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  War crime: FBI targets fake heroes - NY Daily News
The FBI is using a new law to nab phonies like Georgia's Richard Thibodeau, who was outed as a fake marine.
Federal agents are taking aim at phony war heroes who tell tall tales of battlefield valor and pin bogus medals upon their chests, the Daily News has learned.
The FBI's Washington headquarters receives at least 15 tips a week about fake heroes - and most of the information comes from veterans who are furious that the scam artists are demeaning real sacrifices, said FBI Special Agent Michael Sanborn.
www.nydailynews.com /news/crime_file/2007/05/06/2007-05-06_war_crime_fbi_targets_fake_heroes-1_print.html   (364 words)

  
  War crime - SourceWatch
A war crime is defined as "any of various crimes, such as genocide or the mistreatment of prisoners of war, committed during a war and considered in violation of the conventions of warfare." [1]
Ramsey Clark, et al., "War Crimes." A Report on United States War Crimes Against Iraq to the Commission of Inquiry for the International War Crimes Tribunal, New York, May 11, 1991.
Michael Ratner, "International Law and War Crimes." A Report on United States War Crimes Against Iraq to the Commission of Inquiry for the International War Crimes Tribunal, New York, May 11, 1991.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=War_crime   (669 words)

  
  War crime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
War crimes include violations of established protections of the laws of war, but also include failures to adhere to norms of procedure and rules of battle, such as attacking those displaying a flag of truce, or using that same flag as a ruse of war to mount an attack.
War crimes are sometimes part of instances of mass murder and genocide though these crimes are more broadly covered under international humanitarian law described as crimes against humanity.
War crimes are significant in international humanitarian law because it is an area where international tribunals such as the Nuremberg Trials have been convened.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/War_crime   (1077 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: War crime   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In international law, a war of aggression is generally considered to be any war for which the purpose is not to repel an invasion, or respond to an attack on the territory of a sovereign nation.
War crimes are sometimes part of instances of mass murder and genocide though these crimes are more broadly covered under the human rights law described as crimes against humanity.
War crimes are significant in human rights law because it is an area where international tribunals such as the Nuremberg Trials have been convened.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/War-crime   (4087 words)

  
 War Crime - From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The War Crimes Act of 1996 - 18 Crimes of War - The Crimes of War Project is a of the laws of war among the media, governments, the.
A war crime is a punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by the law of war is a war crime.
Peak oil the real connection between Iraq and 9/11 This, by definition, is a war crime, under the Geneva Convention regarding the wounded and captive of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity as.
www.fraudwatchernetwork.com /articles/war-crime.html   (570 words)

  
 Crimes of War > Chechnya Magazine
War crimes are committed on a regular basis, but they have changed in character during the course of the conflict.
War crimes were still committed, in our view, since throughout the war, the safety of the civilian population was simply not a consideration.
These existed in the first period of this war, but are now all temporary, they are called temporary filtration points and are used for a day, a week or more.
www.crimesofwar.org /chechnya-mag/chech-interview.html   (2917 words)

  
 war crimes. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Voluminous evidence was presented to prove the plotting of aggressive warfare, the extermination of civilian populations (especially the Jews), the widespread use of slave labor, the looting of occupied countries, and the maltreatment and murder of prisoners of war.
Several Americans were tried for war crimes in this war, and Lt. William Calley was found guilty (see My Lai incident) of particularly disturbing acts against civilians that for many became emblematic of the horrors of the Vietnam conflict.
In the 1990s, in reaction to war atrocities committed by various parties during the breakup of Yugoslavia, the United Nations established a tribunal in The Hague, the Netherlands, and attempted to gather evidence for prosecutions; Serbs, Croats, and Muslims have been charged, including top civilian and military Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Croat leaders.
www.bartleby.com /65/wa/warcrime.html   (1019 words)

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration
WAR CRIMES are violations of the rules of war.
When the outcome of war was regarded to be the judgment of heaven, or the vanquished were regarded as being abandoned by the gods, such doctrines were used as justification for the cruel treatment of the defeated.
War crimes can be punished, not only by the organs of the country of which the offender is a citizen--for example, a guard who tortures, or a camp commander who orders the torturing of, prisoners of war will in a civilized country be court-martialed by his own authorities--but also by the enemy.
www.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_warcrimes.html   (4032 words)

  
 Wikinfo | War crime
A war crime is a violation of established protections of the laws of war.
Some instances of mass murder and genocide are in whole or part to be considered war crimes.
To date, the only former heads of state or government that have been charged with war crimes are Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, and former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=War_crime   (287 words)

