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"... Boyle comes with credentials unmatched by any of his critics."
-- Reviewer

"In international legal terms, the Bush Jr. administration should be viewed as constituting an ongoing criminal conspiracy under international criminal law in violation of the Nuremberg Charter, the Nuremberg Judgment, and the Nuremberg Principles, due to its formulation and undertaking of war policies which are legally akin to those perpetrated by the Nazi regime in pre-World War II Germany."
-- Francis A. Boyle, Professor of International Law, University of Illinois

From Intervention to Pre-Emption:
An international-legal view of US-Iraq relations
from the Iraq-Iran war
to the possible impeachment of George W. Bush

'Destroying World Order --
U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East
Before and After September 11th'
by Francis A. Boyle

Synopsis

Since the war in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Americans have been surprised to learn that much of the world now views the United States itself as a major threat to global peace. American international legal expert Francis A. Boyle examines the imperial dimensions of U.S. policy in the Middle East, past and present, which may help to account for these views.

In a hard-hitting commentary well-grounded in fact and in law, Boyle addresses the train of U.S. transgressions of international law, leading to havoc in the region, and destabilization of the world system as a whole. By the presidency of George W. Bush, U.S. policy had evolved to a public assertion of the right to preemptive war, and its actual implementation.

This book discusses U.S. assistance to Iraq during the Iran/Iraq war, U.S. conduct of the 1990 Gulf War, and the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in relation to their violation of the laws of neutrality, humanitarian law, the laws of war -- and the law of the U.S. Constitution.

The concluding chapter provides a guide to impeaching President George W. Bush for lying in leading the nation to war.

ISBN: 0-932863-40-X
Paper: $14.95

Author Bio

Francis A. Boyle is a leading American professor, practitioner and advocate of international law. He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served as Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations from 1991 to 1993, served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World Court. Professor Boyle teaches international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign and is author of, inter alia, 'Palestine, Palestinians and International Law', 'The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence', 'Defending Civil Resistance Under International Law', 'The Future of International Law and American Foreign Policy', 'Foundations of World Order: The Legalist Approach to International Relations 1898-1921', and 'The Bosnian People Charge Genocide'.

Francis A. Boyle holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
American Imperialism
Founding World Order
Destroying World Order
Prologue

Chapter One:
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS AND NEUTRALITY: U.S. FOREIGN POLICY TOWARD THE IRAQ-IRAN WAR
The Historical Background of U.S. Neutrality Policies
U.S. “Neutrality” Toward the IraqIran War
Restoring International Peace and Security to the Persian Gulf
Conclusion
Postscript

Chapter Two:
UNITED STATES WAR CRIMES DURING THE FIRST PERSIAN GULF WAR
Introduction
The Charges     
Universal Jurisdiction
The Historical Origins of the War
The Rapid Deployment Force
United States War Plans Against Iraq
Bush Is the Bigger War Criminal
Bush’s Perversion of the Constitution
Bush’s Mad Rush to War
Bush Corrupted the United Nations
Bush Circumvented and Violated Chapter VI of the United Nations Charter
The Conduct of the War Itself
Bush Ordered the Destruction of Facilities Essential to Civilian Life and
        Economic Productivity Throughout Iraq
The United States and Enemy Soldiers
The United States Used Prohibited Weapons
The United States Intentionally Attacked Installations in Iraq Containing
        Dangerous Substances and Forces
The United States Waged War on the Environment.
Defendant Bush Encouraged Fratricidal Violence
Defendant Bush Intentionally Deprived the Iraqi People of Necessities.
Defendant Bush Demands Reparations
Bush’s “New World Order”
Impeachment     
A Special Prosecutor

Chapter Three:
THE COURT MARTIAL OF CAPTAIN DR. YOLANDA HUET-VAUGHN FOR DESERTION

Chapter Four:
PETITION ON BEHALF OF THE CHILDREN OF IRAQ SUBMITTED TO THE UNITED NATIONS CHARGING PRESIDENT BUSH AND U.S. AUTHORITIES WITH GENOCIDE
Introduction
The Facts
Contentions
Competence
Jurisdiction
Prayer For Relief
Conclusion

Chapter Five:
HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION VERSUS INTERNATIONAL LAW
State Practice
International Law And Legitimate Military Intervention
International Law Against “Humanitarian” Intervention
The Corfu Channel Case
Nicaragua V. United States of America
The Implications Of Bosnia And Herzegovina
Conclusion

Chapter Six:
GEORGE BUSH JR., SEPTEMBER 11
AND THE RULE OF LAW
Machiavelli Redux
International Legal Nihilism
11 September 2001
The Facts
The Powell/Blair White Paper
The Cover-Ups
The Bin Laden Video
Framing a Response to September 11th
Terrorism and the Law
The U.S. Policy Preference: Not Terrorism–War
The UN Security Council Disagrees: Terrorism, not War
Bush Sr. v. Bush Jr.
No Declaration of War from Congress
The Infamy of Korematsu
Instead, A Blank Check to Use Military Force
Bush Sr. v. Bush Jr. Redux
“Ending States”
Honest Nuclear War-Mongering
The Prostitution of NATO
Bush Jr.’s Crusade
The U.S./UN Ambassador of Death
Nazi “Self-defense” Resurfaces
Retaliation Is Not Self-Defense
Choosing Violent Resolutions for International Disputes
Humanitarian Catastrophe
Why War?
It’s Still the Oil, Stupid!
How Empires Rule at Home
Bush Jr.’s Constitutional Coup D’Ętat
Ashcroft’s Police State
Bush’s Kangaroo Courts
The Bush Jr. Withdrawal from the ABM Treaty
Conclusion/Prologue

