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October 28, 2009

Why arresting Bush in Canada?

Josh Blakeney

(October 21, 2009 – Saskatoon, Canada) About 300 protesters gathered outside the Teachers' Credit Union Place in Saskatoon to make a public display of their refusal to welcome George W. Bush to Canada.

Bush's luncheon address to a business audience in Saskatoon was one stop in his three city Canadian tour.

While one branch of the protesters worked with police, another branch

emphasized the responsibility of the police to arrest George Bush.

This second group has aligned itself with Lawyers Against War. As it did in the prelude to the former US president's speeches in Calgary and Toronto, LAW delivered evidence to the relevant law enforcement officials right up to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

LAW has documented the case that Bush is credibly accused war criminal who

should be arrested in Canada and tried for international crimes as well as for violating the Canadian Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.

At one point I, Josh Blakeney, who am here in Saskatoon covering the event for Globalization Studies at the University of Lethbridge, took the microphone on the dissenters podium to criticize one of the organizers who publicly thanked the police.

I presented the case on behalf of those who believe that Canadian law enforcement officials are violating the rule of law, including the Nuremberg principles, for not arresting former US president for his role in authorizing aggressive war and torture.

Following orders, it was decided at Nuremberg and the United Nations, is no excuse for violating international laws as Canadian law enforcement officials have

consistently done in refusing to arrest George Bush's during his Canadian speaking engagements.

I also drew attention on and off the podium to the growing body of evidence that parts of the US government may have been involved in the controlled demolitions of the three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001. A recent peer-reviewed article by University of Copenhagen Chemistry Professor Niels Harrit et. al. Demonstrates conclusively that military grade nano-thermite was used in dropping the three towers. From the day one of the post-9/11 era the US government has stuck to its initial story that the three steel-frame towers collapsed because of the impact of two plane crashes.

I pointed out that the contested events of 9/11 form the basis of the US government's Global War on Terror which continues under the Obama regime but with a different name.

Most of the war crimes and crimes against humanity that LAW and other organizations have pressed against George Bush came about because of aggressive wars justified by an explanation of 9/11 that subsequent research and publication by Professor David Ray Griffin and others have shown to be implausible.

The US government alleged on day one that Osama bin Laden and nineteen Saudi hijackers with box cutters acted alone in creating the 9/11 debacle. This version of events would attribute the destruction to a massive failure of intelligence, air defense, immigration, and skyscrapper engineering for which no one has yet been fired for incompetence or malfeasance.

In my short talk at the dissenter's podium in Saskatoon I called attention to the importance of the upcoming trial next March of Splitting the Sky, a prominent activist in the movement seeking 9/11 truth.

The well-known Mohawk activist, who is also known as John Boncore, was arrested in Calgary last March attempting to conduct a citizens' arrest of George Bush.

Josh Blakeney is Media Coordinator of Globalization Studies at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

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