2004-02-02

Mythos humanit�re Intervention

--- Bush bricht nach dem Debakel mit den Massenvernichtungswaffen ein weiterer Kriegsgrund weg, und zwar der des Kriegs im Namen der Menschlichkeit gem�� dem Motto: Kampf dem brutalen Diktator. In ihrem Jahresreport 2004 l�sst die Organisation Human Rights Watch kein gutes Haar an den so genannten humanit�ren Interventionen und bezieht sich dabei u.a. konkret auf den Irak-Krieg sowie Bushs "Krieg gegen den Terror": In the keynote essay, Roth notes that removing Saddam Hussein from power brought about the end of one of the world�s most abusive governments. But intervening militarily on the territory of a sovereign state, without its permission, is inherently dangerous and must be undertaken for humanitarian purposes in only the most extreme cases. While Saddam Hussein had an atrocious human rights record, his worst atrocities were committed long before the intervention. At the time coalition forces invaded Iraq, there was no ongoing or imminent mass killing of the sort that would require the kind of preventive military action that should characterize true humanitarian interventions. Auch der Kosovo-Krieg stellt sich dem Report zufolge im Nachhinein nicht als gerechtfertigt dar: continuing insecurity, failures of justice, and employment discrimination serve as barriers to return of refugees and the displaced. As a result, �ethnic cleansing� remains substantially in place in many areas. Mehr dazu in Telepolis

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