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Francis A. Boyle on the case against Bush and potential war with Iran - June 18
Talk Nation Radio for June 18, 2008 - Thanks to Dori Smith, WHUS Radio
Francis A. Boyle on the case against Bush and potential war with Iran.
  George W. Bush could be indicted at the state level for murder with malice aforethought, that according to internationally recognized legal expert Francis A. Boyle of the School of Law at the University of Illinois.
  According to Boyle, President Bush deceived US soldiers about the reason for sending them to Iraq. Thus, he argues, the 4100 US soldiers who have died in Iraq thus far were murdered. Professor Boyle sees a variety of cases that could be brought and he believes it would take just one indictment and the whole house of cards would fall. -
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Anthrax Coverup: A Government Insider Speaks Out
By Steve Watson http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/24273 
   Is it possible that the anthrax attacks were launched from within our own government?
A former Bush one advisor thinks it is.  Francis A. Boyle, an international law expert who worked under the first Bush Administration as a bioweapons advisor in the 1980s, has said that he is convinced the October 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people were perpetrated and covered up by criminal elements of the U.S. government. The motive: to foment a police state by killing off and intimidating opposition to post-9/11 legislation such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the later Military Commissions Act..read on
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MY ALMA MATER IS A MORAL CESSPOOL (Neo-Cons, Fundies, Feddies and the University of Chicago) Francis A. Boyle, Prof. of Law, University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) pulls no punches in describing Rockefeller family's U of C, the Leo Strauss spawning ground for the 'right-wing, racist, bigoted, reactionary and totalitarian Federalist Society hired by the Bush administration to pursue a pro-Israeli agenda [which includes] wars against it's Chosen Enemies such as Iraq, Iran, Syria & the Palestinians?' Part One of the series (The Background) includes a footnote: Prof. Michel Chossudovsky (U of Ottawa, economics) reads from the preface of his book, The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order where he offers a personal anecdote about the U of Chicago's Milton Friedman and the Chicago Boys who spearheaded the NWO's 'globalism' in Chile (shortly after the NWO's Kissinger and crew crushed Salvador Allende, September 11, 1973). In the series Prof. Boyle reveals the role of the U of C's departments of law, politics, philosophy, economics, sociology and religion in furthering the neo-liberal agenda. 13minutes, 5.1meg winmedia file 8.3meg quicktime file  - higher quality versions at Archive.org
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A criminal biological weapons programme that is a threat to the entire planet!
Review: ‘Biowarfare and Terrorism’ by Francis A Boyle
Before I even begin to review this ‘weapon of critical information’, I urge you not only to buy it but when you’ve finished reading it (it’s real short, so it shouldn’t overly tax our attention-deficit culture), post it to your MP, Congressman, Senator, the UN, your vicar/priest/imam/holy man/rabbi; give it to your neighbour, teacher, workmate, brother, sister, mum and dad. In short, shout it out from the rooftops; that the US government is an international criminal of staggering proportions and the entire Bush administration should be indicted as war criminals and every last one locked up and the key thrown away...read on

QUESTIONS NOT ASKED: · Torturing People's Children · War Powers · Geneva Conventions
January 12, 2006 News Release DOUG CASSEL
Cassel is director of Notre Dame Law School's Center for Civil and Human Rights. He said today: "At a time when the commander in chief asserts that his war powers give him carte blanche, it is critical that the Supreme Court be composed of individuals committed to the rule of law. Justices must be prepared to tell a president who claims the power to torture in our name, that American laws and values give a very simple answer -- and that answer is no."
On Dec. 1, 2005, Cassel debated John Yoo, who was mentioned by Sen. Biden on Thursday morning and who has been one of the main legal planners of the Bush administration's torture policies. Here is part of their exchange: (more)

IRAQ AND THE LAWS OF WAR: Francis A. Boyle October 14, 2005
On 19 March 2003 President Bush Jr. commenced his criminal war against Iraq by ordering a so-called decapitation strike against the President of Iraq in violation of a 48-hour ultimatum he had given publicly to the Iraqi President and his sons to leave the country. This duplicitous behavior violated the customary international laws of war set forth in the 1907 Hague Convention on the Opening of Hostilities to which the United States is still a contracting party, as evidenced by paragraphs 20, 21, 22, and 23 of U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 (1956). Furthermore, President Bush Jr.'s attempt to assassinate the President of Iraq was an international crime in its own right. Of course the Bush Jr. administration's war of aggression against Iraq constituted a Crime against Peace as defined by the Nuremberg Charter (1945), the Nuremberg Judgment (1946), and the Nuremberg Principles (1950) as well as by paragraph 498 of U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 (1956). READ FULL ARTICLE HERE www.uruknet.com/link


Noble lies and perpetual war: Leo Strauss, the neo-cons, and Iraq
Are the ideas of the conservative political philosopher Leo Strauss a shaping influence on the Bush administration’s world outlook? Danny Postel interviews Shadia Drury – a leading scholarly critic of Strauss – and asks her about the connection between Plato’s dialogues, secrets and lies, and the United States-led war in Iraq.  -By Danny Postel read
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CENSURE IS NOT ENOUGH: Francis Boyle, international law professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Feb. 13, 2004 -- Author of the forthcoming book, DESTROYING WORLD ORDER, Boyle says a desperate Karl Rove-guided Bush administration may take the US to WAR AGAINST SYRIA if, by September, they think they will lose the 2004 election. Boyle says MoveOn.org's call for CENSURE of George W. Bush is "A MEANINGLESS GESTURE, A COP-OUT, YOU MIGHT AS WELL GO FOR IMPEACHMENT INSTEAD OF CENSURE." Other topics include: Laurence Silberman and cover-up; Israeli involvement in Iraq.(transcriptthanks ChicagoIMC, 8 min audio. 
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STOPPING A POLICE STATE:  Prof. Francis Boyle, University of Illinois Law School, drafted articles of impeachment against Bush, Cheney et al. in January, 2003. Since then, Boyle notes, "it's gotten much worse." Boyle exposes the role of the Federalist Society in the Bush administration and their part in creating a police state through Patriot Act I and Patriot Act II. transcript - 12  min. 5.3 megs - beware download only-this isn't streaming - available via 'real' media 28k connection
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updated mar 2006