Tag Archives: Responsibility to Protect (“R2P”) doctrine

VIDEO | Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: The Militarism of U.S. Diplomacy

Video: Chris Hedges and author Vijay Prashad trace the acceleration of U.S. militarism since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and discuss the consequences of U.S. domination over global affairs, in this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt.

Coleen Rowley: Calls for U.S. Military Intervention in Syria Re-surfacing

Once again, R2P — responsibility to protect — is being used as a pretext for attacking Syria.    By Coleen Rowley  Foreign Policy in Focus  February 24, 2014 Homs. Image Wikimedia Commons On February 15 at FPIF Focal Points, Rob Prince wrote, “At a moment when the only viable path open to resolving the Syrian conflict lies in […]

Coleen Rowley> Senator Webb Challenges Obama’s Humanitarian Interventionism

Senator Webb Challenges Obama’s Humanitarian Interventionism Posted on Democratic Underground by annm4peace Thank goodness that Senator Webb and House Rep. Jones are challenging Obama’s (and Samantha Power’s) “humanitarian intervention” powers. The irony is that the (former military official who is no dove) Senator Webb has to challenge the (non-military experienced) executive’s unbridled power to wage “preventive […]

Mary Beaudoin> The Myth of Humanitarian Intervention

Mary Beaudoin> The Myth of Humanitarian Intervention [Editor’s Note: This article is taken from a talk given by Mary Beaudoin at the forum, “The Myth of Humanitarian Intervention,” sponsored by the WAMM Middle East Committee on May 9, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota.] Leaders have always sought ways to justify wars to the public. They […]

Diana Johnstone> Road to Damascus… and on to Armageddon?

“Western politicians and media are not yet fighting World War III, but they are talking themselves into it.” Road to Damascus… and on to Armageddon? by DIANA JOHNSTONE   FEBRUARY 13, 2012    Counterpunch Paris What if pollsters put this question to citizens of the United States and the European Union : “Which is more important, ensuring […]