Amnesty International: A Criminal Organisation in the Service of Western Imperialism

libyan-rebelsBenghazi, Libya, June 24, 2011. (Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)

August 28, 2012

by Metro Gael

Last year the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation launched a brutal war of aggression on Libya killing thousands of civilians and replacing an independent, responsible government with gangs of hooligans, Wahabite terrorists and outright criminals. What was once Africa’s richest and most successful state was bombed into oblivion, its impressive infrastructure destroyed, its thousands of people’s committees and people’s assemblies closed.

Universities, schools, and hospitals were bombed by French, British and American jets. Thousands of Libyans were blown to bits. Libya’s revolutionary leader, Muammar Al Gaffafi, was presented to the ignorant readers of the Western press as a brutal dictator, in spite of the fact that he had held no official position in Libya since the mid 1970s.

Every crime committed by the NATO “rebels” was falsely attributed to Muammar Al Gaddafi and the legitimate Libyan government; a government that had previously been praised by the UN Human Rights Council for its humane treatment and rehabilitation of Islamist terrorists was now being systematically  demonised by the Western corporate press with the Qatari monarchy’s mouthpiece Al Jazeera playing a leading role in the disinformation war.

NATO’s murderous 7 month Blitzkrieg on Libya was presented to the world as a “humanitarian intervention” which, they claimed, was intended to save civilians from a brutal crackdown by “Gaddafi’s African mercenaries”. In reality, the Libyan government had been attacked by gangs of armed mercenaries in the service of NATO.

No evidence of any crimes attributed to Gaddafi and the Libyan government were ever proven. Most, if not all, of the crimes committed in NATO’s “humanitarian war” were, in fact, committed by NATO’s proxy terrorists. The “humanitarian war” on Libya would never have been possible were it not for the overwhelming sophistication and callous fanaticism of pseudo humanitarian organisations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, inter alia. Last year, as the humanitarian bombs rained down on Tripoli and other Libyan cities blowing innocent men, women and children to bits, I called Amnesty International the public relations whores of fascism. One year on, my assessment of Amnesty International has not changed.

Since the destruction of the Libyan state, Amnesty International have been at the forefront of the war on the people of Syria spearheaded by NATO’s corporate media agencies. Amnesty International have only published reports and claims made by so-called Syrian oppositionists and human rights activists, many of whom have been shown over and over again to be consummate liars.

In spite of the lack of evidence to support the accusations of the so-called Syrian opposition against the Assad regime, Amnesty has published their claims as though they were the incontrovertible truth. This has helped create a consensus in the West which has resulted in the white-washing of Syrian rebel crimes and the demonisation of the Syrian government in a concerted effort to drum up support for a war of aggression on a sovereign state with a view to replacing the anti-imperialist regime of that state with a weak government under the control of Washington, London and Paris.

Without the active role of Amnesty International such an ambitious operation would not be possible. In a panel discussion in Weseley College in 2012 Amnesty International director scolded former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright for hesitating to bomb Syria.

“”Now as the head of Amnesty International-USA, one point of great frustration and consternation for human rights organizations and civil society organizations over the last eight or nine months has been the failure of the UN Security Council to address, in any way, the deaths of now five thousand civilians in Syria at the hands of President Assad and his military.


Last spring the Security Council managed to forge a majority for forceful action in Libya and it was initially very controversial, [causing] many misgivings among key Security Council members. But Gaddafi fell, there’s been a transition there and I think one would have thought those misgivings would have died down. And yet we’ve seen just a continued impasse over Syria and a real, almost return to cold war days and paralysis in the Security Council. How do you explain that and what do you think is the missing ingredient to break that logjam and get the Security Council to live up to its responsibilities on Syria?”

Muammar Gaddafi was sodomised with a knife before being murdered by armed gangs backed by NATO. This was a crime against humanity, according to international human rights law. Here is the head of Amnesty International PRAISING such action. Such are the fascist thugs running Amnesty International. But the Geneva Convention, the Nuremberg Principals and many other human rights laws still exist. The day will come when war criminals such as Suzanne Nossel will be arraigned before an international criminal court and prosecuted for complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity. It behoves the thirty governments-representing half the population of the earth, who gathered in Teheran a couple of weeks ago, in an attempt to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis- it behooves these nations to bring criminals such as Suzanne Nossel and her ilk before an accountable international criminal court so that the world may be spared the unspeakable horrors of the fascism of our time, this insidiously evil policy called “humanitarian intervention”.

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