Air Force and Navy aircraft are still flying hundreds of strike missions over Libya despite the Obama administration’s claim that American forces are playing only a limited support role in the NATO operation.
An Africa Command (AFRICOM) spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that since NATO’s Operation Unified Protector (OUP) took over from the American-led Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 31, the U.S. military has flown hundreds of strike sorties. Previously, Washington had claimed that it was mostly providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and tanker support to NATO forces operating over Libya.
War is peace!
If President Barack Hussein Obama's position that there are no "hostilities" in Libya is correct, why are US military airplanes dropping deadly ordinance on Libya without a declaration of war by Congress?
Logic dictates that bombing Libya constitutes war crimes under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, particularly Article 3. President Obama has dishonoured Nobel Peace Prize Committee is engaging in war crimes against Libyan civilians, as well as lying to the American Public on his complicity in this unnecessary military adventurism. Not since the presidency of Richard Nixon has an administration willfully lied so much to the American people and the world. Not since Nixon has a president engaged is so much criminality in spying on American political activists and used White House organised smear teams to denigrate political rivals at the expense of American taxpayers and at the expense of the Constitutional protections expressly stated in Article I of the US Constitution.
The Geneva Conventions apply at times of war and armed conflict to governments who have ratified its terms. The details of applicability are spelled out in Common Articles 2 and 3. When the Geneva Conventions apply, governments must surrender a certain degree of their national sovereignty to comply with international law. These laws may not be entirely harmonious with their national constitution or their cultural values, or in the case of president Obama, his decision to utilise the US military’s killing machines to support his political campaign for reelection some one and a half years before the 2012 election.
Certain minimum rules of war also apply to armed conflicts that are not of an international character, but that are contained within the boundaries of a single country. The applicability of this article rests on the interpretation of the term armed conflict. For example it would apply to conflicts between the Government and rebel forces, or between two rebel forces, or to other conflicts that have all the characteristics of war but that are carried out within the confines of a single country.
The Geneva Conventions of 1949, they are still considered the cornerstone of contemporary International Humanitarian Law. They protect civilians caught up in the zone of war.
If there are no “hostilities,” as claimed by Obama, the utilisation of the US military’s killing machines in Libya constitutes war crimes under the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
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