‘Responsibility to protect’ (R2P)

The specious absurdity of Responsibility to Protect would be a belly laugh if it had remained a speech writer's spin and paper promise of politicians. After millions died in wars in the 19th and 20th Century, legal experts, war crimes prosecutors and heads of state signed numerous treaties to prevent repeats of the suffering and butchery increasingly inflicted on civilian populations. Million of soldiers died too believing they were fighting just causes. Only the MONEY POWER benefited.

A NGO coalition exists to support R2P. It is full of the most incredible sophistry, lies and pomposity.
The Responsibility to Protect expresses the world’s responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

The reality is that it is in absolute contravention of every international treaty on war, war crimes and a nation’s  “right” to engage in “defensive” military action. 

Massacres That Matter:
‘Responsibility To Protect’ In Egypt, Libya And Syria
Global Research, August 27, 2013

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The ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P), formulated at the 2005 UN World Summit, is based on the idea that state sovereignty is not a right but a responsibility. Where offending states fail to live up to this responsibility by inflicting genocide, ethnic cleansing and other crimes against humanity on their own people, the international community has a responsibility to act. Economic sanctions and the use of military force can thus be employed as ‘humanitarian intervention’.
A second version of R2P, proposed by the [Gareth] Evans Commission, goes much further. It authorises ’regional or sub-regional organisations’ such as Nato to determine their ‘area of jurisdiction’ and to act in cases where ‘the Security Council rejects a proposal or fails to deal with it in a reasonable time’.
Gareth Evans – described by the BBC as someone ‘who has championed the doctrine that the international community has a responsibility to protect civilians’ – has an interesting CV. John Pilger wrote in 2000:
‘One of the nauseating moments of the East Timor tragedy was in 1989, when Gareth Evans, the then Australian foreign minister, raised his champagne glass to his Indonesian equivalent, Ali Alatas, as they flew over the Timor Sea in an Australian aircraft, having signed the Timor Gap Treaty. Below them was the small country where a third of the population had died or been killed under Suharto.’
Pilger added:
‘Thanks largely to Evans, Australia was the only western country formally to recognise Suharto’s genocidal conquest. The murderous Indonesian special forces known as Kopassus were trained in Australia. The prize, said Evans, was “zillions” of dollars.’