In the eyes of Rony Brauman of Médecins Sans Frontières, wars are always triggered in the name of morality. Today´s humanitarian´ interventions are little more than new moral crusades and their justifications are based on lies. There are plenty of examples of hawkish propaganda in recent years: Saddam Hussein s mythical weapons of mass destruction; dubious predictions of genocide in Kosovo; doctored figures of famine in Somalia; and a fake massacre of protesters in Libya. Without being militantly non-interventionist, Brauman is extremely suspicious of the thirst for war displayed by many of today s world leaders, the consequences of which are devastating. He is critical of international peacekeeping bodies and tribunals: for him, the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court represent the interests of the powerful above all else. Basing his argument on the criteria for a ´just war , Brauman criticises the Western obsession with imposing democratic values by force. In this sober and convincing book, he thoroughly dismantles the notion of the justness of ´humanitarian wars .