Argument: US and NATO humanitarian military interventions bring atrocities
The case of NATO in Kosovo in 1999
- More than 16,000 NATO troops patrol the province today. Nevertheless, NATO has stood by repeatedly while Albanian extremists harassed and murdered ethnic Serbs. Thousands of UN and NGO nation-builders provide the only stable source of employment in the province. While thousands of Kosovars remained homeless, the U.S. military finished building its permanent Camp Bondsteel headquarters in 2000.
- LET’S KEEP all of this in mind when we hear U.S. officials pledge that they are concerned about stopping 'genocide' in Darfur. Since when has the U.S. gone to war without proclaiming some lofty and idealistic-sounding reason for it?"