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Dangerous Precedents Have Been Set by Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron and Hague

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Dangerous precedents in attempting to kill the Leader of the Libyan nation, Col. Mu'ummar Qaddafi, have been set by President Obama, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Qaddafi's home was bombed repeatedly today by NATO, US and UK planes and missiles, and this is blatantly against international law and UN law. I fear for the peace of the world if this precedent is allowed to stand, but it may already be too late to stop this potential firestorm of assassinations.

America already has the blood of Salvador Allende on its hands, and who knows who else, and France and the UK have plenty of blood on their hands from the past as well. But no leaders have ever been so bold in their public assertions that it was, and is, their "right" to assassinate another leader of a sovereign nation.

If this internationally illegal behavior -- this action -- is allowed to go unpunished, then we can expect chaos throughout the world. No leader of any nation will be safe, and that includes the warmongering group of four: Obama, Hague, Cameron and Sarkozy.

There has been international understandings for centuries not to publicly attempt -- not to trumpet -- the desire to kill the leader of a sovereign nation. But somehow, these Western "leaders" have now taken it upon themselves to violate this tradition, which now means there are no safeguards against world chaos and war, and even these fools may be next in line if this continues. Somehow, they are not wise enough to see this.

Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy have set two very dangerous precedents that may come back to devour them, if China, Russia or some other power group decides to respond in kind against them. They feel they have the right to:

1. Go in and help the CIA-backed Libyan "rebels"; instigate the overthrow of the Qaddafi government. 

2. Assassinate the leader of any sovereign nation, as they wish, for whatever reasons they choose.

Suppose China decides to come to the USA to help the Latinos in Arizona, Texas and California. What would Obama do?

Suppose India feels the UK is mistreating its Indian population, and decides to send in military and secret operatives to overthrow the UK government -- what would Cameron and Hague do then?

Suppose some of the Muslim countries decide to hire mercenaries to assassinate France's Sarkozy because they feel he is being unfair to Muslims who live in France. What would Sarkozy do then?

Suppose Qaddafi sends agents in to sabotage or to kill any of this group of four -- what would they do? I'm sure they'd go screaming to the UN saying, "This is a violation of international law!"

Ah, the laws of double standards and hypocrisy; it's okay if we do this to you, but you can't do it to us!

These are just some hypothetical situations. But we must remember, just as George W. Bush opened Pandora's Box in Iraq, I see that Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron and Hague have now done this with their attack on Libya. 

And, just as I forecast before Bush opened Iraq's Pandora's Box, the tiger came out and is now devouring America in all spheres: morally, financially, militarily and in terms of our respect in the world.

Yes, these fools have set a dangerous precedent, one that now cannot be pulled back. I fear that what is left of the peace on the earth will pay for their sins.

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Sam Hamod, Ph.D. is a graduate professor; he has taught courses in creative writing, politics, religion, mass media and intercultural relations. He has one of the very few PhDs awarded by The Writers Workshop of The Univ. of Iowa, has published 12 (more...)
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