United States — a country in which legalized slavery existed until the end of the XIX century, with the majority of Protestant evangelical churches have been taught that it is the divinely established order ("slaves obey your masters"), but the Catholic Church supported largely abolyutsionistov. United States — a country where segregation also existed lawfully almost to the 1960s (and, again, the first school, where they were allowed joint lessons were Catholic). United States — a country that has staged the largest-ever humanitarian disaster in Hiroshima — people still die from radiation sickness. It is a country that was unleashed carnage in Vietnam, Granada. This is a country that pokes his nose into the affairs of the world, with impunity. Pope John Paul II asked Clinton to end the blockade of Cuba. But the pseudo-evangelicals Clinton is like because of its policy of dying people — if only the Yankees continued to fill at the expense of the suffering of others their fat wallets, reassuring themselves that they made the five steps to salvation, according to the Baptist instructions provided to them and heaven. Although … "easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle."
United States — is an organized criminal group on the planet. What is different / similar to the state and the mafia. Mafia groups of people live on all sorts of violations of the laws and the elimination of competitors. Criminal gangs counterfeit currency (the U.S. produces long does unsecured dollars) have fighters that eliminate competitors, opponents and the unwanted. As you know, the United States ignariruet international laws and eliminates competitors around the world by any means, including the use of nuclear weapons.
Thus the president of the United States is only the head of a criminal gang called the United States. U.S. crimes without number. The author has selected the most typical ones and scary committed against civilians.
U.S. recognized war crimes, now the question is, when Bush sits in the dock of an international tribunal?
After a terrible documentary about the storming of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, shown on Italian television channel RAI, the Pentagon was forced to admit the use of white phosphorus as a deadly weapon, and not just for lighting.
White phosphorus — poison, which in contact with the body literally burns the skin and flesh to the bone. The use of such "lighting" bombs against civilians violates the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, adopted in 1980.
By the TV channel RAI was shown a film about the consequences of the operation "Rage ghost" — a night assault on Fallujah in November 2004. Night sky over the city was colored with hundreds of phosphorous shells. In the Fallujah assault involved 12,000 Americans and three thousand Iraqi military. Immediately after the attacks, which have not been reported, none of Western journalists, rumors that the Americans used chemical weapons against the city.
The film "Fallujah. Secret Massacre "provides irrefutable, according to its authors, the evidence that incendiary bombs known as Mark 77, improved form of napalm that was used by U.S. troops in Vietnam, and were used in Fallujah.
For a long time, the U.S. denied these facts. In December, the U.S. government officially called the reports "common myth". "In some reports claim that U.S. troops used in Fallujah" illegal "phosphorus shells — said online Usinfo. — Phosphorus shells are not prohibited. American troops use them in Fallujah is very rare in lighting purposes.
But after the terrible documentaries Pentagon had to reconsider this position. The U.S. military acknowledged that phosphorous bombs and shells are used not only for lighting, but also to engage manpower. However, according to Pentagon spokesman Barry Venable, phosphorus "is not used against civilians."
However, interviews and photos made by Italian journalists have questioned, and the last statement. A former American soldier who fought in Fallujah, told a reporter: "I heard the order to be careful, as against Fallujah going to use white phosphorus. Phosphorus burns the body, it dissolves the flesh to the bone. I saw the burned bodies of women and children. Phosphorus explodes and forms a cloud. Everything in a radius of 150 meters — the end. "
The photos on the channel's website www.rainews24.it indicate what the ex-soldier said. On dozens of high-quality color photographs taken at close range, and provided by the Research Center of Human Rights in Fallujah, visible body of the inhabitants of the city, whose clothing was left intact, but the skin is dissolved or got kind of animal skin as a result of firing projectiles.
Biologist from Fallujah Mohamed Tarek, who gave an interview for the film, says: "In the city poured a rain of fire, the people affected by this multi-colored substance started to burn. We found dead with unusual wounds: the bodies were burned, and the clothes remained intact. "
Background: white phosphorus
White phosphorus is used for arming bombs, cluster munitions, aircraft, artillery shells, mines, as well as in mixtures. With the explosion of the ammunition is split into chunks of phosphorus which ignite spontaneously in air, forming a cloud of white smoke.
