US Foreign Policy – “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting again”

“War Crime” is an act that constitutes a serious violation of the law of war that gives rise to individual criminal responsibility.

Examples of war crimes include intentionally killing civilians or prisoners, torture, wantonly destroying property, taking hostages, perfidy, rape, using child soldiers, pillaging, declaring that no quarter will be given, and using weapons that cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering. (1)

From doctorswithoutborders.org website.

MSF Response to Pentagon Claim That Afghan Forces Called For Kunduz 


October 05, 2015

“Today the US government has admitted that it was their airstrike that hit our hospital in Kunduz and killed 22 patients and MSF staff. Their description of the attack keeps changing—from collateral damage, to a tragic incident, to now attempting to pass responsibility to the Afghanistan government.

The reality is the US dropped those bombs.

The US hit a huge hospital full of wounded patients and MSF staff.

The US military remains responsible for the targets it hits, even though it is part of a coalition. There can be no justification for this horrible attack.

With such constant discrepancies in the US and Afghan accounts of what happened, the need for a full transparent independent investigation is ever more critical.”

—Christopher Stokes, General Director, Médecins Sans Frontières

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Sorry – I see no difference between what the US Government has done, is doing – than what ISIS, ISIL or Daesh – Taliban – are involved with.

Please refer to a prior post on this matter:-

“US Foreign Policy – “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting”

“In order to fight the darkness do not draw your sword light a candle.” (3)

Mainstream media should light this candle – under Obama’s bum and make the US and the President accountable for their actions – this is (……<–insert your own description here..!)

1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_crime
2. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/article/msf-response-pentagon-claim-afghan-forces-called-kunduz-airstrike?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=social
3. https://millermatters.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/in-order-to-fight-the-darkness-do-not-draw-your-sword-light-a-candle/

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4 thoughts on “US Foreign Policy – “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting again”

  1. War is Hell

    but there is true freedom when on the battlefield, in the frey of battle, as your consciousness stops – for awhile time leaves you; you battle on without fear, without thought and you are within, still, and happiness fills you; seeks you; until, then you weary and it all comes rushing back; live or die, it makes no matter; nausea, vomit and the smell of shit so putrid that you wish for death.

    Today’s wars are about killing civilians – they call them “terrorists”but terrorists are the warriors of the political power; those that drop the bombs on civilians. It’s easy and more fun for the psychopaths to kill children, their mothers and the old as they don’t shoot back. This means ‘No Risk’ where a milieu of no risk, distorts and contorts – its a Universal Principle.

    The response of MSF is a miserable concoction of the “Political Correct”. This is a sickness of itself; a game of pretense; of a dying race.

    I see the quicksand, and it is sucking in the West. Yes, I see a hand trying to grasp at life itself, but slowly it too disappears beneath the sands of time.

    Now, Panic, desperation and intense, blind FEAR rules the West. Their values are gone, and so, their fabric of faith. Now all is extreme fundamentalism; tribal nationalism perhaps, but the core of what makes us human has left the stage as death welcomes those dead walking.

    Exciting to actually experience the centre of the Typhoon, isn’t it?

    🙂

    I’ve been here before as you may note.

    peter

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  2. Exciting? To a point exciting – watching the destruction of the U.S. through their ignorance and stupidity is well worth the ticket – but what price their attitude to ‘collateral’ damage to their insidious bombings and imperialist tendencies throughput the globe?

    As I am basically out of these ‘war zones’ I could be termed safe – but I fear stupidity will rule which will put me and my family in jeopardy – whether through economic stupidity or religious fanaticism.

    So being able to watch – from the sidelines – or from the center of the typhoon, as you so aptly put it – allows the goalposts and your typhoon to move.

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    1. Difficult to say.

      Both leaders seemed rather tense, before, during and after.

      Yes – Barick made a right fool of himself in an emotional speech.

      I think personally US allies may have something to do with the change of heart by the US.

      This is “not a victory over Obama, as many experts are simplistically trying to present it, but over a powerful supranational grouping, which uses the United States as a battering ram in order to plunge the world into a new Middle Ages…”

      Agree.

      But back to my point on US allies – me thinks that a culmination of events since the threatened invasion of Syria – Putin stood by Assad – Lavrov disenfranchised Kerry on every political theatre since then – then Ukraine and the peace agreement – it was shown that it was the US intervention that escalated the civil war and yes Russia does have a sphere of influence on that country.

      So me thinks some important allies on the sideline – who are not idiots spoke out after the UN speech- that and the brownie points earned by Putin over the years.

      Barick must have realized that he personally has no choice or his presidency is indeed in the shitter.

      Time will tell – we will see how Turkey reacts – Saudi Arabia and Israel over the success or not of Russia’s bombing raids and whether China and Iran do step up to the plate to annihilate the bad guys…. (As I really do not know who the bad guys are.)

      Sent from my iPad

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