Saturday, March 21, 2015

Let's stop treating war criminals like Disney princesses!

   Scientific fact:  You are either a war criminal or you are not.  The Geneva conventions and the Nuremberg trials have set out specific definitions of what a war criminal is.  How do you spot a war criminal?  It's not rocket science.  You just look at the list of war crimes that has been drawn up for our convenience and then check off the boxes.  A fifth-grader could do this!

     Yet how come so many war criminals these days are being treated like Disney princesses by the American people?

     George Bush, Dick Cheney, Henry Kissinger and Barack Obama have so many checks in their "war criminal" column that it's pathetic.  Torture?  Check.  Illegal invasions of other countries?  Check.  Bombing innocent civilian populations?  Check.  Check.  Check.

     And yet these four war criminals are being treated like Tiana, Jasmine, Arial and Pocahontas instead of like Ursula, Maleficent and Jafar.  What's with that?

     Netanyahu is a war criminal by any definition.  And that neo-Nazi guy who NATO installed into power in Ukraine is such a war criminal that both Hitler and Stalin would be proud of him.  Yet Americans treat these two evil men as if they were Belle and Mulan.

     Sisi in Egypt?  Total bad guy!  And we all know that the Saudis are so evil they give little kids nightmares about Saudi pilots flying into buildings.  And wasn't Osama bin Laden also a Saudi?  Yet Americans talk about Sisi and the Saudis in the same reverential terms that little kids use when referring to Aurora and Snow White.

    Turkey, Jordan, Israel, America and Britain all fund and support ISIS like ISIS was Tinkerbell and not Captain Hook.

     The Pentagon and the CIA use Al Qaeda to do all their dirty work -- like Al Qaeda was Cinderella or something.  That's crazy!  There are absolutely no glass slippers involved in the Al Qaeda fairy tale.

     Americans need to get a reality check.  Evil men are not Disney princesses.  They are evil men.  I mean, seriously?  Would Anna and Elsa ever throw their support behind evil men?  I think not.  But Americans still seem to be constantly mistaking evil men for Prince Charming.