Amnesia at the UN: The massacres Samantha Power conveniently forgot to mention

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December 20, 2016
CounterPunch
by Robert Fisk  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"So there was Samantha Power doing her 'shame' bit in the UN. 'Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a child that gets under your skin, that just creeps you out a little bit?' America's ambassador to the UN asked the Russians and Syrians and Iranians. She spoke of Halabja, Rwanda, Srebrenica 'and, now, Aleppo.' Odd, that. For when Samantha talked about 'barbarism against civilians' in Aleppo, I remembered climbing over the dead Palestinian civilians massacred at the Sabra and Chatila refugee camps in Beirut in 1982, slaughtered by Israel's Lebanese militia friends while the Israeli army -- Washington’s most powerful ally in the Middle East -- watched. ... And then I recalled the monstrous American invasion of Iraq. Perhaps half a million dead." (12/20/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/20/amnesia-at-the-un-the-massacres-samantha-power-conveniently-forgot-to-mention/  

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