Chapter Seven:
THE BUSH JR. ADMINISTRATION’S WAR OF AGGRESSION AGAINST IRAQ
Neo-Cons, Fundies, Feddies, and Con-Artists    
Oil and Gas as the Key to Global Dominance
Preventive War: The Nazi Precedent
The Judgment of Nuremberg
The Legal Determination of Guilt For War
Naming the Guilty
An Ongoing Criminal Conspiracy
Belligerent Occupation
The UN Fails to Observe Its Charter­Again
Prostitution of and by the United Nations
Tearing-up the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact
Reversing the Stimson Doctrine
Sabotaging the International Criminal Court
What Is To Be Done: Iraq for the Iraqis
America for the Americans

Chapter Eight:
A GUIDE TO IMPEACHING PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH JR.
Preventive Impeachment
Impeaching Bush Sr.
Constitutional Grounds for Impeachment
Impeaching Bush Jr.
Impeaching Clinton For the Right Reasons
Bush Jr. Impeachment Debate      
Presidential Fears of Impeachment
Epilogue
CONCLUSION

Reviews

Francis Boyle offers expert's analysis of Iraq war as "Pure Evil"
Media Monitors Network
(Tuesday January 10 2006)

President George W. Bush continues to staunchly defend his war against Iraq, in which more than 2,000 Americans and more than 30,000 Iraqis have been killed -- with fatality numbers on both sides still going nowhere but up.

Iraq has become nothing less than a very expensive made-in-America killing field, in which every death -- whether Iraqi, American, or Coalition -- has cost U.S. taxpayers more than 2 million dollars. That's 2 million, per person, totaling 200 billion dollars so far.

Moreover, during 34 months of occupation, the U.S. has not built even one more university, school, hospital, bridge, factory, or road. Nor have any massive scholarship programs been established at American universities to help educate deserving Iraqi students in engineering, medicine, business, and other vital infrastructural professions. In the meantime, there is no public accounting to explain where billions of Iraqi oil dollars have been spent, and on whom.

Wars, death, destruction, human misery and loss of personal security are all misfortunes that people of good faith try to avoid or lesson among their fellow humans -- but when these misfortunes become pure evil, it is more often than not in the context of planned aggression, such as the American campaign against Iraq.

For an excellent account of how this aggression came into being, the people who made it possible, and why, I strongly recommend you read Francis A. Boyle's book "Destroying World Order: U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East Before and After September 11." [1] This expertly-written book even includes a guide to impeaching George W. Bush! In fact, Boyle's book and his testimony against GWB are extraordinary; this is because Boyle comes with credentials unmatched by any of his critics.

He is not only a leading American expert in international law and a human rights activist (a former board member of Amnesty International, 1988-1992); he is also a distinguished professor with volumes of publications to his credit, who teaches international law at the University of Illinois. Boyle holds a Doctor of Laws, as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard. He is definitely not to be dismissed lightly.

"It is now a matter of public record that immediately after being inaugurated as president in January 2001, George Bush, Jr., Vice-President Dick Cheney, Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld, and his pro-Israeli 'Neoconservative' Deputy Paul Wolfowitz began to plot, plan, scheme, and conspire to wage a war of aggression against Iraq," Boyle writes. "Later, they manipulated the tragic events of September 11 in order to provide a pretext for doing so. The fact that Iraq had nothing at all to do with September 11 or supporting Al-Qaeda -- as the CIA itself advised -- made no difference to Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, their Undersecretary of War Douglas Feith, Undersecretary of State John Bolton, and the numerous other pro-Israeli Neo-Cons inhabiting the Bush, Jr. administration."

Not surprisingly, the mainstream American media did not give Boyle's book anything near the coverage it deserves. But one day, his expert witness testimony, along with others, could be used in a court of law, or by historians, to identify who is/was behind this pure evil. It may take years, but that day will surely come.

Boyle recalls his student days at the University of Chicago (he earned his A.B. there in 1971) and how Professor Leo Strauss, who taught political philosophy, trained an entire generation of students "to become ruthless and unprincipled Machiavellians."

"Years later, the University of Chicago became the 'brains' behind the Bush Jr. Empire and his Ashcroft police state," Boyle writes. "Attorney General John Ashcroft received his law degree from the U of C in 1967. Many of his lawyers at the Bush Jr. Department of Justice are members of the right-wing, racist, bigoted, reactionary, and totalitarian Federalist Society (aka 'Feddies'), which originated in part at the U of C. Feddies wrote the USA Patriot Act (USAPA) and the draft for USAPA II, which constitute the blueprint for establishing an American police state."

Boyle continues that, according to Bush, he hired 20 Straussians to occupy key positions in his administration and they "intentionally took offices where they could push American foreign policy in favor of Israel and against its chosen enemies such as Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Palestinians. Most of the Straussian Neo-Cons in the Bush Jr. administration and elsewhere are Israel-firsters: what is 'good' for Israel is by definition 'good' for the United States -- making it questionable sometimes whether even the notion of 'dual loyalties' accurately expresses the extent of diluted loyalty to true American interests and values."

Boyle's book was published in 2004, and although still timely, it merits a new updated edition in which this most credible author can give more of his expert witness testimony on recent findings that Bush ordered spying on American citizens -- but "only 500 of them," according to the President of the supposed "Free World."

Note:
[1]. "Destroying World Order: U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East Before and After September 11" by Francis A. Boyle

Other Titles by Francis Boyle

The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence
Palestine, Palestinians, and International Law
Biowarfare and Terrorism

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