David Crane

Unimaginable Horrors: The War-Crimes Lawyer Hunting Syrian War Criminals

In 2012, David Crane helped put notorious Liberian dictator Charles Taylor behind bars. Now he’s turned his attention to Syria and is overseeing a project to assemble a massive database of President Bashar Assad’s war crimes.

Is it allowable to kill Bashar al-Assad? “It is,” says university professor David Crane, “under certain circumstances.” He asks the question to one of his students during a lecture, then answers it immediately himself, without any discernable emotion.

  • T.C.

    What this article attempts to do is present a case that the Assad govt. is worse than the Islamic State and other islamic terrorists,
    complete with graphs and pie charts. I am wary of this leftist narrative that the Assad govt. is guilty of a greater quantity of war crimes. The current military govt. of Egypt demonstrated that the islamists certainly have no hesitation in provoking a misdirected and heavy-handed response on unarmed civilians. Their use of night vision from helicopters to show that muslim brotherhood activists were shooting into the police and military from crowds of rioters in order to provoke a bloody response was part of that picture. So when this guy indicates that the Assad govt. was firing into defenceless innocent crowds of demonstrators, I really wonder if that was the entire story. From Pallywood to Srebrenica we have seen muslim terrorists manipulate innocent victims, alive and dead, in the most callous and calculated manner. And the leftist media just laps it up.

    • The UN has compiled loads of evidence against North Korea and its death camps.

      Nothing is being done.

      A lot of smoke. That is the gist of the UN.

  • Sid Falco

    Another SJW useful idiot. Look at the pie chart – any war crimes by ‘our side’ presumably in the 338 “unknowns”.

  • Schuyler7

    Hmm.. well, there is a ‘War Criminal’ located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. – And no.. that’s not rhetoric. That’s fact. – Is it really necessary that I list the multitude of War Crimes that the “Saudi Funded” Kenyan Refugee has carried out around the world? – Yeah.. I didn’t think so. – Ahavah and Shalom. – jaedon @ sharia unveiled – https://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/ – Am Y’israel Chai.

    • General P. Malaise

      some war criminals are not the same as other war criminals.

      I agree that the greatest evil is in 1600

  • General P. Malaise

    why give commies like him a platform. he is evil, I would sooner have Assad in Syria as any of the freaks that will inevitably follow.

    brought to you by the same crowd that democratised Libya.

  • Schuyler7

    Anyone, with even the slightest shred of intellect that monitors Middle Eastern Policy knows that the entire ‘War in Syria’ was a script written by the Obama administration, in conjunction with the OIC. (Organization of Islamic Cooperation.)

    — Additionally, the entire ‘Muslim Refugee Crisis’ is a work of FICTION. Literally. Unfortunately, this work of fiction has transformed into “our” reality. The ‘War in Syria’ was necessary (the problem) to bring about the “Muslim Refugee Crisis” (the solution.) = The Islamization of the West.

    Here is the abbreviated version:

    A very good friend of mine sent me an article years ago…

    First, read this article and note the date. (2 YEARS PRIOR to the War in Syria).

    Please pay very close attention to the second half of the article, where the author hypothesizes “how” the West could be ‘..flooded with Muslim immigrants..’


    The ‘War in Syria’ was designed by the Obama administration to achieve two goals.

    1. To assist Qatar in the construction of the Qatari Natural Gas Pipeline from Qatar to mainland Europe, which will net TRILLIONS in future revenue.

    2. To bring MILLIONS of Muslims into America..planting the seeds for America’s transformation into a future Islamic Republic and eventually be untder the Islamic Khilafah. (Caliphate.)

    He first created the problem..then, offered the solution.

    Meaning, he created the “War in Syria” in order to offer the “solution” of Islamic immigration to America.

    Ben Rhodes, Obama’s National Security Advisor is the “author” of the War in Syria, just as he was responsible for the Chemical Attack on the Syrians that Obama tried (and failed) to blame on Assad.

    Here is info. on that: https://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/man-behind-syrian-chemical-weapons-claim-is-fiction-writer-who-ran-benghazi-cover-up/

    Please read this article. This is the truth about the War in Syria.

    The Qatari Pipeline was approved by every President and Prime Minister between Qatar and Europe…except ONE.

    Bashar al-Assad.

    He refused to allow the pipeline to come through Syria.

    Hence, the “war” in Syria.

    This is Obama’s ‘War for Oil’


    Do you remember Obama drew that ‘..red line..’ if Assad ever used Chemical weapons, that Obama would launch an attack?

    Obama never attacked Assad because “we” caught Obama and Ben Rhodes red-handed. We had undeniable and irrefutable evidence that the Obama admin. contracted out the Chemical attack. A “colleague” of our’s even had the license plate No.#’s of the vehicles involved, photographs and a copy of the financial transaction to pay for the attack. This “colleague” presented this evidence “a contact” in the Obama Admin. and within 48 hours, the Obama admin. did an ‘about-face’ relative to this issue.

    The End.

    Ahavah and Shalom. – jaedon @ sharia unveiled – https://shariaunveiled.wordpre… – Am Y’israel Chai.

  • pdxnag

    If you were fighting off a mob of insanely pious Sunni Muslims * * *

  • moraywatson

    ‘One of every five misdeeds perpetrated by the those fighting Assad, however, cannot be clearly attributed because neither the rebels nor the IS wear uniforms or insignia, ….’
    So Assad is guilty of “war crimes” against perpetrators who do not abide by the rules of war by which Assad is to be adjudged. That’s lunacy.

    • T.C.

      I missed that one on my initial read. Good of you to point it out.

  • ntt1

    The fact this man survived
    In academia long enough to gain full professorship would indicate the depth of his disfunction.on short you don.,t have to be a left wing moron to be an academic but it sure helps