Under Bush There Is No Law Or Accountability – Anywhere

Read this story, U.S. destroys suspected guerrillas’ homes:

In a tactic reminiscent of Israeli crackdowns in the West Bank and Gaza, the U.S. military has begun destroying the homes of suspected guerrilla fighters in Iraq’s Sunni Triangle, evacuating women and children, then leveling their houses with heavy weaponry.

Then read Article 33 of the Geneva Convention:

Art. 33. No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.

Pillage is prohibited.

Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited.

It doesn’t get much clearer than this. We are blatantly violating the Geneva Convention. Under Bush there is no law or accountability at home or abroad.

This isn’t the first time we’ve been in blatant violation of Article 33. I wrote then, and say it again now, “The Party can get away with threats, intimidation and blatantly violating laws in the U.S., because they control the House, the Senate, the Justice Department, the FBI, the Courts, the military and the press. Can they continue to get away with it internationally as well?”

Update – Billmon has much more.