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  • Obama’s Ad Hoc Foreign Policy

    05/30/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    His West Point speech and his policy of retreat are characterized by smallness. It is fitting that the day before President Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya. Libya, of course, was once the model Obama intervention — the exquisitely calibrated military engagement wrapped in the rhetorical extravagance of a nationally televised address proclaiming his newest foreign-policy doctrine (they change to fit the latest ad hoc decision): the responsibility to protect, or R2P. (snip) For the same reason, perhaps, that the Afghan...
  • US, Israel comments could haunt UN nominee Samantha Power at hearing

    07/17/2013 7:21:06 AM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 17, 2013 | fox news
    President Obama's pick to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is facing under-the-radar opposition that could flare during Wednesday's confirmation hearing. While hawkish senators like Republican John McCain have come out in support of Samantha Power, more than four-dozen former military leaders,national security officials and conservative political groups are now asking senators to reject Power’s nomination. … Power,a former White House adviser and longtime Obama friend, once likened U.S. foreign policies to those of the Nazis. … Retired Lt. Gen. William G. 'Jerry' Boykin,who is behind a movement to block Power's confirmation,agrees. “We should be proud to...
  • Samantha Power, Obama's pick as America's Ambassador to the UN, will fit right in

    06/05/2013 7:20:27 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/5/2013 | Ed Lasky
    Samantha Power has been a notorious critic of Israel for years and that, naturally, makes her well-qualified under President Obama's criteria to serve in such a crucial post. She will be welcomed with open arms at the United Nations. We at American Thinker have been warning about her influence with Barack Obama since 2008 (see Samantha Power and Obama's Foreign Policy Team). But her bit of nastiness seems to be tinged with a bit of anti-Semitism as well. When concerns arose in 2008 regarding Barack Obama and his views towards Israel it generated wrath from Ms. Power, who was a...
  • AP source: Obama to name Samantha Power to UN post

    06/05/2013 5:15:06 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 5, 2013 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama will name former aide Samantha Power as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Power will replace Susan Rice, who will take over as Obama's national security adviser. The official says Obama will announce both appointments from the White House Wednesday afternoon. Power is a longtime Obama adviser who worked on his 2008 presidential campaign and ran the human rights office in the White House.
  • Sr. WH Official on Libya: Obama 'straining' truth; "Huge gamble" may benefit al Qaeda

    03/21/2011 12:55:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Monday, March 21, 2011 | Kristinn
    Well, that didn't take long. A "senior Obama administration official" is breaking ranks to call out his boss in Time magazine about Libya.In an article published online Sunday night, Time writer Massimo Calabresi buries the lede by holding the bombshell quotes until the fourth paragraph, preferring to write about himself the first three.The quotes have the official all but calling Obama a liar over his stated reasons for going to war in Libya. The article also has the official saying Obama is knowingly taking a "huge gamble" because al Qaeda has cells in Libya that could benefit from the the...
  • What Is Samantha Power Thinking? The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping “genocide”...

    03/31/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 29, 2011 | Matthew Shaffer
    What Is Samantha Power Thinking?The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping "genocide" is the United States' top foreign-policy priority. On March 18, President Obama explained his decision to mobilize the United States military for international intervention in Libya. “Left unchecked,” he said, “we have every reason to believe that Qaddafi would commit atrocities against his people. Many thousands could die. A humanitarian crisis would ensue. The entire region could be destabilized, endangering many of our allies and partners.” (As if it hasn’t been already?) That last sentence was a Realpolitik, national-interest justification for the U.S. intervention. But it rang hollow....
  • Libyan stalemate is bad news for Samantha Power, Obama key advisor

