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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Radovan Karadzic deserves punishment - but what about the Neocons?

My latest piece for OpEdge

The conviction of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic shows that no one is above the law, says the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein.
Karadzic was just sentenced to forty years in jail for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
"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," Al-Hussein said.
But is that really true?

You can read the whole piece here:


Unknown said...

The Verdoux speech at the end is certainly a delicious warning and no amount of power and wealth can stop the bells tolling!!! There's an irony in the fact that Chaplin became an "Enemy" of America also I think! To borrow a phrase from Gerald Celente... It isn't justice but in point of fact "just us" when describing the neoconservatives... I have a theory (admittedly a borrowed one) that most of the leaders found guilty of war crimes and such are not actually imprisoned but the "devine rights of Kings" comes into play and end up spending there remaining days in relative luxury but that's conjecture and I digress slightly! It never fails to surprise me how one murderous act is labelled genocide and another collateral damage or kinetic action ect ect and I was going to say the murderous actions upon the Palestinian people that we see on the television BUT that's the point we don't! Not compared to a bomb going off in Israel where we are treated to high definition saturation broadcasting! This is another great article that reminds us of the hypocrisy displayed on a daily basis which you are helping us to see clearly

Anonymous said...

Karadzic intended to destroy Bosnian Muslim communities. That was his (and others') intention.

The neocons, as disastrous and wrong as their policy actions were, had no such intentions vis-a-vis the Iraqis. On the contrary, if anything they were dangerously and naively idealistic about liberating them.

That's why your whataboutery makes no sense here.

Neil Clark said...

Thanks Del- much appreciated. As you say the double standards are there for all to see.
Anonymous- disagree re the neocons. Their aim was to destroy Iraq. They knew exactly what they were doing.