Kerry, Obama, Hollande, Fabius, Harper and other imperialist worthies tell President Putin “one doesn’t invade a country on a phony pretext”…is that a laugh or what?
It takes some gall to presume one has the moral authority to lecture President Putin on respect for international law and national sovereignty when such utterances fall from the lips of the most sanctimonious and corrupt practitioners of the wanton violation of such principles on the face of the planet. I’m talking here about a gang that thinks nothing of violating Nuremberg principles against waging war under false pretenses, a deed that makes politicians like George W Bush, Obama and their administrations and accomplices around the world all war criminals.
Have the American media already forgotten that Iraq—to name just one case among scores in the dirty skeleton closet of US foreign policy—remains a glaring, prima facie instance of gross violation of the Nuremberg principles, to which the US is a signatory?
This gallery of so-called leaders reeks of hypocrisy. These are the people who, from their high perches, constantly threaten war, invasion and economic sanctions against nations who refuse to be dominated or plundered by the plutocratic cliques they serve. The same sanctimonious mafia who only a few weeks ago was aggressively threatening a barrage of bombs on a sovereign nation—Syria—a country we continue to destabilize, while seeking a pretext for an assault on Iran, a danger that is still on the table. For such creatures to walk before us as peace loving devotees of true democracy is simply revolting. Such displays can only occur in a cultural ambit devoid of truthful information, and where a substantive part of the public has been rendered useless as autonomous democratic deciders on account of massive disinformation, ignorance and rigged choices.
In the midst of all this chaos and mendacity, we should all celebrate the fact that Russia, troubled as she is, is not little Grenada. Bullies beware.
Onetime economist and media critic Patrice Greanville is founding editor of TGP.
Op-Ed: Obama’s warning to Russia about Ukraine reeks of hypocrisy
By Justin King
It would be a clear violation of Russia’s commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and borders of Ukraine and of international laws.
It’s a warning that the President lacks the moral authority to make. The President has repeatedly allowed the sovereignty of nations to be violated by the United States drone program. More importantly, the remarks come less than a day after the Parliament of the European Union voted on a resolution that condemned the U.S. drone program as a “violation of international law.” The resolution passed by a sweeping majority of 534 to 49.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will most likely disregard the statements because the world is very well aware of the pungent hypocrisy of the United States accusing any other nation of violating international law. The United States has thrown its weight around the international scene for so long without repercussions that it may have forgotten that there are nations in the world that possess war making capabilities that are not subservient to U.S. interests. There was a time when a condemnation from the United States meant something to the international community. It doesn’t anymore.
The United States cannot lecture any nation on violating international law, the use of torture, censorship, inflated prison populations, treatment of dissidents, secret police forces, or any of the other symbols of tyranny. The United States is no longer the bulwark against these practices; it is the perpetrator of them.
Russia is pursuing its own interests in Ukraine, a nation that has historically been linked to it; a nation it has military facilities in. The United States would react the same way. It maintained the Monroe Doctrine, protecting its sphere of influence in Latin America, for almost 200 years. The West chose to make moves in what has traditionally been Russia’s sphere of influence. This reaction should have been completely expected.
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