Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Making Goebbels Proud

The United States is considered around the world as the top human rights violator. Aware of its military power it has unleashed a number of conflicts causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people from dozens of countries. As these paragraphs are being written, hundreds of human lives are in danger due to the wars for oil in Afghanistan and Iraq, wars that were started upon the campaign of lies designed by a genocidal maniac by the name of George W. Bush. As it happens, those wars are not enough, no, Washington has also resorted to state sponsored terrorism to violently suppress the right to self determination of several nations, especially in Latin America.

So you can imagine our surprise when we ran into this article published at The Washington Post:

Accuser With a Checkered Past

A lawyer whose complaint prompted a Spanish criminal probe into whether the Bush administration approved the torture of terrorism suspects was once convicted of terrorist activity.

Gonzalo Boye served eight years in prison for his involvement in the 1988 kidnapping of Emiliano Revilla, a Spanish industrialist, who was held for ransom for eight months by ETA, a Basque separatist group classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and Spanish governments.

Boye was one of four Chilean members of a Marxist group, the Revolutionary Leftist Movement, or MIR, who were convicted of aiding ETA in the kidnapping. He received his law degree while behind bars and has since emerged as an advocate for European and Palestinian human rights causes.

Representing a group called the Association for the Rights of Prisoners, Boye and other lawyers filed a complaint with the Spanish National Court against six senior officials from the Bush administration, including former attorney general Alberto R. Gonzales. The complaint alleges that the officials sanctioned the torture of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The other officials named in the complaint are Jay S. Bybee and John C. Yoo, former Justice Department officials; former Defense Department officials Douglas J. Feith and William J. Haynes II; and David S. Addington, who was legal counsel to Vice President Richard B. Cheney.

In an interview, Boye acknowledged his conviction but minimized his involvement in the crime, saying he had only lent an ID card to the kidnappers. He said he voluntarily traveled from London to Madrid in 1992 to answer investigators' questions about the case and was taken aback when he was arrested.

"I'm still convinced it was a very unfair trial," he said. "That was a very dark period in Spanish democratic history."

When asked if he thought the six Bush administration officials could expect to receive a fair trial in Spain, Boye said he had no doubts they would -- despite his experience.

The Spanish judge overseeing the investigation, Eloy Velasco, has said in court papers that he may not proceed if U.S. prosecutors decide to open their own criminal case against the "Bush Six," as Boye calls them.

Like we said, the editorial staff at The Washington Post are making Joseph Goebbels proud. Knowing that their country is guilty as charged of woeful human rights violations in Guantanamo Bay which is a Nazi style concentration camp, they resort to something called "character assassination". How dare Gonzalo Boye put the US on the spotlight when he himself was in jail accused of terrorism?

Nothing, absolutely nothing that Gonzalo Boye could have done in the past is enough to sponge Bush regime's rap sheet. What is taking place in Guantanamo Bay as gruesome as it is pales in comparison with what the USA is doing in places like Iraq, Pakistan and Palestine. The US based main stream media can set in place a "character assassination" campaign against every single activist around the world that exposes their crimes to the international community, but the fact remains, Bush and many other presidents of the USA are war criminals, as simply as that.

And by the way, Gonzalo Boye was in jail during Jose Maria Aznar's extreme right rule in Spain, shall we remind our readers who was a staunch supporter of George W. Bush's war against Iraq?

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