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Canadian Activists Vow to Arrest George W. Bush in October

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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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Well, it's about time!

Will it work? Probably not. But it will at least put GWB back in the lime light and that's what is needed.

To let him slide into the background is basically an acceptance of his past crimes.

It will be very interesting to see the events unfold and if his arrest will even be allowed.

More:
www.activistpost.com...

Canadian Mayor Diane Watts invites confessed Torturer. ACTIVISTS VOW TO ARREST BUSH in October



I have tries to post the original link but the site www.globalresearch.ca... seems to be down. Google produces a lot of other sites carrying it but with their links pointing back to the original article, and being gone....


The video clearly depicts Diane Watts' Communication Specialist Tara Foslien being notified of specific Canadian Laws and Agreements that will be broken by inviting Mr Bush to speak at the Surrey Economic Forum. Professor Anthony Hall of the University of Lethbridge and Mohawk Peace Activist and Author John Boncore aka Splitting The Sky clearly serves the Mayor's Office a notice citing specific laws and agreements:


- Witnesses on video include many RCMP officers, members of the press, citizens and peace activists.

- Specifically cited were Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions and Section 35 of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Act barring war criminals and torturers.

- The Peace activists and groups such as Lawyers Against War insist that torture should not be ignored for political reasons and Canadian laws and international agreements should be upheld.

More:
www.activistpost.com...

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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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HA HA that is just adorable, Canadians arresting an ex American President...too rich..



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by i am just saying
HA HA that is just adorable, Canadians arresting an ex American President...too rich..




Well, someone has to at least try to keep it in the news. These were crimes against humanity so that gives everyone in the World a stake in it. IMO



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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Seriously enough with the whole "Blame Bush" "Bush is evil" crap. Yes he was a terrible POTUS, but Obama isn't any different. There is no Republican or Democrat foreign policy and policy on torturing, it's just one American Foreign Policy and yes, it's a terrible policy.

Yes Bush took us into Iraq, Afghanistan, and opened Gitmo, but guess what, after 2 1/2 years of Obama being in office were still in Iraq, we're expanded in Afghanistan, Gitmo (which he promised to close) is still open because he wouldn't close it. So what exactly is the difference?

Not to mention how in hell would Canadian Activists arrest a former POTUS? Good lord, the ignorance of people astounds me, it really does.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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If you remember he canceled a trip to Geneva in Februrary over threats of arrest warrants. Donald Rumsfeld was threatened with arrest warrants in Germany a few years prior. Maybe the World will stand up and help the American people by doing what our supposed elected officials refuse to do. Most of the general public that I have talked to know all of them need to be imprisoned. For this and the Lies that were told to get the US in Iraq war which not only killed many but has totally bankrupted the country.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Yeah, good luck. I would love to be there when they get the royal jack-up treatment from the SS.
Hope is it hot out, and the blacktop is blazing.

Don't stop at GWB. They should be out for Carter, Bush senior and Obama.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by redrose123
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. For this and the Lies that were told to get the US in Iraq war which not only killed many but has totally bankrupted the country.


And the German, French, Canadian and UK leaders as well.
Also, UN leaders and NATO as well.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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They need to put him up on charges for 9/11 also....Screw the Geneva convention...although that is credible also....

One of the biggest scandels ever in the history of the US was 9/11 and I wish people would open their eyes to it...



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by CitizenSnips
Seriously enough with the whole "Blame Bush" "Bush is evil" crap. Yes he was a terrible POTUS, but Obama isn't any different. There is no Republican or Democrat foreign policy and policy on torturing, it's just one American Foreign Policy and yes, it's a terrible policy.

Yes Bush took us into Iraq, Afghanistan, and opened Gitmo, but guess what, after 2 1/2 years of Obama being in office were still in Iraq, we're expanded in Afghanistan, Gitmo (which he promised to close) is still open because he wouldn't close it. So what exactly is the difference?

Not to mention how in hell would Canadian Activists arrest a former POTUS? Good lord, the ignorance of people astounds me, it really does.


