Tuesday, February 24, 2004

John Kerry, War Criminal
In his testimony before congress in 1971, now-Senator John Kerry (Communist-Mass.) testified that he knew of or took part in, during combat, activities that were illegal under the various Geneva Conventions on Warfare, illegal under the various Hague Rules of Land Warfare, and proscribed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

These included: the deliberate targeting of civilians, their homes and property, rape, plunder, murder, free-fire zones, search-and-destroy missions.

The question, in my mind, is this:

Mr. kerry was a Naval Officer, and as such, was supposed to be aware of the provisions of the Geneva Conventions, the Hague Conventions and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Since these things are constantly drilled into an officer's head, and he has a responsibility to make himself knowledgable and conversant with such things, then we may assume the folowing:

a) by not invoking his right under the UCMJ to question or refuse to obey a clearly illegal order, Mr. Kerry is, therefore, a war criminal, or accessory to war crimes by his own admission.
b) Mr. Kerry was, at the least, an irresponsible officer, and at the other end of the spectrum, a criminally neglegent one.
c) Mr. Kerry was required to report such violation(s) of the Geneva and Hague Conventions or the UCMJ to higher authority that he was aware of.
d) Mr. Kerry is quite possibly a liar.

Makes him look all the more attractive as a President every day, doesn't it? If I were John Kerry, I'd keep my mouth shut. And hire a good lawyer. But because he practices the "right" kind of politics, don't get your hopes up that he will be dragged in front of a court at the Hague any time soon.

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