A Green Light to Invade Israel?
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the Obama administration is supporting the implementation of a United Nations doctrine that would approve military action in order to prevent genocide. While not legally required to act, the countries supporting the doctrine (including the U.S., China, and Russia) have all expressed the political will to act in the case of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, or crimes against humanity.
While sounding well intentioned, I fear that the Obama administration and every Israel-hating member of the United Nations will use this doctrine as a weapon against Israel.
Prior to Obama’s election, many concerned about his stance on matters relating to Israel looked to an interview given by his chief foreign policy adviser at the time, Samantha Power, in which she stated that a military invasion of Israel may be necessary in order to create a Palestinian state and prevent genocide. Ms. Power, who is now the director of multilateral affairs at the National Security Council, stated:
So here we have a high ranking member of the Obama administration who believes that “major human rights abuses” are occurring in Israel and that in order to correct that situation, military aid to Israel should cease. Instead, this high ranking government official is advising the President that US taxpayer dollars should be used to invest in “Palestine” and to sustain a military presence in Israel in order to impose her ideology on a US ally.
Furthermore, the U.S. is now on board with a UN doctrine that would support military intervention in order to prevent human rights abuses. This is a doctrine that would be enforced by an anti-Semitic international peace-keeping organization that has passed innumerable resolutions condemning Israel yet ignored human rights violations the world over (not to mention the human rights violators that sit on the Security Council and Human Rights Council that will be making these determinations).
The question that I have is how far will Obama take his destructive Mideast policies? Will he use this doctrine as a hat on which to pin a “final solution” to the Mideast conflict?