Title: US Lawsuit Raises Allegations of Biden Administration’s Complicity in Gaza Genocide
A recent lawsuit filed in the northern district of California by the Center for Constitutional Rights accuses US President Joseph Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken of failing to prevent genocide and complicity in the genocide of Palestinians in Gaza. The Palestinian plaintiffs, including two human rights groups and eight individuals, are seeking an injunction to halt US support for the ongoing genocide in Gaza.
Highlighting the evidence presented in the 86-page complaint, it becomes evident that the US has neglected its responsibility to prevent the genocide of Gazans. The lawsuit also argues that Biden, Blinken, and Austin share some responsibility for this genocide, whether it be aiding and abetting, complicity, incitement, or conspiring to commit genocide by supporting the expressed intention of genocide. However, the interpretation of these legal terms under US domestic law remains subject to debate.
The Center for Constitutional Rights, along with the National Lawyers Guild and Palestine Legal, has expressed concerns to Congress about the possible court action against lawmakers supporting the genocide. They have also emphasized the lack of a statute of limitations for this crime.
It is essential to note that historically, US judges have tended to avoid applying the Convention on Genocide to US officials. Similarly, attempts to charge foreign officials, such as George W. Bush, with genocide overseas have faced challenges. Nevertheless, the Convention on Genocide is clear in its application to government officials.
The atrocities committed by the Israeli government against the people of Gaza have sparked global horror, with the US’s perceived support for such actions raising serious concerns. This situation raises questions about the potential repercussions, not only for global Jewry but also for innocent bystanders worldwide.
The preliminary injunction hearing for this lawsuit is scheduled for January 11th, 2024, in Oakland, California, presided over by the Honorable Donna M. Ryu. Judge Ryu’s strong background in civil liberties, women’s rights, and her commitment to justice provide hope for a fair and impartial ruling. Her appointment to the bench by former President Obama demonstrates her credibility and experience.
The Center for Constitutional Rights, founded by renowned figures William Kunstler and Arthur Kinoy, has fought for ethical justice for over half a century. Teaming up with Edith Tiger’s New York Civil Liberties Committee, these dedicated lawyers have been at the forefront of defending civil liberties.
Despite limited media coverage, the Center for Constitutional Rights’ complaint and related documents for this case can be accessed on their website. The nightlantern.ca website also provides access to these documents.
The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a lawsuit against US President Biden, Secretary of Defense Austin, and Secretary of State Blinken, accusing them of failing to prevent the genocide of Palestinians in Gaza and being complicit in it. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to stop US support for the ongoing genocide. The evidence presented in the complaint suggests that the US has neglected its duty to prevent the genocide, and the role played by the Biden administration in this genocide needs clarification. The hearing for a preliminary injunction is scheduled for January 11th, 2024, in Oakland, California.