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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20310 3.2 years ago Honey Friedman New Orleans, LA , US
20309 3.3 years ago Joshua Zwolenik Clemson, SC , US
20308 3.3 years ago Anonymous Denton, TX , US
20307 3.3 years ago F/ Ooghe Paris, ot , GB
20306 3.3 years ago maria hassan aberdare, GB
20305 3.3 years ago E B S, WA , US
20304 3.3 years ago Benjamín Alberto Reyes Loa Guadalupe, ot , MX
20303 3.3 years ago Vitor Costa Linda-a-Velha, PT
20302 3.3 years ago Julie Austin Los Angeles, CA , US
20301 3.4 years ago James Phelps Winnetka, CA , US
20300 3.4 years ago Beth Saule Indianapolis, IN , US
20299 3.4 years ago JOHN PREHN Salt Lake City, UT , US And, supporting and re-arming the Israeli terrorist state is illegal too.
20298 3.4 years ago Stefan Kozinski Wilmington, DE , US
20297 3.4 years ago Carl Cundy Custer, SD , US
20296 3.4 years ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN , US
20295 3.4 years ago Pat Shelton Jacksonville, FL , US
20294 3.4 years ago Bridget Bailey Stafford, VA , US
20293 3.4 years ago Bridget Bailey Stafford, VA , US
20292 3.4 years ago Jim Head Oak Park, MI , US
20291 3.4 years ago Jim Head Oak Park, MI , US
20290 3.4 years ago Rebecca Farmer Berkeley, CA , US
20289 3.4 years ago OLIVIA DE JAVELINA TUCSON, AZ , US america: land of do what we say, not as we do. mr. obama, or really Michelle, is this how you want your daughters raised? somehow me thinks you have concerns too! we had such hope....now we have ...
20288 3.4 years ago Sharon Wood Greeley, CO , US
20287 3.5 years ago Marvin Johnson Tigard, OR , US
20286 3.5 years ago juan moreno Elpaso, TX , US
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