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99-Year-Old Nuremberg Prosecutor Calls Trump's Family Separation Policy a 'Crime Against Humanity'

99-Year-Old Nuremberg Prosecutor Calls Trump's Family Separation Policy a 'Crime Against Humanity'

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

The last surviving prosecutor at the Nazi Nuremberg trials just offered harsh criticism for the Trump administration's family separation crisis resulting from its cruel immigration policies, calling it "a crime against humanity."

Ninety-nine year old Ben Ferencz made the comments in a recent lengthy interview with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, which was posted online Tuesday.


Definitely need to keep Guantanamo open so we can house the hordes of DC politicians and other warmongers after they are brought to justice.

The Trump family and GOP were “a crime against humanity” long before Trump ascended the throne.


Trumps’ ideology will Fail, like everything else he has attempted in his life.


Bravo to this principled human being…he saw what went before and sees what is being done in our names now by this pathological tin-pot Mussolini!

What we need is a new Nuremberg Trials edition for the trump regime and others!


An accurate, insightful, and empathetic comment from Ninety-nine year old Ben Ferencz, who certainly understood — and understands still — that any country’s leader (‘Fuhrer’ in German) who acts like an Emperor, as faux Emperor Trump clearly does, and who makes his country act like a Global Empire is violating any sane definition of how a country (particularly one that was founded by a “Revolution Against Empire” [Justin du Rivage] and which was committed to being a real democratic Republic) would be ashamed to fall, devolve, and metastasize to this level of acting like an EMPIRE itself.

Cheers for Ben Ferencz’s honesty, courage, and plain-thinking in calling Emperor Trump out for such “Crimes Against Humanity”.

And as Professor Robinson so accurately notes in his critical diagnostic book, “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity”:

“The U.S. state is a key point of condensation for pressures from
dominant groups around the world to resolve problems of global
capitalism and to secure the legitimacy of the system overall.
In this regard, “U.S.” imperialism refers to the use by transnational
elites of the U.S. state apparatus to continue to attempt to expand,
defend, and stabilize the global capitalist system. We are witness less
to a “U.S.” imperialism per se than to a global capitalist imperialism.
We face an EMPIRE OF GLOBAL CAPITAL, headquartered, for evident
historical reasons, in Washington.” [Caps added]

Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity, 2014 Robinson, William
Cambridge University Press.


Nuremberg established barbaric crimes are three in this order; Crimes against Peace, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes.


William Clinton installed this policy back in the late 1990s. George W. Bush enforced it, Obama enforced it, and now that Trump is enforcing it, suddenly it’s a “crime against humanity”.

Hey, was bombing Iraq over a non existent weapons of mass destruction program in Iraq for which 100,000 and 1,000,000 people killed a “crime against humanity”?

Was spending 8 years bombing 7 nations and creating the refugee crisis you see in Europe today, “a crime against humanity”?

Gee, guess not.


What a gem of a human being.


Damnit, how long has separating illegal immigrants from their children been in effect?

For 4 presidents, including Trump. 4. Why didn’t you complain sometime in the last 18 years?

You’re all so full of crap. Remember when there were protests when Trump placed a temporary refugee ban on 7 nations? Where were the protests when Obama was bombing 5 of those nations to TURN them into refugees?

You’re so full of it. You have no principles, you are just a trained seal to bark “racism” or “war crime” on command. You don’t think, and you don’t even believe in principles. If Obama was doing exactly what Trump is currently during with illegal immigrants and their children, you’d say absolutely nothing - because you said absolutely nothing when Obama was doing it, or Bush Jr was doing it, or Bill Clinton was doing it.

You people disgust me. You disgust me with your ignorance, your hypocrisy, your lack of principles, your lack of morals.


