Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Ehren Watada is a 1stLieutenant in the US Army. He refused to deploy to Iraq on the grounds that the war is illegal. As a US soldier, he has been given the mixed signal that he is not to obey any illegal orders but that he must deploy under orders to engage in an illegal war.
This makes perfect sense, coming from Satan.
Lieutenant Watada is undergoing a military trial, a court-martial. The judge ruled that Ehren may not use as his defense that he is refusing to follow an illegal order because the war itself, the entire war, is illegal under the US Constitution.
Well, the military doesn't care. It only cares about carrying out the orders of its lord and master, Satan. Satan's word is the law of the military.
Don't confuse them with their hypocrisy is what they are saying to Ehren Watada.
Ehren needs to see the whole light, convert, and be a conscientious objector to all war, period.
No war is legal. Even the so-called divine war isn't even real. God isn't in a war. Rebels are fighting an illusory war in their own heads. There is no war in the real, which is the real heaven. Satan is a figment of his own imagination.
Of course, this is contextual. It is semantical. See the point though. We choose, and only peace is real, only love is real. That's the truth, the way, and the life.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
The day [Monday, February 5, 2007] began with Seitz [Ehren Watada's civilian lawyer] offering several motions to strengthen his chances for a Nuremberg defense, one based upon the international conventions and military policies against unlawful orders. They grew out [of] the Nazi war-crimes tribunals after World War II, when a common defense was "only following orders."
Head [the last name of the head military judge in the trial] rejected the motions.
This military court openly disagrees with the findings of the Nuremberg tribunal that rejected the defense of just-following-orders. It was established, actually just clarified, that every human being has a duty to not just follow unlawful orders.
The Nuremberg Defense is a legal defense that essentially states that the defendant was "only following orders" ("Befehl ist Befehl") and is therefore not responsible for his crimes. The defense was most famously employed during the Nuremberg Trials, after which it is named.
Before the end of World War II, the Allies suspected such a defense might be employed, and issued the London Charter of the International Military Tribunal, which specifically stated that this was not a valid defense against charges of war crimes.
Thus, under the Nuremberg Principles, "defense of superior orders" is not a defense for war crimes, although it might influence a sentencing authority to lessen the penalty.
"The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him."
The United States military adjusted the Uniform Code of Military Justice after World War II. They included a rule nullifying this defense, essentially stating that American military personnel are allowed to refuse unlawful orders. This defense is still used often, however, reasoning that an unlawful order presents a dilemma from which there is no legal escape. One who refuses an unlawful order will still probably be jailed (and in some countries probably killed), and one who accepts one will probably be jailed.
All US military personnel receive annual training in the Law of Armed Conflict, which delineates lawful and unlawful behaviors during armed conflicts, and is derived from the Geneva Conventions, a subset of international law. This training is designed to ensure that US military personnel are familiar with their military, ethical and legal obligations during wartime.
Yet, this court that is trying Ehren Watada is telling Ehren and the world that US military personnel will follow legal orders or be punished by this government. It is corruption through and through.
Ehren is right and the court is absolutely wrong. The court itself has demonstrated that it is illegally constituted. It has no intention of upholding even the semblance of mundane military law let only the divine law of which it knows absolutely nothing.
Those who sit outside the military base where Ehren is being tried calling him a "weasel," "wimp," and a "traitor" are sympathizing with the Nazis and fascists just as the military court is doing.