Kerry pulls a "Powell" and makes stuff up.
The grave incident Kerry claimed did not happen. Kerry made it up. (Was it supposed to happen, got canceled and Kerry missed the memo?) Kerry used the lie to call for war crime investigations and punishment. This in front of cameras, at an official event with a foreign guest in the context of a United Nations Security Council resolution.
This is grave. This is nearly as grave as Colin Powell's false claims of WMD in Iraq in front of the UN Security Council.Moon unloads in the rest of the post. I'll follow up with a further rant.
Cynics will also see a further motive here — promoting a HRC presidency by playing on the Putin-Trump "connection."
Moreover, the US is on extremely dangerous grounds to be charging others with war crimes, when its present and previous administrations are patently guilty of them, and the vice-president of the previous administration even bragged about — with impunity. Nor are US war crimes and crimes against humanity limited to the two previous administrations either. The historical record is appalling, going back to before the founding of the republic and continuing thereafter with African-American slavery and Native American genocide.
Similar with "humanitarian intervention" based on R2P. Like there are not sufficient issues requiring humanitarian intervention domestically. The US is one of the most repressive nations in the world internally and the problem has only been exacerbated by the establishing of a cabinet level department of "homeland security" charged with the creation of a national security state, total surveillance, and a militarized security force.
Everything that the US has accused so-called totalitarian dictatorships of is also true of the US, right down to a "holocaust" of Native Americans as a policy for stealing their lands. And it is still ongoing.
Moon of Alabama
A Desperate Obama Administration Resorts To Lying And Maybe More