    04/13/2011 5:30:48 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 33 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 13, 2011 | Niall O'Dowd
    The continued stalemate in Libya is not good news for Samantha Power widely seen as one of the architects of the Libyan intervention. Power, who works with the National Security Council, has been touted as the next secretary of State if Obama is re-elected but if Libya continues to be a stalemate it will not help her case... But the original script went wrong from there with rebels advancing, then retreating like a bad Charlie Chaplin scene before the current stalemate. Stalemate is not good in that corner of the world, and a leaderless state, like Somalia can soon become...
  • Samantha Power, Obama's anti-genocide advisor, unveils new "Atrocities Prevention Board"

    08/18/2011 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 51 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 8/8/11 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON---The Obama White House issued new measures on Friday to prevent genocides and mass atrocities, creating an "Atrocities Prevention Board" in the wake of the failure of the "Never Again" vow taken following the German Holocaust to stop the murders of entire populations. Obama's directive forming the board states: "Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America." The directive creates an important new tool in this effort, establishing a standing interagency Atrocities Prevention Board with the authority to develop prevention strategies and to ensure that concerns...
  • Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention Board

    04/27/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 26, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention BoardPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 26, 2012 @ 12:48 am In FrontPage | 10 Comments Last August, president Obama created an Atrocities Prevention Board. “Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America,” stated a presidential directive. He appointed Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, as chair. Ms. Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” That’s the good news. The...
  • Was Obama's Illegal War in Libya A Trial Run to Attack Israel?

    09/25/2012 8:57:51 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Hey, Obama Lovers, now that our Ambassador is dead, our Benghazi consulate is a smoldering ruin, and its top secret documents have been snatched by Al Qaeda, do you still think your hero's Libyan war is a smashing success? Because I sure do. Not from America's point of view, of course; it's a nightmare for our national security. But from the perspective of Obama's biggest donor, the convicted felon and renowned Israel-hater George Soros, the Libyan War is a triumph. Why? Because Obama waged it illegally and without the consent of Congress. And he did it in the name of...
  • Fox Breaking News: Libya Attack Done By Released Al-Qaeda Member From GITMO

    09/19/2012 3:04:40 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 198 replies
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  • Obama’s Libyan Disaster

    10/24/2011 7:36:22 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 66 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 24 Oct 2011 | Bruce Thornton
    Anyone who believes that NATO’s overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi is a “success” for President Obama’s foreign policy should listen to the speech of Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council, at the “liberation day” celebrations in Benghazi: “We are an Islamic country,” the de facto president of Libya proclaimed to the crowds shouting “Allahu Akbar.” “We take the Islamic religion as the core of our new government. The constitution will be based on our Islamic religion.”
  • Rights group: Bodies of 53 apparent Gadhafi loyalists found in Libyan hotel

    10/24/2011 3:30:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 40 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/24/2011 | staff
    The bodies of 53 people, believed to be supporters of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been found in a hotel that was under the control of anti-Gadhafi fighters, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group said it found the bodies clustered together at Hotel Mahari in Sirte on Sunday. About 20 residents were putting the bodies in body bags to prepare them for burial when Human Rights Watch found them. "We found 53 decomposing bodies, apparently (Gadhafi) supporters, at an abandoned hotel in Sirte, and some had their hands bound behind their backs when they were shot," said...
  • Autopsy: Qaddafi was killed by shot to head (Obama and NATO complicit in real war crimes)

    10/23/2011 11:30:04 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 104 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/23/2011 | ap
    An autopsy confirmed that Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi died from a gunshot to the head, the country's chief pathologist said Sunday, just hours before Libya's new leaders were to declare liberation and a formal end to an eight-month civil war to topple the longtime ruler's regime. The declaration starts the clock on a transition to democracy that is fraught with uncertainty and could take up to two years. However, international concern about the circumstances of Qaddafi's death and indecision over what to do with his remains overshadowed what was to be a joyful day. Qaddafi's body has been on public...
  • Libya's transitional leader declares liberation (Islamic Sharia law)

    10/23/2011 10:13:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    AP ^ | October 23,2011
    Libya's transitional leader declared his country's liberation on Sunday, three days after the hated dictator Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed. He called on Libyans to show "patience, honesty and tolerance" and eschew hatred as they embark on rebuilding the country at the end of an 8-month civil war. The transitional government leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil set out a vision for the post-Gadhafi future with an Islamist tint, saying that Islamic Sharia law would be the "basic source" of legislation in the country and that existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified. In a gesture that showed...
  • Rebels Displaying Trophy Corpses of Gaddafis they Just Executed in Captivity...

