Listen, it's very clear. Afghan peasant farmers, either fighting back against a government of rapists and thieves, or coerced into fighting for the insurgency, or completely innocent of any political or armed resistance but just trying to work their land and survive, were arrested by Canadian soldiers and transferred over to a government that routinely practices torture.
Whatever the writing on our transfer agreements with the Afghan government are, the Red Cross complained that Canada was inordinately sloppy with its paperwork, dilatory about informing the Red Cross about our prisoners, and frustratingly difficult about sharing any information we had about our prisoners.
Self-created ignorance is not an excuse for war crimes. Canada's shittiest government is probably guilty of war crimes.
harper is responsible for the actions of our military in Afghanistan. WE are responsible!!
We should not be negotiating with this monster. We should be hauling him before a court of law and putting him on trial for war crimes.
And if he's convicted and we send him to prison, he can take solace in the fact that Canada was, and still is, a relatively humane country. He's too public a figure for some shit-head thuggish cop to taser to death. And he won't be taken to torture rooms to be slapped and kicked and beaten with chains and made to stand in stress positions in freezing cold temperatures like his victims were.
He won't be standing there in a stress position feeling his muscles turning to jelly and his legs bloating to twice their size worrying about the police forces of this country going after his family, the way his victims in Afghanistan did.
harper deserves to be removed from power for the multiple times he has spat upon the institution of Parliament and the multiple times he has taken a piss on our Charter of Rights. But the fact that he might very well be a war criminal is reason enough to BRING him DOWN!
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