Amnesty Report : America has no moral right to point fingers at any country
Posted on June 2nd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge

A 44 page report by Amnesty International declares that the US Government gave $1.3billion worth of arms to ISIS in 2016. This comes in the backdrop of Hillary Clinton admitting that the US created Al Qaeda. . $4 trillion dollars later has been spent on this bogus War-on-Terror/Humanitarian-R2P so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqn0bm4E9yw. Both entities are supposed to be targets of the US War on Terror. How does that make sense when the US is allegedly arming, training and even funding these terror movements which are killing even American soldiers? Today, the US Government has become a laughing stock on world stage. On the one hand their envoys are producing the red card to other countries of the world tutoring them on law & order, human rights, good governance and democracy while in reality US has the world’s worst record sheet. US or its officials do not have any moral right to be condemning or ordering any country without addressing America’s crimes and illegalities first. The Nobel Peace Committee must seriously evaluate Obama’s Nobel Peace prize!

Millions killed by US since 1945

It is said that since 1945 America’s crusade of ‘delivering democracy’ entrenched in “The Plan for a New American Century” (PNAC) has resulted in the deaths of 20 to 30milion lives and uses nomenclatures like Doctrine of Humanitarian Warfare, “right to protect” (R2P), William Blum says since 1945 the US has bombed 23 nations.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/united-states-war-crimes/5561468

Illegal invasions

A few of these illegal operations include Korea (1943-1953), Indonesia (1958-1965) where CIA armed, trained and equipped rebels and ousted leader Sukarno to bring dictator Suharto to power. Documents at George Washington University’s National Security Archive confirmed how effectively the Indonesian army used the U.S.-prepared hit list against the Indonesian communist party in 1965-66. From September 8, 1945 to present over 37,000 US troops are positioned at 100 installations. Vietnam (1954-1965) where US began CIA-directed internal sabotage operations setting up puppet Ngo Dinh Diem brought to Vietnam from US as ‘our’ political leader. 

US President Reagan sent 5000 US troops to Grenada on 25 Oct 1983 to assist ‘law & order’ despite UN Security Council disapproval. Between 1988-90 when Panama’s Noriega was indicted for money laundering & drug trafficking President Bush Snr ordered 10,000 US troops already stationed in Panama to support a US-recognized government which UK and France also supported. The invasion was again overruling UN General Assembly resolution.

If ‘invasion’ means the seizure of territory by a military force from a government of another country regardless of motivation or justification as claimed by Lance Janda, a military historian at Cameron University in Oklahoma, the US military incursions upon Kuwait, Iraq in 1991, Afghanistan in 2001, UN-backed US led intervention of Somalia in 1992, sending US troops to reinstall Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1994/5 in Haiti, Bosnia & Kosovo interventions in 1990s with NATO, the 2011 UN approved NATO campaign to oust Gaddafi in Libya qualifies as ‘invasions’.

The 1999 Kosovo conflict became the first humanitarian war using NATO to bomb Serbia based on a non-existent genocide. US went to the extent of even substituting the uncooperative UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali with the subservient NATO shill, Kofi Annan (Luciana Bohne)

That Kosovo precedent has paved the way for incursions upon sovereign nations Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, Kenya, Ukraine, Yemen and now it is slowly galvanizing towards Asia.

Senator Thom Tillis says US has interfered in 81 elections while the CIA’s list of covert operations is shocking to say the least https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSmBhj8tmoU&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs

US military deployment                                                                             

Currently there are said to be over 150,000 US troops stationed in 150 countries under the Status of Forces Agreement. There are approximately 30,000 U.S. troops stationed on Okinawa, Japan since 1960 along with 20,000 family members and civilian government employees.

US troops are stationed in Saudi Arabia, Columbia, Bolivia, Peru, Uganda, Niger, Mali to name a few.

Claiming to be targeting Al Qaeda & ISIS (which now emerges are being funded by the US) airstrikes have been carried out in Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and in Yemen.

There are as many as 180,000 private military contractors currently believed to be in Iraq, and thousands more in Afghanistan.

Yet, the US envoys preach to Sri Lanka about reducing Sri Lanka’s military presence in its own country!

US troops immune from prosecution

The United States reportedly has an agreement with the Afghan government immunizing US contractors from prosecution by Afghanistan. To date, very few private contractors, including private security personnel, have been prosecuted for criminal offenses in Iraq, although allegations of criminal acts are widespread.

While US drafts resolutions against other countries in the UN, US makes sure none of its crimes ever goes to any international arbitration. The United States government has consistently opposed an international court that could hold US military and political leaders to a uniform global standard of justice.

Even US peace keeping troops are immune from prosecution by the ICC.

