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Osama bin Laden killed by US Forces/No justice without a trial

by Astrid Essed Tuesday, May. 10, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Not only killing the unarmed Osama bin Laden is a warcrime, as any other human being he had a right on a fair and independent trial No justice without a trial

OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED BY US FORCES/NO JUSTICE WITHOUT A TRIAL

The civilisation of a country is measured by the way they treat their enemies
Anonymous


''It is surprising to see how normal crime and killing has become and how it is celebrated by imperial governments''

Elias Jaua/Vice president of Venezuela

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/20115241936984209.html


''"I don't know how I feel about this," she said. "I'm a Christian, and killing isn't part of my beliefs. It doesn't bring anyone back."

Family member of 11 september attacks victim

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/05/20115352740772938.html

RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
ARTICLE 10

''Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him. ''

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml

INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
ARTICLE 14, 1

''All persons shall be equal before the courts and tribunals. In the determination of any criminal charge against him, or of his rights and obligations in a suit at law, everyone shall be entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law........''

http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/b3ccpr.htm


Dear Editor and Readers,

OBAMA'S JUSTICE

''"It's not justice. It's a perversion of the term. Justice means taking someone to court, finding them guilty upon evidence and sentencing them," Robertson told Australian Broadcasting Corp television from London.''

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/04/us-binladen-legitimacy-idUSTRE74318620110504


''"America is promoting jungle rule everywhere, whether in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan or Libya. People have remained silent for long but now it has crossed all limits."

Statement of Syed Ahmed Bukhari, senior Muslim cleric in New Delhi

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/04/us-binladen-legitimacy-idUSTRE74318620110504

The American president Obama, winner of the Nobelprize for ''Peace'' [2009], has a strange view on ''Justice'', declaring, that ''justice'' had been done by the US raid ''Geronimo'', killing Osama Bin Laden, and also his son, two lifeguards and an unknown woman [1]

According to common judicial and humanitarian views ''Justice'' is not killing possible suspects of criminal facts [and certainly not their relatives and others], but giving them a fair and independent trial, according to international standards.

ORDER FOR ARREST OR ''SHOOT TO KILL''?

Fact is, that Obama has ordered the US raid ''Geronimo''.

But was arrest the real aim or killing a la former president Bush? [2]
That's difficult to reveal, since the only source is the US official information, which can hardly be checked.

According to some sources, arrest was the aim, but a National Security Officer told Reuters, that it was a killing Operation[3]

To order and execute the killing of a political adversary, is, as an extrajudicial execution, a serious violation under International Law.

US RAID ''GERONIMO''/FIRE EXCHANGE OR SHOOT TO KILL
BIN LADEN UNARMED/EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLING

Official US sources have revealed, that Osama bin Laden was unarmed during the attack [4]
Before he was shot, he was alleged to have ''resisted'', although there isn't told on what way [5]

To say it clearly:

Osama bin Laden, who was unarmed, is extrajudicially executed, which is not only inhuman, but a warcrime
Killing a captive who poses no immediate threat is a crime under International Law

There is an amounted criticism on this US military Operation:

As well former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, as Australian human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, have sharply condemned the American raid, calling it a violation of International Law and emphasizing everybody's right to a fair trial [6]

Amnesty International declared, that US should have captured Osama bin Laden and brought him to trial, since he was unarmed
Mr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, declared, that the Bin Laden killing left an ''uncomfortable feeling'' since he was unarmed
He also objected the oubursts of joy over Bin Ladens death

The Vatican spokesman, Fr Frederic Lombardi, has also raised principle objections against the American tsumami's of ''rejoice'', justly declaring, that christians don't rejpoice ocer the death of human beings [7]

Other deaths:

The circumstances of the deaths of the other 4 persons are unclear, since the US statements can't be verified and several statements contradict each other
There was a story about using the wife of Bin Laden as a human shield, which led to her death.
Later this was contradicted and was declared, that she was shot in the leg [8]
However, another, yet unknown woman was killed

