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Bush cancels Geneva speech 'fearing' possible torture charges
france24.com ^ | 05/02/2011 | REUTERS

Posted on 02/05/2011 4:40:27 PM PST by crescen7

Former US President George W. Bush cancelled a trip to Geneva over the risk of legal action against him for the alleged torture of suspected militants at Guantanamo Bay, rights groups said Saturday. He was scheduled to address a Jewish charity gala.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; fascistleft; geneva; guantanamo; polcriminalization; radicalleft; torture
So this is what it's come to. I wonder if we're sending any "foreign aid" to countries that seek to indict our former President?
1 posted on 02/05/2011 4:40:34 PM PST by crescen7
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To: crescen7
So this is what it's come to. I wonder if we're sending any "foreign aid" to countries that seek to indict our former President?

Obama will probably double it.

2 posted on 02/05/2011 4:42:13 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Is this a Tea Party, like the kind that happened in 1773, or the kind where they serve crumpets?)
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To: crescen7

But of course the Swiss are “neutral” when it comes to Nazis.


3 posted on 02/05/2011 4:43:33 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: crescen7
This is Switzerland, not your typical third world hellhole.

What's going on there is that the government ~ at every level ~ is losing moral authority.

You can take your aged aunt there and scrag her and as long as you're both foreigners they'll chalk that up to euthenasia ~ and they'll cash your check on the way out so that you can "pay her bills" (bwahahahaha).

Some of the cantons want to reverse the trend but it's obviously too late. They would no longer have anyone around who could clean the streets or do all those other jobs the Swiss won't do.

Pessimists look foward to the day the Islamofascists clamp down on these guys.

4 posted on 02/05/2011 4:45:41 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: crescen7

Ridiculous headline. He wasn’t afraid.


5 posted on 02/05/2011 4:45:45 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: crescen7

The Europeans have lost their minds. Some time back.


6 posted on 02/05/2011 4:45:51 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: crescen7

He should then go on principle.


7 posted on 02/05/2011 4:46:07 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: crescen7

Read the article. It says a former guantanamo detainee was going to speak. In other words, Bush found out that it was a set up.


8 posted on 02/05/2011 4:47:47 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: crescen7

Yep. And when the Democrat Party gets their ducks in a row,i.e., more control of the judiciary, he will be indicted over here. The Left, the Democrat Party, the main stream media[the unholy trio] have not forgot, they are just laying low.


9 posted on 02/05/2011 4:49:36 PM PST by sport
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To: Sacajaweau
In other words, Bush found out that it was a set up.

I can think of some other circumstances in which I wish he had been so perceptive.

10 posted on 02/05/2011 4:49:54 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Is this a Tea Party, like the kind that happened in 1773, or the kind where they serve crumpets?)
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To: crescen7

It appears as though the Swiss have decided to side with the muzzies.


11 posted on 02/05/2011 4:58:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare funds 16,000 new tax collectors but no new doctors. Now that's what I call "green" jobs.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I think you are confusing two separate events. Bush was to speak on Feb 12, which is a Saturday. The former detainee was to speak at an event on a Monday. Very poorly written article, full of conjecture and short on facts.


12 posted on 02/05/2011 4:59:25 PM PST by OA5599
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To: crescen7
Bush was to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod's annual dinner on Feb. 12 in Geneva. But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the Alpine country.

Would have been another prime opportunity for an Obama golf vacation. Is it on the Executive calendar?

13 posted on 02/05/2011 4:59:34 PM PST by taraytarah
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To: crescen7
Maybe Swiss disease walking down Main St. USA would like a smack in the chops.

14 posted on 02/05/2011 5:04:06 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It appears as though the Swiss have decided to side with the muzzies.

Not the Muzzies, but the anti-American socialists -- at home and abroad.

15 posted on 02/05/2011 5:08:43 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: taraytarah; All
"Would have been another prime opportunity for an Obama golf vacation. Is it on the Executive calendar?"


16 posted on 02/05/2011 5:12:33 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: crescen7

You have got to love the French spin on this story. The Swiss Justice Ministry already said that Bush has immunity.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/05/president-bush-cancels-geneva-visit-amid-security-concerns/?test=latestnews


17 posted on 02/05/2011 5:14:27 PM PST by The Unknown Republican
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To: crescen7
Yet they welcome Roman Polanski a guy who was convicted of sodomizing a 14 year old.
18 posted on 02/05/2011 5:20:47 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
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To: crescen7
"rights groups"

yeah, I'm pretty sick of that euphemism for activist groups.
19 posted on 02/05/2011 5:20:47 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge, MA grad student. Any potential conservative Christian FReepmail-FRiends out there?)
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To: muawiyah

The article is nonsense that is so heavily spun that it is barely coherent.

Your post isn’t an example of clarity either, but I believe I see your drift.


20 posted on 02/05/2011 5:20:47 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952
Check out a company called "Dignitas". They are a commercial euthenasia operation located in Switzerland.

You could get the same deal with an African witch-doctor for a lot less money and the scenery would be much better ~ maybe a dramatic flourish where they leave your body for the animals in the forest.

Hence, my reference to them as a third-world hellhole.

This is just one of many reasons why the Swiss as individuals, or as a government, can no longer be trusted with anything.

21 posted on 02/05/2011 5:29:54 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: musicman

No sand traps but some pretty severe water hazards on that course.


22 posted on 02/05/2011 5:32:42 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Ole Okie

I agree!!

23 posted on 02/05/2011 5:42:33 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: crescen7
Brody is an American-trained lawyer specialised in pursuing war crimes worldwide, especially those allegedly ordered by former leaders, including Chile's late dictator Augusto Pinochet and Chad's ousted president Hissene Habre. Habre has been charged by Belgium with crimes against humanity and torture, and is currently exiled in Senegal.

Yeah, well, I might give Human Rights Watch a little more attention if they spent any time going after folks like Quadaffi, the mullahs in Iran, Castro, or any of the leftist dictators in Africa. Those folks have repressed their own people for years, using torture, and the threat of it, as the main vehicle.

24 posted on 02/05/2011 6:19:47 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: All

the source as stated,

“rights groups said Saturday”

LOL, F’n yayyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaa

I’ll believe this when Bush’s spokesperson confirms it.


25 posted on 02/05/2011 6:21:51 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
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To: musicman

That’s one hell of a water hazard!


26 posted on 02/05/2011 6:32:34 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Ole Okie

Ha, I didn’t see your post before I made my comment! GMTA!


27 posted on 02/05/2011 6:35:51 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: The Unknown Republican

I read both articles. I the one posted here (not yoru link) it says:

“Criminal complaints against Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials say.”

that was posted by Reuters ... interesting that the AP and Reuters would have two opposite accounts on the issue.
Normally when there is spin it is cloaked .. this is a direct statement.

I would like to find out exactly what “court” said that they have charged lodged and who did that interview.


28 posted on 02/05/2011 6:58:21 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: SuziQ

It sure is!!


29 posted on 02/05/2011 8:18:28 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: crescen7

Bush knows that the cowardly crew of the current white house would not intercede.


30 posted on 02/05/2011 8:28:21 PM PST by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: crescen7

Complete horse manure.


31 posted on 02/05/2011 8:31:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: crescen7
Creative solution: Drop the Gitmo terrorists off in Geneva.
32 posted on 02/05/2011 8:36:16 PM PST by garjog
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To: crescen7

If tyranny’s prisoners (those in Cuba, Iran, North Korea) were water boarded, they’d think they were having a day off.


33 posted on 02/06/2011 5:50:41 AM PST by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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