White phosphorus is also used as an incendiary and smoke producing substance vigorously oxidizes when exposed to air and ignites spontaneously in air. When burning is formed phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5), which with the moisture in the air forms a white smoke of tiny droplets of phosphoric acid. When burning white phosphorus develops a temperature of about 100 degrees C. The density of white phosphorus 1.828 g/cm3, melting point — 44.14 oC.
When spraying a solution consisting of 20 parts by weight of phosphorus and one part by weight of carbon disulfide, the latter quickly evaporates, leaving a finely divided state phosphor lights up and ignites any flammable objects, to which he had fallen.
A characteristic feature of phosphorus burns — a kind of garlic smell, glow in the dark, in violation of the wound crust begins to smoke (and glowing smokestack wound).
Criminal record: the United States and war crimes?
Three days before the start of "Operation Iraqi Freedom", "New York Times" reported that the Bush administration "has named nine senior Iraqi leaders, including Saddam Hussein and his two sons to be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity after the American Revolutionary War with Iraq. "
About U.S. war crimes rarely mentioned (in the U.S. media), but let's compare the track record of good conduct of American war criminals to the actions of those who have paid the ultimate price for his cruelty. Of the 185 Nazis on trial in Nuremberg, only 24 have been sentenced to death. Among them was the German supreme governor of the Netherlands, which opened the floodgates to slow the advance of the allied forces. Approximately 500,000 acres were flooded, and the result was mass starvation. After less than a decade, the U.S. Air Force bombed the dam during the Korean War, to flood the rice fields in North Korea, working on a plan that must be lead to "starvation and slow death." During the Vietnam War, the bombing of dams in South Vietnam were commonplace. Our history books teach, "the defeated war criminals must be brought to an impartial trial." The most important word here is "losers" because only losers go on trial. The highest-ranking defendant at Nuremberg — Hermann Goering — simply said: "The winners will always be the judges, defendants are always the losers." Another accused Nazi asked loudly, "How about Dresden? How about Hiroshima? "
But the Germans and the Japanese lost in 1945 (the Serbs lost in 1999). Undeniable these crimes and other criminal authorities have been documented in other places, and some of the perpetrators punished. Those war planners, who belonged to the winning side, sat in court. General Curtis Le May — Commander of the bombing of Tokyo in 1945, which killed 672,000 Japanese are well understood this. "If I lost this war, I would have been tried as a war criminal," — he said. "Fortunately, we won." So far, the U.S. has always won, and so they do not have to be responsible for more than two centuries of their own atrocities … mostly against civilians.
Civilians are killed in wars, it is common knowledge, but not all of them are simply "collateral damage." In many cases, especially when the invasion is a guerrilla war, civilians turn into enemies, and they are being dealt with accordingly. It is banned by the Geneva Convention. Article 50 reads as follows: In case of doubt, the civilian face it, it should be considered a civilian … civilian population and individual persons shall be protected against the dangers of war … indiscriminately attacks are also prohibited. " In addition, the Nuremberg principles constitute "crimes against humanity" as follows: "Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhumane acts against any civilian population." Examples of U.S. murders of civilians could fill volumes. Let us consider the example of three aziyskih countries.
