Clean hands doctrine: US/UK & EU have no moral grounds to preach to any country
Posted on July 29th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge

Can a thief call another a thief? Can a murderer accuse another of being a murderer? Can those that commit horrendous crimes upon nations & people systematically and serially, accuse others of committing crimes when their own crimes are never taken up for trials because they are the judge, the witnesses, the jury & the prosecutors. The US/UK & EU nations are on a witch hunt against all other nations committing them of murder and crimes but what have these countries done about the crimes they have committed and these are far more horrendous than the one’s they accuse others of. Not only that, the crimes of the US/UK & EU cover the vast expanse of the world and cover 500 years of colonial rule, post-colonial rule and present neocolonial crimes. How can these nations with blood-soaked hands soiled from the plunder and murder of nations and their inhabitants speak of ‘accountability’ and ‘righteous rule’? Have these Western nations any moral standing to point fingers and preach to others?

The clean hands doctrine is based on the idea of basic fairness – if a plaintiff asks the court for an injunction to stop the defendant from dumping his trash in the plaintiff’s backyard, the defendant may argue that the plaintiff has also dumped her trash in the defendant’s backyard, and so the plaintiff has unclean hands” and should not receive the injunction she wants.

Similarly, we see the West countries & their sponsored bandwagon of human rights organizations promoting themselves as the peace doves & human rights angels completely whitewashing their sins of the past and present while going gun-ho against all other nations and accusing them of crimes many of which the West are indirectly involved in and spurring!

The U.S. Military killed hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians with Napalm from 1944 – 1945. The bombing raid on Tokyo to burn 100,000 people to death, injure a million more, and leave a million without homes in the single deadliest air raid of World War II. How can we forget Hiroshima & Nagasaki. TWICE US dropped atomic bombs inspite of realizing the outcome from the first.

The U.S. Military Dumped 20 Million Gallons of Chemicals including the very toxic Agent Orange, on the forests and farmlands of Vietnam and neighboring countries on Vietnam from 1962 – 1971. 400,000 people were killed or maimed, 500,000 babies have been born with birth defects, and 2 million have suffered from cancer or other illnesses. In 2012, the Red Cross estimated that one million people in Vietnam have disabilities or health problems related to Agent Orange.

The CIA Helped Saddam Hussein Massacre Iranians and Kurds with Chemical Weapons including sarin, nerve gas, and mustard gas in 1988

U.S invaded Iraq under the pretext of the presence of weapons of mass destruction, similarly US has been manufacturing lies to invade & occupy nations. U.S. Military littered Iraq with toxic Depleted Uranium in 2003. This resulted in more than half of babies born in Fallujah from 2007 – 2010 were born with birth defects. According to Christopher Busby, the Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, “These are weapons which have absolutely destroyed the genetic integrity of the population of Iraq.”

When in 2004, journalists embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq began reporting the use of white phosphorus in Fallujah against Iraqi insurgents, the US military first lied then admitting to using the volatile chemical as an incendiary weapon.

Beteen 2003-2006 at the Abu Ghraib prison (a US Army detention centre) 3,800 Iraqi detainees were kept. Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba’s report on the tortures suffered were horrific. The tortures covered included videoing naked female/male detainees, arranging them in sexually explicit positions, keeping them naked for days, forcing males to wear female underwear, electric torture, filming forced sex with detainees.

In 2002 Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp opened & close to 800 prisoners have been detained and tortured using enhanced techniques” like waterboarding. The youngest prisoner was just 14 years and kept for 7 years suffering tortures. Most do not even face trial or are even charged with a crime. They are simply kept and tortured.

James A Lucas writing to GlobalResearch makes a startling statement – US has killed more than 20million people in 37 victim nations since World War 2.

According to William Blum US has carried out 32 bombing campaigns on 24 different countries between 1945 and 1999. Thereafter, from 2001 Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Somalia & Syria have been bombed and continues to be bombed too.

William Blum has also compiled a list of 55 countries the US has overthrown/carried out regime change or set up puppet governments in.

However, Lindsey A. O’Rourke says US has tried to change national governments 72 times – 66 covert operations and six overt ones (Sri Lanka is not included yet) She says that during the Cold War 26 of the United States’ covert operations successfully brought a U.S.-backed government to power while the remaining 40 failed.

She also cites 16 cases of US meddling in foreign elections of which 75% of the time, the US was able to install its puppet government to power.

According to military historian and former U.S. Army Col. Andrew Bacevich US has bombed, invaded or occupied 14 Muslim countries since 1980. Iran (1980, 1987-1988), Libya (1981, 1986, 1989, 2011), Lebanon (1983), Kuwait (1991), Iraq (1991-2011, 2014-), Somalia (1992-1993, 2007-), Bosnia (1995), Saudi Arabia (1991, 1996), Afghanistan (1998, 2001-), Sudan (1998), Kosovo (1999), Yemen (2000, 2002-), Pakistan (2004-) and now Syria.

Afghanistan, Iraq & Libya are now in a state of chaos!

Nicolas J.S. Davies has prepared a list of 35 countries that US has supported fascists, drug lords and terrorists

That’s just a miniature account of the crimes committed by the US. How about NATO? Pretending to be ‘peace keepers’ NATO has been responsible for close to 6000 deaths in Yugoslavia, over 35,000 deaths in Afghanistan, close to 1million deaths in Iraq, more than 20,000 deaths in Libya, NATO’s actions violates its own charter that says to resolve disputes amicably and that its mandate is limited to territory of its member states – Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia were not members of NATO.

US & NATO are said to have used cluster bombs and white phosphorus.

