Tag Archives: war crimes

Human Rights Watch: Israeli soldiers shoot fleeing civilians

Palestinians carry the bodies of fellow Palestinians in the east of Khan Younis

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014. Deliberate attacks on civilians who are not participating in the fighting are war crimes. Seven Palestinians who had fled Khuza’a described to Human Rights Watch the grave dangers that civilians ... Read More »

Iraq war inquiry on hold: Critical letter between Tony Blair and George Bush goes ‘missing’

George Bush Tony Blair

The British inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War has hit a major stumbling block, as White House officials have been unable to find an “absolutely critical” letter sent by former Prime Minister Tony Blair to George W. Bush. Although public hearings regarding the Iraq War’s buildup have been finished since 2011, when exactly the publication of the Iraq Inquiry will ... Read More »

Citizens arrest attempted on war criminal Tony Blair

Bush and Blair war criminals

Tony Blair’s tenure as prime minister of the UK has been over for nearly seven years now, but some Britons are still extremely upset at him. One British poll from last year even found that a fifth of the country thinks that Blair and his partner in war George W. Bush should face trial for invading Iraq. So far, five ... Read More »

Victims of US drone strike testify before Congress

Rafiq ur Rehman drone victim

[youtube height="400" width="550"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raKl5lO82js[/youtube]   The victims of a drone strike alleged to be launched last year by the United States spoke to members of Congress on Tuesday and urged the US government to stop killing civilians with weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles. Rafiq ur Rehman, a primary school teacher from North Waziristan, Pakistan, spoke through an interpreter on Capitol Hill on ... Read More »

Iraq veteran kills himself after being ordered to commit “war crimes”

Daniel Somers

Iraq war veteran Daniel Somers committed suicide following an arduous battle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that was caused by his role in committing “crimes against humanity,” according to the soldier’s suicide note. Somers was assigned to a Tactical Human-Intelligence Team (THT) in Baghdad which saw him involved in more than 400 combat missions as a machine gunner in ... Read More »

11 children killed by NATO airstrike

NATO kills children

Afghan villagers sit near the bodies of children who they said were killed during an air strike in Kunar province April 7, 2013. A NATO airstrike has killed 11 children and one woman in the East of Afghanistan, report local officials. A house collapsed during the attack, causing the casualties and leaving six women injured. The civilians were killed during ... Read More »

Citizens’ campaign to arrest Blair continues

Tony Blair

Citizens band together to arrest former British prime minister over involvement in Iraq’s invasion a decade ago. It was only as David Cronin saw Tony Blair and his entourage striding towards him that he finally plucked up the courage to go through with his plan to attempt to arrest the former British prime minister over his role in the invasion ... Read More »

NATO backed rebels use chemical weapons in Syria

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The militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria have been using chemical weapons, official SANA news agency says, adding that at least 15 people were killed in a chemical attack in the northwestern city of Aleppo. “Terrorists fired a rocket containing chemical substances in the Khan al-Assal area of rural Aleppo and initial reports indicate that ... Read More »

MI6 and CIA were told before invasion that Iraq had no active WMD

Tony Blair and George Bush

Fresh evidence has been revealed about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein’s foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction. Tony Blair told parliament before the war that intelligence showed Iraq’s nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons programme was “active”, “growing” and “up and running”. A special BBC Panorama programme aired on Monday ... Read More »

NATO airstrike kills 10 Afghan civilians, mostly women and children

NATO airstrike

Numerous women and children were among the 10 killed in a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan, AFP reported, citing Afghan officials. The air raid struck a Taliban hideout in a remote area of eastern Afghanistan, killing “five children, four women and a man,” Kunar provincial governor Sayed Fazulullah Wahidi told AFP. Three Taliban commanders, including an Al-Qaeda-linked militant leader called Shahpoor, were also ... Read More »