Under this new “Obama doctrine,” U.S. troops can be deployed to arrest or even terminate individuals wanted by the International Criminal Court?
You may not
have heard of PSD-10 because it has received no significant coverage from the
major media. Yet, President Obama issued “Presidential Study Directive 10” last
August 4, 2011, and posted it on the White House website. It amounts to a new and
potentially far-reaching exercise of American military power cloaked in
humanitarian language and conducted under the auspices of the United Nations and
the International Criminal Court.
Under this new
“Obama doctrine,” U.S. troops can be deployed to arrest or even terminate
individuals wanted by the International Criminal Court, which is based on a
treaty that has not been ratified by the U.S. Senate and isn’t even up for
“Presidential Study Directive on Mass Atrocities,” another name for PSD-10,
declares that “Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national
security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States.” This is
at sharp variance with the traditional role of the U.S. military—self-defense
and protection of the homeland. Toward this end, an “Interagency Atrocities
Prevention Board” is being formed to develop and implement this new Obama
doctrine. However, it is apparent that the doctrine is already going forward.
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