Obama must be held accountable for Gaza atrocities

Justice Piitso says the US President could stop fascist Israel's reign of terror if he wanted to, but won't

The world must hold the President of the USA Barrack Obama accountable for the barbaric acts of genocide against the people of Palestine.

The world nation states have a moral obligation to hold the President of the USA Barrack Obama accountable to the barbaric acts of genocide against the people of Palestine. We have to challenge the hypocritical and treacherous leadership role of the US led imperialism in the arena of the international politics.

The people of the world can no more be spectators when a handful leaders of the superpowers are violating fundamental laws which are a guarantee to international peace and stability. The truth is that President Barrack Obama has the skeletons of the innocent lifes of the Palestinians massacred by the vicious racist state of Israel in his cupboard.

The President of the USA has all the powers vested in him to stop the carnage of reign of terror and manslaughter of innocent people in the occupied territories of the GAZA strip. The fascist government of Israel is the colonial outpost of the US led imperialism in the middle east.

When he was elected the first black President ever in the history of the American politics, the millions of our suffering people became overwhelmingly hopeful that the world would no more be the same again. Little did we appreciate that his was just an election of another chief operation officer of the US led imperialism.

The people of the world were naive to assume that his election was a turning point and the beginning of a new era for the transformation of the USA into a modern state of the 21th century. A modern state of our times whose its foundations are based on the fundamental values of the respect of human rights.

We thought that the descendant of the african slaves in the American hemisphere, President Barrack Obama, would equal the task of making the world a better place for humanity. We thought his foremost task would advance to bring humanity together in the building of a new world social order.

The US administration under President Obama has become worst than ever before. It is even worse than the times when the world was plunged into the first and the second world wars.

The continuing ground and aerial bombardment of the innocent population in the GAZA strip by the fascist regime of Israel is the declaration of war to the peace loving people of the world. It has indeed a catastrophic consequences on the immediate possibilities for international peace and stability.

Indeed historical events have proven that by its nature and character imperialism is the most hostile and aggressive against human life. It is gruesomely awesome, it kills without mercy and has no regard to the respect of human life.

The Obama administration is sponsoring the fascist government of Israel with massive financial support to sustain the implacable acts of genocide against the people of Palestine.His administration is responsible for the starvation, degradation and humiliation of the millions of innocent people of the independent state of Israel.

The reason why the world must hold the sitting President of the USA Barrack Obama accountable to the atrocities and crimes against humanity perpetuated against the innocent people of Palestine.

In 1860 the American Republican convention included in their electoral platform, on which Abraham Lincoln ran for President, the following statement"

We brand the recent re-opening of the African slave trade, under the cover of our national flag, aided by the perversions of judicial power, as a crime against humanity".

In 1890, George Washington Williams used the phrase" a crime against humanity" describing the treatment of the Africans in the Congo basin under King Leopold ii of Belgium.

During the first world war, the allied powers issued a joint statement announcing for the first time a commission of the crime against humanity in response to the Armenian genocide. The Ottoman government was warned of the personal responsibility of the acts of crime against humanity during the war.

In the year 1976, the united nation general assembly declared the systematic persecution of one racial group by the other, such as the one perpetuated by the Apartheid South Africa, a crime against humanity.

This historic declaration come into being against the background of the USA sponsoring the vicious racist Apartheid regime to unleash a civil war against the innocent people in the Southern tip of our continent.

Millions of people were massacred in Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana as the USA led imperialist forces fought against the liberation movement in the region.

The Rome Statute of the International criminal court defines crimes against humanity as"

Particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of human beings. They are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part of either of a government policy or a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority.

Murder, extermination,torture,rape, political, racial, or religious persecutions and other inhumane acts reach a threshold of crime against humanity only if they are part of a widespread systematic practice".

Even if the USA is not a signatory to the Rome Statute, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Cuba, SAHARAWI, and many of the victims of the US led imperialism across the world, the world nation states must hold the President of the USA, Barrack Obama accountable for crimes against humanity.

The horrible acts of genocide by the Israel government is a systematic violations of the fundamental rights of the people of Palestine. The President of the USA is obliged to protect the dignity and the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people.

President Obama still has an opportunity to rewrite a new chapter in the history of the world. He still has a moral responsibility to give the people of Palestine and many others across the world the freedom and dignity they deserve.

Phatse Justice Piitso is the former Ambassador to the republic of Cuba and the former provincial secretary of the SACP writing this article on his personal capacity.

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