After the Spanish-American War (Philippines was a Spanish colony), the U.S. launched a brutal war of conquest against the Filipinos. In 1900, more than 75,000 U.S. soldiers — three-quarters of the U.S. Army — were sent to the Philippines. In the face of the huge U.S. military superiority, the Filipinos turned to guerrilla tactics. February 5, 1901 article in the New York Wold said something about the U.S. response: "Our soldiers have begun to apply the terrible measures against the natives. The captains and lieutenants become judges, sheriffs and executioners. "Do not send me any more prisoners to Manila!" — That was the verbal order from the Governor-General three months ago. It became the custom to avenge the death of an American soldier, burning down all the houses, and killing right and left suspicious natives. "
In an eerie anticipation of Vietnamese villages, Filipino peasants were herded into concentration camps called "rekonsentrados" (about the same time British troops have invented concentration camps in South Africa — but since there victims were white — the Boers, the story was much better known). Captive Filipino soldiers and civilians were subjected to "water treatment". According to the Initiative in connection with the centenary of the Philippine-American War, they "were forced to swallow four or five gallons (15-18 liters) of water, so that their bodies turned into something terrible, and then it became his knees on his stomach.
This continued until the "amigo" does not begin to speak or did not die. " And if these amigos kick back, the U.S. was ready. When an American platoon was killed in an ambush, Brigadier General Jacob U.Smit, a veteran of the massacre at Wounded Knee (massacre of Indians) ordered to "kill all, since the age of 10 years." "The whole neighborhood has become a desert," — said Smith. "I do not want the prisoners, I wish you to kill and burned, and the more you kill and burn, the happier I'll be. I want to kill all capable of bearing arms in the war against the United States. "
"My Lai massacre was carried out earlier in the Philippines in 1906," — writes Howard Zinn. "The American army attacked the 600 members of the Moro tribes in the southern Philippines — men, women and children living in the most primitive conditions, who had no modern weapons. The American army attacked them with modern weapons and destroyed them all to one, men, women and children. " The commander, the commander of this "operation", received a telegram of congratulations from President Theodore Roosevelt (Mark Twain denounced the massacre).
"On summer nights when the breeze is blowing, I can still hear their cries, screams of small children," said Edward Daly. This veteran of the Korean War, spoke about the murder of hundreds of refugees, mostly women, children and the elderly, but in Gun Ri in Korea on 26-29 July 1950. According to the testimony of survivors and relatives of the victims, "says Norm Dixon in Green Lefty's Weekly," after a surprise raid USAF, killed about 100 villagers who were evicted from their village by American soldiers, 300 others, mostly women, children and the elderly, took refuge under a bridge in narrow ditch. "" The massacre of No Gun Ri, a village about 100 miles south of Seoul, is known in South Korea "- adds journalist Esther Galen -" but pro-American dictators suppress any protest or investigation. "
This case came to light when the veterans of the First Division Kavleriyskoy U.S. told it to the Associated Press in 1999. But veterans of the Gang Ri told AP that Captain Melbourne C. Chandler, "after talking on the radio with the commander, ordered the gunners approach and an open fire under the bridge. Command claimed that the refugees were "undesirable elements infiltrated." Chandler told the soldiers: "To hell with all these people. Davyte-ka get rid of them. "
Survivors told of his experiences. Cancer Hee-Suk was in 1950, 16 years old, she said, "I can still hear the moans of women dying in pools of blood. Children were crying and clinging to their dead mothers. " Chan Chun Ja, who was then 12 years old, said U.S. soldiers "have dug trenches in the hills," where they could shoot at civilians. "The American soldiers played with our lives, the children play with the flies," said Chan. "Service Grievance U.S. Army said the AP that there is no evidence of residence of the First Cavalry Division in the area," says Dixon. "Journalists AP, using cards from the declassified documents confirmed that the battalions of the division were there at the appointed time."
AP investigation uncovered other U.S. war crimes against Korean civilians. "August 3, 1950," said Galen, "the U.S. general and other officers were ordered to destroy two bridges along which the refugees, killing hundreds of them. (As in Yugoslavia) One bridge over the river was at Naktong Vaegvane. " The same day, 7,000 pounds of explosives (about 3 tons) were used in the destruction of the Iron Bridge, crowded "women and children, the elderly and carts pulled by water buffalo."
"These two Events have been no deviations or the result of exceptional circumstances, but it is quite typical examples throughout the U.S. intervention in Korea from 1950 to 1953, one of the bloodiest chapters in the history of the United States," — says Galen. Good conduct war criminal — the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Korea, General Curtis Le May — agreed with this opredelnnye, boasting that U.S. planes "kill as many as twenty percent of the population of Korea as direct victims of war or hunger and cold."
