Dear Amnesty (firstname.lastname@example.org):
“Russia’s threats to abort a binding UN resolution on Syria for the second time are utterly irresponsible,” said José Luis Díaz, Amnesty’s representative to the UN. “Russia bears a heavy responsibility for allowing the brutal crackdown to continue.”1
With Libya still suffering the lethal consequences of western military “liberation,” with Iran gravely threatened with war based on remarkably similar lies to those the West used against Iraq, Amnesty decides to lash out at Russia for demanding that a repeat of Libya not happen. Clearly Amnesty remains oblivious to who the world’s most dangerous criminals are. Amnesty has disgracefully chosen to encourage them.
Years ago, I stopped donating to Amnesty because of the pathetic way it responded to the 2004 coup in Haiti that took the lives of at least 4000 people over the following two years.2 Hopefully many more people will cancel their donations.
1 “Russia Under Intense Pressure Not to Veto Syria Resolution at UN,” Guardian, 1 February 2012.
2 Joe Emersberger, “Amnesty International’s Track Record in Haiti since 2004,” ZNet, 7 February 2007.