Vinny da Geek (desertwolf) wrote,
Vinny da Geek

sad, but not shocking

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. forces have refused a Save the Children plane permission to land in northern Iraq to deliver aid, breaching the Geneva Convention and "costing children their lives," the British aid agency said on Thursday.

...A U.S. official told the charity no aid flights would be allowed until the area was safe but the U.N. has already declared Arbil a "safe and secure" area, the charity said.

..."The lack of cooperation from the U.S. military is a breach of the Geneva Conventions and its protocols but more importantly the time now being wasted is costing children their lives." - reported by Kate Holton

Given what's been going on at Guantanamo Bay, does anyone actually believe the U.S. follows the Geneva Convention any more??
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