The Fraud of “Humanitarian Wars”
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All wars, even the most unjustifiably aggressive, are wrapped in the same pretty rhetorical packaging. Last month, Greenwald 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. His 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…. Starting at minute 57:40 

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