A little noticed article by Reuters is claiming the President of the United States and 13 other world leaders were tried, convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for War Crimes.
Presiding judge Veroljub Rakitic said, “In the name of the people…We sentence…to individual prison terms of 20 years each,” to applause from spectators in the Court Room as he read off the 14 names.
The 14 were charged, tried and found guilty of inciting a war of aggression, war crimes against the civilian population, use of banned weapons, attempted murder and violation of territorial integrity. Rakitic said arrest warrants would be forthcoming.
According to the charges filed, “They fired 600 cruise missiles and made 25,119 air sorties attacking both military and civilian targets, killing and wounding many people and causing mass destruction of property.”
Rakitic also said, “During their so-called humanitarian intervention they have killed hundreds of soldiers, civilians, and children… They have left devastation in the place of modern factories, bridges, schools.”
According to the judge, “We invited the accused to come to the court and present their defense. They ignored the invitation, or were maybe afraid to face reality and their consciences,” adding they had violated the United Nations Charter and describing the attacks as “an unauthorized aggression on a sovereign country.”
All 14 world leaders seemed unphased by the conviction, especially the United States President as he winds down his administration, preparing to hand over the reigns to a successor.
During the three days of the trial, evidence included video, forensic and survivor’s accounts.
Defense attorneys were present; one claiming the American President kept other world leaders in the dark bout the war crimes being committed.
That same attorney said, “If I were the judge, and it’s a good thing I am not, I would…take a gun and shoot both the U.S. President and the other scum for all the evil they have done,” expressing regret that the courts penal code did not allow higher penalties.
The attorney went on to say, “Our humane criminal code does not stipulate higher sentences because it could not be foreseen that such a crime could be committed…that is why this court is limited by the penalty and has sentenced each accused to 20 years.”
Our own media chose to ignore this trial and report, an unbelievable act given the media’s continual coverage of the scandalous administration. Reuters of Britain reported on the trial and conviction while American media focused their attention elsewhere, perhaps on the presidential campaign.
It is unreported if arrest warrants actually were issued or if they would be served, had they been issued.
No official announcement has been issued by the President’s office and it is highly doubtful that the President would voluntarily surrender.
By now I am sure the Bush bashers are gleefully wringing their hands, expecting to see him “frog-marched” down the White House steps after Obama is inaugurated. As our most hated President, Bush bashers have wanted this very thing to happen to him.
But, sorry to disappoint, this is not about President Bush, but was about President Bill Clinton back in September 2000, as his administration was winding down.
It was about the actions he took in Yugoslavia, the trial held in Belgrade.
As many of you gleefully wring your hands in anticipation of such a trail for George W. Bush and imprisonment of him, just remember, this is still hanging over the head of one of your own.
For the record, I do not believe Clinton guilty of any war crimes and neither is Bush. Both acted within the authority of their office in dealing with threats abroad.
The main difference being, you embraced Clinton for his actions and have accused Bush over his. If you intend to hold one accountable, then you must hold the other as well.
Rest assured, Obama will be held equally accountable for his actions.
You all set a tone this past 8 years so don’t be surprised as it returns to you.
Cross posted from Right In A Left World