    10/22/2011 6:36:56 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 60 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 22, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    And in a butcher shop (!) What's up next, string 'em from a bridge...? They were screaming "Allahu Akbar" when they finished him off- just like Al Qaeda does it, how bout that. While we still do not know who the rebels we just boosted to power actually are (yet plenty of reason to suspect the worst- i.e. packed with AQ and Muslim Brotherhood types), hey, we're about to find out.  Alas, so far-so bad, as they're already committing war crimes, up to and including summary executions... which appears to be just what happened to ole Muammar and out-of-luck son Mutassim. The UN and ICC suspect as much, as...
  • Inhofe defends Obama sending 100 'advisors' to Uganda

    10/18/2011 3:41:49 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 5 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 18, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – With our current poll showing the majority of Red Dirt Report readers are skeptical or out-right against the newly-hatched American intervention in Uganda and east-central Africa, one of the craftsmen in Congress of the so-called “Plan Uganda” operation, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), is defending the this U.S. foreign policy move and our involvement there, as approved by Congress. We wrote several stories since Friday on the issue, which can be found here, here and here. Two members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation responded to our inquiries about the "Plan Uganda" operation. The Obama administration, with Secretary...
  • Why U.S. military in Uganda? Soros fingerprints all over it.

    10/15/2011 10:59:15 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 49 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 15, 2011 | Brenda J. Elliott
    After President Barack Obama announced earlier this week that he would be sending American troops into Uganda, WND uncovered billionaire activist George Soros' ties both to the political pressure behind the decision and to the African nation's fledgling oil industry. Soros sits on the executive board of an influential "crisis management organization" that recently recommended the U.S. deploy a special advisory military team to Uganda to help with operations and run an intelligence platform, a recommendation Obama's action seems to fulfill. The president emeritus of that organization, the International Crisis Group, is also the principal author of "Responsibility to Protect,"...
  • France, Britain seek exit from Libya

    07/26/2011 7:49:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 146 replies
    AFP ^ | 27 July 2011
    <p>With their Libya bombing campaign dragging on unresolved, France and Britain have been forced to accept ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi may stay there if he quits power, despite calls for international justice.</p> <p>Britain denied the joint position was a climb-down after it had repeatedly called for him to quit the country, while France last week was the first to openly suggest he could stay under a negotiated settlement.</p>
  • Senior Rebel Is Doubtful Qaddafi Can Be Routed

    07/08/2011 7:08:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2011 | KAREEM FAHIM
    <p>Colonels and commanders who defected from Libya's military attended a ceremony in June to proclaim support for the revolution.</p> <p>RUJBAN, Libya — For months now, military leaders in the rebel capital, Benghazi, have boldly predicted lightning advances by their fighters and an imminent rout of the forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in Tripoli that would finally snuff out his brutal four-decade rule.</p>
  • NATO admits mistakenly striking Libyan opposition forces

    06/18/2011 1:52:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    In its statement, NATO said that "a column of military vehicles, including tanks," were spotted Thursday around al-Brega where Gadhafi forces "had recently been operating." During what it called "a particularly complex and fluid battle scenario," leaders in the military alliance ordered a strike after determining these vehicles posed "a threat to civilians."
  • Mexican mayhem: Does the US have a duty to protect?

