State sovereignty implies responsibility, and the primary responsibility for the protection of its people lies within the state itself.
Where a population is suffering serious harm, as a result of internal war, insurgency, repression or state failure, and the state in question is unwilling or unable to halt or avert it, the principle of non-intervention yields to the international responsibility to protect.
One question I ask. If this document was created to protect potential victims of war crime, to rebuild destroyed homelands, etc etc etc, all extremely laudable intentions, where is Palestine in all of this? Where are the Palestinians?
THE OBAMA DOCTRINE: IMPERIALISM MASKED AS HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTIONISM
The new American justification for military intervention arises from Presidential Study Directive 10/PSD-10, a memorandum issued by the White House on August 4, 2011, which created an Interagency Atrocities Prevention Board and interagency review to bring administration policy in line with a new presidential policy that deems “preventing mass atrocities and genocide” a “core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States.”
The announcement cited the Holocaust in Europe and the genocide in Rwanda as reasons for the new U.S. policy but curiously omitted the U.S.-supported Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia and the CIA-supported post-1965 coup genocide in Indonesia, the latter involving President Obama’s Indonesian step-father, a lieutenant colonel in the Indonesian army.
Other MARO operations include:Fomenting labor strikes in targeted nations;Saturating large areas in target nations with sufficient military forces;Creating buffer or demilitarized zones between perpetrator forces and victims;Partner enabling by supplying advisors, equipment, and special support to host nations, coalition partners, and “victim groups” (more Orwellian “Newspeak” for rebel and secessionist forces ~ MARO doctrine, thus, incorporates decades of U.S. military doctrine on counter-insurgency ~ COIN ~ operations, which brought the world such “humanitarian” achievements as the My Lai massacre in South Vietnam, and other U.S. massacres of civilians in Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Nicaragua, Iraq, and Afghanistan);
.And militarily defeating “perpetrator” leadership and their capabilities.