Glenn Beck- March 29, 2011

Glenn Beck has explained President Obama’s decision to attack Libya in terms of the United Nations’ “Responsibility to Protect Doctrine”– here’s more on the infamy behind this scam:

As the Middle East continues to burn, the United States – and most of the world for that matter – have not taken a firm enough stance in alliance with Israel. Instead, the Obama administration has been silent as groups like the Muslim Brotherhood start to work their way into power in Egypt and other countries. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that shares American values. They are constantly provoked and attacked, yet despite having a heavy nuclear arsenal they have not launched a single one. We should be standing with them- but at least so far, we have chosen to remain silent…

In this issue, Glenn explains the Obama fraud about the “Responsibility to Protect” – something that may be used as a precedent to destroy Israel.

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  1. “Responsibility to protect”

    Tell me who is not a ‘new world order’ commie or Fabian socialist on this panel:

    Gareth Evans, an Australian Fabian Socialist and Mohamed Sahnoun both worked with leftist financier George Soros in the highly influential International Crisis Group.

    International Crisis Group is an “independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.”

    1995, the year Crisis Group was founded
    US$15.5 million, annual budget for 2009
    Some 130 permanent staff worldwide, from 46 nationalities speaking 53 languages
    Over 60 conflict and potential conflict situations covered
    Around 90 reports and briefings published annually
    Over 80 issues of the monthly CrisisWatch bulletin published since 2003
    Over 860 full-length reports and briefings published since 1995
    Over 25,000 targeted recipients of reports
    Over 140,000 people subscribing online to receive reports
    Over 2.4 million website visits annually
    Over 14,000 media mentions annually
    Over 200 opinion pieces published annually
    President and CEO: Louise Arbour, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (since July 2009)
    1. The International Crisis Group is now generally recognised as the world’s leading independent, non-partisan, source of analysis and advice to governments, and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, European Union and World Bank, on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. Our work has been applauded by, among others, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (‘a global voice of conscience, and a genuine force for peace’); former U.S. President Bill Clinton (‘in the most troubled corners of the world, the eyes, the ears and the conscience of the global community’); successive U.S. Secretaries of State (Condoleezza Rice: ‘a widely respected and influential organisation’, Colin Powell: ‘a mirror for the conscience of the world’ and Madeleine Albright: ‘a full-service conflict prevention organisation’); the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso (‘a highly influential and inspiring voice in the field of conflict prevention’); Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos (‘an indispensible source of information for governments and a wide range of institutions actively working towards peace and conflict resolution’); and U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke (‘a brilliant idea … beautifully implemented’ with reports like CrisisWatch ‘better than anything I saw in government’). Crisis Group has regularly received similar endorsement from influential media, such as Quentin Peel of the Financial Times (‘an essential dose of detailed analysis and hard-nosed realism’) and The Economist (‘invaluable’ reports).
    2. Crisis Group was founded in 1995 as an international non-governmental organisation on the initiative of a group of well known transatlantic figures who despaired at the international community’s failure to anticipate and respond effectively to the tragedies in the early 1990s of Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia. They were led by Morton Abramowitz (former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Thailand, then President of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace), Mark Malloch Brown (later head of the UN Development Programme, UN Deputy Secretary-General and UK Minister), and its first Chairman, Senator George Mitchell. The idea was to create a new organisation – unlike any other – with a highly professional staff acting as the world’s eyes and ears for impending conflicts, and with a highly influential board that could mobilise effective action from the world’s policymakers.
    3. From small beginnings – a two-person office in London, and a tiny field staff in the Balkans and West Africa – Crisis Group has grown very rapidly over the last decade . It currently employs worldwide some 130 permanent staff, representing between them 46 nationalities and speaking 53 different languages, plus at any given time around 20 consultants and 40 interns. They are located on the ground in nine regional offices and fourteen other disclosed locations covering between them over 60 countries or situations of actual or potential conflict; in four advocacy offices, in Brussels (the global headquarters), Washington DC, New York and London; and as liaison presences in Moscow and Beijing. Crisis Group publishes annually over 80 reports and briefing papers, as well as the CrisisWatch bulletin assessing every month the current state of play in some 70 countries or areas of actual or potential conflict. Publications are distributed widely by email to over 25,000 targeted recipients and over 140,000 website subscribers, and are available free of charge on our website, which has grown enormously in popularity in recent years, with over 2.4 million visits in 2009.
