Sunday, August 15, 2004

HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?

I have chosen this topic for my first post because I believe this very important issue has fallen "below the radar" and that must not be allowed to happen! I apologize, in advance, to those who may take offense to this post but I firmly believe those what are responsible for these crimes must be held to account!

Here are some links to what I, among others, believe show that serious international crimes were committed that are in contravention of the Geneva Conventions:

Conspiracy to Commit War Crimes

Nicholas F. Benton's White House Report
Culpability for Prison Abuse Goes Right to Oval Office
http://www.fcnp.com/410/whitehouse.htm ( Falls Church News-Press)

General Granted Latitude At Prison
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35612-2004Jun11.html

General Is Said To Have Urged Use of Dogs
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55703-2004May25.html


Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
Adopted on 12 August 1949 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of
International Conventions for the Protection of Victims of War, held in Geneva
from 21 April to 12 August, 1949
entry into force 21 October 1950
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/92.htm

Guantanamo List Details Approved Interrogation Methods
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29742-2004Jun9.html

Letter sent to the United States Congress regarding recent human rights issues in Iraq
http://www.iraq-letter.com/
(Please read the signatories to the letter, the list is incredible!)


Details of Prison Abuse Emerge
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43783-2004May20.html

Knowledge of Abusive Tactics May Go Higher
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29988-2004May15.html

Memos Reveal War Crimes Warnings
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4999734/

PDF of Torture Memo
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5166951/site/newsweek

Powell's Memo in Response to the above Memo
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4999363/

The Abu Ghraib Scandal Cover-Up?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5092776/site/newsweek/

Abuse scandal ‘terrible’ for U.S., Powell concedes
Administration denies reports it promoted tough questioning of prisoners
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4855930

Alberto Gonzales Memo re Treatment of Prisoners
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4999148/

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