The US has decided to attempt to punish the Russian Federation and again obtain some sort of political and propaganda victory over Russia by enacting the Magnitsky Bill.
We know the US cares nothing about human rights or rule of law. They only do so for their own interests. So I have compiled a list of people I think should be sanctioned for crimes that have gone unpunished but that have caused untold death and suffering.
I propose the following list, as a start, in response to the “Magnitsky List”. Let’s call it the “War on Terror List”. Remember this is only a start. This list details people guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, crimes much more serious than not improperly diagnosing a patient leading to death. As a member of humanity I think they should be prosecuted.
Thank you to CodePink for helping with this.
Barrack Hussein Obama US President makes the list for continuing Bush’s war crimes and for his extra-judicial drone executions and his daily kill list. Other people on the list could include the following.
For war crimes and crimes against humanity:
George Walker Bush former president, Richard Cheney former US VP, John D. Ashcroft former US Attorney General, Colin Powell former US Secretary of State, Tommy Franks former US Army General, Donald Rumsfeld former US Secretary of Defense, Doug Feith former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Stanley McChrystal former ISAF Commander, Erik Prince former CEO/Chairman of Prince Group/Blackwater Worldwide, Condoleeza Rice former US National Security Adviser and Secretary of State, George Tenet former Director of Central Intelligence, John Negroponte former US Deputy Secretary of State/Ambassador to UN, John Bolton former US Ambassador to the UN, Paul Wolfowitz former President of World Bank and Michael Chertoff former Secretary of Homeland Security, Stephen Hadley former US National Security Advisor.
For formulating, carrying out and otherwise taking part in or enabling illegal torture programs, as well as crimes against humanity:
Col. Louie Banks, chief of the Psychological Applications Directorate at the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command, Dr. James Mitchell torture architect, Dr. John Jessen from Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape program (SERE), Jonathan Fredman CIA Lawyer, Judge Jay Bybee US Federal Judge, Timothy Flanigan former deputy to Alberto Gonzales, Elliot Abrams former Assistant Sec of State for Human Rights, William J. Haynes former General Counsel of US Department of Defense, Kyle D. "Dusty" Foggos former US Intelligence Officer, Lynndie England and all the staff at Abu Ghraib including the command structure, Paul Burney torture program architect, John Leso torture program designer and Robert Delahunty - war crimes and crimes against humanity.
For profiteering and promoting aggressive wars and war crimes:
Rex Tillerson CEO/Chairman, Exxon Mobil Corporation, David Lesar CEO/Chairman, Halliburton Company, David O’Reilly CEO/Chairman, Chevron Corporation, Robert J. Stevens Lockheed Martin CEO, Nicholas E. Calio former Citigroup Executive Vice President, Paul Bremer former Director of Reconstruction/Humanitarian Assistance,
For seeking and formulating ways to circumvent international laws conventions and standards with regards to aggressive wars, the Geneva Conventions, torture, assassinations, indefinite detention and other crimes:
I. Lewis Libby former Assistant to GW Bush and Chief of Staff to Cheney, John Bellinger former Legal Adviser to US Secretary of State, Steven Bradbury former head of Office of Legal Council, Andrew Card former White House Chief of Staff, David Addington former legal counsel and chief of staff to Dick Cheney, Mary Matalin former assistant to GW Bush and counselor to Cheney, John Rizzo former General Counsel for CIA, Jonathan Fredman CIA lawyer, Michael Mukasey former US Attorney General, Joe Lieberman Senator from Connecticut, John Yoo Office of Legal Counsel - war crimes and crimes against humanity (OLC).
Special mention to Karl Rove former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and one of the architects of the War on Terror, guilty of all of the above as well as treason to the US for “outing” a CIA agent.
Eric Holder Former Attorney General for whitewashing for Bush and ensuring no one would ever be held accountable.
Many of these people are internationally wanted and may not travel outside of the US for “their own safety” but many carry on as if nothing has happened and have been responsible for, what could be in the final count, millions of deaths, acts of aggressive war, torture, illegal detention, kidnapping across international lines, war profiteering, and countless violations of the Geneva Conventions and international as well as US law.
The following are officials and people who have been involved in the execution of innocent people when there was a preponderance of evidence pointing to innocence and who allowed innocent people to be executed. Why not? We could do an unjust execution list.
