The other days Vladimir Kornilov, a political scientist, historian, journalist from Donetsk, compared Western human rights activists’ position to Russian and American military operations.
“Look, how Western human rights “activists” are changing their position when they describe bombing Mosul and Aleppo!
An executive director of HRW Kenneth Roth has just posted Reuters’ photo of a weeping woman who had escaped from Mosul with such words: “Tears of utter relief as she escapes ISIS-controlled part of Mosul, Iraq”. Though Reuters wrote nothing about “relief”, it wrote the photo simply: “A woman is crying”. And I assumed: maybe, there are tears of mourning for their relatives who were killed by Western airstrikes? How can the director know a real reason for the woman’s weeping?!
And look, about 3-4 months ago the Roth commented similar photos from Aleppo: “Putin and Assad must stop bombing civilian residents”. But excuse me, why the Americans, in this activist’s opinion, can bomb Mosul? He wasn’t grudging words when he grieved about the civilian killed by bombs in Aleppo and called this situation as “bloodbath“, “slaughter”, “hell”, and etc.
But fiercer bombing of Mosul don’t touch HRW director’s heart! He calls to be happy for weeping women who run away ISIS… Or run away American bombs?
And it isn’t called double standards, is it”?