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Nothing Civil about Washington's War on Syria

Syria conflict is no revolution. It's naked Western aggression against an independent state.

by Stephen Lendman

Insurgents are Washington proxies. Key NATO partners, rogue Arab League states, and Israel are very much involved. 

The same dirty game repeats. Independent states are targeted for regime change. All options are used. They include full-scale war, mass killing, and turning nations into charnel houses on the pretext of liberating them.

American-style freedom is slavery. Mainstream discourse doesn't explain. It repeats long ago discredited notions about humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect (R2P). Protracted violence and bloodshed hardly reflect it.

Washington-led Western generated violence ravages Syria. On Sunday, The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) declared ongoing conflict a civil war. 

It's not civil when mostly imported proxies are used. Most Syrians deplore violence and oppose internal and external groups committing it.

According to ICRC, Syria is involved in a "non-international armed conflict." Previous statements said violence occurred only in certain hotspots. "Hostilities have spread to other areas of the country," said ICRC.

"International humanitarian law applies to all areas where hostilities are taking place."

War rages in Syria. The laws of war apply. ICRC's statement changes nothing.

In times of war, international law and international humanitarian law apply. Gertrude Stein's most famous quote is relevant. "A rose is a rose is a rose," she said. She meant "things are what they are."

A war crime is a war crime is a war crime. So are crimes against humanity. The Nuremberg Charter calls a crime against peace:

(1) "Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;" and

(2) "Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned" above.

It defines war crimes as:

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"Our" government is involved in committing war cri... by Patricia Gray on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 1:58:11 PM