US statements, that '' many people in the compound were armed'' are vague and don't reveal, whether those who were killed were armed [9]

According to Pakistani official intelligence statements, there were 18 people in the compound during the American attacks, among else women and children [10]

Two women, who were injured during the military operation [including the wife of Bin Laden, who was shot in the leg] were left by the Americans [after the killing operation], along with at least six children [11]

What happened to them?
Have they taken away and detained by Pakistani intelligence Service, as has been suggested [12]
As a collective punishment, it would be against International Law and especially when children are involved [13]

Amnesty International wants to know the status and whereabouts of those people, who were present during Operation Geronimo [14]


BIN LADEN BURIED AT SEA
AGAINST ISLAMIC RITES
FISHY: NO FURTHER INVESTIGATION POSSIBLE


"That is not the Islamic way. The Islamic way is to bury the person in land (if he has died on land) like all other people."

Statement Mr Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al-Obaikan, an adviser to the Saudi Royal Court

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/04/us-binladen-legitimacy-idUSTRE74318620110504

"Burying someone in the ocean needs extraordinary situation. Is there one?," he [Mr Amidhan] told Reuters.
"If the U.S. can't explain that, then it appears just like dumping an animal and that means there is no respect for the man .............."

Statement of Mr Amidhan, a member of Indonesia's Ulema Council, the highest Islamic authority

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/04/us-binladen-legitimacy-idUSTRE74318620110504


Another fishy point about the US operation is Osama bin Laden's ''burial at sea'' [15]
Not only it is uncommon in Islam to bury someone at sea, unless in exceptional cases [16], it is also impossible to investigate the body

Except for the US statements, there is no proof whether Bin Laden really is dead or the circumstances of his death

WHO IS THE BOSS IN PAKISTAN/PAKISTANI AUTHORITIES OR THE USA

The fact, that the USA didn't inform Pakistani authorities about the raid is a violation of the sovereignity of Pakistan, as the Pakistan's foreign minister rightly commented [17]
According to international law, one country is not free to enter another country without the authorisation of that country, and intervene military, or kill a national of another State [18]

The US argument, that Pakistan should have ''helped'' Bin Laden [19] is therefore not valid
At all times the sovereignity of a country must be respected, as laid in International Law

THe US raid against Bin Laden, without asking permission to the Pakistani authorities, shows not only arrogance and an elementary lack of respect for Pakistan, but also gives the impression, that the USA is boss in Pakistan, not the Pakistani government


RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL
NO SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE FOR BIN LADEN'S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE 11 SEPTEMBER ATTACKS

According to International Law any suspect of an alleged crime has a right to a fair and independent trial, which includes, of course, Bin Laden
He didn't get it, when shot unarmed

However, he was already condemned by the USA for the 11 september attacks, despite the fact there was not any substantial evidence for his involvement [20]
But as real parrots the Western politicians, media and their international vazals, repeated the American story of the ''guilt'' of Bin Laden, again and again

And it is commonly known, that when a statement is repeated long enough, most people, especially those who don't like to think further, will eventually believe it.

When we just look at the facts there was a SUSPECT of the 11 september attacks, who should have been given a fair trial, according to international standards

OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED
AL QAEDA ALIVE AND KICKING/THE WEST IS FEEDING TERRORISM

''"If the Americans succeeded in killing Osama, that is no shame or disgrace. Are not men and heroes killed but on the battlefields? But can the Americans, with their media, agents, tools, soldiers, and apparatus kill what Sheikh Osama lived and died for?''

EXCERPTS FROM AL QAEDA STATEMENT ON BIN LADEN'S DEATH

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13317717


''"America will never dream of security unless we will have it in reality in Palestine," he added. "God willing, our raids on you will continue as long as your support to the Israelis will continue."
24 january 2010

BIN LADEN: THE WAR IN HIS WORDS
2 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/bin-laden-war-words-quotes?intcmp=239


If the USA hopes to crush Al Qaeda with the killing of Bin Laden, it will be a great miscalculation
Of course Al Qaeda has received a blow by the death of Bin Laden, is still alive and kicking thanks to decennialong Western imperialism, which is defending its power over the regio military, economically and politically.

