Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Editorial: Barack's embrace of War Crimes

War Crimes are taking place in Iraq.

That's not news to readers of this site.

We've covered the topic repeatedly here -- most recently in "Falluja realities."

THE DAILY BEAST has reported on it.

Human Rights Watch has repeatedly called attention to the war crimes such as here:

Ahead of the offensive in Fallujah against forces of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that his government had taken measures to protect civilians. Human Rights Watch, however, has received credible allegations of summary executions, beatings of unarmed men, enforced disappearances, and mutilation of corpses by government forces over the two weeks of fighting, mostly on the outskirts of the city, since May 23. On June 4, 2016, in response to allegations of abuse, al-Abadi launched an investigation into abuses in Fallujah and issued orders to arrest those responsible for “transgressions” against civilians. On June 7, al-Abadi announced the “detention and transfer of those accused of committing violations to the judiciary to receive their punishment according to the law.”
“The Iraqi government needs to control and hold accountable its own forces if it hopes to claim the moral upper hand in its fight against ISIS,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director. “It’s high time for Iraqi authorities to unravel the web of culpability underlying the government forces’ repeated outrages against civilians.”

Yet day after day, the US government remains silent.

When the US State Department holds a press briefing, usually moderated by spokesperson Mark C. Toner, the claim is that they haven't seen a specific report but the government of Iraq is addressing it.  There has never been a single condemnation of any of the War Crimes.

The US government, under Barack Obama, is supporting War Crimes -- ongoing War Crimes.

And so is The Cult of St. Barack.

The blood is on their hands too.

A lot of people have died recently including Michael Ratner.

Why, oh why, some readers wrote in, didn't we note his passing.

Why would we?

A coward who ran interference for Barack until he was briefly taking a small stand?

Michael Ratner's passing was no loss to the movement.

He failed repeatedly on Iraq.

Hell, he failed on Lynne Stewart as well.

And he and all the rest who refused and refuse to call out the ongoing War Crimes in Iraq?

Well they're not contributing anything.

We'll mourn the people who make a difference, thank you.

Again, the War Crimes are ongoing.

  1. Shia Militias crimes فديو مسرب يظهر الحشد الشيعي الارهابي يعذب المدنيين العراقيين السنه بوحشية وحقد صفوي دفين
  2. Iraqi Sunnis civilians arrested & tortured by Shia militias without guilt or charge in

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