January 26, 2010
War Crimes and Sri Lanka Vote
Padraig Colman, Le Monde Diplomatique
It is commonly held that war crimes trials are the prerogative of the victor. For example, at Nuremberg there was no consideration of the fire-bombing of Dresden, 65 years ago this February. Original estimates put deaths at 250,000; now they are nearer 40,000. Some historians argue that the allies had no military justification for the attack, making it a horrendous war crime.
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