FREE POLITICAL POSTER: CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel Tortuously Testifies At Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

apologists for and crimes are lining up to defend CIA Director nominee , who was involved in black op and destruction of evidence about these operations — nothing to see here!?  In honor of this and criminal debate directly out of the criminal playbook, the so-called Nuremberg of “just following orders,” which was famously declared as no , I offer this FREE POSTER: CIA Director Nominee Tortuously Testifies At Nuremberg Crimes Trials.

FREE POLITICAL POSTER: CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel Tortuously Testifies At Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

The Intercept article, WASHINGTON BREAKS OUT THE “JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS” NAZI DEFENSE FOR CIA DIRECTOR-DESIGNATE GINA HASPEL, sums up this tragic ignoring of and international :

DURING THE NUREMBERG TRIALS after World War II, several Nazis, including top German generals Alfred Jodl and Wilhelm Keitel, claimed they were not guilty of the tribunal’s charges because they had been acting at the directive of their superiors.

Ever since, this justification has been popularly known as the “Nuremberg ,” in which the accused states they were “only following orders.”

The Nuremberg judges rejected the Nuremberg , and both Jodl and Keitel were hanged. The United Nations International Commission later codified the underlying principle from Nuremberg as “the fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his or of a superior does not relieve him from under international , provided a choice was in fact possible to him.”

This is likely the most famous declaration in the of international and is as settled as anything possibly can be.

However, many members of the Washington, D.C. are now stating that it, in fact, is a legitimate defense for American officials who violate international law to claim they were just following orders.

Specifically, they say , a top CIA officer whom has designated to be the agency’s next director, bears no for the she supervised during George W. Bush’s administration.

Haspel oversaw a secret “black site” in Thailand, at which prisoners were waterboarded and subjected to other severe forms of abuse. Haspel later participated in the destruction of the CIA’s videotapes of some of its torture sessions…

…Texas Rep. Will Hurd used the precise language of the Nuremberg defense during a Tuesday appearance on CNN when Wolf Blitzer asked him to respond to a statement from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.: “The Senate must do its in scrutinizing the record and involvement of Gina Haspel in this disgraceful program.”

Hurd, a member of the House Intelligence Committee and a former CIA operative as well, told Blitzer that “this wasn’t Gina’s idea. She was following orders. … She implemented orders and was doing her .”

Hurd also told Blitzer, “You have to remember where we were at that moment, thinking that another attack was going to happen.”

This is another defense that is explicitly illegitimate under international law. The U.N. Convention Against Torture, which was transmitted to the Senate by Ronald Reagan in 1988, states that “no exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a of war or a threat or war, internal instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.”

As is often repeated in , “Those who fail to learn from are doomed to repeat it.”

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