West’s Inaction on Gaza Underscores Bankruptcy of Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention

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By Stephen Gowans

After 26 days of Israeli aggression against the 1.8 million people of the Gaza Strip, the right-to-protect (R2P) advocates are conspicuously silent. Israeli occupation forces have slaughtered 1,669 Palestinians, possibly as many as 1,405 of them civilians, according to the United Nations, and 363 of them children. [1] The aggressor state has destroyed civilian infrastructure including Gaza’s lone power plant, disrupting power needed to run machinery to desalinate drinking water and pump human waste. Sewage, along with blood, runs in the streets.

There are no plans for the ‘international community’ to intervene in Gaza to protect civilians. R2P has always been a cover for imperialist conquest, a way to organize regime change—almost invariably to foster a free-trade, free-market, free enterprise economy friendly to investor interests–behind lofty humanitarian goals. It’s not needed for use against Israel. Israel is already a member in good standing of the US imperium…

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2 Responses to West’s Inaction on Gaza Underscores Bankruptcy of Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention

  1. beetleypete says:

    It’s a shame that Stephen doesn’t get a more public platform for his articles. It would be great to see him on TV news, presenting the other side of the argument.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Prole Center says:

    I actually saw him on RT once a while back. If I can find the video on youtube then maybe I’ll post it up here.

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