The musings of a boy from Dunt on all things public speaking, science and everything in between!
Friday, 30 August 2013
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the United States has announced that they will intervene in Syria
regardless of whether the UNSC gives the go-ahead to military
intervention. They believe that they have incontrovertible evidence that
the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people (just
like they had undeniable evidence that Iraq was making weapons of mass
destruction). How can a nation espouse democracy when they
consistently ignore the democracy of the world, when they refuse to
enter any organisation without veto power? How can a nation
criticise other nations of Human Rights abuses, when it fails to ratify
the large majority of international treaties on human rights, most of
which have been ratified by nearly every sovereign nation on earth?
The United States is the most unbelievably hypocritical nation in the
world. It plays to the notion that it is the defender of the world's
peace and is the common voice of democracy. It is not. The United
States has had one of the most suffocating influences on democracy and
has consistently put its own objectives before international peace. It
demands, as it will in this case, to hold other nations to account for
their abuses of human rights and international law, but refuses any
other nation or organisation the ability to hold it to account by crying
foul about sovereignty.
The United States disregards the
organs of international law and maintains a law unto itself. Its view of
the world is that it should follow one set of rules and the rest of the
rule should follow another. Internally, it focuses nearly all of its
legislative power onto the one person. Internationally, it acts in the
same manner as the dictates from whom it seeks to "liberate" the people.
If we follow the US into Syria, this is what we support. We
support a disregard for international law, a disregard for the UNSC and a
disregard for peace. Harden up, KRudd.