Ghastly Guantanamo Continues with a Ghastly America breaking all Rules of Nations

Ghastly Guantanamo Continues with a Ghastly America breaking all Rules of Nations

September 25, 2008 Freedom 0

Guantanamo prosecutor steps down is the latest news from the Hippocratic Centre for Freedom, Justice and the American Way that is a corner of Cuba. (HCFJAW)

In this episode, the military court has come to disagreements with itself over an Afghan man dragged round the world after being captured fighting for Afghanistan in Afghanistan. He was dumped in a gaol in an illegal outpost of America where the only rules and laws are US military ones.

It’s worse than the KKK!  At least they had kangaroos in their courts.

I’ve checked up on the status of Guantanamo Bay….Yale Law School (of all places 😯 ) has provided an on-line copy of the Cuban-American Treaty of 1903 upon which the US bases it’s continuing claim to sit for eternity in a Cuban swamp desert.

Bush et al should have a good read if they want to remain aloof in their assumed superiority as defenders and a sanctuary of freedom and justice that they claim to be.  Every speech containing such rubbish makes me puke.

Let’s see why.

Always, in any contract or treaty, if any term or part of it is broken, the contract is nullified.  Voided.  Dead.  The original conditions then return.

Here’s part 2 of the treaty:

ARTICLE II

The grant of the foregoing Article shall include the right to use and occupy the waters adjacent to said areas of land and water, and to improve and deepen the entrances thereto and the anchorages therein, and generally to do any and all things necessary to fit the premises for use as coaling or naval stations only, and for no other purpose.

Vessels engaged in the Cuban trade shall have free passage through the waters included within this grant.

So apart from coaling and naval stations, what part of no other purpose do the USA not understand?

Apart from the full-scale prison, there are even shops like McDonalds!

So despite Cuban claims that the treaty was made under duress and despite American claims that the treaty is valid (because a later treaty, the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, which would normally have accepted this exclusion, apart from the fact Article 4 in it specifically excludes prior treaties ), so despite all that, the USA has broken Article 2, shown in green above.

It’s a staggering disregard for international law which the US always publicly professes to uphold.  In actual fact though, we all know that they pick and choose what laws to abide by.

Bush, of course, is only carrying on a long tradition of ignoring the terms of this treaty.  Fine upholders of freedom and international justice like Clinton, Kennedy, Reagan, Carter, Eisenhower, Johnson, Nixon, Truman, Roosevelt……….

………………………They’ve all done the same!

 

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