Some countries are more equal than others

I persist in wondering why some heads of state that have used their armies to commit atrocities are taken to the International Court of ‘Justice’ in The Hague and tried for war crimes, or crimes against humanity, and others aren’t. Why, for instance, isn’t the Australian head of state prosecuted for sending the army to assist in the destruction of the infrastructure of Iraq and Afghanistan, and of assisting materially the murder of thousands and the maiming of hundreds of thousands of innocent people? Neither of those countries have ever attacked us. Their governments have not declared war on us. They pose no threat to us. Why are the Australian acts of merciless, lethal aggression not punishable, but the massacres perpetrated by a South Sudanese War Lord are?


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