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War Criminals

Posted by Ian Blyth on 23 July 2008

It seems that former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will be sent to the Hague to be tried as a war criminal. But when you look at the news coverage it seems that everyone has made up their mind that he is guilty so that would mean the trial would be a farce. On one hand from what I have seen it looks like pretty damning evidence. But on the other hand even thinking that offends my morals as I am now saying he is guilty. Yet our society is suppose to treat people as innocent until proven guilty. Hard to do with all the media coverage.

As for war criminals I am still amazed that no-one has demanded that Tony Blair and George Bush be tried as war criminals. After all when the weapons inspectors were in Iraq all the other countries said to give them more time and those countries plus the UN did not sanction an attack of a sovereign nation. But on the flimsiest of evidence and using the “strike first to defend ourselves” argument which has since proven to be groundless Bush and Blair ordered their armies into Iraq with the subsequent loss of live of Iraqis, Americans and British citizens.

Attacking a sovereign nation with no just cause and in so doing creating a large loss of life – what better describes the action of a war criminal. It is about time that the other nations and the UN took a stand and demand that Blair and Bush be tried as war criminals. If fact UK and US citizens should demand it as well. Our troops have been killed for no good reason.


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