Tag: War Crimes
Nicolas J S DAVIES When President Clinton dropped 23,000 bombs on what was left of Yugoslavia in 1999 and NATO invaded and occupied the Yugoslav province of Kosovo, U.S. officials presented the war to the American public as a “humanitarian intervention” to […]
To hear Barack Obama now making the claim that Bush was committed to the rule of law and human rights is just the latest betrayal of a Democratic Party that has systematically prevented a reckoning for the crimes of the 43rd president, a party that is clearly uninterested in truth or accountability, and is more than willing to rewrite history to advance its political goals.
When politicians or generals appear itching to pull the U.S. into another foreign war, remember that truth is routinely the first casualty. The blood of civilian victims of U.S. wars is the political version of disappearing ink. But the kinfolk and neighbors of those victims could pursue vengeance regardless of whether cover-ups con the American people.
The blockade of Leningrad, the Soviet Union’s second-largest city, lasted for 872 days and was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history. A total of 642,000 Russian civilians died during the siege, hunger being the cause of death in 97% of cases. Although some historians classify it as genocide, the story of the siege of Leningrad is hardly part of the western collective memory.