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  • By JRBooksOnline
    Oct 9, 2016
    With “War Crimes Trials and Other Essays”, Carlos Porter has assembled some of his best work of revisionist history research and commentary. Here are 25 essays that cover everything from the egregious Nuremberg trials, the Tokyo trial, the illegality of post-war trials conducted by the winners, the use of hearsay in war crimes trials, ridiculous and contradictory testimony of war crimes survivors, and many other related topics. Only a few highlights will be treated here. In the first essay, “Anatomy of a Nuremberg Liar”, Porter thoroughly trounces Telford Taylor, a lawyer and U.S. Army officer who had helped write the London Charter which established the International Military Tribunal (IMT) non-standards. Ordinary rules of evidence were not required. Taylor is exposed as telling hardly a single truthful thing about what the German defendants said during the IMT. Short passages taken out of context, and purposefully mistranslated at that, were a feature of Taylor’s 1992 memoir. Taylor... More > facilitated what was essentially an immense “straw man” attack on German government officials, impugning them with all kinds of nonsense, with mistranslations and fabrications. In “War Crimes Trials”, Porter calls attention to the all-important “all-participation clauses” in the various Hague and Geneva Conventions, which, Porter states, “are crucial for an understanding of the twentieth century”. Exact wording varies, but generally these treaties only applied to the signatories, and if a non-signatory entered the conflict, the treaty ceased to be in effect! Since non-signatories actually did enter the conflict during WWII, none of the conventions applied. As Porter points out, if the 1929 Geneva POW Convention, article 63 means what it says, war crimes trials are not really possible. He further shows that the concept of “conspiracy” was unknown to international law prior to 1945. Porter truly shines forth with pointed sarcasm in his classic “Answer to Yale F. Edeiken”, where he basically wipes the floor with the poor, forlorn lawyer. At 227 pages, the book is a quick read and with Porter’s clear and direct style will enlighten the reader in a way that much longer and more erudite-sounding tracts will not be able to do. It forms an excellent companion to his classics, “Not Guilty at Nuremberg: The German Defense Case” and “Made in Russia: The Holocaust” and should be a part of any revisionist library.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781291345575
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Carlos Whitlock Porter
Published
October 15, 2015
Language
English
Pages
228
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.88 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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