‘They have no understanding of brutality of war’, says British commander over Amnesty’s Mosul ‘war crimes’ report

A senior British commander has hit out at a human rights group’s claims the US-led coalition and Iraqi forces used excessive force in the battle to recapture Mosul, calling them “naive and deeply irresponsible”.

Major General Rupert Jones, the deputy commander of the international anti-Isil coalition, on Wednesday criticised a report published by Amnesty International the day after troops claimed victory over the jihadists as “disrespectful” to the Iraqi government.

Amnesty suggested the government and coalition carried out “disproportionate” and “unlawful” attacks in the fight to take back the city.

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  • tom_billesley

    “disproportionate”?
    Amnesty are idiots. For an assault on a defended position it is normal to have at least a 3-to-1 advantage. Disproportion is needed to win without taking excessive casualties yourself.

    • No such thing as disproportionate in War, you win or you lose.

    • Moa

      Amnesty are a Far Left political propaganda group. They have no credibility except to people who are unaware of their agenda.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Amnesty had this to say about ISIS’s atrocities: “Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”

  • David Murrell

    Amnesty International has long supported Islamist terrorism, and the associated war crimes with it. Alex Neve, of Amnesty International as been spearheading the move to enrich war criminal Omar Khadr.

    • Brett_McS

      They were targeted for takeover by Communists in the Soviet era because they were actually proving useful at highlighting political oppression, which , amazingly, turned out to be a near monopoly of Communist regimes.

  • Brett_McS

    AI are on the other side.

  • I once used to financially support AI, thinking they were an anti-torture organization. But when I saw how they treated Israel during the Intifadas and the wars with Lebanon and Gaza, I understood how evil these people are.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It’s terrible when you get snookered.
      Doctors without Borders is next on that list.

      • I also stopped supporting them years ago, and any other NGO that shows me pictures of suffering Syrians or refugees to get my money!

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          My kids have unfortunate friends, so we, it’s not me, but it has been allowed up to me to decide even after the fix was in, to let them stay with us to finish school.
          That’s my charity.

      • disqusW6sf

        Or librarians without borders, if you can believe it. Accepting grants from the Alexander Soros Foundation.

  • Bla Bla

    Or just maybe they are playing for the opposite team.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    There are lots of things we could do to take away the oxygen of groups like AI.
    First, remove their tax exemption status and revoke the deductibility of their donations.
    Finally, make them carry a disclaimer warning (like tobacco products) on all their advertisements and press releases stating that their contribution might prolong war and suffering and that they are frequently agents of propaganda for the worst elements in the world.
    They would be gone in a year.

    • Alain

      I love that proposal. Were it not far too early I would drink to that.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        It’s always past five in the afternoon somewhere in the world.
        Where I’m living now, the sun sets at three thirty in the afternoon in December.

      • Concerned Canadian

        It is 12:00 o`clock somewhere, so go ahead and enjoy

  • ntt1

    CBC interviewed some old pederast from amnesty regarding the obscene payout to his little sweetie Omar.the guy was really exited in a very curious way about the payout maybe omar has promised hm a trip to a high building
    point is amnesty,and medicines sans morality are totally over run and controlled by far left lunatics

    • Yes, that’s evident, they are platforms for far leftists.

  • Baron Dé Plorables

    Amnesty International is full of university trained experts. They can only go after people and countries that document their actions. That means countries with valid legal system. The counties and regions that cover everything up are basically ignored or given perfunctory treatment. Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, and all the African hell holes. Hence it does the complete opposite of what it is supposed to do. Just like all leftist organizations: Greenpeace, human rights councils…