Britain’s naval blockade of Germany
Quote from historian Tom Woods: “Britain’s hunger blockade of Germany, which violated accepted norms of international law in more than one respect, resulted in 750,000 civilian deaths — about 150 times the number of Belgian civilians most scholars say were killed by the Germans [during the occupation in WW1].”
Treaty of Versailles
Forced the German people to pay crippling amounts of reparations, because they hadn’t stopped the herefitary emperor (whom, by the way, they did not elect in the first place) from starting WW1.
boycot of Iraq
The Bush administration’s boycot of Baghdad resulted in: (quote from https://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/01/world/iraq-sanctions-kill-children-un-reports.html)
(Per Dec. 1 1995:)
As many as 576,000 Iraqi children may have died since the end of the Persian Gulf war because of economic sanctions imposed by the Security Council, according to two scientists who surveyed the country for the Food and Agriculture Organization.
It’s children that may have died, not speaking of adults (though I’m sure the toll is unacceptably high). One may expect adults to rise up against a dictator (apparently, western nations do), but children? Oh, by the by: Hussayn’s regime operated plenty of torture chambers for the people that tried. But still, their children deserved to be boycotted to death.
Catelan independence referendum of October 1, 2017
It is quite a bit of a stretch to include this in this list of attrocities committed by the west, but still:
when the people of Catalunya in a referendum expressed they did not like the junta from Madrid, the latter reesponded by sending in police forces to beat the love for the junta into the people, while denying the validity of the referendum.
I don’t know which is less believable:
hitting people to make them love you, or
claiming that the opinion of people is only valid when you say it is.
And still Spain is allowed to remain a member of the EnU, meaning that the other politicians in Europe do not disagree with Spain.
Since both international jurisprudence and law punish the people for wrongs done by the leaders (that the people have no influence on). So it is up to the people to stop politucs by whetever means possible.