Lets see ... the Serbs slaughter thousands in WW2 style concentration camps and use snipers to gut shoot women and children on the streets of Bosnia and Amnesty do NOTHING!
Saddam murders hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Amnesty do NOTHING!
The Sudanese are ethnically cleansing the Sahara and Amnesty do NOTHING!
Pol Pot kills off a third of Cambodia's population and Amnesty does NOTHING!
But if members of a western democracy have the slightest whiff of scandal about them Amnesty SCREAMS from the roof tops about civil rights and wants full, open, public judicial inquiries into the depraved actions of western troops.
I'll take notice of Amnesty and like organisations such as Green Peace when they're on the firing line rescuing African Sudanese from Arab Sudanese murder squads or lifting leaking reactors out of decaying ex Soviet subs in Murmansk harbour.
I bet Saddam was shitting himself when he saw those web pages - I wonder if the newspapers and politicians in Baghdad demanded a '..full public inquiry..' like they do here every time they want to get their name in the papers...
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have managed to piss off more goverments off than shaved chimp and pet
have managed unbelivable but true.
including the chinese the soviets the americans and maggie plus assorted mad mullahs spics in sunglasses etc.
any orgainasation that that muster that sort of hate list must be doing something right
The UK BG tried to run an anti Brothel op with a number of raids ut it had to be folded after 2 days because 95% of the people lifted in these illegal bars and brothels were either UNMIK or UN police.
The sad fact was that most of these peolpe spend the day being do-gooders trying to re-build Kosovo and generally save everyone from the selves.
However as soon as the bell struck 5 they went to all the illegal bars, brothels and casinos etc, all run by the Underworld and therefore perpetuating the rule of the Warloards and criminal gangs, undermining all their good work done during the day and generally getting themselves despised by the troops (well UK and Scandinavian counties in MNB(C) who weren't allowed out!)
Holier than thou do-gooders during the day, drunken, fornicating gamblers a night.
Nearly ten years ago I recall stories of two prostitutes hanging around either DWC or DJ. One was 'alright' and the other 'would start crying as soon as you got your kit off and that would put you off'.
However I never saw them and to my knowledge nobody 'used' them. Not sure if this is reflection on the women of croatia or the business skills of the Kosovars.
In Chalmers Johnson's excellent book "Blowback" (@2000) there is an fine chapter entitled "Okinawa: Asia's Last Colony." He talks about the low intensity blowback of US forces positioned in foreign counties, where prostitution and its affect on propinquitious communities are but one example. America is a racist, depraved culture (http://www.blackcommentator.com/89/89_reprint_iraq.html) which in many respects is exemplified by the behavior of its Armed Forces. When I was on active duty circa 1977 I personnally observed Olongapo PI (http://www.greatestcities.com/Asia/Philippines/Olongapo_city.html) which was a typical result of US hegonomy viv-a-vis the unintended spawn of the US Subic Bay Naval Station.