Saturday, 26 March 2016

Picking Our War Criminals

The UN Commissioner for Human Rights said that the conviction of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic shows that no one is above the law and 'No matter how powerful they are, no matter how untouchable they imagine themselves to be, no matter what continent they inhabit, the perpetrators of such crimes must know that they will not escape justice'.
If no-one is above the law does that mean that we will finally get to see the likes of George W Bush, Tony Blair, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney in the dock of The Hague?
Not to belittle Karadzic's actions which has rightly seen him jailed for killing thousands, but those
above have a death toll of over a million and started two wars of aggression but remain free to accumulate more wealth and even push for new military conflicts.
If they are not dragged kicking and screaming to trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity then the UN's Human Rights words are mere bluster and show that some perpetrators of such crimes CAN and DO escape justice.
Regardless of who you are, everyone should be treated equally under the law but what the Karadzic prosecution shows is that as long as you are on the side of the West, the people who not only started the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but blatantly lied to do it and which killed a million plus remain immune from prosecution despite what the UN say.

4 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

Well you should include your pal Obama in that list too. Oh, in fact every national leader that supported the effort. Hey, that was almost every leader in the world...

Falling on a bruise said...

The coalition of the willing? 47 countries supported the effort and a lot of them were 'bribed' with financial aid in return. Of the 47, 3 of them were the Marshall Islands, Palau and Solomon Islands and they don't even have a military!

Keep Life Simple said...

Yep all complicit.

Keep Life Simple said...

And the Russians gave us intell that confirmed WMDs.