Why should we care about this lunatic Basiago? Because he was a "judge" on the so-called "tribunal" that was approvingly referenced in a front page story on Daily Kos.
Now let's meet some other participants in this so-called "tribunal":
The "tribunal" was put on my Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Some of you may remember Mohamad as the guy who put one of his political opponents in jail for 'Homosexual Acts'. Others may remember him as one of the world's most highest profile 9/11 truthers. Still others may identify him as a notorious antisemite
Speaking at the Organization of the Islamic Conference on October 16, 2003, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia told the assembly of leaders of 57 nations that Jews "rule the world by proxy” and "get others to fight and die for them.” He called for a "final victory” by the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims, who, he said "cannot be defeated by a few million Jews."
Moving on, the tribunal was sponsored by the Perdana Foundation, who endorse 9/11 trutherism:
Judge Webre then went where, perhaps, this Tribunal should go next: He spoke about the allegations that 9/11/01 was a false flag operation and that expert witnesses should be brought to testify before the Tribunal about the truth of the Bush Administration’s explanation of what happened on that (sic)
And we can't forget the person who presided at the tribunal, one Francis Boyle. Boyle is a hard-core antisemite who has said this
"Obama was bought and paid for by Zionists. That's why Rahm Emanuel was his chief-of-staff"
"Mrs. Clinton sold her soul to the Zionists in New York to get elected as senator from New York."
Israel has never been anything but a Bantustan for Jews setup in the Middle East by the White racist and genocidal Western colonial imperial powers in order to serve as their racist attack dog and genocidal enforcer against the Arab and Muslim world. From the very moment of Western imperialism’s genocidal conception of Israel in 1947-1948, Israel has historically always functioned as Jewistan...Israel might as well change its name today to Jewistan, own up to its racist birthright, and make it official the rest of the world to acknowledge
and now this
"[the Federal Government of the United States] is hostis humani generis: The enemy of all humankind! For the good of all humanity, this Tribunal must condemn and repudiate the Federal Government of the United States of America and its grotesque vision of a New World Order that is constructed upon warfare, bloodshed, violence, criminality, genocide, racism, colonialism, apartheid, massive violations of fundamental human rights, and the denial of the international legal right of self-determination to the Indigenous Peoples and Peoples of Color living in North America and elsewhere around the world."
Yes, this is my second call-out diary about this. And no, I don't think that is excessive. Because the front page post that uncritically references this "tribunal" is still there, with none of this clarifying information about the proceedings or background.
This so-called "tribunal" is nothing but the insane ramblings of incoherent degenerates, shot through with antisemitism, homophobia, and batshit conspiracy theories. It does a huge disservice to any attempt to legitimately investigate and prosecute crimes related to the Iraq war. Why is it still uncritically cited on the Daily Kos front page, with none of this information?