So military intervention and yet another violation of international law is the only option according to President Obama? More war for peace? I usually try to avoid anger, but I find his position outrageous. We as global citizens need to reject his position unequivocally!
I am not the only one to think so. Click on the link below to listen to a short extract from Obama’s shocking announcement on Sunday 1 September, with commentary from an American who does not agree with his president:
Obama is confident about violating international law.
This is not the first or only example of how the US (and therefore Obama) willingly violates international law. The US administration currently tries to broker a peace settlement between Israel and Palestine without, for example, enforcing Israel to stop building settlements that are in clear violation of international law.
How does one make sense of a president of a major world power (also awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace) who says he is confident to ignore the United Nations? Is it because he and his administration has vetoed the UN so many times in the past and get away with breaking the law in forging their relations with Israel? What is the source of this confidence?
PS To read the strong statement by Kairos Palestine and Kairos South Africa’s response, click here.