The problems of the world, starvation, disease, genocide, must be pretty well under control if the Red Cross finds itself able to worry about crap like this. “Delegates at the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Crescent raised the concerns [of gamers violating the Hague and Geneva Conventions] over the potential “International Humanitarian Law” violations – which can constitute war crimes – during a workshop in Geneva.”
Gamers equal war criminals? An international law professor warns that the Red Cross “risked trivialising the conventions of warfare.” Ya think? And how many gamers are there in the third world countries that the Red Cross typically goes into? Are American teenagers making their way over to the Congo to recreate Modern Warfare?
I had dropped the Red Cross from my charitable donation list because I thought their administration costs were too high. Never have I been so glad of a decision. Red Cross International has turned into a farce. And I’m really tired of organizations turning to the U.N. for redress. Our very own NAACP has recently petitioned the UN, claiming voter suppression in the U.S. What they want the UN to do about it is unclear from the article, aside from look into the matter. But how ironic is it for an organization to petition the most undemocratic governmental entity I know for perceived democratic suppression? Global governance, here we come.
Update: Bret Baier of Fox News has just informed me that Red Cross did not say gamers were war criminals. Don’t really care enough to suss out the truth on this matter. Will stand by the point in my post that UN is horrible organization. But maybe the Red Cross is not as idiotic as thought.