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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20260 3.6 years ago Robert Klein Flushing, MI , US
20259 3.6 years ago ryan najib sabah, ot , MY
20258 3.6 years ago Carl Anderson Yeadon, PA , US
20257 3.6 years ago Anonymous Largo, FL , US
20256 3.6 years ago Ernest Montoro Parma, OH , US
20255 3.6 years ago irene ventura Bklyn, NY , US How do you expect to have the world's admiration (or cooperation) when your own hypocrisy is so blindingly evident and egregious?
Are you trying to make sure the next election brings a...
20254 3.6 years ago wendy dannett new york, NY , US
20253 3.6 years ago Janis Todd Princeton Jct , NJ , US
20252 3.6 years ago rox s IGH, MN , US
20251 3.6 years ago Janis Todd Princeton Jct , NJ , US
20250 3.6 years ago Reinhard Prix Hannover, ot , DE
20249 3.6 years ago Kimberly Jackson Toronto, ON , CA
20248 3.7 years ago David Wesly Trotter Seattle, WA , US If you wish to applu the law to everyone accept yourself and your regime, just as Richard Nixon and George W. Bush did, then perhaps it's time for an early change in the government.
20247 3.7 years ago Elisabeth Lutz Zollikofen BE, CH
20246 3.7 years ago Peter Vanderhoof Port Angeles, WA , US When will the U.S. cease being a rogue state. See William Blum's book titled "Rogue State," The Iraq, Afghanistan, Libyan, Syrian, and Ukrainian wars.
20245 3.7 years ago Tina Simonton Chatham, ON , CA
20244 3.7 years ago Dobrinka Nenkova Svoge, ot , BG
20243 3.7 years ago Anonymous Inglewood, CA , US
20242 3.7 years ago Carlos Echevarria Inglewood, CA , US
20241 3.7 years ago ralph p Niagara Falls, NY , US
20240 3.7 years ago Casey Jo Remy Days Creek, OR , US
20239 3.7 years ago Jenine Moscove Avon, OR , US
20238 3.7 years ago Jenine Moscove Avon, OR , US
20237 3.7 years ago Loretta Casella-Huber Nelson, BC , CA
20236 3.7 years ago Casey Jo Remy Days Creek, OR , US
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