Sorcha; Australia Orders Troops To Leave Iraq, Joins Call For War Crimes Charges Against US Leaders

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June 4, 2008

Australia Orders Troops To Leave Iraq, Joins Call For War Crimes Charges
Against US Leaders

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs are reporting to Prime Minister
Putin and President Medvedev today that Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin
Rudd has signed onto the War Crimes Portfolio opened against American
War Leaders over what he terms as an ‘illegal war’ in Iraq.

Prime Minister Rudd becomes the second World Leader (presuming Barack
Obama becomes the next President of the United States) to sign onto this
War Crimes Portfolio opened by the International Committee of the Red
Cross in October, 2005, and which we had previously reported on in our
October 15, 2005 report titled ‘War Crimes’ Portfolio against United
States President, Vice President and Defense Secretary Opened By
International Committee of the Red Cross Charging ‘Crimes Against

As we had, also, reported on in our May 20, 2008 report titled "Obama
Seeks Red Cross Help On War Crime Charges Against Bush, Cheney,
Rumsfeld", the International pressure against these American War Leaders
appears to be increasing in order to halt the planned US-Israeli attacks
upon Iran, and which former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer has
warned this week:

“In an article which appeared at the end of May in the English-language
newspapers Daily Star (Lebanon) and National Post (Canada), former
German foreign minister and Green Party leader Joschka Fischer warned
that Israel is planning to attack Iran in the near future.

Under the headline “War With Iran Is On the Horizon,” Fischer begins by
referring to a “misguided American policy” which has produced a
situation where “the threat of another military confrontation hangs like
a dark cloud over the Middle East.”

Fischer declares that as a result of Bush administration policy, the
enemies of the United States have been strengthened and new alliances
have been forged in the Middle East.”

These reports continue by stating that Prime Minister Rudd became
‘enraged’ after seeing the ‘evidence’ used by his predecessor, John
Howard, and as we can read as reported by Britain’s Guardian News

“Australia's prime minister, Kevin Rudd, has rounded on his predecessor
John Howard, accusing him of misleading the public and abusing
intelligence information to justify the invasion of Iraq.

"Have further terrorist attacks been prevented? No, they have not been.
Has any evidence of a link between WMD and the former Iraqi regime and
terrorists been found? No. Have the actions of rogue states like Iraq
been moderated? No. After five years has the humanitarian crisis in Iraq
been removed? No, it has not." Mr Rudd said in parliament.”

Prime Minister Rudd further ordered all Australian Military Forces to
leave Iraq, and as we can read as reported by the AntiWar.Com News
Service in their report titled “Australia Bolts Iraq Over Bush's Lies”,
and which says:

“Matilda is waltzing home from Iraq, and the Australians are lucky but
chastened. Lucky for having lost not one soldier in combat of the 2,000
sent to join the "coalition of the willing" attack on Iraq in March

Chastened because Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is now pulling no
punches in decrying the subservience of his predecessor, John Howard, to

Announcing the withdrawal of the 550 Australian troops still in Iraq on
Monday, Rudd echoed recent charges by former White House spokesman Scott
McClellan about the Bush administration's "shading" of intelligence to
"justify" an unnecessary war.

Rudd told Parliament he was most concerned by "the manner in which the
decision to go to war was made; the abuse of intelligence information, a
failure to disclose to the Australian people the qualified nature of
that intelligence"; and the government's silence on "the prewar warning
that an attack on Iraq would increase the terrorist threat, not decrease

Rudd added: "This government does not believe that our alliance with the
United States mandates automatic compliance with every element of the
United States' foreign policy.”

Anger against the former Australian Prime Minister for backing the
American War Leaders is being further fueled with calls for his arrest
on War Crime charges too, and as we can read:

“AN AUSTRALIAN doctors' group is pushing to have former Prime Minister
John Howard charged with war crimes for sending troops to Iraq.

The Medical Association for the Prevention of War said the war was
illegal because it was not backed by the United Nations.

Association spokesman Robert Marr said Mr Howard committed Australian
troops to the war on the basis of misleading information about weapons
of mass destruction. He said the medical group was supporting a legal
brief prepared by International Criminal Court Action Victoria that
would be sent to the court. Dr Marr said more than 650,000 Iraqi
citizens had died as a result of the war.”

It is further interesting to note that the people of the United States
are not being told about these actions of Australia by their propaganda
media organs, nor are they being allowed to hear the stinging rebuke
against their War Leaders by Prime Minister Rudd.

As Prime Minister Putin has declared to the French Government that the
United States has become a 'frightening monster' , and as Iran’s Supreme
Leader Khamenei has stated “Look at(the) behavior of the US president
and members of his team, their words are like those of the mentally
ill”, one can only wonder when the American people themselves will
awaken to the nightmare their country has become before they fall into
the abyss of Total War.

© June 4, 2008 EU and US all rights reserved.
Sorcha Faal

Bpath Compteur