Senior UN Human Rights Official ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Trump’s Pardons for Mercenaries Who Massacred 17 Iraqi Civilians

A senior United Nations human rights official on Wednesday added her voice to the chorus of condemnation of President Donald Trump’s pardons for four U.S. mercenaries convicted of massacring 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007.

Marta Hurtado, a spokesperson for the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said in statement that the agency is “deeply concerned” by Trump’s December 22 pardon of former Blackwater guards Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard, and Nicholas Slatten. The four men were sentenced to 12 years to life in prison for crimes including for first-degree murder for their roles in the September 16, 2007 Nisour Square massacre in central Baghdad.

“Pardoning them contributes to impunity and has the effect of emboldening others to commit such crimes in the future,” Hurtado said of the Blackwater guards.

“By investigating these crimes and completing legal proceedings, the U.S. complied with its obligations under international law,” she added. “The U.N. Human Rights Office calls on the U.S. to renew its commitment to fighting impunity for gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law, as well as to uphold its obligations to ensure accountability for such crimes.”…

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/23/senior-un-human-rights-official-deeply-concerned-trumps-pardons-mercenaries-who

I must have missed the part where the US government renewed its commitment to do anything at odds with the designs of the transnational financial aristocracy that controls it.

I’m not apologizing for whoever made this decision and marketed it to Trump.   I’m just pointing out how little he apparently knows about what’s going on and how little we really know about the man, given his gilded cage and non-stop slander by the “deep state”.   Is he even still alive?   Is that his signature?  How would we know?   By the MSM?

To put it in a more historical perspective, washington has long been infested by war criminals of very stripe and power.   They parade in the streets and show off their bloody fangs every day.   Trump’s fate will determine whether the USA itself joins with their foreign victims in their luciferian blood letting rituals.

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