Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Staggering Stupidity

I just have no use for the international human rights industry as a moral force.

American-backed Syrians are in the process of liberating Raqqa from ISIL control. Naturally, this is a reason for "human rights" types to fret:

"We note in particular that the intensification of air strikes, which have paved the ground for an SDF advance in Raqqa, has resulted not only in staggering loss of civilian life, but has also led to 160,000 civilians fleeing their homes and becoming internally displaced," Paulo Pinheiro, chairman of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry told the Human Rights Council.

Pinheiro provided only the adjective and not a count for the casualties, it should be noted.

Implicitly, Pinheiro would be happier if ISIL remained "peacefully" in control of Raqqa rather than expose these Syrian people to the risks of being liberated.

Naturally, the barrel bombing, chemical warfare using, starvation-inducing, area bombardment Syrian government mirrored Pinheiro's complaint by slamming America's coalition for causing civilian casualties.

Pinheiro can take a hike. The French at least had the decency to refrain from complaining about America until well after the liberation of France from Nazi control.