Hypocrisy At Its Finest! War Crimes - Purely PoliticalSubmitted by FreedomIsAbsolute on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 11:15
Ex-Liberia President Charles Taylor guilty in 'watershed' war-crimes case:
Updated at 8:01 a.m. ET: THE HAGUE -- In a historic ruling, a U.N.-backed court on Thursday convicted ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor of war crimes during a conflict that left 50,000 dead.
Taylor, 64, was charged with murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during intertwined wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, the court found him guilty of only some of the charges.
Taylor is the first head of state convicted by an international court since the post-World War II Nuremberg military tribunal.
The tribunal found Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity by supporting notoriously brutal rebels in return for "blood diamonds."
Now here is the hypocrisy:
Libya: US sends armed drones to shield rebels
President Barack Obama has authorised the use of armed Predator drone aircraft in Libya, according to Robert Gates, US defence secretary. (*A copy and paste, man these journalists need to take an English class, their grammar is horrible! "authorised," "Defence." geeze!)
Libyan rebels cage black Africans in zoo, force feed them flags (SHOCK VIDEO)
Incredible Scandal: 'Libya rebels admit attacks on women & children' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEvsKv0Tzuo _______________________________________________________________________
Rebels in Syria will get millions:
ISTANBUL, Turkey — ISTANBUL, Turkey A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, pledged Sunday to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups, signaling deeper involvement in the conflict amid a growing belief that diplomacy and sanctions alone cannot end the Damascus regime's repression.
The Iran Contra Affair:
The Iran–Contra affair (Persian: ایران-کنترا, Spanish: caso Irán-Contra), also referred to as Irangate, Contragate or Iran-Contra-Gate, was a political scandal in the United States that came to light in November 1986. During the Reagan administration, senior Reagan administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, the subject of an arms embargo. Some U.S. officials also hoped that the arms sales would secure the release of hostages and allow U.S. intelligence agencies to fund the Nicaraguan Contras. Under the Boland Amendment, further funding of the Contras through the appropriated funds had been prohibited by Congress
Now let’s not forget the US bombing of all the food / powder milk manufacturing plants in Cambodia which led to the death of Hundreds of Thousands aka Genocide.
Now there is nothing wrong with trying and convicting those guilty of Genocide and "War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity" if and only if all who have compelling evidence against them are tried as well. It is great that ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor is being tried, but where is justice when Reagen / Bush Sr. / Clinton / Bush Jr. / Obama (Otherwise known as Bush 3.0) all get away scot free when they openly do the same?
Hypocrisy at its finest if you ask me.