    4. What distinguishes Crisis Group from other organisations working on conflict analysis, prevention or resolution is a unique combination of field-based analysis, sharp-edged policy prescription and high-level advocacy, with key roles being played – very unusually for an NGO – by a senior management team highly experienced in government and by a highly active Board of Trustees containing many senior statesmen and women used to making things happen. Crisis Group’s Board is co-chaired by Lord Christopher Patten, formerly EU Commissioner for External Relations, Governor of Hong Kong and UK Cabinet Minister; and by Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Russia, India, Israel, Jordan, El Salvador and Nigeria and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and former Senior Vice President for International Relations at Boeing. Crisis Group’s President and CEO has been, since July 2009, Louise Arbour, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. She succeeded Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister of Australia (1988-96) and a member of many international panels and commissions, who served as President between January 2000 and July 2009.
    5. Crisis Group’s reports, and the advocacy associated with them, have had a very significant direct impact on conflict prevention and resolution in regions across the world, as policymakers wrestle with how to handle Islamist terrorism, nuclear proliferation, local conflict and the multiple problems associated with failed, failing and fragile states worldwide. We are generally seen as playing a major role in six main ways:
    Ringing early warning alarm bells, in the monthly CrisisWatch bulletin, and in specific ‘conflict alerts’, eg in Ethiopia-Eritrea, Darfur, Georgia-Russia, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan;
    Contributing, on both process and substance, behind the scenes support and advice to critical peace negotiations, eg in Sudan, Burundi, Northern Uganda, Zimbabwe, Aceh, Nepal and Kenya;
    Producing highly detailed analysis and advice on specific policy issues in scores of conflict or potential conflict situations around the world, helping policymakers in the UN Security Council, regional organisations, donor countries and others with major influence, and in the countries at risk themselves, do better in preventing, managing and resolving conflict, and in rebuilding after it: recent examples include Iraq (particularly the Kirkuk issue), Guinea, Colombia, Sudan’s Southern Kordofan, Haiti, Tajikistan and Bangladesh;
    Providing detailed information unobtainable elsewhere on developments regarding conflict, mass violence and terrorism of particular utility to policymakers, eg on the Jemaah Islamiyah in Indonesia, the many jihadi groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the Islamic Courts in Somalia.
    Offering new strategic thinking on some of the world’s most intractable conflicts and crises, challenging or refining prevailing wisdom, eg on the Iran nuclear issue, the role of Islamism worldwide, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the way forward in Myanmar/Burma, Cyprus, Kosovo, Iraq and the Western Sahara; and
    Strongly supporting a rules-based, rather than force-based, international order, in particular significantly influencing UN resolutions and institutional structures in relation to the new international norm of the ‘responsibility to protect’.
    6.Crisis Group’s international headquarters are in Brussels, with major advocacy offices in Washington DC (where it is based as a legal entity) and New York, a smaller one in London, and liaison presences in Moscow and Beijing. The organisation currently has regional offices or local field representation in Baku, Bangkok, Beirut, Bishkek, Bogotá, Bujumbura, Dakar, Damascus, Dili, Islamabad, Istanbul, Jakarta, Jerusalem, Kabul, Kathmandu, Kinshasa, Nairobi, Port-au-Prince, Pretoria, Pristina, Sarajevo, Seoul and Tbilisi, and with analysts working in over 60 crisis-affected countries and territories across four continents. These include in Africa, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe; in Asia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China-Taiwan, Indonesia, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan; in Europe, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Russia’s North Caucasus, Serbia, and Turkey; in the Middle East and North Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Gulf states, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen; and in Latin America and the Caribbean, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Guatemala and Venezuela. 7. Crisis Group’s annual budget is now $15 million. It raises funds from governments (some 54 per cent), institutional foundations (26 per cent), and individual and corporate donors (20 per cent), most in the welcome form of core funding (over 70 per cent) rather than being earmarked for specific programs.[1]

