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Now That US Gis Have Been Duly Honored Let Everyone Everywhere Remember Their Invasions Were Criminal

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Now That US Gis Have Been Duly Honored yesterday on Veterans Day Let Everyone Everywhere Remember Their Invasions Were Criminal

"I was only following orders," has been unsuccessfully used as a legal defense in hundreds of cases (probably most notably by Nazi leaders at the Nuremberg tribunals following World War II). The defense didn't work for them, nor has it worked in hundreds of cases since.

Here below copied are the very clear Nuremberg Principles of International Law, which former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark unequivocally states are part of the law of the land by Article Six of the US Constitution.

Principle I

"Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefore and liable to punishment."

Principle II

"The fact that an internal law does not impose a penalty for an act which constitutes a crime under international law does not relieve the person who committed the act from responsibility under international law."

Principle III

"The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as Head of State or responsible government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law."

This paraphrases to, "even if you are head of state you still can be tried under international law."

Principle IV

The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him".

This principle could be paraphrased as follows: "It is not an acceptable excuse to say 'I was just following my superior's orders'".

Principle V

"Any person charged with a crime under international law has the right to a fair trial on the facts and law."

Principle VI "The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law:

(a) Crimes Against Peace:

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If breaking into someone's house is illegal why would it not be illegal to invade his or her country?

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At the dawn of the 21st Century that was W Bush who sent our troops on 'an untruthful mission' to Iraq - our troops went (all 'volunteers - no draft') and over 4000 got killed believing W Bush that they were defending their country with 'their last breath of life on earth' from 'the terrorists' after 9/11 (#HonorTheFallen). W Bush is 'above the law'. No one has brought him to justice 'under our laws and treaties' after the House Speaker Nancy 'Pelosi refused to impeach him' in the House and the Senate Majority Leader Harry 'Reid refused to remove him from office' in the Senate. The #AUMF2001 ("Fraudulent Justification - Article II) never authorized W Bush's lies about Iraqbut 'he did' - #NurembergCrimes. #911NeverForget - it is "beyond any doubt" that explosives - not plane impacts and fires alone - destroyed the three World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. #SeekingJustice.

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