Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Splitting the Sky vs G.W. Bush - first day in court

Hello Everyone!

I went to court today and I had it put over to April 16th, 2009.

The only charge that was read out in court was "Obstruction of a Peace Officer", so it appears that they are already backing away from their original allegations and charges, that I had "assaulted police officers" and "obstructed justice", which of course, I did NOT. Rather, it was I who was "assaulted" (repeatedly) and it was I who was "obstructed" in carrying out my civic duties and moral obligation to arrest George W. Bush. It was THEY (and their political masters) who were subverting the natural, legal, and appropriate course of justice with their own overtly illegal actions, as well as their criminal negligence, by abdicating their duties and responsibilities under law and the principles Nuremberg, and of natural law.

Before the proceedings began, I spoke with a few lawyers who had come out on their own, and who were anxious to handle my case because of the massive exposure it is getting worldwide. Unfortunately, none of them were ready, willing or able to argue my legal defense from the position of "civil resistance" as postulated by the "Lawyers Against War" and by Prof. Francis Boyle (see my previous post). Hopefully these lawyers will look at the info I gave them and consider it. In the meantime, however, it seems I will have to continue to pay someone to argue these point, and I absolutely need your financial as well as moral support.

By the way, my thanks again to Gail Davidson of the Lawyers Against the War. We will meet soon in person to discuss all of our options.

There were a lot of supporters in court today and I wish to thank them all from the bottom of my heart. It appears that this core group may become the organizing body for the long range struggle of what I call the "Tyranny Task Force".

Thanks, by the way, to Tracey for the "Tyranny Response Team" T-shirt he gave me last Summer in Vancouver which inspired that. I wore it proudly on September 11th, 2008 when I spoke outside the House of Parliament during the 9/11 Truth "March on Ottawa" event (the one that Mr. Harper skillfully avoided by dissolving parliament and calling an election only days before).

Our goal is to advocate an ongoing call to the citizens of Canada, and the world, to act universally, to apprehend and to bring to justice, international terrorists, like Bush, and the syndicated war criminals (members of his former regime, their pay masters, and their minions) who are wanted for War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity, including TORTURE (just for starters).

We will be there again to greet Ms. Condi Rice when she comes to the University of Calgary in May. Hopefully, by then, many more people will join us and help to raise the bar, and with peaceful, non violent action, attempt to arrest her, as well as to expose and criminally indict the university, sponsors, facilitators, government members, agents and police with war crimes, and Complicity in War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity, for "aiding and abetting" the "credibly suspected" and identified International War Criminals, and their syndicate.

A movement has begun here in Texas North!

To all you Cowboys and Girls, I bid you Happy Trails!

But beware, Splitting the Sky is on your tails!

Some related new stories:

Prosecuting the Bush Administration’s Torturers

By Andy Worthington

As published on the website of the Future of Freedom Foundation.

It’s a sign of how much the Bush administration skewed America’s moral compass that we are currently facing the possibility that the only way to bring the torturers to account is through a “Nonpartisan Commission Of Inquiry” -- essentially, a toothless truth and reconciliation commission -- of the type proposed by Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Click here to read more

AND ....

Cheney war crimes probe would be 'shortest in history'

President Barack Obama said all the right things on 60 Minutes, according to Jonathan Turley. But no mere verbal rebuff to the former vice president will see the law upheld.

If Obama would step out of the way and allow prosecutors to look at evidence of alleged Bush administration war crimes, "it would be the shortest investigation in history," Turley said on a Monday episode of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.

President Obama, appearing Sunday on the CBS news program, said the former vice president's policies on the treatment of prisoners captured in President Bush's terror are "unsustainable" and had caused "incredible damage to our image and position in the world."

"The reason Obama seems very irritated by it is that he is responsible for the conversation," said Turley, a constitutional scholar and George Washington University professor. "Because he's the one that is blocking a criminal investigation of Vice President Cheney and President Bush and other Bush officials. It is like a bank robber calling up and asking him to debate bank robbery."

It was only Dec. 15 when the former vice president admitted he approved the interrogation tactics which many, including the international Red Cross, have called torture.

Even Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) called Cheney out for his remarks.



Unknown said...

The following journalist would be interested in helping get this story broader coverage, and maybe a few attorneys would come forward to help.

The Washington Post team that wrote a very strong series of stories, and Charlie Savage at the Boston Globe; and Michael Isikoff and Evan Thomas at Newsweek; Jane Mayer at the New Yorker; and James Risen and Scott Shane and the New York Times -

Brett Paatsch said...

Thanks for your example of personal courage and conviction. You were not violent but you risked violence putting your body where your principles were. Such things are too rare.

Good luck in court, it seems like you won something of a moral victory on the day of your protest.

Brett Paatsch
Melbourne Australia