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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20160 3.7 years ago Dennis DeMarinis New Bedford, MA , US
20159 3.7 years ago Jean Le quesne Shelton park, ot , AU
20158 3.7 years ago evelyn veight stamford, CT , US
20157 3.7 years ago Tina Simonton Chatham, ON , CA
20156 3.7 years ago Dominic Marino West Hartford, CT , US
20155 3.7 years ago wretha Palone Uniontown, PA , US
20154 3.7 years ago Elizabeth Morris Downie Winnetka, IL , US
20153 3.7 years ago wendy perks windsor, OH , US
20152 3.7 years ago Michael Pastorelli Seoul, ot , KR
20151 3.7 years ago laura raforth rochester, NY , US
20150 3.7 years ago Anonymous Mehrstetten, ot , DE
20149 3.7 years ago Warren Parks Mariposa, CA , US
20148 3.7 years ago Anonymous woodinville, WA , US
20147 3.7 years ago Donovan McCall Wichita, KS , US
20146 3.7 years ago Mark Goretsky Plainview, NY , US
20145 3.7 years ago Anonymous New York, NY , US I would also petition to the Justice Department for launching criminal proceedings against ex-President Bush, vice-President Cheney and some other former White House and Pentagon high officials for...
20144 3.7 years ago Roni Harris Baltimore, MD , US
20143 3.7 years ago Katherine Schock Rock Springs, WY , US The public isn't nearly as dumb as you think we are! We want you to follow the same rules as you want others to follow!
20142 3.7 years ago Bert Menco Evanston, IL , US
20141 3.7 years ago Larry Andrews Vancouver, BC , CA
20140 3.7 years ago bob wilson sacramento, CA , US
20139 3.7 years ago helen slimmond insch, ot , GB Let's have a truthful media and Obama's lies will not be accepted as they are. I don't know how Western politicians can stand up and speak with such hypocrisy. Is it taught at their fancy schools? M...
20138 3.7 years ago Mike Schwarz Bielefeld, ot , DE
20137 3.7 years ago D. Singer Oakland, CA , US
20136 3.7 years ago Jean-Paul Bergeron Greensboro, NC , US
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