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For what it's worth, Chomsky has been saying "If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged." since the 90s.

https://chomsky.info/1990____-2/




Very interesting read!

"it turns out a war crime is any war crime that you can condemn them for but they can’t condemn us for"


To be fair, I think a similar point was made about the Allies at the time.

History, and laws are written by the victors it seems.


Allies bombed the shit out of citizens(Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, not to mention Hiroshima/Nagasaki). I don't think there's any debate that war crimes were committed there.


I mean forget the bombs, people actually know about them. More Germans died from starvation than victims of Nagasaki AFTER the 1918 armistice when UK insisted on keeping the blockade for almost another year after the Germans surrendered [1]. It's not like anyone involved are going to end up in court.

Hell, we're even celebrating Madeleine Albright today as a strong feminist or something despite her saying it was worth starving more Iraqi children than Hiroshima+Nagasaki combined [2] during the first gulf war blockades. But ya, let's get all warm and tingly inside instead because W gave Michelle a candy or something.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockade_of_Germany#After_armi... [2] https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2000/mar/04/weekend7...




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