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Former Colin Powell Chief of Staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson Says He’ll Testify Against Cheney in the Event of War Crimes Trial

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Bush-era Secretary of State Colin Powell, today vowed he would testify against Dick Cheney in the event the former Vice President is ever tried for war crimes.

Col. Wilkerson told Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman: “I’d be willing to testify, and I’d be willing to take any punishment I’m due.”

Wilkerson, who made waves last year when he revealed that former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld knew that the “majority” of the 742 detainees being held in the American concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay were innocent but kept them locked up there for political reasons, told Goodman that Cheney’s soon-to-be-released memoir was “written out of fear.” “Fear that one day someone will ‘Pinochet'” him, the colonel explained, referring to the former U.S.-backed Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who was arrested in London after being indicted for crimes against humanity.

There are plenty of crimes that Cheney could be charged with. The Iraq war was an illegal invasion that violated the United Nations charter, the Nuremberg Charter, as well as U.S. and international law. It was based on lies and deception and resulted in mass murder. The torture of terrorism suspects in the Guantanamo Bay concentration camp and elsewhere was a grave violation of the Geneva Convention as well as U.S. law. Extraordinary rendition, atrocities committed during the prosecution of the War on Terror, secret death squads and the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame– a possibly treasonous action– all fall under Cheney’s area of responsibility as well.

Colonel Wilkerson told Goodman that he also regrets his role in promoting the Bush administration’s war against Iraq, an invasion that was planned almost from the moment Bush took office.

“I, unfortunately– and I’ve admitted to this a number of times, publicly and privately– was the person who put together Colin Powell’s presentation at the United Nations Security Council on 5 February, 2003,” Wilkerson told Goodman. “It was probably the biggest mistake of my life. I regret it to this day. I regret not having resigned over it.”

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  1. The Infidel AllianceSeptember 21, 2011 at 9:38 pmReply

    Who will have the courage to admit that Islam is at war with the:

    – Catholics in the Philippines (decapitations and constant Jihad attacks)
    – non-Muslims in Malaysia (terrorized)
    – Christians and Amadiyya in Indonesia (terrorized and slaughtered)
    – ‘infidel’ cafe patrons in Bali (blown up, twice)
    – ‘infidel’ Australians in Sydney (terrorized)
    – Buddhists in Thailand (constant Jihad attacks)
    – atheist Chinese in Xinjiang
    – Hindus and Sikhs in India (constant Jihad attacks)
    – Jewish centers in Mumbai (Jihad attack)
    – ‘infidel’ schoolchildren in Beslan Russia (slaughtered)
    – Buddhists in Afghanistan (exterminated)
    – Jews, Christians, Baha’i, Zoroastrians, women and gays in Iran (persecuted, terrorized, jailed, killed)
    – Chaldean Christians in Iraq (unending persecution and church attacks)
    – Jews in Israel (Islams prime genocide target)
    – Coptic Christians in Egypt (unending persecution and church attacks)
    – Christians and animists in Sudan
    – all non-Islamic peoples in Somalia (being exterminated)
    – embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (blown up)
    – ‘infidel’ soccer fans in Uganda (blown up)
    – Christians in Nigeria (constant Jihad)
    – black migrant workers in Libya
    – train commuters in Spain (blown up)
    – tube commuters in London (blown up)
    – soldiers on a bus in Germany (slaughtered)
    – Dutch politicians (death fatwa)
    – Danish cartoonists (death fatwa)
    – cinematographer Theo VanGogh (savagely slaughtered)
    – journalist Daniel Pearl (decapitated)
    – Korean tourists in Yemen (slaughtered)
    – ‘infidels’ in Islamic no-go sharia zones throughout Europe
    – office workers in New York (twice)
    – defense workers in the Pentagon
    – ‘infidel’ airline passengers on 9/11
    – ‘infidel’ airline passengers on Christmas day (underwear bomber)
    – ‘infidel’ pedestrians in times square
    – recuiters in Little Rock
    – soldiers in Ft. Hood
    – ‘infidel’ students at the University of North Carolina (run down by SUV jihadist)
    – ‘infidels’ in the tri-border region of Argentina / Brazil / Paraguay
    – Jewish Centers in Caracas
    – Jewish Centers in Buenos Aries
    – ‘infidels’ in Jamaica
    – Jewish centers in Toronto and Seattle
    And on, and on, and on, and on….

    All done in the name of Islam. Inspired by Allah, mandated by Muhammed, commanded in the Koran.

    It is dar al-Islam against dar al-Harb. Islam against ‘us’, not ‘us’ against Islam.

    It is nothing less than THE ISLAMIC WORLD WAR, raging on every continent against every type of non-Islamic peoples and cultures, uninterrupted for 1,400 years since Muhammed began his sociopathic genocide in Medina.

    Call it what it is:

    THE ISLAMIC WORLD WAR

    ~ The Infidel Alliance

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