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Humanitarian Hypocrites of Britain

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 22, 2018

The whizzing rocket foray against Syria by the US and Britain and France was a charade. This mini-blitz in a futile quasi-macho display of military bangity-bang was designed to show the world that Trump Washington was determined to prove its superiority over everyone. But it turned into farce. It was what we in the Australian forces during the Vietnam War used to call a ‘Yippee Shoot’ — a gesture of frustration defined as “an unauthorised, illegal discharge of multiple weapons into the bush.”

I hope the eight missiles fired by the UK didn’t deplete their (likely) US paid for NATO weapons ‘stockpile’. You gotta do what you gotta do to keep your top tier US vassal status.

Much like The psycho dictator of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, became notorious for boiling his detainees alive after torturing them brutally. Well, no it seems he’s gone in the other direction. And just in time, too, for the Obama administration to fully embrace them with aid and weapons.

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/04/18/humanitarian-hypocrites-of-britain.html

Brian CLOUGHLEY

..Theresa May’s reference to “our brave British servicemen and women” was a cynical ploy designed to appeal to the pretentious patriotism that pervades the United Kingdom. In her recourse to flag-waving ultra-nationalism she was enthusiastically joined by most news media which leap on the patriotism bandwagon and imply that anyone who objects to this useless fandango of missile technology must be a non-patriot.

Mrs May’s public justification for her illegal discharge of Stormy Shadows against a country that poses no threat whatever to the United Kingdom was similarly righteous. She declared that Britain had to act quickly and fire its eight missiles “to alleviate further humanitarian suffering and to maintain the vital security of our operations.”

The hundred missiles fired at Syria by the US, UK and France have not had the slightest impact on “humanitarian suffering” and it was intriguing that the UK government’s official justification for the attack was that “The UK is permitted under international law, on an exceptional basis, to take measures in order to alleviate overwhelming humanitarian suffering. The legal basis for the use of force is humanitarian intervention” which is justified when there is “extreme humanitarian distress on a large scale, requiring immediate and urgent relief.”

So “overwhelming humanitarian suffering” demands military operations, and presumably this is not confined to Syria. Obviously the UK considers that such democratic action must be taken against any country that causes misery, pain and death among its citizenry.

And it so happened that at the same time as the missile blitzing threesome were posturing on the world stage with moral indignation, there was news about Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma, where there has been overwhelming humanitarian suffering inflicted on large numbers of the population by its autocratic government. As recorded by Human Rights Watch, Burma’s military had “launched a large-scale ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslim population in Rakhine State. More than 650,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape mass killings, sexual violence, arson, and other abuses amounting to crimes against humanity by the security forces.”

Surveys conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) “estimate that at least 9,000 Rohingya died in Myanmar, in Rakhine state, between 25 August and 24 September [2017]. As 71.7% of the reported deaths were caused by violence, at least 6,700 Rohingya, in the most conservative estimations, are estimated to have been killed, including at least 730 children below the age of five years.”

Humanitarian suffering?

So what has been done by Theresa May concerning the slaughter of 730 little children in Burma? What action has she taken, in her moral righteousness in order to deter the Burmese government and its barbaric army from butchery and “large scale ethnic cleansing”?

Well, in a speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in the City of London she actually did declare that the massacres in Myanmar were “a major humanitarian crisis which looks like ethnic cleansing” and that the UK must now “step up our efforts to respond to the desperate plight of Rohingyas.”

But missiles came there none.

Why?…

They likely do what they are told-MCViewPoint

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