Monday, November 30, 2009

Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act

You know, people should read this. In particular, the Attorney General of Canada, Rob Nicholson, who has been very, very quiet recently - practically invisible - should read it, and all members of the Special Parliamentary Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan - or whatever it's called - should read it, particularly Bob Rae. Pamela Wallin, Senator from the Orwellian Establishment should read it. And Rex Murphy should defintely shut up and read it.

It's pretty clear. We should hear more from international lawyers who know what they're talking about.

The possibility - even probability - is that all prisoner transfers in Afghanistan from NATO forces to Afghan authorities have been illegal under the Third Geneva Convention (Article 12), as confirmed by the the Bulletin of the Secretary General of the United Nations on August 12, 1999, which happens to be the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949.

The International Criminal Court at The Hague is looking to be very, very busy. I'm thinking all senior members of ISAF will be in the dock. And that's a good thing.