    05/16/2011 3:54:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2011 | Benny Avni
    If we have a "responsibility to protect" the people of Libya, who are dying by the thousands, how can that same re sponsibility not apply to our southern neighbor, where the war between the drug lords and the government has killed nearly 40,000 people and is even producing mass graves? Last week, in El Paso, Texas, President Obama tried to appeal to Hispanics by addressing issues like America's porous borders and his sympathies for Mexicans who come here in search of work. But his concern stopped at the border. The carnage in Mexico, including most prominently just a few miles...
  • McCain: Increase military support to Libyan rebels

    04/22/2011 10:15:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2011 | SEBASTIAN ABBOT
    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain called for increased military support Friday for Libya's rebels, including providing weapons, training and giving close air support to the opposition in the battle to oust Moammar Gadhafi. McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said at a news conference in the rebels' stronghold of Benghazi in eastern Libya that he did not believe U.S. ground troops are in order.
  • Arab League to request UN enforced No Fly Zone over Gaza

    04/11/2011 9:49:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2011 | Bruce McQuain
    It was only a matter of time for the real reason behind the “right to protect” (R2P) principle the UN has adopted to become apparent. The Arab League provides it in its appeal to the UN: The Arab League (AL) said on Sunday it would ask the United Nations to consider imposing a no-fly zone over the Gaza Strip to protect the civilians against Israeli air strikes. In a statement issued after an emergency meeting of the pan- Arab organization at the permanent delegates’ level in its Cairo headquarter, the AL said it would ask the United Nation Security Council...
  • Immaculate Intervention: The Wars of Humanitarianism

    04/05/2011 7:43:55 AM PDT · by DTA · 2 replies
    STRATFOR ^ | 2011-04-05 | George Friedman
    Immaculate Intervention: The Wars of Humanitarianism April 5, 2011 By George Friedman ... The doctrine becomes less coherent in a civil war in which one side is winning and promising to slaughter its enemies, Libya being the obvious example. Those intervening can claim to be carrying out a neutral humanitarian action, but in reality, they are intervening on one side’s behalf. If the intervention is successful — as it likely will be given that interventions are invariably by powerful countries against weaker ones — the practical result is to turn the victims into victors. By doing that, the humanitarian warriors...
  • Top 10 Reasons George Soros is Dangerous

    04/02/2011 4:34:49 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 2, 2011 | Human Events
    Human Events’ readers, in an online poll, recently voted billionaire financier George Soros “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” Here are the Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous1. Gives billions to left-wing causes: Soros started the Open Society Institute in 1993 as a way to spread his wealth to progressive causes. Using Open Society as a conduit, Soros has given more than $7 billion to a who’s who of left-wing groups. This partial list of recipients of Soros’ money says it all: ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty...
  • Samantha Power to be the next Secretary of State?

    04/02/2011 7:00:36 AM PDT · by freespirited · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Central ^ | 04/02/11 | Cathy Hayes
    A flattering New York Times profile has increased speculation that Samantha Power, the Dublin-born aide to President Obama, could be his next Secretary of State or National Security Adviser. She has been the main architect, along with Hillary Clinton, of the Libya policy and has an increasing influence in the White House inner circle. No Irish-born person in recent history has had such influence on a president. Power, now 40, moved to the US from Ireland at age 10. With Hillary Clinton due to step down after Obama’s first term, she would be a live candidate to succeed her if...
  • The Puppetmasters Behind the Military Action in Libya ( Soros - Who else? )

    04/01/2011 12:02:31 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The New American ^ | March 25th | Raven Clabough
    President Obama’s actions in Libya were already suspicious for a number of reasons. First, during Obama’s presidential campaign, he asserted that his priority was to get America out of the two wars it was already fighting. Second, Obama was a staunch critic of the Bush administration for unconstitutionally embarking on a war without congressional approval — an action of which President Obama is now guilty. Finally, as the economy is teetering on collapse, one would assume the last thing the President would want is to have to fund a third war. And yet here we are. However, once we delve...
  • The Naked Communist

    04/01/2011 6:09:40 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 18 replies · 1+ views
    CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. 3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. 5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites. 6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. 7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to...
  • Al Qaeda to Obama: Thanks (Bin Laden to Obama: Thanks)

