18 May, 2009

The End is Near?

Just came across this on the wire today--pretty exciting depending on where you're coming from.

I don't know as much about this conflict as some others, but it seems as least to point to the potential for some rebuilding in Sri Lanka. Whether the Tamil Tigers, Sri Lankan military, or both are guilty of crimes against humanity will be an interesting question to see taken up by the UN.

Shelling of civilians...sounds kinda familiar? I don't mean to be entirely negative-minded here, but I seem to remember lots of news lately about Americans shelling civilians. Is this one of those situations where being the world's super-power means you can ask other governments to "act responsibly" in their military efforts without having your own scrutinized?

Granted, the very fact of news stories like these is tantamount to public scrutiny, but to the best of my knowledge there has been no immediate talk of Crimes Against Humanity directed against the United States, Presidents past or present, or any military commanders. At least, not of the direct sort now being discussed in the Sri Lankan conflict.

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