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September 9, 2016

Donald Trump's (Proposed) War Crimes

We all know about the waterboarding torture.

But let's take a look at his "take the oil" plan of his.  From the Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump’s stance that the U.S. should have taken oil out of Iraq following the 2003 invasion would have been a violation of the fourth Geneva Convention and likely other international agreements, two legal experts said Thursday.

On Wednesday during a forum televised on NBC, Mr. Trump said the U.S. could have prevented the growth of the Islamic State terror network had it used a number of U.S. troops to pump oil out of Iraq. This would have blocked Islamic State’s access to oil, which the group used in part to finance its insurgency and operations.

“It used to be, to the victor belong the spoils,” Mr.Trump said.
Yea, and that's a war crime.

From the Fourth Geneva Convention - Article 53:
Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to protected persons, or to the State, or to other public authorities, or to social or cooperative organizations, is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations.
Then there's Article 147 of the same Convention:
Grave breaches to which the preceding Article relates shall be those involving any of the following acts, if committed against persons or property protected by the present Convention: wilful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments, wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement of a protected person, compelling a protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power, or wilfully depriving a protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial prescribed in the present Convention, taking of hostages and extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly.
Oh, and notice the part about the torture - still illegal.  Still a war crime.

Donald Trump, bigot, liar, and GOP candidate for the President of the United States of America says we can "Make America Great Again" is by, among other things, committing war crimes.

USA! USA! USA!

1 comment:

Omega Cuck Supreme said...

From the Fourth Geneva Convention - Article 2:
"Although one of the Powers in conflict may not be a party to the present Convention, the Powers who are parties thereto shall remain bound by it in their mutual relations. They shall furthermore be bound by the Convention in relation to the said Power, if the latter accepts and applies the provisions thereof."

If the party does NOT accept and apply the conventions, the other parties are not bound by them. Convention protections are reciprocal.