Geoff and Mark of Lewiston, 2 Americans in denial - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Peter Williams
    • 21.09.09 | 01:51 (IDT)

    If the US wanted to assassinate an insurgent in Iraq who happened to be attending a wedding or a funeral they would have no hesitation in sending a drone fired Hellfire missile right into the midst of the proceedings in order to get their man. It happened many times. If 10 or 20 or 30 civilians died along with him well that was just collateral damage right? The greater good etc etc. There would be tens of thousands of related incidents that the US has decided NOT TO INVESTIGATE because the US has ALREADY DECIDED that there is no case to answer. Well imagine if the UN authorised somebody (lets say the Venezualans) to look at every one of those tens of thousands of incidents the US has been involved in Iraq. Imagine if the threat of legal action hung over the heads of US commanders. I think there would be some very nervous military commanders out there. Some humility please, you are very lucky to have that veto.

    from the article: U.S. calls UN report on Gaza war unfair to Israel
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