Subj: Feres/ICC/Letter of Explanation and Requested Input
Date: 6/7/2004 2:10:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Verpaphila1

Dear Board:

I am now convinced the ICC is the only way to gain International support to stop the status quo in Washington from continuing to allow human, constitutional and systemic abuses in our military. Therefore, lets gear up and learn together what we have to do to obtain ICC help. Obviously, if Americans do not care in the majority of the crimes and corruption happening under Feres, the world might as they know more than the average American about the corrupted in our government.

This is very rough draft of information but we will fine tune it all.

The following is a good link to ICC info and other matters;

ICC Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction of the ICC with regard to the U.S. Senate's failure to act and prevent crimes against humanity was established on July 1, 2002.

Our base claim to petition this court is predicated upon the October 8, 2002, Senate Judiciary hearings on the Feres Doctrine. On that day, our government acknowledged even though the hearing was a sham, Feres is a serious problem. Of course, we present 54 years of human, constitutional and systemic abuses rising to the level of "crimes against humanity." Crimes against humanity, was defined as applying to acts against any civilian population -- including the population of the country that commits the acts, and commits them on its own soil -- at any time, in times of peace as well as in times of war. The latter feature -- application to acts committed both in times of peace and times of war -- also appears in the definition of crimes against peace, a category that includes not only the initiation and conduct of war, but also acts committed in times of peace, such as planning and preparation of aggression. Does absolute power under Feres apply here?

Under "crimes against humanity", the U.S. government's failure to remedy Feres not only is a threat to all Americans directly or indirectly, it is a threat to the national security and to the peace and safety of the world. Specifically, the failure of Congress to ensure checks and balances on the Executive Branch and namely, military, allows our men and women to be used as "pawns" for political agendas to carry out military actions having no bearing on the defense of our nation. The WMD and Iraq connection is a real time example. The failure to act and prevent "911" to provide the "Pearl Harbor" even to advance the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) agenda is another.

Specifically, in our petition matters such human rights abuses as criminal acts and obstructions of justice in violation of the U.S. Constitution and subsequent laws are being denied blanket redress. For example, a nexus to "war crimes" are violations of our constitution et seq. laws such as murder, ill - treatment, human experimentation, political persecution and wanton destruction of our God given rights not justified by military necessity. In sum, the Feres Doctrine was a declaration of war against Americans and other legally inducted persons as it is overall a license to kill and persecute honorable men and women serving in the Armed Forces who stand tall to corruption within the command, legal and medical systems.

Of course, Congress holds the ready remedy and has failed in amending or abolishing the Feres Doctrine and one of the key elements of our ICC petition is the fact that Feres violates the Nuremberg Code. Specifically, Justice Robert Jackson who authored the Feres Doctrine stated in his opening argument at Nuremberg:

"The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated."

The above statement goes to the heart of our fight to abolish Feres. Simply ironic for Jackson to prosecute the Nazis and then author the Feres Doctrine leading to 54 years of similar crimes against Americans serving the nation.