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from Nuremberg war crimes trials accuses.
Chicago Tribune, June 21, 1999
Opinion of the people
WASHINGTON - As the bombs, smart
and dumb, fall ceaselessly on Serbia, Montenegrins and sometimes Albanians, on bridges,
waterworks, electric generation plants and factories, and on trains, trucks and homes, the
remorseless crusade for "humanitariansm" presses forward to the applause of
journalistic and academic shills. To paraphrase the Roman historian Tacitus, we are busy
creating a desert, which we can then call peace.
For the United States, alias "NATO," the planning and launching of this war by
the president heightens the abuse and undermining of warmaking authority
under the Constitution. (It seems to be accepted that the president can order his
personal army to attack any country he pleases). The bombing war also violates and shreds
the basic provisions of the United Nations Charter and other conventions and treaties; the
attack on Yugoslavia constitutes the most brazen international aggression since the Nazis attacked Poland to prevent "Polish atrocities" against
Germans. The United States has discarded pretensions to international legality and
decency, and embarked on a course of raw imperialism run
Our alleged concern with human rights borders on the ludicrous.
We dropped twice as many bombs on Vietnam as all the countries involved in World War II
dropped on each other. We killed hundreds of thousands of civilians in the course of that
war. Very recently, in Central America, we sponsored, trained and endorsed the local
armies - Guatemalan, Salvadoran, and Nicaraguan Contras - in the killing of at least
We encouraged the Pinochet coup in Chile with the resulting killing of another few
thousand or so people, including the democratically elected president. We saw nothing wrong with the Croat slaughter and expulsion of 200,OOO
[actually at least 400,000] Serbs from the Krajina area. We
have taken very little stand on the monumental slaughters of hundreds of thousands, if not
millions, of people in Africa. We have restrained the Iraqis from attacking Kurds but see
nothing amiss in Turks attacking Kurds. We cannot even agree to abondon the use of land
In reality when we, the self-anointed rulers of the planet, issue an
ultimatum to another country, it is "surrender or die." To maintain our "credibillty," we must crush any semblance of
resistance to our dictates to that country.
Walter J. Rockler
Nuremberg war crimes trials
Our contribution to the above text:
This is the list of countries that United States have bombed
recently (after WWII). Of course, all of these bombings were done to achieve higher
goals and to prove higher moral values. Original Nazis simply called themselves - higher
But then they had a lot to learn from American
"Manifest Destiny" and "Only dead Indian is a good Indian." Now, those
formulae date well before Hitler's grandfather was born.
El Salvador 1980s
[ NATO's attack on
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Last revised: June 20, 1999