Monday, March 20, 2006

Chomsky, Srebrenica, and the anti-war movement's defense of Milosevic

Oliver Kamm writing on his efforts with David Aaronovitch and Francis Wheen to have The Guardian set the record straight on Chomsky's sluffing off the "massacre" of 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica.

Here's Ramsey Clark's Internationl Action Center's Sara Flounders writing on Slobodan Milosevic,
The NATO leaders--with Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Gerhard Schroeder topping the list—should have been the ones on trial for war crimes. From the day of his kidnapping, President Milosevic waged a heroic defense of his own actions to defend Yugoslavia. He equally exposed the crimes of these leaders of the great powers to the world. For this the peoples of the Balkans and of the world will be indebted to him.
Orwell was so right in 1941 except today I fear the Cruel Pacifists are not such a minority in the Peace Movement anymore,
PACIFISM The majority of pacifists either belong to obscure religious sects or are simply humanitarians who object to the taking of life and prefer not to follow their thoughts beyond that point. But there is a minority of intellectual pacifists whose real though unadmitted motive appears to be hatred of western democracy and admiration of totalitarianism. Pacifist propaganda usually boils down to saying that one side is as bad as the other, but if one looks closely at the writings of younger intellectual pacifists, one finds that they do not by any means express impartial disapproval but are directed almost entirely against Britain and the United States.

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