A Canadian Court du jure, operating under British common law, has issued arrest warrants for Pope Benedict XVI, the Queen of England, the Prime Minister of Canada, and dozens of other officials.
The ITCCS (International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State) handed down their verdict in February, trying all parties in absentia when no one answered their subpoenas (who ever does?). A sworn jury found the thirty-two defendants guilty of Crimes against Humanity—a charge which implicates them in torture, kidnapping, and most importantly genocide against the indigenous people of Western Canada, focusing on 50,000 children who died during their forced internment at “reeducation centers” (industrial schools) operated by the Church and state.
According to Kenvin Annett, a spokesman for the organization, they’ve got some of the most powerful world figures shaking in their boots. Maybe that’s because the ITCCS isn’t just some wildhair crackpot jackrabbit somersault trapeze show, but a highly organized international group of official legal experts. Its headquarters is in Belguim, with affiliate centers in Rome, London, Dublin, New York, and Vancouver, and support coming form at least fifteen nations around the world. Do they really pose a threat to some of the oldest, largest, and most protected cabals in the West? Annett thinks so, noting that three affiliate lawyers who came out with their involvement too early died mysteriously, “probably murdered,” according to him.
The court used precedents dating back to the Nuremberg trials in which the UN prosecuted high-ranking Nazi officials for the genocide known as the Holocaust. The genocide of Native Americans far outnumbers the death toll of that infamous tragedy, and yet no one has been held accountable to date.On December 9, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 260 (III) A during the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment for the Crime of Genocide. Article II of the Resolution defines genocide as, “Any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
a) Killing members of the group;
b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
The forced assimilation of Native children by taking them from their families and traditional communities, placing them in Church-run schools, and forbidding them from speaking their own language or practicing their customs, constitutes genocide alone. The children were basically held hostage as collateral, making sure that none of the indigenous people did anything drastic while their land was being stolen. The death rate at these schools averaged thirty to fifty percent for over six decades, resulting in undisclosed mass graves and government denials that persist to this day.
The forced removal of tribes, forced sterilization of indigenous women, and the active mission to destroy indigenous ways of livelihood all lay precedents for the charge of Crimes against Humanity, but this tribunal focused on the heinous conditions of the Church-run boarding schools. Forced assimilation has been the rule for all British colonies or commonwealths since the Empire began its (often overlooked) genocidal imperial conquest. One sworn testimony directly implicates the Queen herself in the abduction of ten Native children. According to the testimony of William Arnold Combes,
I am a survivor of the Kamloops and Mission Indian residential schools, both run by the Roman Catholic church. I suffered terrible tortures there at the hands especially of Brother Murphy, who killed at least two children. I witnessed him throw a child off a three story balcony to her death. He put me on a rack and broke some of my bones, in the Kamloop school basement, after I tried running away.
I also saw him and another priest burying a child in the school orchard one night.
In October, 1964 when I was 12 years old, I was an inmate at the Kamloops school and we were visited by the Queen of England and Prince Phillip. I remember it was strange because they came by themselves, no big fanfare or nothing. But I recognized them and the school principal told us it was the Queen and we all got given new clothes and good food for the first time in months the day before she arrived.
The day the Queen got to the school, I was part of a group of kids that went on a picnic with her and her husband and some of the priests, down to a meadow near Dead Man’s Creek. I remember it was weird because we all had to bend down and kiss her foot, a white laced boot.
After awhile, I saw the Queen leave the picnic with ten children from the school, and those kids never returned. We never heard anything more about them and never met them again even when we were older. They were all from around there but they all vanished.”
This wouldn’t be the first time that high-ranking officials have been implicated in child abduction and abuse, often related to schools, orphanages, and other state-run institutions which are supposed to be protecting our children.
The Court’s ruling came down just days before Pope Benedict XVI resigned, a move which has had speculators reeling since day one. Some believe it was the financial scandal, the death threats, the Vatileaks case, or the persistent sex scandals of the Church which lead the Pope to resign. According to critics, Pope Benedict XVI, “knew more about clergy sex crimes than anyone else in church yet did little to protect children.” Joseph Ratzinger (alias Pope Benedict XVI) has decided to stay within Vatican City (Holy See), a sovereign state unto itself, in order to retain his diplomatic immunity. Recently church officials stated, “”His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless.” Against what, we might ask? Isn’t he just an innocent Little Bo Pope?
Not so much. At the very least, the ex-Pontiff is guilty by association with one of the most genocidal organizations in history, or as the UN Resolution would say, he was, “Complicit in genocide.” (Kinda like Hitler didn’t light the incinerators at Dachau himself, but is still guilty as sin.)