If the POTUS can invade other Countries on 'Humanitarian' grounds, do you not think the POTUS should answer for Crimes Against Humanity?

He admits in his book that he did it, it's a fact. Is that not enough? Or should it just go away like everything else?

Geneva Convention:

www.hrweb.org...

Part I
Article 1


Part I Article 1 1.
For the purposes of this Convention, torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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gosh, ok lets just all live in a made up world where ex presidents get arrested and there is peace and love everywhere and no more wars ..blah blah blah...grow up.


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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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Originally posted by i am just saying
gosh, ok lets just all live in a made up world where ex presidents get arrested and there is peace and love everywhere and no more wars ..blah blah blah...grow up.


Or we could live in a World where Presidents get away with murder, do anything they want with no accountability for their actions, and we all just go along with it and live by the rules of "Everything is ok" and "Don't even try to question your leaders" mentality.

No Thanks.

You're right tho. Will anything come of it? Probably not. Does that mean that people should stop trying? I hope not.

If it comes to that point, we all lose.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by CitizenSnips
Seriously enough with the whole "Blame Bush" "Bush is evil" crap. Yes he was a terrible POTUS, but Obama isn't any different. There is no Republican or Democrat foreign policy and policy on torturing, it's just one American Foreign Policy and yes, it's a terrible policy.

Yes Bush took us into Iraq, Afghanistan, and opened Gitmo, but guess what, after 2 1/2 years of Obama being in office were still in Iraq, we're expanded in Afghanistan, Gitmo (which he promised to close) is still open because he wouldn't close it. So what exactly is the difference?

Not to mention how in hell would Canadian Activists arrest a former POTUS? Good lord, the ignorance of people astounds me, it really does.


If the POTUS can invade other Countries on 'Humanitarian' grounds, do you not think the POTUS should answer for Crimes Against Humanity?

He admits in his book that he did it, it's a fact. Is that not enough? Or should it just go away like everything else?

Geneva Convention:

www.hrweb.org...

Part I
Article 1


Part I Article 1 1.
For the purposes of this Convention, torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.


You're acting like the man committed a genocide. If you wanna go after bush for this you're gonna need to go after a lot more people to. Wasn't there just an article or leaks that some information about Osama's whereabouts came from Gitmo interrogations.. hmmm.

Oh and also Obama asking support for USA Mission in Libya yea, bush is the only one that takes us into wars.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by CitizenSnips

Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by CitizenSnips
Seriously enough with the whole "Blame Bush" "Bush is evil" crap. Yes he was a terrible POTUS, but Obama isn't any different. There is no Republican or Democrat foreign policy and policy on torturing, it's just one American Foreign Policy and yes, it's a terrible policy.

Yes Bush took us into Iraq, Afghanistan, and opened Gitmo, but guess what, after 2 1/2 years of Obama being in office were still in Iraq, we're expanded in Afghanistan, Gitmo (which he promised to close) is still open because he wouldn't close it. So what exactly is the difference?

Not to mention how in hell would Canadian Activists arrest a former POTUS? Good lord, the ignorance of people astounds me, it really does.


If the POTUS can invade other Countries on 'Humanitarian' grounds, do you not think the POTUS should answer for Crimes Against Humanity?

He admits in his book that he did it, it's a fact. Is that not enough? Or should it just go away like everything else?

Geneva Convention:

www.hrweb.org...

Part I
Article 1


Part I Article 1 1.
For the purposes of this Convention, torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.


You're acting like the man committed a genocide. If you wanna go after bush for this you're gonna need to go after a lot more people to. Wasn't there just an article or leaks that some information about Osama's whereabouts came from Gitmo interrogations.. hmmm.

Oh and also Obama asking support for USA Mission in Libya yea, bush is the only one that takes us into wars.


No one is saying that Bush is the only one. But you have to start somewhere right?

One step can set a precedence IMO.