US troop rapes

A book by historian Miriam Gebhardt claims 190,000 rapes were committed by US troops in WW 2.

The 124-page report, Booted: Lack of Recourse for Wrongfully Discharged US Military Rape Survivors,” found that many rape victims suffering from trauma were unfairly discharged for a “personality disorder” or other mental health condition that makes them ineligible for benefits.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQZO8v0B3Qc

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/05/19/us-raped-military-then-punished

“a female US soldier today is 180 times more likely to be sexually assaulted by a fellow soldier than killed by an enemy”, stated by U.S. California Representative Jane Harmon, March 8, 2010, and Representative Loretta Sanchez, April 2013.

Official U.S. Department of Defence figures reveal, that over 3,000 reported sexual assault cases in 2010 alone, estimates that only 20% of these reported incidents have gone to trial, and only 10% lead to conviction. A report commissioned by then-Defence Secretary Leon Panetta put the actual annual number at 19,000 or more, amounting to 1 in 20 women. Pentagon estimates that the numbers for female sexual assault cases have further risen by 35% since 2010, from 19,300 service members believed to be victims that year to 26,000 in 2012. The DoD estimates that approximately 19,000 service members every year—over 50 per day—are raped, sexually assaulted or harassed. Soldiers are more likely to be sexually assaulted by their own comrades than to be killed or wounded by hostile forces. https://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/global-news/n-america/usa/4925-sexual-assault-in-military.html

Do American envoys not know of these statistics and criminal details and do they not realize that people are actually laughing at America when their envoys act like mother superiors!

US ‘collateral damage’ murders

US war ‘mistakes’ are put down as collateral damage. Recall U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan. The commander of U.S. forces there, Gen. John Campbell, said the hospital in the northern city of Kunduz had been struck accidentally.

More than 864,000 tons of bombs were dropped during Operation Rolling Thunder alone (Vietnam)

On February 13, 1991, during the first Gulf War, U.S. planes bombed a shelter in the Amiriyah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, killing 408 civilians.

During the Kosovo war, NATO planes fired on a train of refugees fleeing the conflict — 73 people were killed. The ‘mistake’ was acknowledged as “mistakenly dropped a bomb on a civilian vehicle.”

Also in 1999 five U.S. guided bombs hit the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, killing three Chinese reporters. President Bill Clinton apologized for the bombing, saying it was accidental.

In 2010 – two U.S. aircraft attacked a wedding party in central Uruzgan province, killing 48 people.

On 15 October 2010 to kill one man US fired missiles that killed 128 people, 13 of them children in Pakistan.

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/10/15/us-must-answer-war-crimes-in-middle-east.html 

US drone killings

According to Airwars, a British monitoring group, alleged civilian casualties linked to U.S. strikes in Syria and Iraq have soared to 1,472 in March 2017. In March 2016, 196 civilians were reported killed.

US war crimes and violation of Geneva Conventions

http://www.kropfpolisci.com/international.law.mandel.pdf

How America Gets Away with Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity by Michael Mandel covers the illegal war on Iraq in 2003, invading a nation despite no evidence of weapons of mass destruction and neither had Iraq even threatened the US or its Allies to justify self-defense. Such a war of aggression was an international crime for which Bush, Rumsfeld, Powell, General Franks, Susan Rice, Tony Blair, Jack Straw et all are guilty for the murder of thousands of people, grievous injuries to thousands more

THE international criminal court’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s office says “Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between 1 May 2003 and 31 December 2014,” The response by the US State Dept was “The United States is deeply committed to complying with the law of war, and we have a robust national system of investigation and accountability that more than meets international standards,” (Elizabeth Trudeau) However US is not a member of the ICC. 

US prisoner abuse came to light with Abu Ghraib prison for captured Iraqis from 2003 to 2006. Graphic photos depicting guards abusing detainees emerge in 2003. The prison held as many as 3,800 detainees. Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba’s report covered these abuses.

§  Punching, slapping, and kicking detainees; jumping on their naked feet.

§  Videotaping and photographing naked male and female detainees.

§  Forcibly arranging detainees in various sexually explicit positions for photographing.

§  Forcing detainees to remove their clothing and keeping them naked for several days at a time.

§  Forcing naked male detainees to wear women’s underwear.

§  Forcing groups of male detainees to masturbate themselves while being photographed and videotaped.

§  Arranging naked male detainees in a pile and then jumping on them.

§  Positioning a naked detainee on a box, with a sandbag on his head, and attaching wires to his fingers, toes, and penis to simulate electric torture.

§  Writing “I am a Rapest (sic)” on the leg of a detainee accused of rape, and then photographing him naked.

§  Placing a dog chain or strap around a naked detainee’s neck and having a female soldier pose for a picture.

