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Tweets by Natasha Bertrand today  ... in the footsteps of war reporters like Judith Miller, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer and regarded expert on Middle East issues with the NY Times.

NY Times and American Press Serving War Hawks

The New York Times' role in promoting war on Iraq | Sydney Morning Herald - Mar 23, 2004 |

"One of the most entrenched and disturbing features of American journalism [is] its pack mentality. Editors and journalists don't like to diverge too sharply from what everyone else is writing." Michael Massing, The New York Review of Books, February 26, 2004

"In April 2003, CNN aired footage of a marine in Baghdad who is confronted with a crowd of angry Iraqis. He shouts back in frustration, "We're here for your fucking freedom!" George Packer, The New Yorker, November 24, 2003

The one-year anniversary of the Iraq invasion is upon us and Iraq is teetering on the brink of civil war. The main rationale of the war, as frequently stated by George W. Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard, was Saddam's supposed arsenal of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their threat to the Middle East region and the world. No weapons have ever been found.

No Western leader was ever held to account as a war criminal.

New York Times: we were wrong on Iraq | The Guardian |

[Transparency: I strongly opposed the Vietnam War under president Lyndon B. Johnson, the following wars before they started: Iraq invasion and occupation, regime change in Libya and Syria ... over a million people died and 10 million displaced persons or refugees]

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Mar 17th, 2022 at 07:31:36 PM EST
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Bush Convicted of War Crimes in Absentia, 12 May 2012
At the end of the week-long hearing, the five-panel tribunal unanimously delivered guilty verdicts against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and their key legal advisors who were all convicted as war criminals for torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.

Full transcripts of the charges, witness statements and other relevant material will now be sent to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court [ICC], as well as the United Nations [BWAH] and the Security Council [BWAH].

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission is also asking that the names of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, Yoo, Bybee, Addington and Haynes be entered and included in the Commission's Register of War Criminals for public record.

The tribunal is the initiative of Malaysia's retired Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who staunchly opposed the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

verdict, orders, and referral
by Cat on Thu Mar 17th, 2022 at 11:19:57 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 20th, 2022 at 09:22:18 PM EST
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