The papal bull (aka. Vatican law) Romanis Ponifex of 1455 made it official Church policy to cede rightful ownership of any lands to the first Christian conqueror to lay claim to them. It also gave the Pope’s permission to enslave any indigenous or pagan peoples who inhabit that land. This and other laws, such as Dum Diversas (which consigned “pagans” to “perpetual slavery”) and the Inter Caetera, served to establish the Doctrine of Discovery (remember how Columbus “discovered” America) and the age of imperialism, while also having great effect on the slave trade. These papal bulls are still in effect today, despite pleas from many indigenous tribes to have them repealed. The precedent has had an impact on federal law in the United States since 1823, forcing countless millions of indigenous people from their ancestral homelands with consequences on culture, health, and well being that further constitute genocide.
The Court’s rulings are legally binding, however since it is a citizen’s tribunal it is up to vigilantes to apprehend the accused. So hows about it? Who’s got the gall to put the Pope in Prison? The Queen in Cuffs? Another warrant was issued for the CEO of the Weyerhaeuser Corporation, a logging company responsible for destroying more of the Sasquatch’s habitat than anyone else. Maybe that’ll rile the Forteans up! So break out those handcuffs (hopefully they’re not fuzzy), charge your tasers, and shine your shillelaghs. It’s time for some good old fashioned Western (civilization) justice!
Read more about the case in my more detailed write-up here, or visit the ITCCS website for evidence, proceedings, and updates in this ongoing investigation into Crimes against Humanity. And be sure to check out this video below for some first-hand testimony from some indigenous folks who survived the boarding schools. They have some astounding stories to tell.
Meanwhile, eco-defender Daniel McGowan is forbidden by the US government from writing anything without the state’s permission, and actually went back to jail (a new, experimental, more isolated type of confinement I might add) for writing a piece for the Huffington Post, proving once and for all that even the Constitution don’t mean shit to the long dick of the law.
Furthermore, violence by those in power is sanctioned, blessed, and carried on patriotically, while “violence” by common folk is called blasphemy, treason, and terrorism. I shouldn’t even say violence—acts that hurt none one, like property damage, letting animals out of cages, and other things that are more like highfalutin vandalism, are now considered terrorist acts in the US, while most real cloak-and-dagger (or trenchcoat-and-bomb) domestic attacks are admittedly instigated by the CIA! (I know, I’m just a paranoid nutjob… or am I! Or! Am! I!)
Anyhoo, my hopes are high that some measure of justice and restoration can be given to the indigenous people of Canada (and the rest of the world). My heart goes out to them, everyone in Boston, and all the victims of Drone strikes in these past weeks. A dios!
Thanks to an astute comment, I decided, what the hey, you only live once, I’m gonna go ahead and check my facts for once. Apparently, the ITCCS is more full of holes than a prarie dog camp. I can’t say I’m too surprised, the writing on their website is completely zealous and fanatical in the usual fashion of manic. delusional activists (and I’ve met a few). Also, Kevin Annet refers to himself as Eagle Strong Voice, an attempt at an Indian name that rings of inauthenticity. Like all things coming from ITCCS, it’s just a little too self-glorifying to be real.
People are actively trying to debunk the ITCCS cherade. From the website Kevin Annett Must Be Stopped:
ITCCS claims to be an organization…yet has no members listed other than Kevin Annett (the secretary).
ITCCS has claimed to have started a ‘Trial’ back in 2010 and again in 2012 – neither were based on ‘common-law’ procedure and the latest has no legal standing to enforce any ‘ruling’ because it has failed to conduct itself according to any recognized legal proceedings. ITCCS claims to have 50 odd ‘citizen jurors’ but has not actually tried a case or allowed a case to be tried in a court of law. The evidence, it seems is a few old clips from Unrepentant and some witness testimonies taken in the last couple of years. There are no documents, no ‘Exhibits’, no cross-examinations of the defendants… It is by all accounts a Kangaroo court.
Kevin’s focus has shifted from bringing home the bodies of 50,000 dead children to reaping the benefits of the seized assets of the Vatican. Never before has the acronym ‘ITTCS’ generated so much internet buzz and heated debate.
You see… we live in an age (the New Age) where so many people hate the Pope and the Catholic Church that ANY mention of a victory in bringing the Vatican to it’s knees is swallowed…hook, line… and STINKER….
Yes, this latest ACTION ALERT RELEASE (of flatulence) by Kevin Annett and ITCCS is straight from the manure pile and absent any kind of critical analysis by the alternative media…”
Guess who’s guilty on that one guys? Oh well, it gives us all a chance to reflect on the nature of law, power, crackpots, and hasty reporting. Apparently the best analogy for the ITCCS is a squirrel, on a trapeze, in an audotorium, alone. C’est law vie.