© AFP/Getty Images/File Tom Pennington
GENEVA (AFP) – Human rights groups vowed Monday to pursue George W. Bush wherever he travels, claiming that the former US president had cancelled a trip to Switzerland over fears that he could be probed for torture.
Bush was due to attend a fund-raising gala evening in Geneva this week, but organisers said Saturday that he had cancelled because of the risk of disturbances.
“The reach of the Convention Against Torture is wide — this case is prepared and will be waiting for him wherever he travels next,” said Katherine Gallagher, an attorney and vice-president of the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
Human rights groups pointed out that two “torture victims” were to have filed a criminal complaint in Geneva against Bush, who was due to speak at the gala here on February 12.
Pitchforks, Torches, Guillotines – All’s Fair in War On Bankers’ (now you’re speaking my language)
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Sarkozy Goes Postal On Jamie Dimon, Says Bankers Made World Into Madhouse
It has just not been Jamie Dimon’s day… or week. After a lawsuit earlier in the week implicated his firm in a mortgage scandal for selling “sack of shit” loans, which is very reminiscent of what Goldman did to AIG, the JPM boss had hoped that he could spin his lies and get everyone to forget that he and his klepocratic colleagues virtually destroyed the financial system, and net a reduction in supervision and regulation.
After all the banks have been in purgatory where they have had to subsist on bonuses that average just over $300k for JPM (and $400k for Goldman): how on earth are they supposed to do that. During a Davos session Dimon lashed out at persistent bank bashing nearly three years after the global credit crisis began, saying it was “unproductive and unfair.. Not all banks are the same and I just think that this constant refrain ‘bankers, bankers, bankers’ is just unproductive and unfair.
People should just stop doing that.” Enter Nicolas Sarkozy, who more so than anyone is concerned by the events in Tunisia and Egypt, considering an increasing percentage of the French population is of North African descent, and quite soon they may decide to do just what their Tunisian (and after tomorrow, Egyptian) brethren have done, and just get rid of their useless president.
Please don’t forget about Blair and his mob