Politically and economically the West has always supported the Arab repressive regimes, which are now under treath of popular uprisings
It supports the Israeli occupation regime, which violates Palestinian rights for decennia [21]

Especially that non wavering support for Israel [military and political by the US and political by Europe] has angried the people in the Middle East, as the bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, causing tens of thousand civiian death

As long as this Western imperialist policy is not changing, resistance, hatred and bitterness will grow, which stimulates Al Qaeda, especially by those people, who have little trust in the socalled ''Arab spring'', since peaceful demonstrations can send a leader home, but cause no fundamental change at political and economical level
An example is Egypt, where Mubarak is sent home, but the army committed a coup and still human rights violations take place

And where an uprising really takes military forms, like in Libya, the Western powers involve and ''support'' the resistance movement, serving their own interests [22]

AL QAEDA/MEANS AND IDEALS

The problem is not the ideals of Al Qaeda, which are fully legitimate, as the resistance against the Israeli occupation, the objections against the Arab repressive regimes as the American military presence in the Middle East

What is fundamentally wrong are the means, used by Al Qaeda, since civilians and civilian goals are considered as legitimate targets, which is not only inhuman, but against the International Treaties, forbidding military attacks on ''non-combatants'' [civilians] [23]

However, Al Qaeda military attacks against Western military goals are fully legitimate according International Law [24] , but Western propaganda mentions them injustly as ''terrorism''
Only attacks against civilians are terroristic

Causes of the 11 september attacks:

And hereby the very causes of the 11 september attacks are revealed
The Western dominance in the Middle East [including support for Israel] and the committed warcrimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, which stay unpunished given the balance of power, as the unpunished Israeli crimes in occupied Palestine.

Terrorism is not the Evil, but the reaction on the Evil


EPILOGUE:

One of the most fundamental human rights is the right to a fair and independent trial
Osama didn't get this trial

This as an example of the American assassination policy, and other warcrimes and crimes against humanity [25] will haunt the Superpower USA

The right on a fair trial includes everybody, Osama bin Laden as former president Bush, who should be on trial for his numerous warcrimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, as his consent with torture [26]

Kind greetings

Astrid Essed
Amsterdam
The Netherlands






[1]

THE WHITE HOUSE DOSSIER
OBAMA: JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE
1 MAY 2011

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/05/01/obama-justice/

THE GUARDIAN
OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED IN US RAID ON PAKISTAN HIDEOUT
2 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/osama-bin-laden-dead-pakistan


THE WASHINGTON POST
OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED IN US RAID/BURIED AT SEA
2 MAY 2011


http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/osama-bin-laden-killed-in-us-raid-buried-at-sea/2011/05/02/AFx0yAZF_story.html


AL JAZEERA
REACTIONS: BIN LADEN'S DEATH
2 MAY 2011


http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/20115241936984209.html


REACTION OF THE SPOKESMAN OF THE VATICAN FR FREDERIC LOMBARDI

THE GUARDIAN
''CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT REJOICE AT DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN''
2 MAY 2011

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2011/05/02/christians-should-not-rejoice-at-death-of-osama-bin-laden-says-vatican-spokesman/

REACTION OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

THE GUARDIAN
KILLING UNARMED OSAMA BIN LADEN DOESN'T SERVE JUSTICE
6 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/06/osama-bin-laden-killing?intcmp=239

REACTION OF FIDEL CASTRO ON THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN:

''Fidel Castro has accused the US of executing Osama bin Laden, violating Pakistani law and desecrating Muslim burial tradition in an "abhorrent" operation.''

SOURCE

THE GUARDIAN:
OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLING WAS ''ABHORRENT'' SAYS CASTRO
5 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/05/osama-bin-laden-killing-abhorrent-fidel-castro


REACTION OF VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT ON THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN:
''
His [Fidel Castro's] criticism followed a statement from Venezuela's government that the US was fighting "terror with terror" and had used Bin Laden as a pretext to occupy central Asia. It demanded a US withdrawal from the region.

