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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20335 4 months ago Stephen Willey Sandpoint, ID , US Using international law, like the World Court, is a tool that helps justice and peace. better than military violence and its costs.
20334 5 months ago Valerie White Corvalllis, OR , US
20333 6 months ago James S Sevastopol, Crimea, TX , RU
20332 6 months ago Mariana Strugariu Adams, WI , US
20331 6 months ago Sorin Strugariu Adams, WI , US
20330 10 months ago Catherine Hart Mt. Airy, MD , US
20329 11 months ago Catherine Hart Mt. Airy, MD , US
20328 1 year ago Karen Neubauer Huntsville, AL , US
20327 1 year ago Christine Kasten Tucson, AZ , US
20326 1 year ago Christine Kasten Tucson, AZ , US
20325 1 year ago Peter C. Frazer Sr. Kennesaw, GA , US
20324 1 year ago Herman S. Simms, Jr. Detroit, MI , US
20323 1 year ago Rebecca Campbell Toronto, ON , CA
20322 1 year ago Alvena Pauls Abbotsford, BC , CA
20321 1 year ago Meredith Bennett stone mountain, GA , US
20320 1 year ago Donald Kokkonen Cambridge, WI , US
20319 1 year ago John Welch Huntington beach, CA , US
20318 1 year ago Patrick Sennello Zephyr Cove, NV , US
20317 1 year ago Emily Delatorre Torrance, CA , US
20316 1 year ago Gerry Lykins Ft. Thomas, KY , US
20315 1 year ago Anonymous Aarschot, ot , BE
20314 1 year ago Lucas Brown Gaylord, MI , US
20313 1 year ago Lucas Brown Gaylord, MI , US
20312 1 year ago Kahlil Arnone Brooklyn, NY , US
20311 1 year ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY , US
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