At the heart of the concept of war crimes is the idea that individuals can be held criminally responsible for the actions of a country or its soldiers.
War crimes and crimes against humanity are among the gravest crimes in international law.
They are considered so serious that there is no period of limitation for such crimes – which means that those who commit them can be prosecuted and punished no matter how much time has elapsed since the crimes were committed.
Denying people readily available government resources they were entitled to and allowing them to drown, starve, and die from lack of medical treatment was a crime of depravity, that you witnessed with your own eyes on national television for three whole days. You saw bodies floating around New Orleans making it appear as though there had been some kind of fish kill, only these fish were human bodies.
Discussing his memoir “Decision Points” with the “Today” show’s Matt Lauer, Bush
recalls when West delivered his infamous 2005 sound bite, “George Bush doesn’t care
about black people.”
“That [means], ‘He’s a racist,’ ” Bush told Lauer, “and I didn’t appreciate it then.
I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t appreciate the way he’s
handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, ‘This man’s a racist.’ I resent
it, it’s not true.”
In January of 05, following the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean, George
Bush approved relief efforts by Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB, Illinois. Air
Mobility Command aircraft and people have delivered tons of relief equipment and
hundreds of servicemembers into the affected region.
As of Jan. 6, AMC aircraft and aircrews had delivered more than 1.66 million pounds
of cargo and 748 passengers supporting tsunami-relief operations.
Col. Richard Richardson, director of operations for the tanker airlift control
center, said as soon as officials here learned of the tsunami disaster, they were
ready in case AMC aircraft or people were needed.
The first call came Dec. 29 when a C-17 Globemaster III from McChord Air Force Base,
Wash., was tasked to move a C-130 Hercules maintenance package from Yokota Air Base,
Japan, to Utapao, Thailand. The C-130s are providing airlift within the
In the days following that initial tasking, C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III
aircraft were called upon more than 20 times, moving everything from helicopters and
relief equipment to support people and emergency responders.
Colonel Richardson said as of Jan. 5, AMC had six C-5 aircraft staged out of Kadena
AB, Japan, and four McChord C-17s staged out of Utapao. Another C-17, from
Charleston AFB, S.C., brought U.S. Army civil affairs Soldiers and equipment to the
region Jan. 4.
The C-5s include three active-duty aircraft from Travis AFB, Calif., and two Air
Force Reserve planes from Lackland AFB, Texas, and Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.,
and one Air National Guard aircraft Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y.
The colonel said that Reserve and Guard participation during the relief operations
is “significant” and “outstanding.”
As of Jan. 5, AMC aircraft had airlifted the following equipment and people
supporting tsunami-relief operations:
– Communications equipment and people assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps’ 7th
Communication Battalion in Japan.
– C-17s flew six HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and two CH-46 helicopters and related
support equipment. A single C-17 can carry two CH-46 helicopters.
– Two U.S. Marine Corps Force Service Support Groups. They provide combat service
support to Marine Corps forces worldwide.
– A U.S. Navy Seabee from Guam. The colonel said they were flown to the region to
provide critical water-well-drilling support.
– A C-17 maintenance package from McChord.
– People and equipment assigned to Kadena’s 18th Communications Squadron.
Besides flying people and equipment, AMC Airmen also ran a tanker airlift control
element out of Travis. They will provide on-site management of AMC airfield
operations, including command and control, communications, aerial port services,
maintenance, security, weather and intelligence — those critical elements needed to
ensure safe and highly efficient air bases for all tanker and airlift operations.
AMC’s initial relief efforts have not gone unnoticed.
A senior U.S. Agency for International Development official said support from AMC
aircraft has been both welcomed and necessary. USAID is the lead governmental
department responsible for U.S. tsunami-relief operations.
Edward Fox, USAID’s assistant administrator for legislative and public affairs, said
“the one thing that distinguishes the United States from the rest of the world is
its military, especially the Air Force and its airlift capability.”
He said Air Force airlift is a central part of any relief effort of this magnitude.
“To be able to provide the type of emergency response needed to save lives, the Air
Force logistical capability is indispensable to USAID and others in the
international relief area, because we don’t have those types of assets,” Mr. Fox
said. “We are extremely delighted and proud to be working side by side with the U.S.
For example, Mr. Fox said the helicopters being delivered “are worth their weight in
gold.” He explained that the topography of Indonesia and other countries struck by
this disaster make normal means of transportation impossible.
“Without the helicopters we wouldn’t be able to get the assessment teams in to
determine what response to take,” Mr. Fox said. “Helicopters also provide a lifeline
to get water, food and medical supplies into these communities to sustain them in
the early stages of a disaster; until the normal modes of the transportation are
This occurred eight months before the “Katrina” disaster. The Indian Ocean is
half way around the world from Scott AFB, and New Orleans was two hours flight time
from Scott. While the city was flooded, Louis Armstrong International remained dry
and able to receive air traffic. C5A’s are really huge aircraft, and just one
flight complete with food, water, hospital staff, and rescue personnel, plus the
ability to coordinate all military resources in that area; would have solved New
Orleans problems, and all it took was one phone call from the White House.
They remembered all of those resources for people half way around the world,
just 8 months before “The Katrina Horror Show” at the “Dome”, but forgot them during
the time we saw those people pleading for help in front of the “Dome”.
TENS OF THOUSANDS TRAPPED IN SUPERDOME; CONDITIONS DETERIORATE: “A 2-year-old girl
slept in a pool of urine. Crack vials littered a restroom. Blood stained the walls
next to vending machines smashed by teenagers. ‘We pee on the floor. We are like
animals,’ said Taffany Smith, 25, as she cradled her 3-week-old son, Terry. … By
Wednesday, it had degenerated into horror. … At least two people, including a child,
have been raped. At least three people have died, including one man who jumped 50
feet to his death, saying he had nothing left to live for. There is no sanitation.
The stench is overwhelming.”” [Los Angeles Times, 9/1/05]
3,000 STRANDED AT CONVENTION CENTER WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER: “With 3,000 or more
evacuees stranded at the convention center — and with no apparent contingency plan
or authority to deal with them — collecting a body was no one’s priority. … Some had
been at the convention center since Tuesday morning but had received no food, water
or instructions.” [Times-Picayune]
Barack Obama trembles with fear at even acknowledging any of the crimes of the Bush Administration, even when they were against him and his administration. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Ben Bernanke printed trillions of dollars between 13 November, and 25 December of 08, and bought long term treasury bonds. That was after Barack Obama had been elected president. Bonds went from 118 to 145, Barack Obama desperately needed the ability to print money that could be used to create a new WPA and alleviate unemployment.
This was done while Barack Obama was celebrating his first ever African American election victory. That bond move had the immediate effect of dumping billions of dollars into foreign treasuries of countries that owned bonds. China was 75 billion dollars richer after that move. It devalued the dollar like you would not believe. Republicans were “sniggling” and buying gold, because they new the price of that commodity would go to moon. All of this is recorded on long term commodity charts. Although it appeared that the price of oil was going up, in reality, the value of the dollar was going down, after that bond move.
The effect of what Bush, Cheney, and Ben Bernanke did between 13 November, and 25 December of 08, caused inflation in a recession, and Barack Obama rewarded Ben Bernanke by nominating him for Chairman of The Federal Reserve. I’ve asked the questions, you give the answers.