Germans plan to try Bush and Cheney for war crimes

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, has begun the process of indicting members of the Bush Administration by filing criminal complaints against the architects of the admin’s torture program.

Calls for an immediate investigation by the German human rights group was started after outrage ensued on the case of a German citizen, Khalid El-Masri, who had been captured by CIA agents in 2004 because of a mistaken identity mix-up and was tortured at a secret prison in Afghanistan.

Wolfgang Kaleck, the general secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, said: “By investigating members of the Bush administration, Germany can help to ensure that those responsible for abduction, abuse and illegal detention do not go unpunished.”

In an interview with “Democracy Now,” Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights and chairman of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, said that he believes Cheney, among others, has no defense against accusations of torture and should be indicted:

“I strongly disagree that Bush, Cheney, et al., would have a defense,” he said. “This wasn’t like these memos just appeared independently from the Justice Department. These memos were facilitated by the very people — Cheney etc. — who we believe should be indicted. This was part of a conspiracy so they could get away with torture. But that’s not the subject here now.”

“Secondly, whatever we think of those memos,” he added, “they have no application in Europe. Europe doesn’t accept this “golden shield” of a legal defense. Either it’s torture or it’s not. Either you did it or you didn’t. And that’s one of the reasons, among others, why we’re going to Europe and why we went to Europe to bring these cases through the European Center.”

Ratner then hit the nail on the head regarding America’s dangerous exceptionalism path down the road:

“But, of course, you know, Cheney just showed us exactly why you have to — have to prosecute torture. Because if you don’t prosecute it, the next guy down the line is going to torture again. And that’s what Cheney said: ‘I would do it again.’”

From Dark Moon –

With the Paris Attack the European Civil War Just Began

The colonization of Europe by tens of millions of Muslims is on a scale unmatched in human history—except by the colonization of North America by Europeans.

Most countries in Western Europe today face a large, angry, separatist population in their midst committed to outfacing, outbreeding, and finally outvoting their foolishly generous hosts.

Will Europe in 100 years be like New England, a place fully inhabited by a radically new population, with places that bear trace names of vanished tribes like the Abenakis, the Pequots, the English, the French?

Will young residents of the Islamic Republic based in Paris read romance novels about the exotic aborigines who first built those gothic mosques for use as churches? Will they visit them on reservations?

We will soon find out. The blatant attack in broad daylight on a major magazine by masked men carrying Kalashnikovs in the middle of Paris is not an act of terrorism.

It is an act of civil war. If France does not respond to this attack by ultranationalist, Jew-hating militarists with all the fervor of its heroic Resistance fighters in 1944, it will lose its freedom instantly. There will be de facto Sharia censorship over the press all through France—and all through Europe.

The game will be over—Europeans might as well go ahead and convert to Islam already, and save themselves the pain….

My hope is that, as usual, Muslims have overplayed their hand. Just as they launched attacks on Israel full of hubris that ended in disaster, I suspect that the chest-thumping bearded radical clerics of Europe have overestimated their own strength, and Europe’s weakness. When the French vote for their next president, they will remember Charlie Hebdo, and elect the National Front.

Had the Islamists waited 30 years—or if we give them another 30 years—when the native population of Europe had shrunk still further, and the last survivors of Nazi occupation had all passed away, I think that the Islamic takeover of Europe would have proved unstoppable.

The young, confident, and fanatical would have overwhelmed the middle-aged, tentative, and guilt-ridden remnants of Christian Europe—with the help of collaborationists, of course: the multiculturalist professors still obsessed with the threat of intolerant Christianity (circa 1648), the self-aggrandizing bishops and moralists who preen about their cosmopolitan sympathies, while digging their church’s and their culture’s grave.

But Europeans have stopped listening to the masochists. They are marching in Germany’s streets, in rank defiance of their government….

Islam is an intrinsically political religion, as nationalist and expansionist as Japanese Shinto, circa 1941. The hope that if we accept a few more million of their immigrants and put them on generous Western welfare benefits, a kind of Unitarian Islam will emerge which renounces political power and blandly accepts Western pluralism is a cowardly fantasy.

And now, in time of civil war, the option of cowardice falls from the table. There is only resistance, or treason.

By John Zmirak – The Blaze –

Germans file War Crimes charges against Bush, Cheney….

A human rights group in Berlin, The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, has begun the process of indicting members of the Bush Administration by filing criminal complaints against the architects of the Admin’s torture program.

Calls for an immediate investigation by the German human rights group was started after outrage ensued on the case of a German citizen, Khalid El-Masri, who had been captured by CIA agents in 2004 because of a mistaken identity mix-up and was tortured at a secret prison in Afghanistan.

Wolfgang Kaleck, the general secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, said:

“By investigating members of the Bush administration, Germany can help to ensure that those responsible for abduction, abuse and illegal detention do not go unpunished.”

In an interview with “Democracy Now,” Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights and chairman of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, said that he believes Cheney, among others, have no defense for torturous actions and should be indicted:

“I strongly disagree that Bush, Cheney, et al., would have a defense. This wasn’t like these memos just appeared independently from the Justice Department. These memos were facilitated by the very people — Cheney, etc. — who we believe should be indicted. This was part of a conspiracy so they could get away with torture. But that’s not the subject here now.”

“Secondly, whatever we think of those memos, they’re of uselessness in Europe. Europe doesn’t accept this, quote, ‘golden shield’ of a legal defense. Either it’s torture or it’s not. Either you did it or you didn’t. And that’s one of the reasons, among others, why we’re going to Europe and why we went to Europe to bring these cases through the European Center.”

Ratner then hit the nail on the head regarding America’s dangerous exceptionalism path down the road:

“But, of course, you know, Cheney just showed us exactly why you have to — have to prosecute torture. Because if you don’t prosecute it, the next guy down the line is going to torture again. And that’s what Cheney said: ‘I would do it again.’”

By Ryan Denson – AddictingInfo.org –