There Must Not be a Double Standard between the Syrian and the Egyptian Crimes Against the Humanity of their Peoples


August 26, 2013 by Alfred


The New York Times just reported today ( August 26, 2013)

Kerry Warns Assad, Saying Chemical Weapons Use in Syria Is ‘Undeniable’

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the use of chemical weapons in attacks on civilians in Syria last week was undeniable and that the Obama administration would hold the Syrian government accountable for what he called a “moral obscenity” that had shocked the world’s conscience.”

Ideally, given the extensive genesis of the documented crimes against the humanity of the Syrian people by the Syrian dictator, this should call for a join Interpol/UN/EU/US/NATO operation to arrest Bashar al-Assad and to bring him to the International Criminal Court to be tried and sentenced.

Ideally for this to be accomplished with a bare minimum of violence, the rebels should be asked to suspend all activities and the armed forces of Syria should be asked to abide by the same truce.

Finally though, one must ask oneself, how these crimes by the Syrian dictator differ from the crimes by the Egyptian military dictator General Abdel Fatah al-Sissi who, in a violent coup, crushed the only democratically elected  government Egypt ever had,  and then compounded this crime by a series of massacres of civilians protesting peacefully this atrocity.

Most importantly, one must ask how the President of the United States can still not call these crimes for what they in fact are in order to (not yet ?) be forced to end the $ 1.5 billion dollars of US aid, including military aid, to perpetrators of these crimes.  It is noteworthy that Egypt and Israel are the recipients of more US aid than that of the aid to the rest of the world combined, and now both leaderships are inflaming rather than solving the underlying causes anti-Western sentiment in the volatile Middle East.

Double standards in this case are worse than no standards and no action.

2 thoughts on “There Must Not be a Double Standard between the Syrian and the Egyptian Crimes Against the Humanity of their Peoples

  1. Of course, that’s exactly what should be done in this case and all such cases. As far as I’m concerned it’s the only sensible & wise action to take!! I post similar suggestions all the time on different Facebook organizations I follow, such as the UN, Amnesty International etc. ! I’m beginning to think, Alfred, we may have been twins in a previous life 😉

  2. Flavia Thomsen Mostazo says:

    I couldn’t agree more!

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