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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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