Home   Bookmark and Share

The Fraud of “Humanitarian Wars”

All wars, even the most unjustifiably aggressive, are wrapped in the same pretty rhetorical packaging.

By Glenn Greenwald

Last month, I spoke at the University of Chicago as part of an event entitled “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Empire: Humanitarian Intervention and Neo-Orientalism.” Sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, the event also included Oxford Professor Tariq Ramadan, law professor and U.N. war crimes expert M. Cherif Bassiouni, and University of Chicago Professor Jennifer Pitts. My talk, roughly 30 minutes long, focused on how so-called “humanitarian interventions” are manipulatively used to justify wars of aggression and self-interest, and can be heard on the player below. The full event, including the other three talks and the question-and-answer session – all of which was really quite excellent —  can also be heard here.

Posted May 04, 2012

 

Copyright © 2011 Salon Media Group, Inc

 

Scroll down to add your comments  - Please read our  Comment Policy before posting -
 
 

 

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our FREE Email Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

  Support Information Clearing House

Monthly Subscription To Information Clearing House
 

Search Information Clearing House