From Aleppo to Gaza: A Handy Guide for Defending War Crimes

Foreign Policy In Focus: May 26, 2021 [FULL LINK]

The strident defense of Israel’s recent military onslaught on the Gaza Strip from members of Congress, the Biden administration, and various pundits sound remarkably similar to those put forward to defend the Assad regime in Syria during their bloody attacks on Aleppo, Idlib, and other rebel-held areas in recent years. Indeed, the talking points are so similar, I’ve written up a summary — based on real articles, interviews, and statements — in which apologists for war crimes can insert the appropriate words at the appropriate spot, depending on which government’s atrocities they are defending…