As I mentioned, I don't think anything will come of it but it needs to stay in the news or it will disappear and give the current and future POTUS even more justification that they are untouchable.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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This will never happen, even as great as it sounds no way. Not possible but good luck with that one.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by CitizenSnips
Seriously enough with the whole "Blame Bush" "Bush is evil" crap. Yes he was a terrible POTUS, but Obama isn't any different. There is no Republican or Democrat foreign policy and policy on torturing, it's just one American Foreign Policy and yes, it's a terrible policy.

Yes Bush took us into Iraq, Afghanistan, and opened Gitmo, but guess what, after 2 1/2 years of Obama being in office were still in Iraq, we're expanded in Afghanistan, Gitmo (which he promised to close) is still open because he wouldn't close it. So what exactly is the difference?



Funny, you are the first person in this thread to mention Obama. The OP certainly didn't. Or is this just a rehash of the 'ol 'cant ever mention anything Bush did because that must mean you are an Obamabot' approach meant to avoid discussing anything that happened before january 09?

On topic: I think it's a noble gesture, but 'vow'? Really? They can't POSSIBLY think they really will be able to even touch the guy. till, I wish them the best of luck. Want me to nab harper if I ever see him south of the 49th?
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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by i am just saying
gosh, ok lets just all live in a made up world where ex presidents get arrested and there is peace and love everywhere and no more wars ..blah blah blah...grow up.


Thats alot better than getting on all 4s and taking it. Dont ridicule somebody doing something you dont have the courage to do.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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You want to start somewhere?

Then lets start with the current President who is commiting an impeachable offense for his use of the military in Libya. Foruantley for us Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who is a democrat, doesn't feel the country could take that kind of hit, so he is willing to look the other way as long as Obama does what he should have done and get congress approval.

A democrat says Obama is commiting a crime, but he refuses to do anything about it. The hard facts are there, so stop chasing ghosts and get pissed off about something that is happening right now.

Or does your Bush hatred run to deep?



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Again, what is this notion that if one points out Bush's known flagaraence of international law that t makes the Obama supporter? That's quite the straw man indeed.

In addition, have you noticed the OP appears to be from CANADA and this action is in CANADA and while one can make a rational argument why a CANADIAN would have a vested interest in protecting the notion of international law, one can not make the argument that a Canadian could make a complaint or arrest on an American based on AMERICAN law.

But, again, i get that your MO is to pull this into a Bush v Obama thread, instead of the intended discussion of the notion of international law vs the right of the us to do as it pleases in the face of said international law.

The Right wing in America detests Global Law and the ICC because it flies in their face of 'american exceptional ism.' And that is EXACTLY the point of this pres release. TO emphasize that struggle between those two opposing forces. Not all will understand, on either 'side'.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by incrediblelousminds
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The Right wing in America detests Global Law and the ICC because it flies in their face of 'american exceptional ism.' And that is EXACTLY the point of this pres release. TO emphasize that struggle between those two opposing forces. Not all will understand, on either 'side'.

Um, no. It goes against the US being a Sovereign Nation.
I am not a citizen of the world, I am a citizen of the US.



posted on May, 23 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by incrediblelousminds

Originally posted by CitizenSnips
Seriously enough with the whole "Blame Bush" "Bush is evil" crap. Yes he was a terrible POTUS, but Obama isn't any different. There is no Republican or Democrat foreign policy and policy on torturing, it's just one American Foreign Policy and yes, it's a terrible policy.

Yes Bush took us into Iraq, Afghanistan, and opened Gitmo, but guess what, after 2 1/2 years of Obama being in office were still in Iraq, we're expanded in Afghanistan, Gitmo (which he promised to close) is still open because he wouldn't close it. So what exactly is the difference?



Funny, you are the first person in this thread to mention Obama. The OP certainly didn't. Or is this just a rehash of the 'ol 'cant ever mention anything Bush did because that must mean you are an Obamabot' approach meant to avoid discussing anything that happened before january 09?

On topic: I think it's a noble gesture, but 'vow'? Really? They can't POSSIBLY think they really will be able to even touch the guy. till, I wish them the best of luck. Want me to nab harper if I ever see him south of the 49th?
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If we could put them both behind bars it would truly be a unified front.


Yup, just bring him back here if you catch him.





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