§  A male MP guard having sex with a female detainee.

§  Using military working dogs (without muzzles) to intimidate and frighten detainees, and in at least one case biting and severely injuring a detainee.

§  Taking photographs of dead Iraqi detainees.

 US fake propaganda

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported that PR firm, Bell Pottinger was tasked to produce fake Al Qaeda propaganda films and received $540m between May 2007 and December 2011. According to former video editor Martin Wells of Bell Pottinger, these videos were planted during raids and shown. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/us-government-pentagon-fake-al-qaeda-propganda-videos-a7348371.html

The US Government through statements by the envoys or through numerous NGOs that it funds chides countries about treating its minorities. This is the same country that carried out a wave of unconstitutional raids that affected as many as 1.8 million people in late 1920s and 1930s (Mexican repatriation)

Excerpts from book The American Lie: Government by the People and Other Political Fables By Benjamin Ginsberg


 

The military destabilization of sovereign states has led to the forceful surrender of sovereignty to secure globalization through trade pacts beneficial to Western corporates only to usher global neoliberalism and to secure the world’s economic power under their complete control. All of America’s military/humanitarian interventions have not produced a single success story. Instead, death, destruction, chaos, anarchy, tidal waves of refugees, displaced have arisen.

While FBI is accusing Russians of interfering in US elections – the US is believed to have interfered in at least 45 elections http://www.vocativ.com/388500/election-interference-us-45-countries/ and attempted to overthrow at least 50 democratically elected leaders while William Blum’s Masterlist of US regime changes is shocking http://www.globalresearch.ca/overthrowing-other-peoples-governments-the-master-list-of-u-s-regime-changes/5400829  Sri Lanka needs to be added to the list

Too often US envoys jump to make statements following melodrama by human rights activists funded by US interest groups but when US drones kill civilian it’s a case of ‘we are investigating’ ‘sorry’ or chapter is simply closed as ‘collateral damage’.

The lists of international and even domestic violations by the US Governments benchmarked against the high moral ground public and government officials make are too long to list. However, what is shocking is that neither the US Government nor its envoys feel any shame to preach knowing the scale of the crimes committed by their governments, troops and intelligence outfits covertly and overtly.

The US envoys should not throw stones from glass houses.

Shenali D Waduge

http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-raises-american-hypocrisy-to-a-higher-level/24019

http://www.salon.com/2016/08/02/the_hypocrisy_of_american_exceptionalism_missing_the_big_picture_of_the_dncs_alleged_election_meddling/

13 Responses to “Amnesty Report : America has no moral right to point fingers at any country”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    They got their own medicine.

    Trump is investigated for his Russian connections.

    Putin and Saudi Prince rule USA.

  2. Christie Says:

    Amnesty boss is an Indian imperialist. Indians hate Trump and USA under Trump. Indian and Indian vermin and Indian Colonial parasites used Amnesty International ti attack Sinhalese, That is what is relevant to us and not what it says about USA.

    So please for gods sake do not trust Amnesty International.

  3. ranjit Says:

    How much time and energy you have used to write articles about America and the destruction they are causing to the world peace in the name of democracy? I wish and hope a strong country will emerge one day in this world to teach this big bully a lesson. America and Indian parasites have done immense damage to our small country through various means which we cannot forget or pardon them so easily. Our spineless leaders who worship America and Indian parasites all the time will sell our sinhala buddhist country if we as citizens who loves this country do not take any action to stop them soon. These evil elements have weakened us very effectively through our weak government after having a great time defeating the most vicious terrorist group in the world by our war heroes led by our fearless president Mahinda Rajapaksa. We need to save our country and our religion Buddhism at all cost. Show your courage and stand firmly against those two bullies America and Indian parasites.

  4. Charles Says:

    Ranjit, Sri Lanka is where it is today because of our own people. UNP had always been pro American. They do not love Sri Lanka but want to, use it to retain their political leadership in the country. Now Sirisena and those who call themselves the SLFP like SB Dissanayake,Mahinda Samarasinghe, Sarath Amunugama,and the rest are also seeking political power for themselves they are not real patriots.

    Mahinda Rajapakse is definitely in a different category. He did not rob the country, there may have been those others arround him who may have resorted to using their position to earn money for themselves, but even that has not been proved. That means the story about stealing government money for personal use by the Rajpaksas and his supporters is false.
    It is still Mahinda Rajapakse who may be able to bring back Sri Lanka to what it was. We should not be frightened of these Western Human rights Champions. US had no right to bring a resolution against Sri Lanka accusing the Armed Forces for war crimes. On that irregularity of America a country which has killed large numbers of Civilians in the war against terrorism out side America in Iraq, Libya, Afghaniustan and Pakistan, without having any moral right to accuse Sri Lanka, and bring a resolution against it; Sri Lanka should have refused to accept that resolution and resigned from membership in the UN Human Rights Council. What can they do if we were to have withdrawn our membersip ? China and Russia would have stood by us.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    Charles,

    That is EXACTLY RIGHT: SK should withdraw from the UNHRC and, even the UN as a whole, if our participation is in NOT IN Sri Lanka’s Nationsl Interest.