The irony is that these very countries committing the most horrific crimes presently were the same countries that committed colonial crimes – invading territories, declaring them Christian and forcing indigenous to convert or face death, denationalizing people, ruining their ancient cultures, traditions and systems and forcing them to adopt western systems and creating generations of brown sahibs who would worship western imperialism.

The advent of neocolonial rule has been no better for all of the countries that were once invaded and occupied by the West which continues to fleece them and keep them in debt and rule over them using regime change & puppet governments.

As we have seen in the case of South America, Africa & Asia neocolonial rule has been no better than the colonial rule that ruined the lives of millions of people, carving artificial territories and declaring them ‘countries’ and then planting troubles which all of these countries are struggling to resolve as the West continues to interfere in the internal affairs of these nations using its puppet the UN and lackey UN officials.

In reading the above crimes it would make anyone laugh at the manner these Western nations are on a crusade on human rights completely ignoring their own crimes which are far greater and far more horrendous than those which they accuse. None of these Western crimes will ever see any international legal trials for all of the international systems are in their control, monitoring and sentence.

What a mockery of justice!

Shenali D Waduge

8 Responses to “Clean hands doctrine: US/UK & EU have no moral grounds to preach to any country”

  1. Christie Says:

    Jai Hind.

  2. helaya Says:

    Senali, People like Dharmasiri Bandaranayake should be chased away from the country. These kind of buffoons are boot likers of the west. They coughing for blood money from the West and church.

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    Thank you very much for writing on a difficult subject.


    In the heat of a war/battle (over political ideology, or whateve other subject), laws are not adhered to !! It is impossible to ‘keep cool’ and stick to laws when life is threatened. The human brain is designed for Survival.

    It is best to have PREVENTIVE CARE, to stop wars and battles from happening.

    The UN must act and generate ideas how to do so, with help from all Member countries.

    It must be noted that some of the World Systems in place are not working.

    Suggestions for PEACE IN THE WORLD are welcome.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    What we are seeing NOW is the RESURRECTION of Militant Separatism in the North & East!

    If we KEEP DISMANTLING bases of the ARMED FORCES and EMPOWERING Separatist LOcal Governmernts in the North & East, we will SOON HAVE a Full Fledged Militant Separatist Movement in the North & East!


    OUST the Yamapalanaya NOW before the SITUATION GETS OUT OF HAND and RESTORE a PATRIOTIC government!


    REPEAL the 13th Amendment,
    DISSOLVE the Provincial Council System,
    STRENGTHEN the Executive Presidency,
    RESTORE ALL BASES of the Armed Forces DISMANTLED since 2009,
    RESTORE and STRENGTHEN the National Security & Military Intelligence Services,
    STRENGTHEN the Protection Against Terrorism Security Legislation,
    REPEAL the Missing Persons Act,
    REJECT the ETCA agreement as a CREEPING ANNEXATION of Sri Lanka by India,
    RENEGOTIATE the Hambantota Port LEASE Agreement,
    ARREST & PROSECUTE ALL Separatist TRAITORS to the Nation,
    and ABROGATE ALL COMMTMENTS made by the TRAITOR Avamangala SAmaraweera to the United Nations!


    Ava gang responsible for attack on police officers in Jaffna – IGP
    Mon, Jul 31, 2017, 10:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    July 31, Colombo: Members of a gang called ‘Ava’ were responsible for the attack on two policemen at Kopai in Jaffna yesterday, the police said.

    Revealing the details of the attack, the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera said a comprehensive operation is underway to apprehend the suspects.

    Two policemen came under attack of a gang of thugs, who arrived at the scene of the incident on four motorcycles and assaulted the policemen with swords and clubs in Kopai yesterday.

    The IGP visited Jaffna today to inspect the situation and also inquired into the welfare of the two policemen who are receiving treatment at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

    IGP Jayasundera directed the senior police officers in Jaffna to apprehend the suspects as soon as possible.

    “We have identified the person who was leading this team (Ava gang). He was an ex-LTTE,” the IGP said addressing the media after meeting with the Chief Minister of Northern Province C. V. Wigneswaran and members of the police.

    The IGP instructed the police to use minimum power and be cautious in carrying out their duties in an environment where war situations prevailed for several years.

    He said the Special Task Force (STF) will be deployed and if needed, the police will get the assistance of the Army and the Navy to ensure law and order in the area.

    “We are in the process of police patrolling, checking and arresting suspects, with the assistance of the STF and if we need we are going to get the assistance of Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air Force as well to get this area under proper control,” he said.

    Until the police arrest the all responsible wrong doers and bad characters, this special search, operation and patrol system will be implemented.

    “One law in the country has to be applied for everybody,” the IGP stressed.

  5. Nimal Says:

    There’s no doubt that there are underhand dealings and corruption in the Western countries but yet they allow people to make a living or run a business without Hindrance. In the third world the corruption is without pity in large scale the reason why the people want to escape to the first world.

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    Usually, Election Corruption starts in the Third World with vast funds from abroad from the First World.
    This is usually done to create Puppet Govts in the Third World.

    Whither Democracy ?

  7. Christie Says:

    Guess this.

  8. Ananda-USA Says:


    I agree with your statement above, completely!

    There is as much, if not more corruption in developed countries than in undeveloped countries, but yet there is so much more room for people to live well, unlike in thrill world countries corruption absorbs everything making it impossible for people to live.

    This underscores why it is essential for the economic pie to be made larger so everyone get a bigger piece to eat, even if a large piece of it is eaten solely by corrupt leaders.

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