Obama criticizes Iran for aiding the Syrian government in its bloody crackdown on protesters even though there is no evidence of Iranian involvement. Yet Obama remains silent when Saudi Arabia sends troops to Bahrain to kill and imprison protesters. Why? Answer: the U.S. Navy maintains its Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, not in Syria. Shame on Obama.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I want Pres. Obama to: 1) condemn government violence against doctors in Bahrain; 2) stop mass deportation of Latino undocumented immigrants; 3) end drone attacks against Pakistani villages in Waziristan that kill innocent civilians; 4) fight Republican attempts to destroy Social Security and Medicare under guise of reducing debt.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Why can't Barack Obama come out and denounce the government repression of peaceful demonstrators in Bahrain? This is disgraceful and American acceptance of unjust repression. Obama is silent because the U.S. has its Navy Fifth Fleet based there. Shame on Obama and Gates and Clinton.
Clifford Krause writes in The New York Times today that King Khalifa's thugs and security forces routinely arrest demonstrators who they find are seeking medical help in hospitals. Khalifa claims the hospitals are dens of Shiite terrorists, a ridiculous claim that Obama should condemn, as there is absolutely no evidence of terrorism in Bahrain.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Pres. Obama and Sec. Clinton rightly condemn Qaddafi of Libya. Why won't they also condemn King Khalifa of Bahrain for beating up doctors and nurses, dragging wounded out of hospitals, and now arresting human rights activists? Answer: the U.S. Navy maintains its Fifth Fleet in Bahrain. Shame on the United States!
Frank Gardner of the BBC reports on the most recent crack down on human rights activists by the government of Bahrain. Here's the link.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Under settled concepts of international law, it is illegal for one country to attack another by invading its territorial space. When Colombia under Uribe attacked a FARC camp within Ecuador two years ago, that was illegal, notwithstanding Condoleeza Rice's imprimatur. And now some believe that Israel's war planes attacked and killed two men in a Hyundai within Sudan. If so, it too violates the law of nations.
See this report from the BBC webpage.