Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall of Hypocrisy on International Law


President Obama has denounced Russia for a “breach of international law” with its military intervention in the Crimea.

The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear.
The message from the White House is: Do as we say, not as we do.
Background:
Tribune:  European Parliament Condemns Drone Strikes
Reprieve:  Investigation of Drones
Robert Parry:  America’s Staggering Hypocrisy
Katrina vanden Heuvel:  Ukraine Crisis Calls for Less Bluster
Norman Solomon:  Heard the One About Obama Denouncing a Breach?

The U.S. government routinely violates international law with drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and other countries. Human-rights groups like Reprieve have documented many of those violations in recent reports, and the European Parliament has just condemned the practice as illegal -- but the USA’s missile attacks continue.

To urge a single standard of adherence to international law, please sign this petition:

President Obama, your condemnation of Russia for a “breach of international law” rings hollow while your administration continues to violate international law with drone strikes and other missile attacks across borders. I urge you to end those U.S. violations of international law and move toward a new era of genuine adherence to international law.



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20210 3.7 years ago Sue Jackson Sydney, Australia, ot , AU
20209 3.7 years ago Ray Lopatka Edmonton, AB , CA President Obama: You are ignoring the illegal manner in which the present Ukrainian government got into power. Mr. Putin's reaction to the right-wing coup is more understandable and rational than ...
20208 3.7 years ago Steven Combes Gainesville, FL , US
20207 3.7 years ago Anonymous Daly City, CA , US
20206 3.7 years ago charlie burns norwalk, CT , US
20205 3.7 years ago Debra Temple San Leandro, CA , US
20204 3.7 years ago Emery Wheeler simi valley, CA , US
20203 3.7 years ago Emery Wheeler simi valley, CA , US
20202 3.7 years ago Mildred Sieber Maryville, TN , US
20201 3.7 years ago Diane Hendricks Olney, TX , US So what do we do now that the Supreme Court, (who can undo every law in our country) is corrupt?
20200 3.7 years ago Salvador Santos Hialeah, FL , US
20199 3.7 years ago Elizabeth LaBue Staten Island , NY , US Each country including our own need to finally stop enforcing their imperialism.
20198 3.7 years ago Mikaela Sillman Hilo, HI , US
20197 3.7 years ago Ryhor Fiodarau Minsk, ot , BY
20196 3.7 years ago Ryhor Fiodarau Minsk, ot , BY
20195 3.7 years ago Jelica Roland Buzet, ot , HR
20194 3.7 years ago Anonymous Brighton, MA , US
20193 3.7 years ago George De Ionno AU
20192 3.7 years ago Brian Venable Seattle, WA , US
20191 3.7 years ago Dennis DeMarinis New Bedford, MA , US
20190 3.7 years ago Janice Dlugosz Beachwood, NJ , US
20189 3.7 years ago Sandra Atkins Wild Rose, WI , US
20188 3.7 years ago Krisjanis Kokorits Riga, ot , LV
20187 3.7 years ago Mark Escajeda Lafayette, CA , US
20186 3.7 years ago Barbara Robinson Spokane, WA , US
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