    Many nations across the world are TIRED of the UN which h is being used as a CAPTIVE TOOL by the West to bully developing nations and preserve their global hegemony.

    I have often advocated the creation of an ALTERNATIVE to the United Nations called the ALLIANCE of NATIONS led by China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia and India, but EXCLUDING western nations that currently dominate the UN. The organizationsl structure should be very different from the current UN, and should strictly honor the sovereignite of the member nations, give less power to the bigger nations in the organization, and less room to adopt double standards by member nations.

  6. ranjit Says:

    Charles you are very correct when you say “SRI lanka is where it is today because of our own people”. Ananda I like your idea very much “withdraw from UNHRC. UN, Human rights watch don’t do any good for small countries like us except unnecessary harassment and pressure on various issues. These organisations are run by western stooges and they work to make them happy not us. We should learn to stand on our own feet.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    Charles,

    MAHINDA (AMARAWEERA) is groomed to become the next SLFP leader. He is a relatively CLEAN and CLEVER politician.

    IF we are DIVIDED between Sirisena and MR the ONLY winner is UNP. MR cannot make SLFP fall to ZERO and Sirisena cannot drive MR to zero either. UNP is the LARGEST party. All others must UNITE to defeat it.

    NO elected SL leader will ever leave the UN.

  8. Charles Says:

    All this talk about Yahapalanaya was able to make friends with all the countries in the world, and that Sri Lanka is not isolated today is all nonsense . They point out that all the countries coming to the help of Sri Lanka in the present situation is proof of Sri Lanka’s friendship with all countries of the world. But when ever there is such natural disasters striking a country it is quite natural and normal that all countries come to its help.

    But what is important is the countries development, for which the so called new friends Yahapalanaya says it has made, have not so far shown their generosity as was expected and it is India in its own greater interest and China which seem to have come to provide such help. Sri Lanka is indeed isolated where its development is concerned.

  9. Fran Diaz Says:

    America was caught up in protecting the west & Israel after WW II.
    What a high price to pay for America !

  10. Ananda-USA Says:

    Charles,

    Even in the case of flood relief, it is India, China and Pakistan that is giving SUBSTANTIAL assistance. India is doing that to counter the help from China and Pakistan India knows will come in large amounts.

    The rich Western nations offer copious condolences and very small amount of actual aid. These are the BIG talkers without SUBSTANCE!

    Actually, Sri Lanka should plan on achieving a state of development and disaster preparation where it can help itself without putting out the begging bowl! While I am grateful for whatever help we get from foreign countries, we should be able to take care of our own all by ourselves!

    For that, we need to be ECONOMICALLY STRONG, with the INFRASTRUCTURE (like erosion controls and land use regulations, dams, reservoirs, canals and pumping stations in the case of floods and landslides) already in place to ANTICIPATE & PREVENT disasters, and PREPARED and READY with the organizations, relief centers and stored supplies to cope with the WORST DISASTERS!

    ONE BENEFIT of being a small compact country with an intelligent and educated population is that this can be ACHIEVED given vision, motivation and determination.

    The last three are ATTRIBUTES that REQUIRE a PATRIOTIC National Government to be in power for a DECADE or MORE.

    Unfortunately, we don’t have such a PATRIOTIC government now, underlining the compelling need to OUST the BUNHLING TREACHEROUS Yamapalanaya at the earliest possible opportunity!

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    Settle the Trinco Port and other Ports & LAND matters first and then the People have some chance to change the govt to a PATRIOTIC one ….. ?
    Next the New Constitution.

    Have Debates & Opinions at every level of society on these three topics and spread the information.

    The SL Parliament is like a ‘deer in the headlights’ at present, cornered and blinded.

  12. RohanJay Says:

    Lorenzo! Stop talking rubbish! Putin doesn’t run USA! I wonder if you are another anti-russian agent of the west?

  13. RohanJay Says:

    Yes US and its Allies are criminal nations. Whenever their envoys visit Sri Lanka everyone should be on high alert and watch them closely because they are generally upto no good. Not just Sri Lanka but the rest of the world is absolutely sick and tired of US and its allies causing conflict and mayhem in the world to serve their own colonial agendas.

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