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Of Human Shields, and ICC Corruption

Austin Bay on

So the International Criminal Court has charged Israel with committing crimes against humanity.

International court! Wow. Sounds like global damnation from a wannabe global moral authority, doesn't it?

Of course. That's the propaganda slant. Remember the World Health Organization was bought off by China, and the WHO lied about the COVID-19 pandemic's origins -- to the detriment of all.

Sane humans deserve better than bought lies sold as moral outrage.

The World Court of Informed Human Opinion (dub it the WCIHO) doesn't exist as a formal institution, but by damn it should.

WCIHO humans, suspend judgment. Let me examine the ICC's fatuous charge.

 

Begin with this insight, one so obvious even the benighted Biden administration managed to give it genuine second thought: Hamas' use of so-called human shields -- that is, human hostages positioned between Hamas terrorist murderers and Israeli weapons -- is a crime.

Writing as someone who has analyzed real-world air and artillery targets, human shields means Hamas intentionally places innocent human bodies between Israeli explosives and valid Hamas military targets.

Think of bank robbers seizing a teller then telling the cops they'll kill the teller if the cops shoot.

Bottom line targeting issue and bottom line legal issue: Using human shields makes it very difficult to assess ("assess" being media slang for judge) Israeli combat actions in the Gaza Strip much less accuse Israel ("accuse" being media slang for condemn) of committing war crimes.

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