    03/30/2011 6:00:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/30/11 | Washington Times
    President Obama’s advisers give him credit for energizing the Arab revolts and saving the Libyan rebels. For al Qaeda’s leadership, this is all a gift from Allah.
  • Wow That Was Fast! Libyan Rebels Have Already Established A New Central Bank Of Libya

    03/31/2011 8:43:06 AM PDT · by opentalk · 34 replies
    DFX ^ | March 29, 2011 | Defendx
    The rebels in Libya are in the middle of a life or death civil war and Moammar Gadhafi is still in power and yet somehow the Libyan rebels have had enough time to establish a new Central Bank of Libya and form a new national oil company. Perhaps when this conflict is over those rebels can become time management consultants. They sure do get a lot done. What a skilled bunch of rebels - they can fight a war during the day and draw up a new central bank and a new national oil company at night without any outside...
  • Colombia: We will not recognize Palestinian state

    03/31/2011 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 3/31/11 | GIL SHEFLER
    Israel wins rare victory in Latin America with Colombian President Calderon announcement at World Jewish Congress meeting in Bogota. After suffering a series of diplomatic defeats to the Palestinians in Latin America, Israel won a rare victory on Wednesday when Colombia announced that it would not unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told a delegation of the World Jewish Congress in a meeting in the Colombian capital of Bogota that his government would not recognize Palestinian statehood as “a matter of principle.”
  • 10 Reasons Why We Shouldn't Be In Libya

    03/31/2011 4:26:12 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 30, 2011 | James Delingpole
    “It is one of those times when I feel estranged from the country and not comprehending of what we are doing and why everyone is so gung-ho for it all.” Rod Liddle on the Anglo-French/American Libyan intervention Spectator March 26. “One can only gape in stunned amazement at the extent of the idiocy being displayed by the leaders of America, Britain and Europe over the ‘Arab Spring'--which should surely be renamed ‘the Arab Boomerang’.” Melanie Phillips on Libya in her Spectator blog. ...Here are just ten of the reasons why we shouldn’t be there: 1. We cannot afford it. Liberal...
  • LA Times: Obama flirts with a doctrine

    03/31/2011 7:24:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 31, 2011 | By Doyle McManus
    Is an Obama Doctrine in foreign policy developing before our eyes? The president and his aides wave off the idea, at least if it means seeing the U.S.-led military intervention in Libya as a one-size-fits-all model. In a 2005 pledge that some called the Bush Doctrine, our last president also declared the United States to be on the side of democracy activists everywhere. Obama has already used more military force in a country of secondary strategic interest than Bush ever did. Right now, Obama and his staff are too focused on winning the war in Libya to spend much time...
  • Obama’s inhuman “humanitarian” doctrine

    03/30/2011 9:33:58 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 9 replies
    Obama’s inhuman “humanitarian” doctrine Obama is active in Libya, spending Billions of dollars, he said it's a "humanitarian" mission to "protect civilians." * When protesters against the oppressive totalitarian Islamic-apartheid regime of Iran were slaughtered in the streets. Obama said: "We don't intervene." At a time when the Islamic Republic pushes bloodshed (directly or via its Hezbollah arm) in: Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Israel, Somalia, Afghanistan, etc. * In the Ivory Coast people are dying. "Moral" Obama couldn’t find oil there, apparently. * In the Sudan, 2,500,000 already died in previous years by the racist Arab and militant Islamic North /...
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • EDITORIAL: Team Obama, world police--Human rights used as an excuse to violate sovereignty

    03/29/2011 5:17:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2011 | Editorial
    President Obama’s Monday night speech on the “kinetic military activity” in Libya revealed that he has fully accepted the faddish “responsibility to protect” (R2P) rationale for military intervention abroad. Unfortunately, this action is not just a direct attack on Libya’s state sovereignty, but also on America’s. R2P - sounding a bit like a droid from Star Wars - is a school of thought that developed in response to the propensity of some regimes to commit crimes against their own people and the reticence of the international community to take decisive action. “Responsibility to protect,” however, lacks the firm legal basis...
  • UN chief: End occupation, divide Jerusalem

