International Russell Tribunal

The International Russell Tribunal is a public relations operation. This is not a compliment but when they are set up for honest reasons it is different. It is a trial using the rules of law but without the powers. The idea that the law applies to everyone all the time is difficult to refute. Politicians like it until questions get asked about their actions. The Russell Tribunal is very political. Its first trial concentrated on American operations in Viet Nam. What was the point of that war? I was not sure at the time. Does anybody know?

The second one aimed at Augusto Pinochet's coup d'état in Chile but presumably ignored the track record of the preceding Allende regime. Then there was Iraq. The current tribunal is dealing with Palestine  and the Palestinians as victims of Jews.

This is going down badly with the Zionist thugs who run the Stolen Land which they call Israel. This is reflected in the Main Stream Media through censorship or suppression. Be aware that the Wikipedia is very much part of it. It pretends to be unbiased but it has an agenda. A similar operation was carried out by Willi Münzenberg, the great Marxist propagandist to discredit the Nazis after the Reichstag fire.

The fact that Richard Goldstone, a distinguished judge who is also a Jew is joining the chorus against the tribunal is interesting. He worked against Apartheid in South Africa then did a decent Report on the Gaza Massacre. This annoyed the Israeli government as well as Zionist Jews in South Africa where he lives. Being ostracized big time has broken him. He now treads the party line and lies to order. His article in the New York Times, Israel and the Apartheid Slander claims that QUOTE In Israel, there is no Apartheid. UNQUOTE. Believe him if you want after reading The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine written by Ilan Pappé, a Jew or listen to Gerald Kaufman Telling The Commons That Jews Are Not Simply War Criminals, They Are Fools.

Russell Tribunal ex Wikipedia in propaganda mode
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Russell Tribunal
The Russell Tribunal, also known as the International War Crimes Tribunal or Russell-Sartre Tribunal, was a public body organized by British philosopher Bertrand Russell and hosted by French philosopher and playwright Jean-Paul Sartre. Along with Ken Coates, Ralph Schoenman, and several others, the tribunal investigated and evaluated American foreign policy and military intervention in Vietnam, following the 1954 defeat of French forces at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu and the establishment of North and South Vietnam.

Bertrand Russell justified the establishment of this body as follows:

If certain acts and violations of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them. We are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.

—Justice Robert H. Jackson, Chief Prosecutor, Nuremberg War Crimes Trials[1]

The formation of this investigative body immediately followed the 1966 publication of Russell's book, War Crimes in Vietnam. The tribunal was constituted in November 1966, and was conducted in two sessions in 1967, in Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. It was largely ignored in the United States, where many considered it an ineffectual, biased show trial...........

Subsequent Tribunals

Russell Tribunal in Rome on Chile's military coup D'état of 1973

Russell Tribunal on Iraq

Russell Tribunal on Palestine

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) was created to promote and sustain initiatives in support of the rights of the Palestinian people, with public international law as a legal frame of reference, following, inter alia:

In March 2009, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine was formed. It is composed of well known human right activists. Israel is being investigated.

In April 2011, the association converted into a non-profit organisation with a legal status in Brussels by Pierre Galand, Jacques Michiels, Jacques Debatty, Nadia Farkh, Henri Eisendrath and Roseline Sonet.. The former non-elected PS senator, Pierre Galand, has been named as president of the association.

In a speech given by Pierre Galand on the 12.09.2011 the budget for the Cape Town session of the tribunal is €190,000. In the same speech Galand said that €100,000 was donated by Editions Indigene, the publisher of the book “Time for an outrage.”[8] In addition, more than €15,000 was raised at a September 24, 2011 fundraising event by the Belgian support committee of the Russell Tribunal.[9] The Caipirinha Foundation lists the RToP as a grant receiver, but does not disclose the amount or the year of its grant.[10]

After the Tribunal session in November 2011, Israeli MK Otniel Schneller filed a complaint with the Knesset's Ethics Committee against MK Hanin Zoabi who testified at the Tribunal against Israel, saying that "Israel is an apartheid state."[11]

Criticisms of the Tribunals [ largely by Jews ]

Judge Richard Goldstone [ a Jew ], writing in The New York Times in October 2011, said of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine that “It is not a ‘tribunal.’ The ‘evidence’ is going to be one-sided and the members of the ‘jury’ are critics whose harsh views of Israel are well known. In Israel, there is no apartheid. Nothing there comes close to the definition of apartheid under the 1998 Rome Statute."....

South African journalist and human rights activist Benjamin Pogrund [ a Jew ] described the Cape Town Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine as "It's theatre: the actors know their parts and the result is known before they start. Israel is to be dragged into the mud."

The hearing were seen as 'kangaroo courts' and received little attention from the mainstream press. Incidents like the Russell Tribunal were described by historian Guenter Lewy [ a Jew ] as part of a “veritable industry publicizing alleged war crimes” and anti-war activist Richard Falk [ a Jew ] described the finding as a “juridical farce”.

Staughton Lynd [ possibly not a Jew ], chairman of the 1965 “March on Washington”, was asked by Russell to participate in the tribunal and rejected the invitation. Staughton’s objections and criticism of the Tribunal were based on the fact that Russell planned to investigate only non-North Vietnamese and National Liberation Front conduct, sheltering Hanoi from any criticism for their behavior. Lynd wrote that “in conversation with the emissary who proffered the invitation, I urged that the alleged war crimes of any party to the conflict should come before the Tribunal. After all, I argued, a "crime" is an action that is wrong no matter who does it. Pressing my case, I asked, "What if it were shown that the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam tortures unarmed prisoners?" The answer, as I understood it, was, "Anything is justified that drives the imperialist aggressor into the sea." I declined the invitation to be a member of the Tribunal.”

David Horowitz [ a Jew ] was then a member of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. He confirms that the Russell Tribunal never held any intention of investigating alleged Communist atrocities. In his memoirs, Horowitz describes overhearing Jean-Paul Sartre [ not a Jew? Loud mouthed ] insist that the North Vietnamese and National Liberation Front were, by definition, incapable of committing war crimes. "I refuse to place," said Sartre, "in the same category the actions of an organization of poor peasants... and those of an immense army backed by a highly organized country."
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