Venezuela's vice-president, Elías Jaua, said the US was using assassination as an instrument to resolve problems. "I never cease to be surprised by how crime and murder has been naturalised and how it's celebrated," he said.''


SOURCE:

THE GUARDIAN:
OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLING WAS ''ABHORRENT'' SAYS CASTRO
5 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/05/osama-bin-laden-killing-abhorrent-fidel-castro




AL JAZEERA
NEW YORKERS' MIXED REACTIONS TO OSAMA'S DEATH
3 MAY 2011

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/05/20115352740772938.html





[2]

THE TELEGRAPH
BIN LADEN IS WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE, SAYS BUSH
18 SEPTEMBER 2001


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/1340895/Bin-Laden-is-wanted-dead-or-alive-says-Bush.html


[3]

REUTERS.COM
US TEAM'S MISSION WAS TO KILL BIN LADEN, NOT CAPTURE
2 MAY 2011

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/02/binladen-kill-idUSN027979420110502


[4]

BBC NEWS
BIN LADEN: AL QAEDA LEADER WAS UNARMED WHEN SHOT AT: US
3 MAY 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13274176


[5]

''Bin Laden himself then resisted the troops and was shot dead, but was not armed, he [White House spokesman Jay Carney] added.''

SOURCE:

BBC NEWS
BIN LADEN: AL QAEDA LEADER WAS UNARMED WHEN SHOT AT: US
3 MAY 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13274176


[6]


REUTERS.COM
CONCERNS RAISED OVER SHOOTING OF UNARMED BIN LADEN, BURIAL
4 MAY 2011

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/04/us-binladen-legitimacy-idUSTRE74318620110504


BBC NEWS
OSAMA BIN LADEN
LEGALITY OF KILLING QUESTIONED
7 MAY 2011


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13318372



[7]


''The White House has said that Osama Bin Laden was unarmed but resisted capture.

“Given that he was not armed, it is not clear how he resisted arrest and whether an attempt was made to capture him rather than kill him,” said Claudio Cordone.''

SOURCE:


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL [www.amnesty.org]
QUESTIONS AROUND OPERATION AGAINST OSAMA BIN LADEN
4 MAY 2011


http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/questions-around-operation-against-osama-bin-laden-2011-05-04


THE GUARDIAN
BIN LADEN KILLING LEFT ''UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING'' ROWAN WILLIAMS [ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY]
5 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/05/bin-laden-uncomfortable-feeling-rowan-williams?intcmp=239

THE GUARDIAN
KILLING UNARMED BIN LADEN DOESN'T SERVE JUSTICE: ROWAN WILLIAMS [ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY]
6 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/06/osama-bin-laden-killing?intcmp=239


REACTION OF THE SPOKESMAN OF THE VATICAN FR FREDERIC LOMBARDI

THE GUARDIAN
''CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT REJOICE AT DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN''
2 MAY 2011

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2011/05/02/christians-should-not-rejoice-at-death-of-osama-bin-laden-says-vatican-spokesman/


[8]


AN OVERWIEW OF THE US RAID, WHICH KILLED BIN LADEN:

BBC NEWS
OSAMA BIN LADEN'S DEATH/HOW IT HAPPENED
US PRESSES PAKISTAN ON BIN LADEN
6 MAY 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13257330


THE NEW YORK TIMES
THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
ACCOUNT TELL OF ONE SIDED BATTLE IN BIN LADEN RAID
4 MAY 2011


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/05/us/politics/05binladen.html?_r=1


THE GUARDIAN
THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
HOW THE WHITE HOUSE CHANGED ITS STORY
4 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/04/osama-bin-laden-killing-us-story-change?intcmp=239


''The scene after Bin Laden's death emerged amid graphic new details about Monday's raid, which now seems to be far more one-sided than US officials previously claimed. On Thursday it emerged that far from there being a sustained "firefight" in the compound, as senior White House officials had said, the Navy Seals drew fire from only one al-Qaida gunman and quickly killed him.''

