on Amnesty International and the rest of the morally-challenged leftists
Murray Soupcoff web
posted March 31, 2003
Time for today's laugh-out-loud
hilarity of the day. Amidst continuing reports of Saddam's militia 'irregulars'
deliberately sabatoging Basra's water purification plants, firing mortar rounds
against unarmed Shi'ite protestors, and gathering up Iraqi civilians, pointing
guns in their back, and marching them in the direct line of fire of Allied troops
while firing away at the Allied soldiers from behind these involunatry 'human
shields', comes the latest charge of human rights violations from the sanctimonious
American haters at Amnesty International and other leftist "humanitarian" NGO's.
Yes, you know what's coming. The villain of this latest Amnesty
International laughfest is none other than (surprise, surprise!) the United
States of America. And what horrible human rights outrage have those nefarious
Yankees committed now? Why those horrible sadists bombed Iraqi television's main
station in Baghdad.
According to the ever-vigilant human-rights advocates
at Amnesty International, the bombing could be a breach of the Geneva convention:
"The bombing of a television station, simply because it is being used for the
purposes of propaganda, cannot be condoned. It is a civilian object, and thus
protected under international humanitarian law."
And the sactimonious
International Federation of Journalists describes the attack as an attempt at
censorship: "I think there should be a clear international investigation into
whether or not this bombing violates the Geneva convention," the group's general
secretary whined. "We have every reason to believe this is an act of censorship
against media that US politicians and military strategists don't like."
Now that's a real sign of having your priorities in order. The Iraqis appear to
have carried out their own unique breach of the Geneva convention, executing three
American P.O.W.'s on the spot after an ambush of an American supply convoy in
southern Iraq. Saddam's militia irregulars forcibly employ innocent Shi'ite civilians
as human shields, while they blast away at exposed American troops -- just daring
the Americans to fire back. But Amnesty International chooses to take a stand
on protecting the right of Saddam Hussein and his thugs-in-arms to continue to
broadcast hours and hours of mindless propaganda images of goosestepping militias,
of Saddam kissing starving Iraqi children before retiring to one of his billion-dollar
palatial palaces for an ample seven-course dinner, and of virile Saddam 'doubles'
riding horses and mindlessly shooting wild life of all persuasions.
What has happened to the humanitarian left? Have they become so immersed in their
envy and hatred of the United States that they look away from the most horrific
violations of the rights of ordinary Iraqis in order to score petty technical
points in their small-minded ideological war to discredit America at any cost?
Have they become so blinded by their now instinctive sentiment that any
enemy of the U.S. must be worthy and good and a friend -- even if he is a psychotic
dictator who rules by dint of terror, torture and violation of every moral principle
that Amnesty International stands for?
Shame on these petty left-wing
moralists -- idealists who have been transformed by emotions of envy and resentment
into compulsive American haters -- increasingly fulfilling only one role in international
politics, as 'useful idiots' for the growing legion of despots and tyrants in
If things keep going the way they are, it looks like many
of today's human-rights organizations will soon be as outmoded and unnecessary
as the United Nations.
After the Allied victory in Iraq, bulldozers in
California may soon be clearing the way for a liberal Jurassic Park, commemorating
all the outmoded institutional relics of the waning hate America era, including
Amnesty International, PEN, PETA and the United Nations.
Murray Soupcoff is the author of 'Canada 1984' and a former radio and television
producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also was Executive Editor
of We Compute Magazine for many years, and is now the Managing Editor of the popular
conservative Web site, The Iconoclast.