Finally, the International Criminal Court in The Hague sentenced former Serbian President Ratko Mladic, 78, to life imprisonment. Which may not have recovered from its pain after about 3 decades, in addition to other major crimes throughout the Balkans.
Although justice can not be achieved for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the sentencing of Mladic can give hope that other criminals can be tried, no matter how much the perpetrators boast of their military power and political influence in the world.
The verdict on the war criminals of Bosnia and Herzegovina can also send several messages to those who practice such crimes nowadays, even uglier and shamelessly, in a live and direct broadcast on television, and other messages to the shepherds of the killers of Palestinian children a century ago.
It is time to put an end to the hypocrisy of world powers, especially in the Western Hemisphere, which are accustomed to the practice of “selective justice.” British, saying:
The life of Ariel Sharon, “the butcher of the Palestinian camps in Lebanon”, has ended without the world seeing his punishment, and without healing his victims, even morally, thanks to the American Iron Dome that protects Israel’s criminals from punishment, and it is the same that still provides immunity to the Gaza thugs from the Israeli generals and its politicians.
In order for the International Criminal Courts and war crimes tribunals to act as deterrents from committing the same in other parts of the world, Mr. Biden says, he must change his understanding of the term “self-defence”, a term he adopted in justifying Israel’s crimes in Gaza last month, a symphony he played It has been imposed by US leaders since they recognized the occupying power as a state, and it has become an entity that is not subject to international law but to American standards.
The American administrations know very well the meaning of occupation in international law, and the right of the people under occupation to defend themselves. Rather, the international community must help it achieve its right to self-determination. The occupying power is supplied with the latest weapons produced by the world’s arsenals, especially the American ones.
The lives of the Palestinians are not important to the American administration, which is confirmed by its actions, and the indifference of its symbols to the killing of the Palestinians. Therefore, the Western regime and the global forces that revolve in its orbit do not see the horror of killing the indigenous people in Palestine and displacing them from their land, just as happened to the indigenous peoples in North America.
The US administration and the world powers can realize the importance of the lives of the owners of the land in Palestine when their death is costly to the decision-makers in Israel and the countries that sponsor it, and only then will the blood money of the Palestinian be more than that of George Floyd, which amounted to 27 million dollars, the black victim who died at the hands and feet of a white policeman , as happens to the Palestinians daily.
It seems that inexpensive and cheap killing will continue, and that the costs of killing innocents and owners of the land are far from now, but what if it is achieved? Will the United States be able to pay the costs of the occupier’s self-defense, and can Britain pay the costs of a century of disastrous occupation based on its misleading document, its legislation in international forums and its implementation by force on the ground in Palestine?
A dream that the victims were able to defend themselves may come true at any time, we do not know how and when, just as we did not know how the resistance’s missiles came out from under the land of Gaza to deter the attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and other holy sites in Al-Quds Al-Sharif. about her.