SOURCE:


THE GUARDIAN
OSAMA BIN LADEN DEATH: HOW FAMILY SCENE IN COMPOUND TURNED TO CARNAGE
5 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/05/bin-laden-death-family-compound?intcmp=239



[9]


AN OVERWIEW OF THE US RAID, WHICH KILLED BIN LADEN:

BBC NEWS
OSAMA BIN LADEN'S DEATH/HOW IT HAPPENED
US PRESSES PAKISTAN ON BIN LADEN
6 MAY 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13257330


[10]


''According to reports attributed to Pakistani intelligence officials, 18 people were in bin Laden’s compound at the time of the US attack.''

SOURCE:

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL [www.amnesty.org]
QUESTIONS AROUND OPERATION AGAINST OSAMA BIN LADEN
4 MAY 2011


http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/questions-around-operation-against-osama-bin-laden-2011-05-04


[11]


''US officials have said that five people were killed and two women were injured – one of whom was identified as bin Laden’s wife – and that at the end of the operation the injured women were left at the compound along with at least six children. '''


SOURCE:

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL [www.amnesty.org]
QUESTIONS AROUND OPERATION AGAINST OSAMA BIN LADEN
4 MAY 2011


http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/questions-around-operation-against-osama-bin-laden-2011-05-04


[12]


''
The American officials have said that Bin Laden's wife and daughter survived. Pakistan's military officials say 13 children - 11 boys and two girls - were recovered from the compound. It is not clear if they are all Bin Laden's children.
They had their hands tied and were left for Pakistani officials to pick up, though the ISI and US officials contradict each other as to whether a detainee was taken away alive.''


SOURCE:

AN OVERWIEW OF THE US RAID, WHICH KILLED BIN LADEN:

BBC NEWS
OSAMA BIN LADEN'S DEATH/HOW IT HAPPENED
US PRESSES PAKISTAN ON BIN LADEN
6 MAY 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13257330


''
The official said Pakistani intelligence services, who are holding 11 other survivors of the deadly raid on Bin Laden's Pakistani hiding place, would not allow their interrogation by US officials.
"That would occur only if there was written assent from their country of origin. We are yet to receive any request to my knowledge, but given the [critical] statements coming out of Washington and the fact that [the raid] was not an operation we were involved in, we would not accept," he said.''


THE GUARDIAN
OSAMA BIN LADEN'S DAUGHTER WITNESSED HIS DEATH' SAYS PAKISTANI OFFICIAL
4 MAY 2011


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/04/osama-bin-laden-daughter-held


[13]

COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT
Collective punishment is the punishment of a group of people as a result of the behavior of one of more individuals or groups
It is forbidden according to article 33, 4th Geneva Convention

4th Geneva Convention

http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/380?OpenDocument

In the case of the family of Bin Laden it means, that they can't be arrested or questioned by the Pakistani or US Intelligence Service for alleged crimes of Bin Laden

Moreover, children enjoy special protection, which is guaranteed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child

See

http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/k2crc.htm


[14]

''We are seeking information from the US and Pakistani authorities about how many people were in the compound at the time of the operation, what happened to them and specifically what is the status and current whereabouts of the survivors,” said Claudio Cordone, Senior Director at Amnesty International.''

SOURCE:

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL [www.amnesty.org]
QUESTIONS AROUND OPERATION AGAINST OSAMA BIN LADEN
4 MAY 2011


http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/questions-around-operation-against-osama-bin-laden-2011-05-04


[15]


THE WASHINGTON POST
OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED IN US RAID/BURIED AT SEA
2 MAY 2011

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/osama-bin-laden-killed-in-us-raid-buried-at-sea/2011/05/02/AFx0yAZF_story.html


THE GUARDIAN
BIN LADEN'S BODY BURIED AT SEA
2 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/bin-laden-body-buried-sea


[16]

THE GUARDIAN
BIN LADEN'S BODY BURIED AT SEA
2 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/bin-laden-body-buried-sea

REUTERS.COM
CONCERNS RAISED OVER SHOOTING OF UNARMED BIN LADEN, BURIAL
4 MAY 2011

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/04/us-binladen-legitimacy-idUSTRE74318620110504


[17]

''In Islamabad the Pakistani foreign ministry issued a hard-worded statement condemning the raid on Bin Laden's house as an "unauthorised unilateral action", and warned that this would not be tolerated in future.''

