What follows is my comment (final thought to 2014) to the post referenced in the above tweet. I believe that it is becoming more and more relevant.
Why did the U.S. bomb the “Doctors Without Borders” Hospital? Is there any basis for the bombing being a war crime?
A fascinating interview …
The U.S. Justification – the Afghan Government asked us to do it making it a “self inflicted wound”
Watch the attempt to deflect blame to the Government of Afghanistan …
Although no reasonable person would believe that the U.S. deliberately targeted physicians and patients to be killed, the U.S. response is problematic. Nothing should be said until an investigation is complete.
The latest U.S. explanation is an attempt to say:
1. It’s not our fault (the Afghan Government asked us to do this); and
2. It’s the fault of the Afghan Government (they are responsible for the consequences of their action).
In other words, on the one hand it is NOT OUR FAULT (it was really the Afghan Government that did this) AND and the wounds are therefore (self-inflicted) the fault of the Afghan Government.
The uncomfortable commonality between the U.S. response to the bombing of the Afghan hospital and it’s response to the the FATCA induced banking problems of Americans abroad
Although I am NOT comparing the magnitude of what happened in Afghanistan to the FATCA war on Americans abroad, I note that the response of the U.S. government is exactly the same.
1. It’s not the fault of the U.S. that European banks are closing the accounts of Americans abroad. After all, it’s not the U.S. Government that is closing the bank accounts. It’s the banks that are doing this to Americans abroad.
2. It’s the fault of Americans abroad for wanting to have bank accounts with banks that would close their accounts.
The Americans of Barack Obama has no capacity to take responsibility for it’s actions …
Yes, those who are wounded because of U.S. extra-territorial overreach are experience “self-inflicted wounds”.
The long run question is …
Will the United States will be able to survive it’s own “self-inflicted” wounds – the hatred of American that is dramatically escalating?
Think of it …
In 2009 Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Who could have anticipated the destruction and havoc his administration would inflict on the world?