World Humanitarian Day Hypocrisy

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
World Humanitarian Day Hypocrisy
by Stephen Lendman
The day honors humanitarian workers killed in the line of duty.
The General Assembly designated August 19 as part of a Swedish-sponsored resolution on the Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Assistance of the UN.
It commemorates the day in 2003 when US terror-bombing killed then Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sergio Vieira, and 21 of his colleagues.
They perished in Baghdad’s UN headquarters. More on World Humanitarian Day (WHD) below.
On August 19, the White House issued a hypocritical “Statement by the Principal Deputy Press Secretary on World Humanitarian Day,” saying:
“Eleven years ago today, 22 humanitarian aid workers were killed in a horrific attack on the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. Their lives were cut short as they worked selflessly to save others.” ?
Fact: Washington’s 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom Iraq War bore full responsibility for killing them.
Fact: Doing so reflected US imperial
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