Worse than the most barbaric of actually proven atrocities and not the bullshit stories of chosenite survivors was the after was ar criminality of the infamous Nuremberg Tribunals and International Military Tribunals in Europe and the International Military Tribunals of the Far East. They were designed to detract attention for the war crimes perpetrated by the allies in the wide spread fire bombing of civilian populations throughout Europe and Japan. If there was any justice, Eisenhower would have been hanged for his treatment of millions of German POWs whom the bastard redesignated from Prisoners of War to Disarmed Enemy Forces thus denying them the provisions of the Geneva Conventions of War. he had dumped in the Rhine meadows without shelter, water, or sanitary facilities.

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Your anger is misplaced, counter productive and childish BS. The vast majority of people here did, and do, speak-out - and put their bodies where their mouths are! - on racism, atrocities, war, and displacement of millions! Thru many presidents and regimes. If this article and statement of principle by the prosecutor and responses to it makes you angry, don’t assume failure or silence by people - teach, and remind people who the perpetrators were…and are! Your rant makes you look like an arrogant fool…


Hi Giovanna-Lepore,
Yes, he did say some wonderful things----but neither man said one word about Palestine------a cry from the invisible country, that no one seems to hear.


Hello The Truth, Yes it will but the longer it continues the closer to the destruction of almost all of the life on the planet, whether animal or plant life! Depending upon which metaphor you prefer “crossing the Rubicon” or “past the point of no return”. If those two don’t do it then I would appreciate it if you have something different even if if is of a completely different nature/direction! The good dies with us but the evil lasts seemingly forever!

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It was our opposition to Obama’s TPP which killed it. TPP gave inordinate rights to foreign corporations to operate domestically void of any regulation, ie, Rio Tinto digging up the Grand Canyon for uranium. Bush and Republicans overthrew Iraq and stole their oil and we fought Obama for eight years about keeping us in Iraq. He admitted the war should not have been fought but had not the spine to stop it. We fought Bill Clinton and Hillary and their Foundation about Haiti and how they stole the money and how there isn’t enough separation between conservative Democrats and Republicans. We have fought Wall Street Democrats which spawned Occupy Wall Street who were jailed by NYPD and we created Bernie’s Revolution catapulting him into a successful presidential run which he canceled at the behest of Obama to run Hillary, perhaps the most disliked human on this planet and we lost but we did fight Obama about war, the World Bank, protecting the environment and we are not hypocrites. We have been fighting all our lives for equality, civil rights, environmental protection, tolerance, peace, sustainable energy and we fight every day and we will die fighting for what we believe in. We are not the hypocrites. We are the liberals.


Hello Emphyrio, The Nuremberg Trials were the most famous after World War II but the Japanese had their version. Instead of civilian justice it was military justice. The trials would end and then about a week would pass for review of guilty verdicts. After that the judgement was carried out swiftly. Needless to say many more convictions were handed down in the Japanese trials as the military was quite prejudiced. The Nuremberg trial appeals could last a very long time with sentences being reduced.

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We need to make this a bipartisan reality. Although the open air gulag known as Guantanamo is too good for these monsters. How about letting them trade places with Julian Assange and put them through the torturous hell they have put this man through!


Hello geronimo, You need to go back further till you reach the Right Wing Godhead Ronald (6) Wilson (6) Reagan (6)! From him forward every administration and most likely going further into the furure they need a visit to the International Criminal Court and stand trial for so many crimes that it could take decades to have all of the trials complete with so many guilty verdicts! Unfortunately it won’t happen and the world will suffer. The good news (gospel) is that the majority of the life on the planet will go extinct!

Umph! Umph! Bring any other people and countries/country to mind that are violators to these three?

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You’re damn right they were. So let’s get the trials started. Until the prosecutions are begun, the US will remain an example of a mockery of equal justice for all among it’s own citizens and the people of the world.


While we’re at it, let’s talk about what the gov’t of Israel is doing to the Palestinians. Does it by chance remind anyone of our own government’s treatment of Native Americans in our own country, genocide included? I guess murdering parents could count as separation.