Lawyers advise their clients in the fine art of dancing and prancing around the law. This document attempts to justify circumvention of the Nuremberg trials. Who does this document serve? Certainly not the people. The people do not want to be responsible for the deaths of innocents in other countries, the destruction of culture and infrastructure; the public does not want to pay for expensive wars; the public does not want to send their sons and daughters into the bowels of hell. War is hell.
However, the velvet glove of public relations firms and the mainstream media, owned and operated by rogue non-government organizations – manipulates the public into calling for war and the military implements the plans made in secret by the same treasonous non-government organizations. The USA has been taken over, folks.
“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” – David Rockefeller
The new US Department of Defense Law of War Manual is essentially a guidebook for violating international and domestic law and committing war crimes. The 1,165-page document, dated June 2015 and recently made available online, is not a statement of existing law as much as a compendium of what the Pentagon wishes the law to be.
According to the manual, the “law of war” (i.e., the law of war according to the Pentagon) supersedes international human rights treaties as well as the US Constitution.
The manual authorizes the killing of civilians during armed conflict and establishes a framework for mass military detentions. Journalists, according to the manual, can be censored and punished as spies on the say-so of military officials. The manual freely discusses the use of nuclear weapons, and it does not prohibit napalm, depleted uranium munitions, cluster bombs or other indiscriminate weapons. The manual might have more properly been titled A Manifesto for Total War and Military Dictatorship.
The manual is an expression of the incompatibility of imperialist militarism and democracy. In the 25 years since the liquidation of the USSR, and especially over the 14 years since the launching of the so-called “war on terror,” the United States has been almost perpetually at war, seeking to offset its economic decline by threats and military violence around the world.