In March 2003 the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq. There was no legal sanction to do so.
Under the terms of the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal (link embedded in the title) each and every taxpayer is responsible for what followed. Our taxes paid for the manpower and the machinery of war. Non-combatants were killed and maimed. They have continued to be killed and maimed since the invasion.
Every taxpayer should now take action. We need to reclaim all taxes paid since March 2003.
The Charter is clear:
Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefor and liable to punishment.
The fact that internal law does not impose a penalty for an act which constitutes a crime under international law does not relieve the person who committed the act from responsibility under international law.
The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as Head of State or responsible Government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law.
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.
Any person charged with a crime under international law has the right to a fair trial on the facts and law.
Write a letter to your local HMRC office quoting the principles above. Demand ALL of your taxes paid for the last 7 years to be repaid to you immediately.
EDIT: You might want to add a reference to a domestic statute as well.
Consider it done old boy!
Our letters should arrive at the same time. (Albeit at different offices).
Albeit at different orifices.
Perhaps a little off the subject of war crimes, but most directly on the subject of Nuremberg, the following quote comes to mind from the Geneva Convention:
"Entry into force 21 October 1950. Chapter II QUARTERS, FOOD AND CLOTHING OF PRISONERS OF WAR Article 26 "Sufficient drinking water shall be supplied to prisoners of war. The use of tobacco shall be permitted." Article 28 "Canteens shall be installed in all camps, where prisoners of war may procure foodstuffs, soap and tobacco and ordinary articles in daily use."
So then, along this same line of reasoning about war criminals being pursued and prosecuted, why then doesn't the same logic apply to those who would outright ban the personal free choice and use of tobacco indoors and out and in private homes and cars.
Seems a logical extension to me.
Post a Comment