Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

My Photo
Name:
Location: Bath, Maine, United States

I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Why is Washington never sanctioned?



Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN charter – “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”

How can the United Nations, and any of its members, sanction North Korea and then allow the world leader in militarism, empire and chaos creation, the United States, to do what it does?

Why is Washington never sanctioned?  Why is Washington never held accountable for any of its long list of known war crimes?  

Why do the American people allow a series of presidents, Democrat and Republican, to start wars all over the globe and NO ONE is ever punished for these obvious and glaring crimes against humanity?  Why are the American people so damn silent?

Why don't more people get off their butts and help stop WW III now before it happens so we won't have to say shit like, "Oh, why didn't I speak up while I could?"

Let's just be clear here - if the US attacks North Korea then China has said they will have to intervene and so will Russia.  That means nuclear war.  Trump is threatening nuclear war.....

Bruce

3 Comments:

Blogger Veggie Voyagers said...

I'm going to try to copy and paste what you wrote Bruce. Well said. I am so concerned I can hardly stand it.

9/19/17, 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

I put the full text on yahoo comments on some contentious news and or propaganda. And the URL. Some people believe we need to rally around the president for a war he openly incited. His speech to the UN left out rogue states like Colorado and Texas whose jails have a very nasty reputation for murdering prisoners. Funny too is the Exceptionalist movement uses the name of God whenever it fits their agenda. As always I cite what I call God's Top Ten list.

9/21/17, 11:04 AM  
Anonymous JahFe said...

I think people cannot see the alternatives. I think the alternative is to strike a deal with North Korea that if it signs, ratifies and implements the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty 2017, that the US and all nuclear powers - Russia, France, China, UK, Israel, India, and Pakistan, will do likewise.

Also there could be a treaty guaranteeing the US will not invade North Korea using conventional military forces.

Of course, North Korea might not take up the offer. But this should be the first step in a line of non-violent responses.

9/24/17, 9:26 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home