The Weaponization of Genocide Opposition
"Opposing genocide has become a sort of cottage industry in the United States," begins CounterPunch's Diana Johnstone — The Good Intentions That Pave the Road to War. An excerpt:
- Why has the U.S. Government so eagerly endorsed the crusade against “genocide”?
The reason is clear. Since the Holocaust has become the most omnipresent historical reference in Western societies, the concept of “genocide” is widely and easily accepted as the greatest evil to afflict the planet. It is felt to be worse than war.
Therein lies its immense value to the U.S. military-industrial complex, and to a foreign policy elite seeking an acceptable pretext for military intervention wherever they choose.