Thursday, January 29, 2015

United Nations: In business to protect governments, not people

Monday, at least 72 Sunnis were killed in a massacre said to be carried out by Shi'ite militias and possibly with the cooperation of Iraq's armed forces.  The reporting of the allegations forced the Baghdad-based government to agree to launch an investigation.  That was over 24 hours ago.

Today UNAMI issued the following statement:


UN Calls for Inquiry into the Alleged Massacre in Diyala Province 

Baghdad,29 January 2015 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Mr. Nickolay Mladenov welcomes the announcement by the Iraqi Government of its decision to conduct a full investigation into the alleged killing of dozens of civilians by armed groups in the village of Barwanah in Diyala province. 

“It is the responsibility of the Government to ensure that all armed forces are under its control, that rule of law is respected and that civilians are protected in all areas of the country, including those areas recently liberated from ISIL. Any individual found by this investigation to have been responsible for killings must be held accountable according to law”, Mr. Mladenov said, adding that those who have fled from ISIL should be allowed to return to their homes in peace and security that must be provided by the local police in line with national and international human rights standards.  

You do grasp that their 'call' for an investigation comes only after the government announces one.

As with everything else they do, the point is never to upset the Baghdad-based government.

That's been the pattern for years now and continues to be.

Which is why they ignore the ongoing bombings in Anbar of Falluja -- the Iraqi military bombings of civilians areas -- legally recognized War Crimes.

Wait, they did object!

Yes, they did.


And that only demonstrated more how craven they were.

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