Tuesday, August 12, 2014

U.S. Double Standard: Humanitarian Relief

-Ron Paul
The U.S. is now sending what is claimed to be humanitarian support for the Kurds in northern Iraq. The very real threat to the Yazidis certainly can illicit humanitarian concerns. The evil of the ISIS radicals cannot be over estimated. But, as always, humanitarian pronouncements by governments are almost always excuses for achieving quite different goals.

Christians lived in Iraq for many centuries and even survived decently under Saddam Hussein. Since our military takeover in 2003, Christians have been run of Iraq. And this occurred under the government we set up and for which we were responsible. No outcries of humanitarian concern for this calamity was heard from our government.

There are numerous and continuous humanitarian crises around the world that get no attention from our government. Hundreds of thousands are suffering in Syria, Ukraine, and Gaza, without a demand for sending aid.

Have you ever wondered what the difference is that prompts our concern for one crisis while completely ignoring another?