  
 War crime - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A war crime is a punishable offense, under international (criminal) law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian.
Every violation of the law of war in an inter-state conflict is a war crime, while violations in internal conflicts don't necessarily amount to war crimes.
The legalities of war have sometimes been accused of containing favoritism toward the winners, as certain controversies have not been ruled as war crimes.
www.voyager.in /War_crime   (471 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | What is a war crime?
At the heart of the concept of war crimes is the idea that an individual can be held responsible for the actions of a country or that nation's soldiers.
The body of laws that define a war crime are the Geneva Conventions, a broader and older area of laws referred to as the Laws and Customs of War, and, in the case of the former Yugoslavia, the statutes of the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague (ICTY).
Such attacks only become war crimes if the extent of collateral damage to civilians and civilian interests resulting from the attack would be excessive compared to the military advantage gained from the attack.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1420133.stm   (1111 words)

  
 war crime - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the first time in a decade, crimes of violence unrelated to racial strife dominated the news, causing worldwide horror.
In early March the Reverend James Reeb, a white Unitarian minister from Boston who had traveled to Alabama to participate in a civil rights march, was beaten to death on a Selma street.
- crime during war: a crime committed during wartime that is in violation of international agreements concerning the conventions of war, e.g.
ca.encarta.msn.com /war+crime.html   (217 words)

  
 International Law and War Crimes
War crimes are violations by a country, its civilians, or its military personnel of the international laws of war.
The laws of war are laws that must be obeyed by the United States, its officials and its military, and by the UN.
At the height of the war, this sort of bombing campaign was defended by Pentagon spokespersons in terms reminiscent of the Vietnam War.
deoxy.org /wc/wc-ilaw.htm   (3400 words)

  
 The crime of (opposing) war | Greenpeace International
In the courts last year, activists asked that the legality of the war be considered in their defence, and sought the release of the UK Attorney General's secret advice to Tony Blair about the legal underpinnings of the invasion.
But a district judge ruled that "the lawfulness of the war and the Attorney General's legal opinion are not relevant to issues in the case." The full advice was only finally released to the public after being leaked to TV news.
We say the legality of the war is central to the question of whether the activists themselves committed a crime in stopping it.
www.greenpeace.org /international/news/the-crime-of-opposing-war240206   (799 words)

  
 CD Baby: WAR CRIME: No Escape
WAR CRIME Creates a pounding energetic force of Metal that can strip the paint off a runaway frieght train at three miles.
War Crime toured endlessly, building an audience that was eager to hear more from this triad of metal warriors.
As with all things, by 1998, War Crime had seen the departure of bassist A.J. Schad, and though he was temporarily replaced, Cenker and Robley decided to lay their metal beast, War Crime, to its final rest.
cdbaby.com /cd/warcrime   (969 words)

  
 Rape as a Crime of War: A Medical Perspective
Since rape in war affects not only the individual but also the family and community to which the survivor belongs, the restoration of social and community bonds is central to the process of healing and must be addressed within the specific cultural setting.
In countries at war, for women who are able to seek gynecologic help within a day or two of being raped(29) (although most do not are not able to), sperm collected from the genital tract could be dried on a microscope slide and stored for later analysis.
Second, rape in war disrupts not only individuals but also social and community bonds (unpublished data, J.E.G., September 1992)(4,11,38,39) The restoration of these bonds, within a cultural framework that is free from the continuing effects of trauma, is fundamental to healing.
www.phrusa.org /research/health_effects/humrape.html   (3596 words)

  
 Crime and Violence: The Econonmics of Civil War, Crime, and Violence
We are interested in identifying the similarities and differences between crime and violence at the micro-level and the macro-level (civil wars).
The civil war and crime components are related both methodologically and conceptually.
Thus, the methods used in the papers on civil war (game-theoretic modeling, cross-sectional quantitative studies, qualitative analytical narratives and case-studies) will also be used in the component of the research project that analyzes crime.
www.worldbank.org /research/conflict/crime.htm   (637 words)

  
 Factbook: Crime
Also in 2004, there were a reported 590,258 arrests for all violent crimes and 1,649,825 arrests for all property crimes, out of a total 14,004,327 arrests for all offenses.
Although people may think that the Drug War targets drug smugglers and 'King Pins,' in 2004, 44.2 percent of the 1,745,712 total arrests for drug abuse violations were for marijuana -- a total of 771,605.
Federal statistics show that a large percentage of criminal offenders were under the influence of alcohol alone when they committed their crimes (36.3%, or a total of 1,919,251 offenders).
www.drugwarfacts.org /crime.htm   (2190 words)

