Russian Foreign Minister Cites War Criminals Milosevic, Hussein, and Gaddafi in Defense of Assad Russian Foreign Minister Cites War Criminals Milosevic, Hussein, and Gaddafi in Defense of Assad – NTK Network

Russian Foreign Minister Cites War Criminals Milosevic, Hussein, and Gaddafi in Defense of Assad

In defense of Moscow’s proxy in the Syrian Civil War, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cited the examples of Slobadan Milosevic, Saddam Hussein, and Muammar Gaddafi to defend the Syrian dictator against possible U.S. intervention. The three leaders all achieved high levels of infamy for their crimes against humanity. “If we do not take lessons […]

By NTK Staff | 04.12.2017 @3:06pm

In defense of Moscow’s proxy in the Syrian Civil War, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cited the examples of Slobadan Milosevic, Saddam Hussein, and Muammar Gaddafi to defend the Syrian dictator against possible U.S. intervention.

The three leaders all achieved high levels of infamy for their crimes against humanity.

“If we do not take lessons form the past, we will hardly be able to achieve success in the present,” Lavrov said. “I recalled certain situations when groups of countries, primarily Western countries, NATO countries, were sort of fixated on eliminating this or that dictator.”

Lavrov brought up the instance of Slobodan Milosevic, the President of Serbia during the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. He criticized NATO nations for using air power to stop Serbian forces’ slaughter of ethnic minorities in the former Yugoslavia.

The Hague charged Milosevic with 66 counts of various crimes against humanity in 2002. Milosevic died in his jail cell before a judgement could be rendered.

Lavrov then moved to the 2003 invansion of Iraq and deposing of Hussein, saying that only Tony Blair had “repented” over this crime. The Iraqi government executed Hussein for his crimes during his time in power, which also included using chemical weapons to kill thousands of his own people.

Lavrov completed the tyrant trifecta by bringing up NATO’s intervention to depose Gaddafi during the Libyan uprising in 2011. Killed during the fighting, Gaddafi was an infamous backer of terrorists and human rights abuser.

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