs to be curtailed and controlled. But, I don’t expect any of our so-called “leaders” to bring this war dog to heel. Based on the evidence in this article our “leaders” and their supporters, including many in the corporate media [8a] are part of the problem.  Or as Pogo said: "We have met the enemy and he is us."

Stephen J. Gray
Sept 5, 2014.


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