    As at 2010;[2]
    Lord Christopher Patten Co-Chair, Crisis Group Former European Commissioner for External Relations, Governor of Hong Kong and UK Cabinet Minister Chancellor of Oxford University
    Thomas R. Pickering Co-Chair, Crisis Group Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Russia, India, Israel, Jordan, El Salvador and Nigeria Vice Chairman of Hills & Company
    Louise Arbour President & CEO Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
    Executive Committee
    Morton Abramowitz Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and Ambassador to Turkey
    Cheryl Carolus Former South African High Commissioner to the UK and Secretary General of the ANC
    Maria Livanos Cattaui Member of the Board, Petroplus Holdings, Switzerland
    Yoichi Funabashi Editor-in-Chief, The Asahi Shimbun, Japan
    Frank Giustra President & CEO, Fiore Capital
    Ghassan Salamé Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po
    George Soros Chairman, Open Society Institute
    Pär Stenbäck Former Foreign Minister of Finland
    Adnan Abu-Odeh Former Political Adviser to King Abdullah II and to King Hussein, and Jordan Permanent Representative to the UN
    Kenneth Adelman Former U.S. Ambassador and Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
    Kofi Annan Former Secretary-General of the United Nations; Nobel Peace Prize (2001)
    Nahum Barnea Chief Columnist for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel
    Samuel Berger Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group LLC; Former U.S. National Security Advisor
    Emma Bonino Vice President of the Senate; Former Minister of International Trade and European Affairs of Italy and European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid
    Wesley Clark Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
    Sheila Coronel Toni Stabile, Professor of Practice in Investigative Journalism; Director, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University, U.S.
    Jan Egeland Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs; Former UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
    Mohamed ElBaradei Director-General Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Nobel Peace Prize (2005)
    Uffe Ellemann-Jensen Former Foreign Minister of Denmark
    Gareth Evans President Emeritus of Crisis Group; Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Australia
    Mark Eyskens Former Prime Minister of Belgium
    Joschka Fischer Former Foreign Minister of Germany
    Jean-Marie Guéhenno Arnold Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University; Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations
    Carla Hills Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and U.S. Trade Representative
    Lena Hjelm-Wallén Former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Sweden
    Swanee Hunt Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria; Chair, Institute for Inclusive Security and President, Hunt Alternatives Fund
    Mo Ibrahim Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Founder, Celtel International
    Igor Ivanov Former Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation
    Asma Jahangir UN Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of Religion or Belief; Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
    Wim Kok Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
    Ricardo Lagos Former President of Chile
    Joanne Leedom-Ackerman Former International Secretary of International PEN; Novelist and journalist, U.S.
    Lord Mark Malloch-Brown Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and UN Deputy Secretary-General
    Lalit Mansingh Former Foreign Secretary of India, Ambassador to the U.S. and High Commissioner to the UK
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, U.S.
    Benjamin Mkapa Former President of Tanzania
    Ayo Obe Legal Practitioner, Lagos, Nigeria
    Güler Sabancı Chairperson, Sabancı Holding, Turkey
    Javier Solana Former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, NATO Secretary-General and Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain
    Chairmen Emeritus
    Martti Ahtisaari Former President of Finland
    George J. Mitchell Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
    Senior advisers
    Crisis Group’s Senior Advisers are former Board Members (to the extent consistent with any other office they may be holding at the time) who maintain an association with Crisis Group, and whose advice and support are called on from time to time.[3]
    HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal Former Ambassador of the KIngdom of Saudi Arabia to the U.S.
    Hushang Ansary
    Ersin Arıoğlu Chairman Emeritus, Yapı Merkezi, Turkey
    Oscar Arias
    Richard Armitage Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
    Diego Arria Former Ambassador of Venezuela to the UN
    Zainab Bangura
    Shlomo Ben-Ami Former Foreign Minister of Israel
    Christoph Bertram Former Director of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Germany
    Alan Blinken
    Lakhdar Brahimi Former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General and Foreign Minister of Algeria
    Zbigniew Brzezinski Former U.S. National Security Advisor to the President
    Kim Campbell Former Prime Minister of Canada
    Jorge Castaneda Former Foreign Minister of Mexico
    Naresh Chandra Former Indian Cabinet Secretary and Ambassador to the U.S.
    Eugene Chien
    Joaquim Alberto Chissano Former President of Mozambique
    Victor Chu Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group, Hong Kong
    Mong Joon Chung
    Pat Cox Former President of the European Parliament
    Gianfranco Dell’ Alba
    Jacques Delors
    Alain Destexhe Senator, Belgium
    Mou-Shih Ding
    Gernot Erler
    Marika Fahlen Ambassador, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
    Stanley Fischer Governor, Bank of Israel
    Malcolm Fraser Former Prime Minister of Australia
    I.K. Gujral Former Prime Minister of India
    Max Jakobson Former Ambassador of Finland to the UN and Sweden
    James V. Kimsey Founder and Chairman Emeritus of America Online, Inc. (AOL)
    Aleksander Kwasniewski Former President of Poland
    Todung Mulya Lubis Human rights lawyer and author, Indonesia
    Allan J. MacEachen Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
    Graca Machel
    Barbara McDougall Former Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canada
    Matthew McHugh Former U.S. Congressman and Counselor to the World Bank President
    Nobuo Matsunaga
    Miklós Németh
    Christine Ockrent CEO, French TV and Radio World Services
    Timothy Ong
    Olara Otunnu
    Shimon Peres
    Victor Pinchuk Founder of EastOne LLC and Victor Pinchuk Foundation
    Surin Pitsuwan
    Cyril Ramaphosa Former Secretary General, African National Congress, South Africa
    Fidel V. Ramos Former President of Philippines
    Lord George Robertson of Port Ellen Former Secretary General, NATO
    Michel Rocard Former Prime Minister of France
    Volker Rühe Former Defence Minister, Germany
    Mohamed Sahnoun Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General
    Salim A. Salim Former Prime Minister of Tanzania
    Douglas Schoen Founding Partner of Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates, U.S.
    Christian Schwarz-Schilling
    Michael Sohlman
    Thorvald Stoltenberg Former Foreign Minister of Norway
    William O. Taylor Chairman Emeritus, The Boston Globe, US
    Leo Tindemans Former Prime Minister of Belgium
    Ed van Thijn Former Minister of Interior, The Netherlands
    Simone Veil
    Shirley Williams
    Grigory Yavlinsky Chairman, Yabloko Party, Russia
    Uta Zapf Chairperson of the German Bundestag Subcommittee on Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
    Ernesto Zedillo Former President of Mexico; Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
    As of 2010;[4]
    Louise Arbour President & Chief Executive Officer
    Nick Grono Deputy President & Chief Operating Officer
    Emeline Abomo Accountant
    Richard Atwood Director of Research and Operations
    Christophe Berghmans Compensation and Benefits Specialist
    Chiara Biscaldi Senior Analyst, EU Advocacy and Research
    Olof Blomqvist Online Editor
    Amelia Branczik Research Manager
    Helen Brewer Chief Financial Officer
    Jessica Clayton Senior Assistant to the President and Board Relations Manager
    Alain Délétroz Vice-President (Europe)
    Dana Drielsma Senior HR Generalist
    Mark Freeman Chief, External Relations
    Melissa Haw Development Officer
    Clay Johnson Director of Human Resources
    Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos Senior Communications Officer
    Maïssa Khattab Assistant to the President
    Iskra Kirova Analyst, EU Advocacy and Research
    Bryony Lau Assistant Editor
    Brett Moody Financial Controller
    Kjell Olsson Publications Manager
    Kim Patzwald Development Officer
    Jonathan Prentice Senior Policy Adviser
    Ahmed Reza IT Support Officer
    Aura Stanciu Office Manager
    Andrew Stroehlein Communications Director
    Nora Sturm Development Officer
    Charlotte Swinnen Accounting Officer

