Daily Archives: October 15, 2017

Documentary: Who Rules America Sequence


PressTV Documentaries
Published on Oct 28, 2012

Provides a comprehensive look at the so called democratic governing system of the United States of America and reveals the actual powers who are ruling the nation.

Documentary: Who Rules America 1


PressTV Documentaries
Published on Oct 28, 2012

Provides a comprehensive look at the so called democratic governing system of the United States of America and reveals the actual powers who are ruling the nation.

Documentary: Who Rules America 3


PressTV Documentaries
Published on Oct 30, 2012

Provides a comprehensive look at the so called democratic governing system of the United States of America and reveals the actual powers who are ruling the nation.

Strobe Talbott, “America & The World: Restoring a Damaged Foreign Policy”


YaleUniversity
Published on Sep 16, 2016

February 14, 2007. Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution presents the 2007 George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies, “America & The World: Restoring a Damaged Foreign Policy.”

Walk The Talk: Strobe Talbott (Aired: February 2004)


NDTV
Published on Oct 16, 2013

American foreign policy analyst and diplomat Strobe Talbott talks to Shekhar Gupta about his days as a journalist, his first visit to India in 1974 accompanying Henry Kissinger to a meeting with Indira Gandhi, nuclear testing in Pokhran, and how the world keeps a wary eye on Indo-Pak relations. Watch full video: http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/walk…

Tom Brokaw: Anger Is Driving Voters In 2016 | Morning Joe | MSNBC


MSNBC
Published on Mar 1, 2016

NBC News’ Tom Brokaw looks at voter anger going into the 2016 elections, tracing it back to Sept. 11, 2001.

Americans Were Furious In 1968


David Hoffman
Published on Jan 15, 2010

I am very proud of the television series I made for PBS called Making Sense of the Sixties. I had the chance to spend a year examining my youth and how I became an active member of the 60s generation. If you are from that generation or a child of the 60s, I think you would find the entire series of value. To see my other work visit www.theHoffmancollection.com

Bush & Cheney Should Be Charged with War Crimes Says Col. Wilkerson, Former Aide to Colin Powell


Democracy Now!

Published on Dec 23, 2014

http://democracynow.org – Calls are increasing for the prosecution of George W. Bush administration officials tied to the CIA torture program. On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch called on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor who would investigate the crimes detailed in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the program. On Monday, The New York Times editorial board called for a full and independent criminal investigation. We put the question about prosecution to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005.

Bush Administration Convicted of War Crimes – Dr. Francis Boyle


The Next News Network

Published on May 29, 2013

Former U.S. President George W. Bush recently dedicated his Presidential Library in Dallas. The ceremony included speeches by President Obama, ex-President Bush, and every other living ex-president. But none of the speeches so much as mentioned to Iraq war — the undertaking that dominated George W. Bush’s presidency, and will define his historic legacy.

This omission might be due, at least in part, to the fact that Mr. Bush is now a convicted war criminal who dares not travel abroad out of fear of being arrested.

In February 2011, Bush was forced to cancel a scheduled appearance in Geneva, Switzerland after human rights groups filed a criminal complaint charging him with violating international treaties against torture.

His trouble increased dramatically a year ago when Bush — along with former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and several other top Bush administration officials — were convicted of war crimes in absentia by a special war crimes tribunal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission was convened and conducted according to internationally recognized procedures and rules of evidence, and the week-long hearing ended with the five-member panel unanimously delivering guilty verdicts.

What is the significance of that tribunal? Is its verdict legally binding? Are there troublesome aspects to the idea that a foreign tribunal can sit in judgment of a U.S. President — whatever we may think of his actions? We will discuss these vitally important questions with Dr. Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He served as a prosecutor at the tribunal.

How to Prosecute George W. Bush for Murder for the Deaths of U.S. Soldiers in Iraq: Lawyer (2008)

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Author & book discussion:


The Film Archives
Published on Jul 29, 2013
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder is a 2008 book by former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159

It argues that George W. Bush took the United States into the invasion of Iraq under false pretenses and should be tried for murder for the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq. The book sold over 130,000 copies within its first three months of release.

Bugliosi argues that Bush intentionally misled Congress and the American people about the evidence that he said mandated going into Iraq and overthrowing Saddam Hussein. Therefore, Bugliosi argues, under the felony-murder rule the deaths of over 4,000 American soldiers and 100,000 Iraqi civilians (as of spring 2008) since hostilities began amount at the very least to second-degree murder. He further states that any of the 50 state attorneys general, as well as any district attorney in the United States, has ample grounds to indict Bush for the murder of any soldier or soldiers who live in their state or county.[2] Bugliosi says that if he were prosecuting the case, he would seek imposition of the death penalty, and that impeachment alone would be “a joke”, considering the magnitude of Bush’s alleged crimes.[3]

The strongest evidence against Bush, Bugliosi says, is a speech on October 7, 2002 claiming that Iraq posed an imminent threat to the security of the United States and was capable of attacking America at any time with his stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. A National Intelligence Estimate of less than a week earlier stated that while Iraq did have WMD capabilities, it had no plans to use its weapons except in the capacity of self-defense, or if the United States threatened to attack Iraq. Moreover, according to Bugliosi, the president and his administration edited the “White Paper”, or declassified version of the NIE released to Congress and the public, censored in a way that made the Iraqi threat seem more ominous than it actually was.

In addition, Bugliosi asserts that the Manning Memo shows that, far from making serious efforts to avoid war, Bush considered the possibility of provoking Saddam into starting a war by sending U2 reconnaissance aircraft, falsely painted in UN colors, on flights over Iraq along with fighter escorts, and if Saddam ordered them shot down, it would constitute war.

He also argues that Bush pressured intelligence agencies to find proof that Saddam helped al-Qaeda plan the September 11, 2001 attacks.