To Obama, from Geronimo
American attacks in recent years: “El Salvador (1980), Libya (1981), Sinai (1982), Lebanon (1982 1983), Egypt (1983), Grenada (1983), Honduras (1983), Chad (1983), Persian Gulf (1984), Libya (1986) , Bolivia (1986), Iran (1987), Persian Gulf (1987), Kuwait (1987), Iran (1988), Honduras (1988), Panama (1988), Libya (1989), Panama (1989), Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru (1989), Philippines (1989), Panama (1989-1990), Liberia (1990), Saudi Arabia (1990), Iraq (1991), Zaire (1991), Sierra Leone (1992), Somalia (1992), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993 to present), Macedonia (1993), Haiti (1994), Macedonia (1994), Bosnia (1995), Liberia (1996), Central African Republic (1996), Albania (1997), Congo/Gabon (1997), Sierra Leon (1997), Cambodia (1997), Iraq (1998), Guinea/Bissau (1998), Kenya/Tanzania (1998 to 1999), Afghanistan/Sudan (1998), Liberia (1998), East Timor (1999), Serbia (1999), Sierra Leon (2000), Yemen (2000), East Timor (2000), Afghanistan (2001 to present), Yemen (2002), Philippines (2002) , Cote d’Ivoire (2002), Iraq (2003 to present), Liberia (2003), Georgia/Djibouti (2003), Haiti (2004), Georgia/Djibouti/Kenya/Ethiopia/Yemen/Eritrea War on Terror (2004), Pakistan drone attacks (2004 to present), Somalia (2007), South Ossetia/Georgia (2008), Syria (2008), Yemen (2009).”
Hence, let me concentrate on the events leading to the apparent death of one Osama Bin Laden. Instead of a lengthy analysis, I’ll comment on two points:
The Justification: The abovementioned person was blamed by the US government on the 9/11 events. No good proofs were ever provided (if the US had provided “proof,” the Taliban would have given him up). The same government destroyed quickly and systematically all evidence of the crime, thus its claim cannot be satisfactorily proved. As such, it would be rejected by any fair criminal court.
The Event: According to the basic principles of the law – even American Law from the Hip – a man is innocent unless proven otherwise in a fair court. Yet, the abovementioned person was denied justice and was apparently executed by the executive branch of your government. Moreover, this was far, very far, from any place under your jurisdiction.
Dear Mr. President, your government is not above law, not even American law.
Dear Mr. President, you are not Genghis Khan.
Dear Mr. President, you are the President of the USA, not of Pakistan.
This analysis could be expanded toward anyone of the thousands of thousands killed – or hurt – purposely by your government. At the moment you rejected the Rule of Law, you and yours became illegitimate. Please step down from office and give it back to its rightful owner: