WARMONGER, WAR CRIMINAL?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 9, 2013) — Fox Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano told Shepard Smith on Monday that if Barack Obama orders a military strike to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, he risks the designation of “war criminal.”
Napolitano said that “international law” dictates that a nation can attack another “if they’ve attacked you, if they are about to attack you and their attack is ‘dangerously imminent,’ if the other country has been attacked and they ask you to come to their aid, or if they have violated an international rule to which they have subscribed and the U.N. has authorized you to attack to prevent them from doing it again.”
He said that “none of the four universally-accepted bases” he identified applies in the case of Obama’s expressed intent to launch military action in Syria.
Although many countries agreed to a ban on chemical weapons in 1993, Syria was not one of them. Obama and putative Secretary of State John Kerry claim that Assad is responsible for a chemical attack on August 21, although others report that the rebels committed the atrocity. Some reports indicate that both sides have used chemical weapons.
The rebels have reportedly killed Christians, including children, viciously and without compunction. Members of Al Qaeda, a sworn enemy of the U.S., have been fighting with the rebel forces against Assad’s soldiers.
On Monday, Obama appeared to withdraw from his initial plan to strike the Assad regime by suggesting that Syria could relinquish its chemical agents to “international control.” However, Reuters also reported that Obama continued to try to garner support for military strikes. Most members of Congress have not expressed support for military action, having just returned from their August break.
Obama will address the nation on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on Syria.
Some have feared that Obama’s eagerness to attack Syria could begin “World War III.“
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said on Sunday talk shows that “Nobody is rebutting the intelligence. Nobody doubts the intelligence” that contends that Assad used chemical weapons. However, McDonough also said on Sunday that “irrefutable evidence” of the chemical attack does not exist.
Napolitano said that “the president runs a risk of being declared a war criminal” by “the magistrates in the EU…If they indict him as a war criminal…after he leaves the White House, he can’t go to Europe for fear of having to confront this.”
Syria has been entrenched in a civil war following the Arab Spring of 2011, which Obama supported on the grounds that it would bring “democracy” to authoritarian Middle Eastern regimes.
The Obama regime has silenced free speech by targeting perceived political opponents; violated the Fourth Amendment by reversing the policy which had prohibited the NSA from searching through telephone and email data of Americans purportedly for “foreign intelligence.”
While former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Obama have asked for a “strong response” to the Syria crisis, they did not respond when the U.S. compound in Benghazi came under attack one year ago, killing four Americans. Obama’s whereabouts that evening are unknown, and during testimony in January, Clinton exasperatedly threw up her hands and asked rhetorically, “What difference does it make?” when members of Congress asked her why the four Americans died.
There was no aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea at the time, which military veterans say would have made the Benghazi outpost defensible rather than vulnerable to an attack.
The Obama regime had called the attack “a protest,” and Susan Rice, who went on five Sunday talk shows to reiterate the lie, will reportedly address Congress on the one-year anniversary of the Benghazi attack to convince them why they should support military action in Syria.
The U.S. intervened in Libya during the Arab Spring, claiming that Muommar Gaddafi “must step down.” Libya is now in economic and political turmoil.
Obama also insisted that Hosni Mubarak, who had been instrumental in maintaining peace with Israel, “must go.” Obama then supported Mohamed Morsi, who reportedly won the June 2012 election in Egypt as a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and quickly overstepped his authority. Another uprising just one year later removed Morsi from power, then imprisoned him on murder, kidnapping and corruption charges involving terrorist organizations.
Obama has been named by an Egyptian newspaper as a member of The Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks to install an Islamic Caliphate around the world. Obama’s half-brother, Malik, has been reported to be the “architect” of Muslim Brotherhood international finances and an enemy of the Egyptian state.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.