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Senior UN Human Rights Official 'Deeply Concerned' by Trump's Pardons for Mercenaries Who Massacred 17 Iraqi Civilians

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/23/senior-un-human-rights-official-deeply-concerned-trumps-pardons-mercenaries-who

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What goes around…

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The enormity of the utter lack of moral compass, integrity, honor and actual evil the hideous creature has done is beyond measure.

All his pardons of criminals, liars, murderers, thieves and treasonous scum must be balanced by HIM filling-out their terms in prison for the rest of his worthless life!.

Balance in the universe upset by that malignant cretin must be restored by the perpetrator paying for all he has done to so many!

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What else would you expect from Trump’s Mafiaocracy?

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Let’s add the thousands of people hospitalized or dead because he chose to make mask wearing a political cudgel, encouraging and modeling the worst behaviors.

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Yes indeed.

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So take 'em to the Hague. It’s about time the World stood up for itself against an entire 21st Century of War Crimes and continuing.

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Prince-DeVos family motto-There are only individuals and families. There is no such thing as a society. Meaning I can do anything I want to anybody outside of my family and not be a criminal. That’s what Liberty and Freedom means to us.
So Prince forms a company, hiring the meanest, nastiest mercenaries on the planet, knowing they’re outside of the Geneva Convention, and Bush 43 hires them to fight in Iraq because he’s buds with the family. And they kill innocent civilians without any fear of punishment. The book Blackwater goes into great detail on both the Prince family and this company.
I seem to recall a certain trial in a place in Germany where men who did such things were sentenced to death by hanging…but they were the losers of a war…

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Don’t you remember, we went to Iraq to give them freedom and democracy? These men were just patriots trying to free the people of Iraq from the evils of autocracy. What are a few murdered children when looking at the big picture? Remember, Madeleine Albright said, “500,000 Dead Iraqi Children Was Worth It” and she didn’t go to jail.

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Disgusting.

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Folk in the US often say: “They just hate us for our freedom. . .”

Yes, that’s partially true. The complete truth is:

“They just hate us for our freedom to slaughter their unarmed men, women, and children, with impunity.”

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Bring the soldiers home…and stop hiring surrogates.

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It’s always been about oil money, and/or all of the people supporting Israel’s brutish occupation of Palestine.
Trump would go as far as paying any bug that would crawl up his butt and love him.

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An article over at the wsws on this issue stated that:

“Anything that moved in Nisour Square was shot. Women, children, young people, they shot everyone,” said Hassan Jaber Salman, a lawyer who survived the attack with his son.”

This atrocity is reminiscent of the title of a powerful book by Nick Turse called Kill Anything That Moves which told the story of how U.S. soldiers indiscriminately killed countless numbers of civilians in Vietnam during the American War on Vietnam for the most specious of reasons. As Turse writes in his book what happened at My Lai was only the tip of the iceberg. The United States sanctions killings abroad which are carried out by both Democratic and Republican administrations. Joe Biden, like his former boss Barack Obama regarding the Bush cabal, is on record saying that he will not push for the prosecution of the Trump administration for any crimes which they may have committed. And the United States does these things to so many innocent people overseas because of the simple fact that, as Noam Chomsky has stated in the title from one of his books:

What We Say Goes

“The world is drenched in mutual slaughter … Held to be a crime when committed by individuals, homicide is called a virtue when committed by the state.”-Saint Cyprian [3rd century], Carthaginian bishop and early Christian writer

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”-Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet; 1694-1778], French writer and philosopher

“War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood. It degrades and stupefies with the sense that you are not responsible, that ‘tis not yours to think and reason why, but to do and die’, like the hundred thousand others doomed like yourself. War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.”-Alexander Berkman, from What Is Communist Anarchism

“God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.”-Voltaire

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…and stop hiring mercenaries like Eric Prince and his band of murderers.

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Pardons are for the innocent who were wrongfully convicted and the evidence shows that. Innocent people should always be pardoned anyway, (the innocent) People who are clearly guilty of killing innocent people - unless there was some unavoidable freak situation, if the killing was intentional or criminally irresponsible, should not be pardoned.

Presidential pardons of crooks, should not be allowed.

Financial crooks are crooks. People who stole peoples life savings or large sums from the taxpayers, are definitely crooks.

There is a total lack of accountability in a certain kind of people, they think they are entitled to steal.

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The two-party system of governance that we have is crooked and a great deal of those in that system are too.

To the majority of them, maintaining the status quo is their #1 goal.

With a firmly entrenched lot like that, and a population that 95% supports it every single election, we simply must accept that we live in a crooked country that allows crooks to run it.

Well, we could burn it all down, however you need a population of open minded citizens to achieve that, not Zombies satisfied with the same-old, same-old.

I believe in democracy which means exactly what it says, everybody’s opinion and vote counts. Life is not a zero sum game. I am not “open minded” if that means imposing ones will on others. You are not representative of the people of this country.
Its only likely to change in a good way if we all want to change it. Your opinion doesn’t represent democracy. Democracy is the opposite of the opinion you just expressed. In democracy, it corrects itself.

No we don’t “allow crooks to run it”

No we should not “burn it down” - we should reject the all or nothing mindset and reject divide and conquer. We all have to live together, you know.

Think about what I just said.

Honor is dead in America, just one of many good things murdered by the money cults.

He really said they only were finally convicted because of a black jury too. He’s so disgusting. All of these inbred weirdos need to GO