Hvor er den officielle danske beklagelse og undskyldning til ofrene? Det vågne, skadereducerende diplomati lige nu? Er påstanden om at det blot var en fejltagelse den mest bekvemme? Har Pentagon ladet Danmark udføre et beskidt arbejde uden at vore piloter vidste det? Hvor stor er splittelsen i den amerikanske udenrigsadministration og var det måske derfor ikke en fejltagelse? Hvorfor mon vælger forsvarsminister Peter Christensen en så dum forhalingsstrategi og lader som om han ikke ved hvad der er sket? Og i stedet rakker ned på russerne, der fik dette vanvid stoppet med bedre efterretninger? Kun et meget naivt menneske tror på officielle forklaringer fra krigsførende landes regeringer, uanset hvilket. Og hvis det er en fejltagelse hvorfor sker den så – dybest set? Og er der noget at lære af den? Kort sagt, en rigtig møgsag som følge af en møgpolitik. For mediefolk, der ikke bare er mikrofonholdere, turde der være nok at grave i. På en stille søndag aften kommer den tragiske nyhed at Danmarks F-16 fly har været med at “fejlbombe” i Syrien. Midt under en skrøbelig våbenhvile har den USA-ledte koalition bombet “de forkerte”, nemlig syriske regeringsstyrker istedet for Islamist Stat. er er ifølge forskellige kilder Det hér bør blive en meget meget interessant politisk historie for Danmarks stats-, udenrigs- og forsvarsminister. Gad vide hvilken (medie)strategi man vil vælge for at forklare og forsvare sig? Tekniske spørgsmål Hvorfra får danskerne sine oplysninger og koordinater for bombetogter? Hvor mange efterretninger samler […]
US-led coalition hits targets in Syria’s Homs province – YouTube Short conversation with me about why I predict that the US-led bombing of ISIS structures will turn out to be an intellectual and moral disaster and that the Obama administration has neither a politico-military nor an exit strategy.
By Jan Oberg TFF PressInfo 280: Danish F16s to fight ISIS: Danish government more loyal with the U.S. than with its own citizens – A tragedy for Denmark and for everyone who believes peace is better than war… The link to the article
Responsibility for wars and killing A number of Western/NATO politicians – Hillary Clinton foremost among them – and media people have recently introduced a new ethical principle in international affairs: When A delivers weapons to B, A is responsible for what B does with these weapons. The former Secretary of State and perhaps future U.S. President presents this new ethical principle here on CNN. This makes a lot of sense to me. Look at it this way: Here is a young confused boy who has little to look forward to – and less to lose – because his country is falling apart in nasty civil war. He’s been told by some commander, or by his President, that he must hate the enemy; he gets paid for killing off as many as he can. And so he does.
☮ ☮ Where Is The Passion for Peace? Yes, indeed – where is that passion? Today those of us who struggle for the UN norm of peace by peaceful means are often treated as dangerous or as pariahs. A brilliant, searching argument by professor Walter G. Moss who reminds us that (Western) statesmen of earlier times had values and faith […]
Do we see a new moral principle concerning arms exports? ☮ ☮ US supplies Israel with bombs amid Gaza blitz – who is morally responsible for Gaza? – says Al-Jazeera Two points here: 1) While Obama calls for immediate ceasefire, Pentagon keeps assisting Israel in killing even more civilians. Spineless? Absurd? Cruel? Immoral? You name it. The NATO country, Norway’s Nobel Committee should request that Obama returns his medal immediately but be sure it won’t. 2) NATO countries and Obama himself have argued relentlessly that Putin/Russia is responsible for the MH17 catastrophe because it was done by pro-Russians and probably a Russian Buk missile. The handy norm for the occasion is this: The one who delivers the weapons is responsible for hos the recipient uses these weapons. This can be said to be an interesting ethical innovation. But if made the norm, draw your own conclusions about who is mainly responsible for the mass murder in Gaza and the occupation, ethnic cleansing. The U.S. delivers military aid to Israel for US$ 3-4 bn per year.
☮ ☮ And President Obama wants peace? – See him in this video and read the facts from CNN. In terms of total money received, Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of military assistance from the US since World War II. Between 2002 and 2011 Israel got $30 billion of US foreign aid of which nearly 75% was used to purchase U.S. defense equipment from American companies. Putin delivers military assistance to separatists in Ukraine and is accused of causing MH17’s downing. So if those who deliver weapons are guilty of how the recipients use them, this should also be President Obama’s moment of truth. He should join the international civil society and tell how he plans to stop Israel from using all the weapons his country delivers. And how bizarre: First weapons, then war, then ceasefire negotiations and then small humanitarian coins to the victims. What the hell did you expect, Mr. President, when you delivered the weapons to Israel in the first place?