President Barack Obama issued Presidential Study Directive 10 on August 4th to create the Atrocities Prevention Board.
The White House Press Secretary in making the announcement also said Today he is also issuing a proclamation explicitly bars entry into the United States of persons who organize or participate in war crimes, crimes against humanity, and serious violations of human rights.
Does that mean we will never allow any Israeli government officials into America? Will we be
checking every incoming El Al flight for IDF veterans and Israeli settlers who committed atrocities against Palestinians? Does it also mean we will send those Israelis to the Hague to be prosecuted for war crimes?
Hopefully, it does guarantee an immediate end to all American aid to Israel.
I am particularly enthusiastic about the provisions of PSD-10 which direct the US government to prevent genocide, torture and extra-judicial killings. I take that to mean the US will no longer use drones to kill foreign nationals in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and the six countries in Africa where we are presently doing so. Those drones were killing 40 or 50 innocent people on the off chance that one man might have looked like someone the CIA or Central Command or Africom wanted to kill. This cavalier attitude could cause some to describe this program as genocidal.
I heard that Jeremy Scahill was able to find a secret CIA torture sight within hours of landing in Somalia. PSD-10 means we do not have to send Mr Scahill on a worldwide tour looking for victims of American torture. All we have to do is go to the White House Press Office, get a copy of the PSD-10 memo, drive out to CIA headquarters and give it to Director Leon Panetta. Mr Panetta attended Catholic grammar schools and a Jesuit college (Santa Clara University) so he knows basic Christian teachings against torture and murder. He also has a law degree and understands that the Nuremberg Principles which were developed during the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials made all of the 20 or more CIA secret prisons illegal. It would also make illegal the 12 wars America is currently fighting.
PSD-10 does not make it illegal for the federal government to fly cocaine and heroin into America. But those planes flying illegal drugs in are also used to fly victims of rendition around the world. Disappearing people the government does not like is now contrary to official American policy. If the planes are taken away from the CIA, they would no longer be able to sell cocaine and heroin in the US. The CIA would suffer a severe income loss which would be a good thing. But not as good as the ending of 12 wars. The Super Congress is discussing 500 billion dollars in Medicare cuts and additional cuts to Social Security, Medicaid and Food Stamps. Ending all these wars because they violated human rights would help stop some severe budget cuts. Only ending the FED, arresting the bankers and seizing their assets would end this current Depression.
If Obama delivers on PSD-10, he might even win re-election considering the abysmal quality of Republican candidates Wall Street has permitted us in 2012. Maybe the bankers are trying to convince us that democracy is a waste of time by only allowing Democrats and Republicans who are a waste of time and energy to run for office.
I did not put Ron Paul on the above list of brain dead politicians. Ron Paul is not a Wall Street approved candidate so voting for him is an act of rebellion.
I would remind you that the 2012 elections will be the usual sham. I have previously said the really big event of 2012 will happen after the elections. Within 14 to 20 months from today an international conference will be held at which most currencies will be devalued. I expect the dollar’s purchasing power to be cut in half between now and then if there is no bank reform, the bankers are not arrested and their assets seized.