    03/30/2011 7:21:25 AM PDT · by opentalk · 43 replies
    Ynet News [Israel] ^ | March 30, 2011 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    In message delivered by his assistant at Uruguay conference Ban Ki-moon says occupation is morally and politically unsustainable and must therefore end. 'A way must be found for Jerusalem to emerge as a capital of two States,' he adds. WASHINGTON – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon slammed Israel's policy and called for the division of Jerusalem on Tuesday. In a message delivered by his assistant at a UN regional meeting in Uruguay, Ban said: "The target date for completing the Palestinian Authority’s two-year State-building program is fast-approaching." The occupation that started in 1967 is morally and politically unsustainable, and must...
  • Obama considers arming Libyan rebels

    03/29/2011 7:46:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    President Obama said Tuesday that he hadn't ruled out providing arms to rebels in Libya to help them topple Col. Moammar Gadhafi. The president said he'd neither decided on nor ruled out providing arms to rebels as part of U.S. assistance in efforts to overthrow Gadhafi short of more direct American military intervention. "I'm not ruling it out. But I'm also not ruling it in," Obama told NBC News in an interview Tuesday evening. "It's fair to say that if we wanted to get weapons into Libya, we probably could," Obama told ABC. Gadhafi's forces had been held in abeyance...
  • Libya and the Soros Doctrine .

    03/28/2011 2:10:41 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 3/28/2011 | Rick Moran
    United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which authorizes a no-fly zone over Libya and the protection of civilians by all means necessary, is the culmination of a decade-long effort to radically strengthen the ability of the UN to intervene in sovereign nations through the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) doctrine. Behind the initiative are, unsurprisingly, some of the usual suspects: National Security Council adviser Samantha Power and her patron George Soros. Their call to prevent human rights abuses through military intervention masks an agenda to alter drastically the concept of state sovereignty and to allow the United Nations to essentially co-opt...
  • Soros Fingerprints on Libya Bombing

    By Aaron Klein Philanthropist billionaire George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the global organization that promotes the military doctrine used by the Obama administration to justify the recent airstrikes targeting the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. The activist who founded and coined the name of the doctrine, "Responsibility to Protect," sits on several key organizations alongside Soros. Also, the Soros-funded global group that promotes Responsibility to Protect is closely tied to Samantha Power, the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights. Power has been a champion of the doctrine and is, herself,...
  • R2PAQ (‘Responsibility to Protect Al-Qaeda’)

    03/29/2011 12:36:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    The supposed “responsibility to protect” has taken America into a war on the side of the ultimate killers of innocents. (See also "Rebel Libya: ‘Brothers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to defend your land!" on the Tatler.) In the absence of any evident national interest justification for bombing Libya, the Obama administration is said to have been motivated by the so-called responsibility to protect — or “R2P” per the wonkish English acronym. In American discussions, “R2P” has quickly come to be associated with Obama advisor Samantha Power. But “R2P” did not emerge full-grown from the...
  • US paves way to arm Libyan rebels

    03/29/2011 12:48:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 75 replies
    guardian.uk.co ^ | 29 March 2011 | Nicholas Watt , chief political correspondent
    Hillary Clinton has paved the way for the United States to arm the Libyan rebels by declaring that the recent UN security council resolution relaxed an arms embargo on the country. As Libya's opposition leaders called for the international community to arm them, the secretary of state indicated that the US was considering whether to meet their demands when she talked of a "work in progress". The US indicated on Monday night that it had not ruled out arming the rebels, though it was assumed this would take some time because of a UN arms embargo which applies to all...
  • Preemptive Anarchy (UN - R2P)

    03/28/2011 8:36:32 PM PDT · by bronxville · 1 replies
    newzeal.blogspot.com ^ | March 28th, 2011 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Preemptive Anarchy By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Using the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine, Marxists of the world are uniting to blaze a bloody trail across the globe in order to form an iron-fisted new world order. All in the disingenuous name of protecting the world's populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Which by the way, are subject to a very fluid and subjective interpretation. continued - http://newzeal.blogspot.com/
  • "Responsibility to Protect" - The End of National Sovereignty As We Know It?

