§ 2441. War crimes

Again, in one of my nightly hunts across the Net I came upon a site that presented a rather disturbing question: Why is the U.S. trying to block all torture lawsuits? I think I found the answer at Michael Rivero’s site: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/

On his site there is a page titled: Iraq POW Abuse, which points to

US Code, Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 118, § 2441

Those who order the commission of war crimes, as defined by the Geneva and Hague Conventions in regards to conduct of war, ‘shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death’.

 

This may explain why the US Government is trying to block all torture lawsuits, because under US law, those who authorized the torture, which has resulted in deaths, are looking at the death penalty themselves.

 

For a more complete look at the code go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00002441—-000-.html

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