  2. The reality is that if we allow, or in fact put Al Kaeda in charge of Lybia, we are giving Osama Bin Laden a direct supply of a resource that is now going to get even more expensive.

    What is the West thinking!? Allowing a terrorist organization to take direct control of the supply of petroleum….?????!

    Is our military in Libya protecting civilians, or are they committing one of their blindest and moronic moves in this war ?!

    It all sounds so good and down right honest when we hear Obama speak to the nation about sending the air force to protect civilians….

    but in all reality why is not Congress or the wide media not asking why we are handing Libya and control of a large deposit of petroleum over to Al Kaeda???

  3. Another stunner behind Obama’s Libya doctrine

    By Aaron Klein, © 2011 WorldNetDaily

    Hanan Ashrawi

    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya.

    As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world’s leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine’s main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros.

    The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied to Obama aide Samantha Power, who reportedly heavily influenced Obama in consultations leading to the decision to bomb Libya. Power is the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights.

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    Now it has emerged that Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi served on the advisory board of the 2001 commission that originally founded Responsibility to Protect.

    That commission is called the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty. It invented the term “Responsibility to Protect,” while defining its guidelines.

    Ashrawi is an infamous defender of Palestinian terrorism. Her father, Daoud Mikhail, was a co-founder of the PLO with Arafat. The PLO was engaged in scores of international terrorist acts and was declared a terrorist group by the U.S. in 1987.

    During the First Palestinian Intifada, or war of “resistance” against Israel, in 1988, Ashrawi joined what was known as the Intifada Political Committee, which sought to advance Palestinian goals through both politics and “resistance.” She served there until 1993.

    In 1991, Arafat appointed Ashrawi to serve as the PLO’s Minister of Higher Education and Research. The Palestinian school system is notorious for its glorification of “martyrdom,” or suicide bombings, and has long preached against the existence of Israel.

    Discover the Networks notes Ashrawi has long defended the Hamas terror group as a legitimate component of the Palestinian “political spectrum.”

    She has stated she does not “think of Hamas as a terrorist group.”

    “We coordinate [with Hamas] politically,” she said in April 1993, “the people we know and talk to are not terrorists.”

    In 1998 Ashrawi founded MIFTAH, a nonprofit that seeks to undermine Israel’s legitimacy and refers to that Jewish state’s 1948 creation as “Al Nakba,” or “The Catastrophe.”

    Ashrawi has long been a Holocaust denier. In the July 2, 1998, edition of the official Palestinian Authority newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda, she published an article calling the Holocaust “a deceitful myth, which the Jews have … exploited to get sympathy.”

    In 2001 Ashrawi became a spokeswoman for the Arab League.

    Notably, Amre Moussa, Secretary General of the Arab League, served as an adviser to the same 2001 commission that invented the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine.

    Ashrawi, meanwhile, was a protégé and later colleague and close friend of late Columbia University Professor Edward Said, another notorious apologist for Palestinian terrorism.

    Said was replaced by Rashid Khalidi, a close personal friend to Obama.

    Soros funded doctrine

    With Ashrawi on the advisory board, the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty first defined the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine.

    In his address to the nation on Monday, Obama specifically cited the military doctrine as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya.

    Indeed, the Libya bombings have been widely regarded as a test of “Responsibility to Protect.”

    “Responsibility to Protect,” or “Responsibility to Act” as cited by Obama is a set of principles, now backed by the United Nations, based on the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege but a responsibility that can be revoked if a country is accused of “war crimes,” “genocide,” “crimes against humanity” or “ethnic cleansing.”

    The term “war crimes” has at times been indiscriminately used by various U.N.-backed international bodies, including the International Criminal Court, or ICC, which applied it to Israeli anti-terror operations in the Gaza Strip. There has also been fear the ICC could be used to prosecute U.S. troops.

    The Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect is the world’s leading champion of the military doctrine.

    Two of global group’s advisory board members, Ramesh Thakur and Gareth Evans, are the original founders of the “Responsibility” doctrine, with the duo even coining the term “Responsibility to Protect.”

    Soros’ Open Society is one of only three nongovernmental funders of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Government sponsors include Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Rwanda and the U.K.

