When the mainstream American press chose to broadcast the Neda video, it highlighted the hypocritical attitude towards Palestinians who resist Israeli occupation on a daily basis, and who often meet the same fate as Neda.
The issue that is really at the crux of the tensions with the United States is the intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine, and what many perceive as a one-sided U.S. policy in support of Israel.
Typically, talking about a crime by an Arab leader in the Middle East, one will almost always end up talking about other concerned parties. It seems to be a special built-in ability to auto-dodge accountability.
The court's decision grimly spelled out the suffering of the people of Darfur, a history full of murder, torture, rape, pillage and deliberate attacks on civilians. Could the ICC's decision set a precedent?