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A symbolic War Crimes Tribunal in Malaysia has found former US President George W. Bush and several other members of his administration guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity , Press TV reports.

The second “Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal”, part of an initiative by former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad, in a unanimous vote on Saturday found Bush and seven of his associates, including former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld guilty of torture and war crimes.

The court also heard evidence from former detainees in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, of torture methods used by US soldiers during their captivity in prisons run by American forces.

A former inmate, Abbas Abid appeared in a scarf fearing reprisals. He enacted how US troops subjected him to electric shocks, beatings and sexual abuse over a number of months.

High ranking former UN officials present in the courtroom expressed frustration over the evidence. “The UN is a weak body … and it’s corrupted by member states, who use the Security Council for their own interests. They don’t respect the charter. They don’t respect the international law. They don’t respect the Geneva Conventions,” former UN Assistant Secretary General, Denis Halliday told Press TV.

“As long as they continue to use the UN it’s going to be somehow redundant possibly a dangerous and certainly corrupted organization,” Halliday went on to say.

Meanwhile, Mahatir remains determined to bring Bush and his cohorts to justice.

In response to a question on the sidelines of the court regarding the Malaysian police’s authority to arrest the criminals of war, Mahathir expressed hope that the charged officials won’t be invited to Malaysia.

“I hope people in the world will take notice and they should actually … these are basically murderers and they kill on large scale,” the former Malaysian premier maintained.

The symbolic court was first held in November 2011 during which Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair were found guilty for committing “crimes against peace” during the Iraq war.

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  • george

    Very good, now send the imaginary police to arrest them…

  • Pro Justice

    @ George, and you’re sure this is not politically motivated against your rival right, George Soros or George Loony? Which is it? Left-wing Henry Kissinger says:

    “MONEY CONTROLS THE WORLD.
    FOOD CONTROLS PEOPLE” So what is it???

    :( Money or food or both to get the conviction against the president of the United States?

    So Maylaysia has human Rights and the U.S doesn’t?

    :( Matthias Chang is a lawyer and a political activist. He’s a coordinator for this MOCK TRIAL for the purposes of REVENGE!!!!!

    :( Judge Abdul Kadir SULAIMAN – Chief prosecutor of the Kuala Lumpur war crimes commission vs U.S. President George W Bush and P.M. Anthony L. Blair of Great Britain.

    CUI BONO? In politics there is a golden rule for understanding what may be the driving force behind unexpected mysterious events. This rule is known as ‘Cui Bono’, which is Latin for: ‘who benefits?’ http://www.eutimes.net/2010/12/wikileaks-who-benefits

  • Pro Justice

    :roll: Read the QUOTES from the DEMOCRAT politicians who constantly demanded that President George Bush had to do something about “IRAQ’s Weapons of Mass Destruction” , which was before the 9-11 attacks happened. :( :(

    :roll: HERE ARE DEMOCRAT QUOTES ON IRAQ WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

    1. President Bill Clinton > Feb. 4, 1998
    “One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.”

    2. Tom Daschle > February 11, 1998
    “The (Clinton) administration has said, ‘Look, we have exhausted virtually our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that, what other option is there but to force them to do so?’ That’s what they’re saying. This is the key question. And the answer is we don’t have another option. We have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily.

    3. President Bill Clinton > Feb. 17, 1998
    “If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.”

    4. “Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.” –Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

    5. Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser > Feb. 18, 1998
    “He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”

    6. Bill Richardson > May 29, 1998
    “The threat of nuclear proliferation is one of the big challenges that we have now, especially by states that have nuclear weapons, outlaw states like Iraq.”

    7. President Bill Clinton > December 17, 1998
    “Earlier today, I ordered America’s armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq… Their mission is to attack Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.”

    8. All Democrats – “We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” — October 9th, 1999 > Letter to President Clinton Signed by Senators Levin, Lieberman, Lautenberg, Dodd, Kerrey, Feinstein, Mikulski, Daschle, Breaux, Johnson, Inouye, Landrieu, Ford and Kerry

    9. “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.” — Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

    10. “Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.”
    — Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

    11. Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL) and others, on Dec 5, 2001
    “There is no doubt that … Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.”

    12. Joe Biden > August 4, 2002
    “This is a guy who is an extreme danger to the world, and this is a guy who is in every way possible seeking Weapons of Mass Destruction.”

    13. Senator Joe Biden > August 14, 2002
    “I think he has anthrax. I have not seen any evidence that he has smallpox, but you hear them say, Tim (Russert), is the last smallpox outbreak in the world was in IRAQ – ergo, he may have a strain.”

    14. Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI) > Sept. 19, 2002
    “We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them.”

    15. Dick Gephardt > September 23, 2002
    “(I have seen) a large body of intelligence information over a long time that he is working on and has Weapons of Mass Destruction. Before 1991, he was close to a nuclear device. Now, you’ll get a debate about whether it’s one year away or five years away.”

    16. Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
    “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”

    17. Al Gore > Sept. 23, 2002
    “Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”

    18. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA) > Sept. 27, 2002
    “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing Weapons of Mass Destruction.”

    19. Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV) > Oct. 3, 2002
    “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…”

    20. Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA) > Oct. 9, 2002
    “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”

    21. Russell Feingold > October 9, 2002
    “With regard to Iraq, I agree Iraq presents a genuine threat, especially in the form of weapons of mass destruction: chemical, biological and potentially nuclear weapons. I agree that Saddam Hussein is exceptionally dangerous and brutal, if not uniquely so, as the president argues.” –

    22. Chuck Schumer > October 10, 2002
    “It is Hussein’s vigorous pursuit of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, and his present and future potential support for terrorist acts and organizations that make him a danger to the people of the united states.”

    23. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV) > Oct 10, 2002
    “There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years … We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.”

    24. Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA) > Oct. 10, 2002
    “He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do”

    25. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY) > Oct 10, 2002
    “In the four years since the inspectors, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”

    26. Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL) > Dec. 8, 2002
    “We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.”

    27. Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA) > Jan. 23. 2003
    “Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”

    28. Johnny Edwards > January 7, 2003
    “Serving on the intelligence committee and seeing day after day, week after week, briefings on Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction and his plans on using those weapons, he cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons. It’s just that simple. The whole world changes if Saddam ever has nuclear weapons.”

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