When a Foreign Military Shoots a U.S. Human Rights Defender “at Point Blank Range,” Shouldn’t the U.S. Investigate?

By: Friday May 31, 2013 8:36 am

Many U.S. citizens take for granted that if they are wounded or worse by another government, the U.S. will, at the very least, press for an independent, credible investigation. Under the international human rights system, governments are responsible for the protection of human rights defenders, and the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders has concluded that, “[f]ighting impunity for violations committed against defenders is crucial in order to enable defenders to work in a safe and conducive environment.”

But instead of taking decisive action to get to the bottom of the attack against a flotilla of human rights defenders in international waters and ensure accountability, the U.S. showed an alarming amount of deference to Israel and tried to undermine international efforts to investigate the incident.

 

Liz “BabyDick” Cheney: Obama Not Bloodthirsty Enough

By: Saturday June 5, 2010 12:00 pm

So now PapaDick’s evil spawn demands that the President of this country ignore the illegal killing of an American in service to her small-minded McCarthyite attacks?

Killing of US Citizen Furkan Dogan on Gaza Flotilla Should Serve as Warning Against Obama’s JSOC Mission Creep

By: Friday June 4, 2010 1:35 pm

It now appears that Obama has taken the position that JSOC troops can go anywhere in the world that he wants them to go and he can order them to kill anyone he wants them to kill for whatever reason he decides. What would the world look like if other countries operated in this way?

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