"In all my years of military service I was never taught that communists — they are people" — said Lt. William Calley. "We were there to kill ideology, carriers which have been — well, I do not know — pawns, pieces of meat. I was there to destroy communism. We never thought about the people, men, women, children, babies. " It was March 16, 1968. "Under the command of Lieutenant William L. Calley American soldiers of the 11th Infantry Division received a" vague orders "from his commanding officer Captain Ernest Medina" clean village "," — explains historian Kenneth C. Davis.
In My Lai, they found only women exists, children and old men … no weapons, no signs of enemy soldiers. Calley ordered the killing of villagers and destroy their huts. Women and girls were raped before the shoot machine guns. Hundreds of villagers were killed.
When the truth about the massacre in the end became known, Henry Kissinger sent a note to the head of the White House H.R.Holdemanu: "The cat is out of the bag, and I recommend keeping the President and the White House away from the story." Nixon, for his part, accused the New York Times, which he called "the dirty rotten New York Jews" for what the newspaper published the story. Perhaps what infuriated the White House is best summed up by Colonel Olaf Henderson, accused of covering up the crime, who explained in 1971: "Each division has its My Lai hidden somewhere."
"It was not the only crime against civilians in Vietnam" — says Davies. "The usual thing for an American soldier was using Zippo lighters to set fire to an entire village." Indeed, My Lai was no exception. On the same day that Lt. Calley sue their shame, another division of U.S. troops entered and May Khe (a neighboring village) and killed at least 90 peasants. One of the veterans of May Khe later said: "What we have done, has been done everywhere." (Lt. Calley was convicted and then pardoned Nixon)
In his book "Nuremberg and Vietnam: American Tragedy "Telford Taylor, a senior U.S. prosecutor at Nuremberg,'ll assume that General William Uestermorlend and others in praviteltstve Johnson could be found guilty of war crimes on the grounds of the Nuremberg trial.
The things described in this article, is hidden (not counting the mountain of lies and propaganda) guilty. Anyone armed with a search engine on the Internet or the library catalog, can make a convincing indictment of war crimes against the United States. Washington is well aware of this, which is why the United States refused to sign the agreement recently organized by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Bases on the basis of the Rome Agreement of the International Criminal Court of 17 July 1998, the ICC — "the first ever permanent, treaty based, international criminal court, organized with the purpose of promoting the rule of law and to ensure that severe international crimes do not go unpunished."
U.S. is not too happy, and human rights organization "Human Rights Watch" explains the reason: "The Bush administration is trying to negotiate a bilateral lack of jurisdiction with numerous countries around the world. The purpose of this — to ensure the impunity of the U.S. military and civilians before the ICC. " The need to protect the soldiers — a common excuse for not signing the agreement the United States, but "unwilling to give his name high-ranking official," as quoted by the New York Times, September 7, 2002, describes the real reason: "Soldiers — as capillaries, the uppermost — President Bush, ministers Rasfeld and Powell — our main concern. "
The current Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs on the issue of arms control and international security, John Bolton explained the position of the U.S. in 1998. "Most of the media attention to the position of the United States has focused on the risk from the point of view of the Pentagon, for U.S. military operations (!) Located around the globe. But our main concern should be the president and his senior advisers. The definition of "war crimes" includes, for example: "a conscious attack on the civilian population or individual civilians not directly participating in hostilities. '"
Of course, war crimes can be made to evaporate. April 6, 2003 The New York Times reported that the U.S. is made up of the complete "demilitarization" of the Iraqi education. "Iraqi textbooks, for example, sixth-graders celebrate Iraqi weapons and military might of the United States and called the enemy" quite seriously write B.Ottavey David and Joe Stevens, before explaining that the Bush administration hopes "to carry out a full audit of textbooks that teach a whole generation Iraqis have to be ready to die for Saddam Hussein. "