beauty amidst grief

‘not in my name’ comes to mind

A rose placed in a bullet hole in a restaurant window the day after a series of attacks in Paris. The note reads: “In the Name of What?” (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol)


Harper’s Weekly Review commentary

We still have yet to come up with any rationale as to why some war crimes are considered worse than others, in terms of international outcry for the same crime.

“and a Saudi-led coalition destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital during an airstrike in Yemen. ”

On Nov 3, 2015, at 11:24 AM, Alex Schindler <schindler91589> wrote:

The soft bigotry of low expectations. No one expects enough of Arabs (any of them) to be surprised by mass murder or terrorism, let alone indiscriminate use of force. That’s the case from the western tip of (“Arab”) Morocco to the east coast of Oman.

America gets the opposite treatment. If we’re making use of our military might anywhere on earth, we pretty much can do no right. If we had a zero percent civilian casualty ratio we would still be guilty of invading Pakistani sovereignty, traumatizing children with drone overflights, not spending enough on rebuilding what we blow up… Selective outrage is pretty much what HRW and Amnesty do for a living.

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Im pretty sure it was an American F16 or US made missile given to the Saudis that destroyed that hospital. So American complicity is implicit here, with the Obama administration’s support of the carpet bombing of the Houthis.

My point was the opposite actually. I didnt have a point, per se, just a perplexity. Genocide and rape in the Congo being another thing ignored by the media and pop culture, not rights groups.