US Law Concerning War Crimes
TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 118 > § 2441
§ 2441. War crimes
(a) Offense.— Whoever, whether inside or outside the United States, commits a war crime, in any of the circumstances described in subsection (b), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death.
(b) Circumstances.— The circumstances referred to in subsection (a) are that the person committing such war crime or the victim of such war crime is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a national of the United States (as defined in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act).
(c) Definition.— As used in this section the term “war crime” means any conduct—
(1) defined as a grave breach in any of the international conventions signed at Geneva 12 August 1949, or any protocol to such convention to which the United States is a party;
(2) prohibited by Article 23, 25, 27, or 28 of the Annex to the Hague Convention IV, Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land, signed 18 October 1907;
(3) which constitutes a violation of common Article 3 of the international conventions signed at Geneva, 12 August 1949, or any protocol to such convention to which the United States is a party and which deals with non-international armed conflict; or
(4) of a person who, in relation to an armed conflict and contrary to the provisions of the Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices as amended at Geneva on 3 May 1996 (Protocol II as amended on 3 May 1996), when the United States is a party to such Protocol, willfully kills or causes serious injury to civilians.
Anyone with any doubts as to the intentions of the Administration to violate International Law, needs to go here.
Scroll down the page and ready yourself for a LARGE dose of reality.
The MSM would not dare mention this on the air, because to do so could spark rioting in the streets. The severity of crimminal offenses leaves a bad taste in my mind.
This is stuff right out of the Nazi playbook, and WE ARE FOOTING THE BILL!
It is our tax dollars supporting the Bush Administrations' war on terrorism, our hard earned money paying to torture, rape and kill. We as loyal American citizens should be asking for and receiving accountability for the carnage being conducted on our behalf. It has quickly turned from being a campaign to get OBL, to a campaign to enrich the corporatists involved without regard to human rights.
Not since World War II have such evil and atrocious crimes been perpetrated on our fellow man. THIS MUST BE STOPPED!!
Dennis Kucinich has demanded an end to funding for this illegal war. This must be acted upon to prevent further troop losses and further finacial gain for the corporatists using the troops' blood to enrich themselves.
It is time for Congress to do the job the Administration has failed to do, bring an end to this bogus war and bring the troops back home, ASAP!
The Iraqis do not want us there, the American people do not want us there, only Bush Cheney and their corporate cronies do. Death and destruction mean nothing as long as they get what they want. They should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for their crimes against humanity and not rewarded by remaining in office. INDICT NOT IMPEACH!
Pure evil MUST be overcome by good, if not we are doomed to extinction.