Corpus Christi Texas Judge Jack Blackmon, prosecutors involved in the case and all detectives who knew Carlos DeLuna was innocent yet did nothing to stop his execution, Antonin Gregory Scalia an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States for his rulings on death penalty issues.
Cameron Todd Willingham was also an innocent man executed in George Bush’s state of Texas by the justice system Justice Scalia insists works properly, in this case we could also add everyone involved in sending an innocent man to death such as Douglas Fogg and Manuel Vasquez incompetent investigators whose claims sent Cameron to die. James P. Grigson (Dr. Death), a forensic psychiatrist who helped send many people to the electric chair in Texas, including Willingham. Governor Rick Perry (250 executions) who ignored evidence of innocence, prosecutor John Jackson, Judge Charlie Baird and the presiding judge in the case .
Other innocent people executed for whom lists could be made include, Johnny Frank Garret, Wayne Felker (Georgia), Ruben Cantu (Texas), Larry Griffin (Missouri), Joseph O'Dell (Virginia), David Spence (Texas), Gary Graham (Texas), Claude Jones (Texas), Troy Davis (Georgia), Jesse Tafero (Florida), Lionel Herrera (Texas, evidenced to clear him dismissed by court before execution), Timothy Cole (Texas) innocent man who died in prison and the list goes on and on.
A list might also be compiled of everyone involved in the Victor Bout case, an innocent Russian man who was kidnapped, taken to the US and sentenced for crimes he had never committed.
Why not a list regarding everyone involved in persecuting Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Jeremy Hammond, the NATO 5 or Constantin Yaroshenko? Most people outside the US, and with very good reason, believe they are innocent too.
So you see it is completely ludicrous, pompous, sanctimonious, hypocritical, and self-righteous for the US to come up with something like the Magnitsky List and Act. They have one case they harp on and on about, while refusing to look at themselves in the mirror.
If Russia begins making lists in response, the names on them will not number approximately 60, but will climb into the hundreds of thousands. On a daily basis people are dying all over the US and the world due to the illegal actions of corrupt US officials, a corrupt racist system and an arbitrary, corrupt, racist and archaic judiciary.
Self-righteous indignation, vilification of Russia and any country the US does not like, pompous rhetoric, hollow grandstanding, aggressive threats and the perpetual need to kill and control are things that may impress the voters back home, but in reality the world has had enough of the most criminal, racist country in the world attempting to dictate to it how to behave, especially when their own home is in such an obviously pathetic and disgraceful state, beneath the contempt of even a mere list, or lists, as the case may be.
The Magnitsky Act is an attempt at manipulating the inner workings of a sovereign nation. It is ridiculous to believe that a country with the most abysmal human rights record in the world, a country that commits extra-judicial executions and crimes against humanity whenever it pleases, a country that tortures and murders at will with the most cowardly and despicable weapon (drones), a country which is so criminally negligent and morally bankrupt that it rewards and protects killers and thugs and torturers and scoffs at any criticism, actually cares about a poor Russian lawyer who died of complications in custody.
Every day in the US miscarriages of justice and crimes by officials occur on a scale far outweighing anything that may have occurred to poor Mr. Magnitsky so the US is no position whatsoever to dictate to anyone how to conduct their own affairs.
Let them prosecute even one person on the above list, for committing crimes that cost millions of people unspeakable pain and misery or their very lives because until they do they have no right to even speak the words “human-rights” or "rule-of-law".
The official version of the events of 9-11 were a lie which the US government hides and every war crime and crime against humanity that has happened since then has completely stripped the US of any right to dictate anything to anyone. It is a criminal regime where criminals protect and cover for each other, a criminal regime which is completely delusional in its idea of its own splendor and righteousness and which is rotten through to the very core with black cancerous evil.
The US government and the demons running it make a mockery of the motto on their very currency (In God We Trust), not only the high-crimes do so but the aggressive wars, the bloodshed and terror they spread throughout the world and the fact that any country that institutionalizes and promotes sex between men as a sign of moral superiority while at the same time attempting to control women's bodies and ignoring: institutionalized racism, police brutality, economic inequality, lack of healthcare, the problem of homelessness, an education system that is only accesible to the elites, rampant gun violence, an inordinate number of the population in prison, a government controlled by corporations, an archaic an undemocratic election system, unification of church and state, the continued reliance on fossil fuels and the ensuing destruction of the planet and crimes against children has long ago lost sight of any god, unless God for them, is the Devil.
The opinions and views expressed here are my own. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to CodePink for help with the list.