    03/28/2011 11:15:24 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    New Zeal ^ | March 26, 2011 | Trevor Loudon
    Why Did U.S. President Barack Obama order a military attack on Libya? Why did he seek the permission of the United Nations Security Council, but not that of the U.S. Congress - as he is constitutionally obliged to do? Glenn Beck has explained President Obama's decision to attack Libya in terms of the United Nations' "Responsibility to Protect Doctrine"Mr Beck is right.According to Radio Free Europe Those who justify the Libyan intervention on humanitarian grounds draw much of their logic from a concept which has dramatically gained ground over recent decades. The concept is known as "R2P," shorthand for the...
  • Ground Operation In Libya Could Start In April - Russian Intelligence

    03/26/2011 8:36:18 AM PDT · by Strategy · 63 replies
    TREND ^ | March 26, 2011
    The international coalition force is planning a ground operation in Libya that could start in late April, a high-ranking Russian intelligence service source said on Friday, RIA Novosti reported. "Information coming via different channels shows that NATO countries, with the active participation of Britain and the United States, are developing a plan for a ground operation on Libyan territory," he said. "From all indications, a ground operation will be launched if the alliance fails to force the Gaddafi regime to capitulate with air strikes and missile attacks." If the events in Libya follow this scenario, the ground operation could start...
  • The Gadhafi precedent: Could attack on Libya set the stage for action against Israel?

    03/22/2011 6:14:14 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 48 replies
    Jewish Workd Review ^ | 3/22/2011 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    There are many reasons to be worried about the bridge-leap the Obama administration has just undertaken in its war with Col. Moammar Gadhafi. How it will all end is just one of them. Particularly concerning is the prospect that what we might call the Gadhafi precedent will be used in the not-too-distant future to justify and threaten the use of U.S. military forces against an American ally: Israel. Here's how such a seemingly impossible scenario might eventuate: It begins with the Palestinian Authority seeking a United Nations Security Council resolution that would recognize its unilateral declaration of statehood.
  • Op-Ed: Obama Hiding True Motives for War From American People

    03/25/2011 5:29:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | March 22, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    Obama doesn’t tell you what he’s thinking. He keeps his motives to himself. Cherished long-term ideological goals are advanced as pragmatic fixes to concrete problems in the present. Now we’re seeing the familiar domestic pattern in foreign policy as well. Few Americans realize that Obama has had a longstanding interest in multilateral efforts to combat war crimes and genocide. Obama would like to see a more constraining international legal regime on war crimes, even at the cost of national sovereignty, not to mention the blood and treasure of the countries doing the enforcing. In general, Obama has said little about...
  • Obama Attacks Libya, and Where's Congress

    03/20/2011 5:21:37 PM PDT · by Prospero · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/20/2011 | J.B. Williams
    "Acting alone while Congress was away on recess, solely at the command of the United Nations and without constitutional authority, Barack Obama dropped over $70 million worth of Tomahawk missiles on Libya -- a dictatorial maneuver to force a regime change in a foreign land."Obama has acted alone, well beyond the scope and authority of his office and at odds with the national interests of the United States and the Constitution which he took an oath to uphold and defend."
  • The Rise of Samantha Power (how "R2P" became national policy)

    03/20/2011 4:44:55 PM PDT · by Prospero · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/20/2011 | Ed Lasky
    So it was not an appeal to our national interest that led President Obama to act but rather a new concept circulating in international policy circles - and one actively promoted by (Samantha Power - that prompted his shift.