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originally posted by: midicon
...a nation that lauds it's own values of democracy and freedom...is also the biggest arms supplier and weapons dealer in the world.
The OP is about Russian war crimes in Syria. Compare Grozny to Aleppo. Grozny was the last major city flattened by Russia with countless deaths, and Aleppo seems to the current one.
The U.S. voted "Yes" on several UN Security Council resolutions that demand to fight al-Qaeda and "to eradicate the safe haven they have established over significant parts of Syria."
Following the UNSC demand, Syria and its allies have surrounded the al-Qaeda held parts of east-Aleppo. They currently bomb targets of opportunity, take starting positions all around it and prepare to eventually storm and capture it. Measures have been taken to allow civilians to escape from the area.
This whole operation is primarily in defense of west-Aleppo where 1.5 million civilians live under the protection of the government. Daily artillery strikes from al-Qaeda held east-Aleppo have killed and wounded many people in the government help parts.
But some U.S. officials believe that defeating al-Qaeda in east-Aleppo will be useful for al-Qaeda:
A U.S. official says Jabhat al-Nusra has been the “main beneficiary” (other than the Assad regime) of Russia’s onslaught. “Until Moscow stops bombing hospitals and aid workers, Nusra will continue to exploit the situation . . . and portray itself as the defender of the Syrian people,” the official explained.
"Hospitals and aid workers," are often unfortunate collateral damage in urban fighting. That will not surprise the U.S. military, especially after its bombing of several hospitals in Afghanistan and after it recently practically destroyed Kobani in Syria and Fallujah in Iraq to eradicate the Islamic State from those cities.
The claim that fighting al-Qaeda in Aleppo strengthens al-Qaeda seems dubious to me. But even if that is the case what is the alternative to fighting it in the city areas it holds?
originally posted by: Ohanka
Why doesn't he call for war crimes investigations against HIMSELF, Hillary and Obama in Libya and Syria?
What a joke.
originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke
You skipped that one : "why does the U.S. want to stop the Syrian government forces in their attempt to free the parts of the city which are undoubtedly held by al-Qaeda? "
Remember Palmyra ? The US would rather have ISIS than Assad in place :
originally posted by: HickoryStick
Replace Russia with either USA or NATO and it's the same thing. It is beyond laughable, the hypocrisy of Kerry is stunning. Perhaps Russia should be charged with war crimes, this would perhaps set a precedent and a tit for tat. USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Ukraine etc should all be charged for war crimes.
We live in a world where the UN has become corrupt and irrelevant. William Lyon Mackenzie King Helped found the UN, later he became pessimistic about the Organizations future possibilities. How right he was.