The ICC has famously failed to investigate powerful Western nations but has prosecuted African dictators, a disparity so glaring that several African countries recently quit the court, condemning it as the “International Caucasian Court.”
The bilateral deal between the European Union and Afghanistan is another example of double standards and reinforces how little some people’s lives are valued in today’s world.
Since 2001, the U.S. has spent more than $103 billion on the Asian country—more than it spent on the entire European continent after World War II. And there is no end in sight for the debacle that George W. Bush began and Barack Obama continued.
Why should Facebook users come down harder on the Syrian leader than on the United States government when it comes to horrific actions and war crimes in that part of the world?
The medical charity said it cannot confirm the identity of the attacker but noted that the Saudi-led coalition was responsible for two other airstrikes in the last three months.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that "human error" was a factor in the Oct. 3 bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed 30 civilians and left 37 wounded. In a statement, Doctors Without Borders, which had previously called the attack a probable war crime, said the report was "shocking" and left "more questions than answers."
I know that the strike was carried out by U.S.-backed, Saudi-led forces, and that it happened only a few days after the Obama administration approved an $11 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. But I can't tell you much more.
Neither of the two recent Doctors Without Borders hospital attacks has been mentioned in any of the U.S. presidential debates or forums. Doesn't anyone remember the Geneva Conventions?
In late September, the Taliban took over Kunduz, Afghanistan's fifth-largest city. London’s Telegraph reported that “the lasting legacy of [the] invasion may ultimately prove to be the dismantlement of the city’s women’s rights network.”
A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières hospital in northern Yemen was bombed Monday night by the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition.