Top army lawyer slams MoD over human rights abuses

HUMAN RIGHTS ONLY ADHERED TO, THAT SUIT WHAT PASSES AS OUR LEADERS…THE ZOG OF BRITAIN!

Top army lawyer slams MoD over human rights abuses

Wednesday 12 October 2011

.Exclusive: The army’s top lawyer during the Iraq war tells Channel 4 News his superiors blocked him when he tried to make British forces treat prisoners in a lawful way, writes Callum Macrae.

Exactly the type of guy the army needs- driven out by the Powers that be.

Warning: You may find parts of this report distressing.

Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty describes him as “a human rights hero and a military hero as well. A man of principle and a credit to both the legal profession and the corps of officers in the British Army.”

One imagines that Lt Col Nicholas Mercer’s former superiors in the Ministry of Defence might choose different words.

Lt Col Mercer was the commander legal of the British land forces that invaded Iraq at the start of the war in 2003. He was, in other words, the army’s top lawyer in Iraq. A successful and well-regarded career officer, it was his job to make sure British troops stayed within the law.
But Lt Col Mercer’s efforts to do that job were to cost him his dear. And in an exclusive interview with Channel 4 News he describes how he was blocked, harassed and mocked by his superiors in the MoD as he tried to make sure British forces treated prisoners in a lawful and humane way.

When he said hooding of prisoners was unlawful and must stop, he was told it was a legitimate part of “UK doctrine”. But it turned out he was right.

When he said that prisoners were entitled to protection under the European Convention of Human Rights, the MoD said he was wrong. He says they stopped him from raising his concerns and refused to implement procedures he proposed. But again it has turned out he was right and the MoD was wrong in law.
Baha Mousa

Yet had the procedures he proposed been implemented, it is likely that innocent Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa – who died after 36 hours of abuse and beating at the hands of British soldiers – would still be alive. Had he been listened to, Britain would have saved tens of millions of pounds paid out in compensation and legal fees.

And – many argue – had his professional advice been taken, Britain’s reputation would not have been tarnished by the allegations of torture and mistreatment which continue to surround operations in Iraq and have tarnished the UK’s reputation around the world.

So why did this happen? Mercer argues that the root cause is what he calls an attitude of “moral ambivalence” about Britain’s human rights obligations which goes right to the top of the MoD.

“I think the millions of pounds that are spent by the Ministry of Defence trying to extract itself from the European Convention of Human Rights was extraordinary,” he says. “It’s an absurd position – and in fact what’s wrong with giving people human rights?”

Read more: Baha Mousa inquiry damning on many levels ‘Ambivalent attitude’ on human rights

The charge that they have an “ambivalent attitude” to human rights is vigorously rejected by the MoD, who told us: “The chief of the general staff has already apologised for the loss of discipline and lack of moral courage that occurred… troops now undergo training in international humanitarian law and in Afghanistan, where detaining and interrogating key insurgents is critical to our mission, high standards are being set and adherence to them is rigorously monitored.”

Last week Nicholas Mercer – his career stalled and having lost out on promotion and additional pension rights – left the army. For the last three years, while effectively suspended for raising human rights concerns, Mercer has been training as an Anglican priest. Last week he was ordained.

The MoD may privately breathe a sigh of relief. But its critics are unlikely to let it off the hook.

“Col Mercer was clear that abuse was illegal. Unequivocal in his legal advice,” says Shami Chakrabarti of the human rights organization, Liberty. “We need more people like him – we need more people to listen to people like him.”

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Lt Col Mercer (right) meeting Tony Blair during the Iraq conflict.

http://www.channel4.com/news/top-army-lawyer-slams-mod-over-human-rights-abuses
A Gentleman in every sense of the word!!

Take the time to listen to this honest man- then ask yourself what laws are we acting under- certainly not laws of this country sanctioned by Christians!

On hearing this gentleman speak- my mind went back to chapter 42 Douglas Reeds book -” The Controversy of Zion”
He, Douglas was asking the very same questions. where had this kind of treatment come from…it was not of our laws.

What, then, caused the sudden abandonment of this civilized code of warfare by the West after the Second World War? The peoples had not changed in the twenty-seven years that had passed, from the Armistice of 1918. They were not more cruel or less kindly than before. They were blinded by a propaganda which hid from them the real nature of their leaders’ deeds; and these leaders, by their own words, were prompted by others or did not know what they signed. In that way the vengeance of 1945 was wreaked and civilized men were left to say, with Edmund Burke, “It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour, which felt a stain like a wound”.

Links to video…and Douglas Reed chapter 42 in comment section.

2 responses to “Top army lawyer slams MoD over human rights abuses

  1. http://www.channel4.com/news/top-army-lawyer-slams-mod-over-human-rights-abuses

    On February 13 and 14 British and American bombers for hours on end rained explosive on Dresden, a city crowded with fugitives, mostly women and children, from the advancing Red armies. The number of people killed, burned and buried that day and night will never be known; estimates vary between 50,000 and 250,000.* The war documents so far issued do not disclose who ordered this act, and strict measures were apparently taken to prevent the affair from ever being brought under public discussion.

