"And though tyranny, because it needs no consent, may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people."

Thursday, October 11, 2007

UN Finally Decides to Investigate War Crimes in Iraq

These ruthless savage killers may finally have their day in court it seems, although it should include Bush for his constant support at the very least. The UN said today that it will begin investigating whether Blackwater committed war crimes or crimes against humanity for the careless savage killings of 17 Iraqi civilians, among countless other incidents involving Blackwater and numerous other private security contractors in the country. The UN apparently wants to make sure that countries employing these idiots are willing to hold them responsible, and enact the rule of law. Obviously this has to be insulting for our government. They think they or anyone they are associated with don't have to follow the rule of law, or be accountable for their actions. This needs to go further than just contractors. If defiance ensues, I won't be surprised at all. A group of Iraqis related to the 17 killings, mostly victims and family members, have filed suit in Washington, but you know how that will go.

Said Arikat, the UN mission spokesman, urged the Bush administration to hold accountable those involved in indiscriminate shooting; "to apply the rules of engagement and prosecute them". He added: "There cannot be rogue elements that are above the law. Definitely, we will be driving that point home time and again."

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