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アメリカにおいて戦争犯罪人であると公的に弾劾されたディック・チェイニー元米国副大統領が明日(九月二十六日)バンクーバー、ヘイスティングス通り 915番にきて自著の宣伝をするそうです。

チェイニーを支持するカナダ人はとても少ないので、バンクーバー空港の入国審査でもってチェイニーに色々尋問する必要があるとラジオニュースで云っていたのはさすがカナダだなあと思います。チェイニーを天皇とあわせた「善人」日本とは大いに違います。

チェニーを犯罪人として逮捕するいい機会だという人もいます。

明日はおのまも抗議デモに参加しようかと思いましたが、君子は死神に近寄るべからずですね。
 

Movement to arrest Dick Cheney for war crimes grows


As Dick Cheney prepares to promote his book in Vancouver tomorrow evening at the Bon Mot Club, a movement to have the former U.S. Vice President arrested for war crimes has grown.

This will be Cheney's first event outside of the United States to promote his new book which justifies torture and other war crimes.

"We owe it to the victims of war and torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond to have a strong showing of
opposition to this event featuring this war criminal," the activist group, Stop War, wrote in a press release this afternoon, calling for Vancouverites to write or contact elected representatives, asking them to speak out against the visit and to call for his banning from Canada or arrest upon entry. The press release says:

Protest War Criminal Dick Cheney, Monday, Sept. 26 5:30 pm

Outside the 'Vancouver Club' at 915 W. Hastings

Human Rights Watch said last week that Canada should be prepared to investigate Cheney for violating the United Nations Convention Against Torture. In a statement on the international humanitarian organization's website was this statement:

The Canadian government should be prepared to bring criminal charges against former US Vice President Dick Cheney for his alleged role in the torture of detainees when he visits Vancouver on September 26, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today.

Overwhelming evidence of torture by the Bush administration, including at least two cases involving Canadian citizens, obligates Canada to investigate Cheney to comply with the Convention Against Torture, Human Rights Watch said. In addition, Canadian law expressly provides for jurisdiction over an individual for torture and other crimes if the complainant is a Canadian citizen, even for offenses committed outside of Canada. Canada ratified the Convention against Torture in 1987 and incorporated its provisions into the Canadian criminal code.

“The US has utterly failed to meet its legal obligation to investigate torture by the Bush administration, but that shouldn’t let other countries off the hook,” said
Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. “Cheney’s visit to Vancouver is a rare opportunity to remedy this shameful failure to uphold the rule of law.”

Human Rights Watch has
documented the role of senior Bush administration officials in authorizing torture of detainees, including “waterboarding” and prolonged exposure to heat and cold. The US was directly responsible or complicit in the alleged torture of at least two Canadian citizens, Maher Arar and Omar Khadr.

Cheney played a key role in the formulation of US detainee policy and was a member of the National Security Council “Principals Committee,” which approved interrogation policies. He was critical in pressing US Justice Department officials to provide authorization in mid-2002 for the use of coerced interrogation methods. Cheney’s memoir, In My Time, published in August, details his continued support of abusive interrogation techniques, which he calls “critically important … to … national security.”

“Canada’s own investigation into the Maher Arar case shows there is sufficient evidence to investigate Cheney for authorizing torture,” Roth said. “Bush, Cheney, and others authorized the abusive detention regime that Canadians and thousands of others were subjected to. They should be held accountable.

Meanwhile, the Georgia Straight has posted a poll, asking readers if Cheney should be arrested when he comes to Vancouver.

Credited by many for pushing the U.S. to invade Iraq after 9/11, Cheney was also instrumental in legalizing torture to obtain information from suspected terrorists during the George W. Bush era. After getting the U.S. into Iraq, Cheney then used his immense political clout to obtain contracts for Halliburton, where he served as CEO until July 25, 2000. Colin Powell's chief of staff said that Cheney was "president for all practical purposes" during George Bush's first term in office and fears being tried as a war criminal. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who has apparently known Cheney for decades, told ABC news that Cheney was a "very vindictive person."

In August, Cheney defended the Iraq war and waterboarding on the Today Show.

Dick Cheney Fast Facts

Documented civilian deaths from violence in Iraq since the Bush-Cheney administration declared war on the country:

102,636 – 112,165

From the Database

Latest incidents:

August 24: Four family members were killed by roadside bombs in al-Hadid, near Baquba.

September total so far: 229 civilians killed.

For a deep analysis of these numbers, Iraq War Logs breaks down the meaning behind the death toll.

The Washington Post's "Faces of the Fallen" documents the 6, 026 U.S. service members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring freedom.

 

| おのまのプロフィール | 政治経済 | 13:51 | comments(2) | trackbacks(1) |
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>明日はおのまも抗議デモに参加しようかと思いましたが、君子は死神に近寄るべからずですね。

大体がデモに参加するような人は馬鹿がおおい。
ここでも馬鹿を定義付けると馬にeye coverを付けたような人で、鹿が良く道路で轢かれるのは彼等に危機を感じた時に後退するのを知らず前進あるのみような人。
必ずしも全員が馬鹿ではないでしょうか、君子は、はて、なん名いるか?

純粋に理論的に言えば大統領が方針を決め副大統領がその方針に従う、でありその反対ではない。
特にチェイニーはご主人様をフォードからパパブッシュに政治的に言えば寝返った人です。
その後、ドナルド・ラムズフェルドと共に忠実にブッシュ家に仕え、イラク戦争をゴリ押ししたW・ブッシュの責任を肩代わりし、弁慶宜しく一身に攻撃の矢面に立っていると私は見ます。
その時、弁慶に幾ら矢をはなっても仕方が無い。
相手の思うつぼですから。
| Tom | 2011/09/27 12:32 AM |

チェイニーの来晩がどうなったのか分かりませんでした。冷たい雨が降っていたので大したデモにならなかったのかもしれません。

ラジオではブッシュも来るとを云っていました。ブッシュならもう少し反響が大きいかもしれません。でもブッシュの戦争を否定したオバマも公約に比べると実績は湿った花火みたいですからエリザベスさんには熱狂的になってもアメリカの大統領はブッシュもオバマもどうでも良いということになるのかもしれません。
| おのま | 2011/09/29 5:29 AM |










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