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.
The U.S. government routinely violates international law with drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and other countries. Human Rights groups like Reprieve and Alkarama have documented many of those violations in recent reports -- 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.