    Board members of the group include former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former Ireland President Mary Robinson and South African activist Desmond Tutu. Robinson and Tutu have recently made solidarity visits to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as members of a group called The Elders, which includes former President Jimmy Carter.

    Annan once famously stated, “State sovereignty, in its most basic sense, is being redefined – not least by the forces of globalization and international co-operation. States are … instruments at the service of their peoples and not vice versa.”

    Obama cited doctrine multiple times

    Aside from his direct citation of the “Responsibility” doctrine in his address explaining why the U.S. is acting against Libya, Obama alluded to the doctrine four more times in his speech.

    The following are relevant excerpts from his address, with references to U.S. “responsibility” in bold:

    In this effort, the United States has not acted alone. Instead, we have been joined by a strong and growing coalition. This includes our closest allies – nations like the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey – all of whom have fought by our side for decades. And it includes Arab partners like Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, who have chosen to meet their responsibility to defend the Libyan people.
    Last night, NATO decided to take on the additional responsibility of protecting Libyan civilians.
    To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and – more profoundly – our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are.
    The task that I assigned our forces – to protect the Libyan people from immediate danger and to establish a No Fly Zone – carries with it a U.N. mandate and international support. So would the costs and our share of the responsibility for what comes next.
    Soros: Right to ‘penetrate nation-states’ borders’

    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,” he concluded.

    More Soros ties

    Responsibility founders Evans and Thakur served as co-chair, with Gregorian on the advisory board of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, which invented the term “Responsibility to Protect.”

    In his capacity as co-chair, Evans also played a pivotal role in initiating the fundamental shift from sovereignty as a right to “sovereignty as responsibility.”

    Evans presented “Responsibility to Protect” at the July 23, 2009, United Nations General Assembly, which was convened to consider the principle.

    Evans sits on multiple boards with Soros, including the Clinton Global Initiative.

    Thakur is a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, which is in partnership with an economic institute founded by Soros.

    Soros is on the executive board of the International Crisis Group, a “crisis management organization” for which Evans serves as president-emeritus.

    WND previously reported how the group has been petitioning for the U.S. to normalize ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition in Egypt, where longtime U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak was recently toppled.

    Aside from Evans and Soros, the group includes on its board Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, as well as other personalities who champion dialogue with Hamas, a violent offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    WND also reported the crisis group has also petitioned for the Algerian government to cease “excessive” military activities against al-Qaida-linked groups and to allow organizations seeking to create an Islamic state to participate in the Algerian government.

    Soros’ own Open Society Institute has funded opposition groups across the Middle East and North Africa, including organizations involved in the current chaos.

    ‘One World Order’

    WND also reported that doctrine founder Thakur recently advocated for a “global rebalancing” and “international redistribution” to create a “New World Order.”

    “Toward a new world order,” Thakur wrote in a piece last March in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, “Westerners must change lifestyles and support international redistribution.”

    He was referring there to a United Nations-brokered international climate treaty in which he argued, “Developing countries must reorient growth in cleaner and greener directions.”

    In the opinion piece, Thakur then discussed recent military engagements and how the financial crisis has impacted the U.S.

    “The West’s bullying approach to developing nations won’t work anymore – global power is shifting to Asia,” he wrote.

    “A much-needed global moral rebalancing is in train,” he added.

    Thakur continued: “Westerners have lost their previous capacity to set standards and rules of behavior for the world. Unless they recognize this reality, there is little prospect of making significant progress in deadlocked international negotiations.”

    Thakur contended “the demonstration of the limits to U.S. and NATO power in Iraq and Afghanistan has left many less fearful of ‘superior’ western power.”

    Power pushes doctrine

    Doctrine founder Evans, meanwhile, is closely tied to Obama aide Samantha Power.

    Evans and Power have been joint keynote speakers at events in which they have championed the “Responsibility to Protect” principle together, such as the 2008 Global Philanthropy Forum, also attended by Tutu.

    Then last November, at the International Symposium on Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities, Power, attending as a representative of the White House, argued for the use of “Responsibility to Protect” alongside Evans.

    With research by Chris Elliott

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