    After that came General Eisenhower’s order to halt the Anglo-American advance on the Elbe line, and therewith to abandon Berlin, Vienna and Prague, and all East Europe to the Soviet armies. This was vengeance against friend and foe alike, for it meant the abandonment of half a continent to Asiatic enslavement. It was made more barbaric by the order (the effect of which was earlier shown in an eye-witness’s words) to the Allied armies to prevent fugitives from the abandoned area, by force, from escaping to the West; at that point British and American gun-muzzles were turned against many of Hitler’s victims,

    *The number therefore may have been greater than at Hiroshima or Nagasaki, where the new atom-bombs were used, for the first time, on an utterly defenceless civilian population; and this against the protests of both the American and the British military commanders, General MacArthur and Lord Louis Mountbatten, who advised that the defeat of Japan was already effectively imminent.

    the Talmudic boast left on the wall of the Romanoffs’ death chamber and the canonization of Judas Iscariot. After the Second World War the Nazi leaders were hanged on the Jewish Day of Judgment in 1946, so that their execution was presented to Jewry in the shape of Mordecai’s vengeance on Haman and his sons. Then in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau, where the world-famous Passion Play had been performed for three centuries, the players of the chief parts were put on trial for “Nazi activities” before a Communist court. Those who appeared as Jesus and the apostles were all declared guilty; the one performer acquitted was he who took the part of Judas.

    These things do not happen by accident, and the vengeance on Germany, like the earlier one on Russia, was in this way given the imprint of a Talmudic vengeance (that is, a vengeance on Christendom, the Talmud being the specifically anti-Christian continuation of the pre-Christian Torah). The vengeful writ ran on both sides of the line which by that time was supposed to be an “Iron Curtain” dividing “the free world” from the enslaved Asiatic one; in this matter of vengeance there was no iron curtain. Nuremberg was in the Western zone; Oberammergau in the Soviet one.

    The reason, hidden from them, became clear with the hangings on the Jewish Day of Judgment, for this symbolic act set the pattern for the entire conduct of the occupation, on both sides of the line, in its early years, and even for the future conduct of Western foreign policy far outside the bounds of Europe. The Talmudic vengeance was the start of a new era in the history of the West, during which all national considerations were to be subordinated to the cause of Jewish nationhood, as represented by the Talmudists from Russia.

    SHOCK N ORE..SPRINGS TO MIND.

    just before the Second War and, under Mr. Roosevelt’s regime, had quickly been taken into the American army and American uniform. A genuine American who was present at these mock-trials (a veteran court reporter) stated that he left the service of the War Crimes Branch in disgust after witnessing the “brutal sadism” practised by one of the inquisitors. Then the chief American prosecutor in this trial, a colonel, admitted to a Senate subcommittee that he had known about the mock-trials; he thought they were proper if the trial court itself was informed of the method used to obtain the defendants’ confessions, and said the prisoners should have known that the black-mass trial was a false one because they were not assigned defence counsel.

    This material has never been made public, but if it should ever be used in an impartial investigation of the trials grave embarrassment for the Western leaders would be caused. At the war’s end Communists were everywhere in control of the Nazi concentration camps (as will be shown later in this chapter); in the manner above described they became prosecutors and judges of the very crimes which they had committed!

    HOODED- WITH ROPES AROUND THEIR NECKS….IRAQ..

    In 1949 an American Administration of Justice Review Board, appointed after numerous protests, reported on some of the American military court trials at Dachau, where 297 death sentences had been approved. The report spoke of “mock trials” to which the defendants had been brought hooded, with ropes round their necks, and “tried” before mock-altars with crucifixes and candles; they were subjected to brutal treatment in the effort to extort confessions which then could be produced before the real trial (the prisoners were led to believe that the mock-trial was the genuine one).

    TALMUDIC VENGEANCE- WAIT WHILE IT’S TURNED ONTO YOU.

    before mock-altars with crucifixes and candles;

    So that was the just war……………VENGEANCE PAID FOR BY THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIAN MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN!

    http://knud.eriksen.adr.dk/Controversybook/TheTalmudicVengeance.htm

    However, the tormentors of these prisoners were not Americans, as those who remember the admirable bearing of American troops in Germany after the First World War might expect. They were Jews from Austria who had entered the United States just before the Second War and, under Mr. Roosevelt’s regime, had quickly been taken into the American army and American uniform.

    ZOG OF THE WESTERN WORLD- POPE JOHN PAUL POSED AS A RC- AKIN TO OUR POLITICAL LEADERS POSING AS CHRISTIANS!

  2. Should the government target tax havens?Tuesday 11 October 2011 .As research reveals all but two of the top 100 hundred firms on the London Stock Exchange use tax havens, Channel 4 News Business Correspondent Sarah Smith reports from the Channel Island of Jersey.

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    98 OUT OF 100 TOP COMPANIES- STASH CASH ABROAD – COSTING BILLIONS IN UNPAID TAXES….IN EXCESS OF £100 BILLION A YEAR!!!

    VIDEO

    http://www.channel4.com/news/should-the-government-target-tax-havens

    THE LIBLABCON FABIANS ALLOW THIS TO CONTINUE- WHILE CUTTING HEATING BILLS ECT FOR PENSIONERS!

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