You see, the United Nations evidently sucked us into some crazy agreement called "Responsibility to Protect" some time ago. 2005, to be exact. The United States actually signed onto this idiocy. I'd be willing to bet most Americans have not heard of this or has a clue what that means. It sounds so nice, doesn't it? Just like all global leftist ideas, branding is what matters. Name something using a sweet euphemism for do-good mentality, and the world applauds and steps right into the knee-deep do-do.
History of the United Nations R2P / Responsiblity to Protect agreement
R2P Basic Principles
The principles and elements of The Responsibility to Protect doctrine were elaborated in the 2001 report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS). Its basic principles are two-fold:
- Inherent in the concept of sovereignty is a state's responsibility to protect its populations; and
- If a population is suffering serious harm, and the state in question is unwilling or unable to halt or avert it, the responsibility to protect those people lies in the international community."
Of course, where anti-American sovereignty reigns, there sits our best friend, George Soros. KeyWiki on Soros
A. the General Assembly can consider the matter during an Emergency Special Session under the "Uniting for Peace" procedure; and
B. Regional or sub-regional organizations can act within their geographic jurisdiction, subject to their seeking subsequent authorization from the Security Council.
- According to the principle, any state's sovereignty can be overrun, including with the use of military force, if the international community decides it must act to halt what it determines to be genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity or ethnic cleansing.
More from WND:
- Soros himself outlined the fundamentals of Responsibility to Protect in a 2004 Foreign Policy magazine article entitled "The People's Sovereignty: How a New Twist on an Old Idea Can Protect the World's Most Vulnerable Populations."
- In the article, Soros said "true sovereignty belongs to the people, who in turn delegate it to their governments."
- "If governments abuse the authority entrusted to them and citizens have no opportunity to correct such abuses, outside interference is justified," Soros wrote. "By specifying that sovereignty is based on the people, the international community can penetrate nation-states' borders to protect the rights of citizens.
- "In particular, the principle of the people's sovereignty can help solve two modern challenges: the obstacles to delivering aid effectively to sovereign states, and the obstacles to global collective action dealing with states experiencing internal conflict."
Believe me, I am among the clueless. I had no idea this agreement existed or that we, the U.S. had signed onto it before the subject hit the news on Libya. I blame this on mainstream media who made no attempt of alerting the American public on just how bad this is. I imagine it was on the back pages of some newspaper somewhere, but it certainly didn't make the headlines or filter down to the majority of Americans. Where are the American people on this? Sitting there listening to John Lennon's anthem "Imagine?" Driving your "smart car?" Handing over your property to the latest "greenway" project? Volunteering for the now gay military? Nope? Just sitting there?
The End of United States Sovereignty
Therefore the U.S. Responsibility to Protect organization re-committed itself to its goals. The mission of Responsibility to Protect is
- To convince the American people and its leaders to embrace the norm of the responsibility to protect as a domestic and foreign policy priority.
- To convince our political leadership that the US must join the International Criminal Court.
- To convince our political leadership to empower the UN and the ICC with a legitimate and effective deterrent and enforcement mechanism – an International Marshals Service – a standing international police force to arrest atrocity crimes indictees.
I wonder if the American people can drum up the responsibility to protect ourselves from this enemy in the White House. Just wondering.