  
 War Crime by Paul Craig Roberts
Assuming the war continues to cost the US taxpayers $6 billion per month – not including reconstruction costs, fat no-bid contracts for the Bush administration’s major contributors, and replacement costs of the military equipment that is being blown apart and worn out – that comes to $288 billion.
Current troop strengths are being maintained by calling up reserve and national guard units and by extending soldiers’ tours of duty beyond the contractual period, a practice that US troops are contesting in court.
Tens of thousands of careers, marriages, and family finances are being disrupted and destroyed by the commitment of reserve and national guard units to war in Iraq.
www.lewrockwell.com /roberts/roberts83.html   (775 words)

  
 CNN - War crime clues beneath Kosovo rubble - June 25, 1999
The U.S. FBI examines one of the scenes of possible wartime atrocities in Kosovo on behalf of the international war crimes tribunal.
DJAKOVICA, Yugoslavia (CNN) -- Investigating a crime scene is standard duty for an FBI agent, but when the scene is a house in Kosovo, burned down after 20 people inside were shot to death, even experienced agents are stunned.
War crimes prosecutors allege Serb troops shot 20 people to death in a house and then burned it to the ground
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9906/25/kosovo.war.crimes   (709 words)

  
 It's a crime, not a war.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Instead of giving in to the war fever, instead of listening to the media's cries of "WAR!", we should be looking for evidence and clues.
It should be simple to position this act as a crime, not a war.
Unless we talk to the people we would war with, unless we understand the cause of their hurt, we may never have the justice we seek.
www.quaker.org /crime.html   (538 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: War Crimes
All war crimes allegations could be brought there and justice wouldn't be delayed while a new tribunal is established, which often means the loss of evidence, witnesses and most importantly the accused.
Israel was opposed to a provision that included as a war crime the transfer of civilian populations into territory the government occupies.
Some of the nations that chose not to vote criticized the Rome Statute for excluding terrorism from its definition of war crime and because it doesn't allow the use of the death penalty for convicted war criminals.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/warcrimes/icc1.html   (1064 words)

  
 V-Day: Rape as a War Crime
Rape of detainees by government officials or by armed opposition groups on a systematic or large scale is a crime against humanity, which should be within the jurisdiction of the international criminal court.
Enforced prostitution on a systematic or large scale when government officials or armed opposition groups force detainees to carry out such conduct should also be considered as a crime against humanity which should be within the court's jurisdiction.
Investigators say it has become clear that the crimes of the Indonesian military and the local militias it commanded — opponents of independence — include not only massacres, widespread destruction and mass deportations but also rape and sexual slavery on a wide and possibly systematic scale.
www.vday.org /contents/violence/glossary/rapeaswarcrime   (379 words)

  
 George W. Bush - Terrorist in the White House - War Crimes
War Crimes Have Doomed the Occupation by Mark LeVine - the U.S. crosses the line between "merely" violating international humanitarian law (specifically articles 17 through 19 of the 4th Geneva Convention) and the commission of actual war crimes.
War crimes probe focuses on U.S. By IPS Apr 30, 2003 - The U.S. military has been condemned for using weapons such as cluster bombs and depleted uranium that have a devastating impact on civilians.
War critics astonished as US hawk admits invasion was illegal Oliver Burkeman and Julian Borger in Washington Thursday November 20, 2003 - Richard Perle conceded that the invasion of Iraq had been illegal.
www.nogw.com /warcrimes.html   (12139 words)

  
 Hamas VII - An Israeli War Crime Goes Septic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While during the shooting phase of the late war both Lebanon and Palestine were being systematically destroyed, no UN resolution ever mentioned Palestine, and it is still being destroyed without letup.
However, in light of the crimes being committed against Palestine, such braggartry is a sad illusion.
Enough new terrorists are being generated in Palestine and as a result of crimes against Palestine to keep the world well supplied for at least a generation.
www.rense.com /general73/warcrime.htm   (1179 words)

  
 Lamson Library
War Crimes, War Criminals, And War Crimes Trials : An Annotated Bibliography And Source Book
War Crimes And Justice : A Reference Handbook
War Crimes : Brutality, Genocide, Terror, And The Struggle For Justice
www.plymouth.edu /library/opac/subjkey/war+crime+trials   (168 words)

  
 CNNfyi.com - Historic war crime verdict vindicates women - February 23, 2001
THE HAGUE, the Netherlands -- The U.N. war crimes tribunal's historic decision to treat physical exploitation of women as a crime against humanity was broadly welcomed as three Bosnian Serbs began jail terms of up to 28 years.
Dragoljub Kunarac, Radomir Kovac and Zoran Vukovic were among Bosnian Serb troops who used rape as "an instrument of terror" in the village of Foca during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia, Judge Florence Mumba said at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
The trio, convicted of crimes against humanity, were found guilty of a range of crimes after a 10-month trial that heard harrowing evidence from 16 of their Muslim victims.
edition.cnn.com /2001/fyi/news/02/23/war.crime.verdict   (920 words)

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