..................
...................

''In Washington, the CIA chief, Leon Panetta, said Pakistan was not informed of the assault on Abbottabad, a military garrison town, because US officials feared the al-Qaida leader could have been warned.''

SOURCE:

THE GUARDIAN
OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLING PROMPTS US-PAKISTAN WAR OF WORDS
4 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/04/osama-bin-laden-pakistan-us


''Pakistan's foreign minister said on Thursday that US forces may have breached his country's sovereignty, raising fresh doubts about the legality of killing Osama bin Laden.''

SOURCE:

PAKISTAN CLAIMS US RAID BREACHED UN RULES ON SOVEREIGNITY

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/may/05/osama-bin-laden-death-aftermath#block-69



[18]

''As a matter of international law, one country is not free to enter another country apparently without the authorisation of that country, and intervene, whether to kidnap or kill a national of a third state," Mr Sands said.''

SOURCE:

BBC NEWS
OSAMA BIN LADEN
LEGALITY OF KILLING QUESTIONED
7 MAY 2011


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13318372


[19]


''In Washington, the CIA chief, Leon Panetta, said Pakistan was not informed of the assault on Abbottabad, a military garrison town, because US officials feared the al-Qaida leader could have been warned.''

SOURCE:

THE GUARDIAN
OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLING PROMPTS US-PAKISTAN WAR OF WORDS
4 MAY 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/04/osama-bin-laden-pakistan-us


[20]

GEORGE WASHINGTON BLOGSPOT
NOAM CHOMSKY: NO EVIDENCE THAT AL QAEDA CARRIED OUT THE 11 SEPTEMBER ATTACKS
5 NOVEMBER 2010


http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2010/11/chomsky-no-evidence-that-al-qaeda.html


[21]

THE PALESTINIAN REFUGEE PROBLEM AND THE IDEOLOGY OF TRANSFER
2007

http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=729041

BLOCKADE ON GAZA/CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
19 FEBRUARY 2008

http://malta.indymedia.org/node/131

ISRAELI ATTACKS ON GAZA/DIRTY WAR AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN CIVILIAN POPULATION
19 JANUARY 2009

http://chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display/85520/index.php


[22]

MILITARY ACTIONS AGAINST LIBYA/RESISTANCE MUST RELY ON OWN STRENGTH
23 MARCH 2011


http://argentina.indymedia.org/news/2011/03/775926.php


[23]


ARTICLE 7, BASIC RULES OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW IN ARMED CONFLICTS

7 - Parties to a conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants in order to

spare civilian population and property. Neither the civilian population as such nor civilian persons shall be the

object of attack. Attacks shall be directed solely against military objectives.



http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/misc/basic-rules-ihl-311288.htm





[24]





ARTICLE 7, BASIC RULES OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW IN ARMED CONFLICTS

7 - Parties to a conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants in order to

spare civilian population and property. Neither the civilian population as such nor civilian persons shall be the

object of attack. Attacks shall be directed solely against military objectives.



http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/misc/basic-rules-ihl-311288.htm





[25]



See for American crimes against humanity the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which caused more than 400.000 civilian death

The USA is the only country in the world, that actually used nuclear weapons on civilian goals in a war



[26]



MAIL ONLINE

GEORGE W BUSH CANCELS VISIT TO SWISS CHARITY GALA OVER FEARS HE COULD BE ARRESTED ON TORTURE CHARGES

6 FEBRUARY 2011



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354211/George-W-Bush-cancels-Switzerland-visit-fears-arrest-torture-charges.html






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