All posts tagged: MENA_Israel_Palestine

Syria, Obama, Putin

(450 words) Ray McGovern’s Consortiumnews piece below and the comments which follow are an excellent summary of the current Syrian mess. President Obama is an intelligent and thoughtful man. His absurd utterances on USGovt foreign policies in general, and on the Middle East in particular are yet more indications of the capture of US foreign policy by the “Deep State” and a President’s puppet like statements attempting to justify them.

NATO: Destroying Libya’s water supply

From Wikipedia: ” On 19 March 2011, a multi-state coalition began a military intervention in Libya to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. …” throwing yet another Muslim Middle Eastern country into chaos and sending yet more refugees  steaming towards southern Europe. In the “Ecologist” Nafeez Ahmed writes: War crime: NATO deliberately destroyed Libya’s water infrastructure Nafeez Ahmed 14th May 2015 The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions, writes Nafeez Ahmed. Yet this is precisely what NATO did in Libya, while blaming the damage on Gaddafi himself. Since then, the country’s water infrastructure – and the suffering of its people – has only deteriorated further. The deliberate destruction of a nation’s water infrastructure, with the knowledge that doing so would result in massive deaths of the population as a direct consequence, is not simply a war crime, but potentially a genocidal strategy. Numerous reports comment on the water crisis that is escalating across Libya as consumption outpaces production. Some have noted the environmental context …