[act-ma] Boston "Welcoming Committee" for Donald Rumsfeld Sept. 26, Protest War & Torture

Susan Serpa neimpeach at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 05:37:58 PDT 2011


Monday, September 26 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Old South Meeting
House<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-South-Meeting-House/104061456296676>
310 Washington St.
Boston, Massachusetts

starting at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
ADMISSION: $50 per ticket. Each ticket grants access to the event AND
includes an autographed copy of Mr. Rumsfeld’s latest book 'Known and
Unknown" BUT IF YOU CAN'T GET IN, THERE WILL BE A PROTEST OUTSIDE.
To get inside, register here:
http://www.wrko.com/an-evening-with-donald-rumsfeld

Contact your local law enforcement official and bring him/her along to
arrest Rumsfeld. He no longer has immunity, as ruled recently by Chicago
Circuit Court Judge. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a common law
legal system.  Go into a Massachusetts Court and/or Magistrate and request
the issuance of an arrest warrant against Rumsfeld. Contact MA Attorney
General Martha Coakley . Contact Suffolk County District Attorney, Daniel
Conley (617) 619-4000.
*
The precedent*:
The principle of universal jurisdiction (war crimes tribunals in Nuremberg,
in Timor,  Ruwanda, Yugoslavia, why not here ?)

*The Charges*:

   - Murder conspiracy for disseminating deliberately misleading information
   (lies) knowing full well that the death of our troops would occur. As
   Sec. of Defense from Jan. 20, 2001 to Dec. 18, 2006, he maliciously ordered
   service men and women of Massachusetts to their deaths in Iraq.
   - He conspired to deceive the US Government and its citizens when he lied
   about WMD and (nonexistent) ties between Saddam and al-Qaeda.
   - Rumsfeld was one of the primary architects of the Iraq war. As far back
   as 9/15/01, he suggested (in a meeting at Camp David) an attack on Iraq
   because he was deeply worried about the availability of "good targets in
   Afghanistan." The war in Iraq is a war of aggression. It violates the United
   Nations Charter which only permits one country to invade another in
   self-defense or with the blessing of the Security Council.
   - He also participated in the highest levels of decision-making that
   allowed the extrajudicial execution of several people. Willful killing is a
   grave breach of the Geneva Conventions, which constitutes a war crime. The
   special-access program (SAP) was set up a clandestine team of Special Forces
   operatives to defy international law and snatch, or assassinate, anyone
   considered a "high-value" Al Qaeda operative, anywhere in the world.
   Rumsfeld expanded SAP into Iraq in August 2003.
   - He sanctioned the use of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading
   treatment, which are grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions, and thus
   constitute war crimes. Rumsfeld approved interrogation techniques that
   included the use of dogs, removal of clothing, hooding, stress positions,
   isolation for up to 30 days, 20-hour interrogations, and deprivation of
   light and auditory stimuli, the use of physical coercion and sexual
   humiliation to extract information from prisoners. Rumsfeld also authorized
   waterboarding, where the interrogator induces the sensation of imminent
   death by drowning. Waterboarding is widely considered a form of torture






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Susan C. Paine Serpa
Coordinator, www.JobsForAfghans.org
617-599-5195
neimpeach at gmail.com
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