posted on May, 26 2004 @ 08:17 AM
The group most people don't want to hear from, Amnesty International, condemned the U.S. led "War on Terror" in it's annual report. The U.S and
it's allies in the War on Terror are guilty of sacrificing basic human rights in it's pursuit for security according to the group. Amnesty
International cites the unlawful killings of Iraqi civilians, questionable arrest and mistreatment of prisoners in Iraq, Guantanamo Bay and
Afghanistan and opposition to the new global criminal court. It also criticized several European and Asian countries for handling of asylum
Amnesty condemns 'War on Terror'
"The global security agenda promoted by the US administration is bankrupt of vision and bereft of principle," Amnesty head Irene Khan said,
launching its annual report.
"Violating rights at home, turning a blind eye to abuses abroad and using pre-emptive military force where and when it chooses has damaged justice
and freedom - and made the world a more dangerous place."
"The world is crying out for principled leadership," Khan added, saying the negative effects of US-led anti-terror policies had spread far and wide.
"Governments are losing their moral compass, sacrificing the global values of human rights in a blind pursuit of security."
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While many of people disagree and condemn the group Amnesty International for their criticism in world affairs, it is only fair that they voice their
opinions. It is not like Amnesty International has much political or popular sway on the outcome of the situation. The watchdog group can only bark
and hope that some listen.
[Edited on 5-26-2004 by worldwatcher]