Sunday, April 3, 2011

Libya: Soros behind "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) as a form of Global Governance, from Peter Myers

Interesting to see that Peter Myers includes articles from World Net Daily in his latest forward. This is the first I've heard of the R2P. Haven't been keeping up and things change so quickly, new terms are introduced almost every day now.

From Peter Myers' elist:

Libya: Soros behind "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) as a form of Global Governance (full updated post here)

(1) Petras vs Chomsky on "Oil" motive in the Libya war; neither notices Soros' role
(2) Libya: Soros behind "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) as a form of Global Governance
(3) Obama says R2P (Responsibility to Protect) is basis of Libya intervention
(4) Hillary says she'll institutionalize R2P (Responsibility to Protect) in the State Dep't
(5) Soros: Sovereignty is an anachronistic concept. It stands in the way of outside intervention
(6) The Responsibility to Protect, by Gareth Evans and Mohamed Sahnoun - Foreign Affairs
(7) Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty - Evans & Sahnoun
(8) CIGI (Centre for International Governance Innovation) welcomes Ramesh Thakur
(9) Ramesh Thakur: UN was urged to allow "R2P war" on Burma to force the delivery of aid
(10) CIGI and Soros' Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) form a Partnership
(11) Soros' Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) "to Remake Entire Global Economy"
(12) Chomsky: Libya is about Oil. True, Western companies already had the Oil, but Gaddafi was unreliable
(13) Petras: Intervention not about Oil; multinationals already had Libyan oil. Goal is military, not economic
(14) Juan Cole defends bombing
(15) German Greens agitate for war
(16) Spain's "reformed Leninist" Government joins war on Rebel side
(17) Saudi King detests Gaddafi; Gaddafi tried to assassinate him
(18) Arab leaders long hated Gaddafi. Bernard-Henri Lévy met rebels & persuaded Sarkozy
(19) Western intervention into Libya not sanctioned by UN: Russian Foreign Minister
(20) Nobel Committee asked to Strip Obama of Peace Prize
(21) Libya rebels make oil deal with Qatar (home of Al Jazeera)
(22) Gaddafi says Ben-Gurion ordered the killing of Kennedy, because he insisted on monitoring Dimona
(23) Vanunu: Peres ordered my kidnapping; AND was the father of the Israeli nuke
(24) Divided Libya (oil-rich East / poor West) as the new Vietnam - Pepe Escobar

(1) Petras vs Chomsky on "Oil" motive in the Libya war; neither notices Soros' role

- Peter Myers, April 3, 2011

"Whereas the Iraq and Afghan wars were brought about through agitation by Israel and the Zionist lobby in the US, this is not the case with the Libya war. It's more similar to the dismemberment of Yugoslavia, with the US siding with Islamists (Kosovo, the Saudi monarchy, and a would-be Emirate in Benghazi) against Socialists of the neo-Stalinist camp (ie critics of Stalin who nevertheless somewhat followed his path).

"Chomsky, in his analysis of world events, emphasises the role of Empire but ridicules claims of a significant role for the Zionist lobby. Petras depicts the Empire often tweaked by the Zionist lobby, like a henpecked spouse. But on occasions like this, the spouse is quiet and the Emperor acts of his own accord. Whereas in his writings over the last decade, Petras portrayed a major role played by the Zionist lobby, this is not so in his analysis of the Libya war.

"During the Iraq and Afghan wars, Chomsky's reputation declined. The ongoing agitation of the Zionist lobby, culminating in intervention, was plain for all to see, yet Chomsky "wrote it out" of his account.

"The Left's leading expert on the US media had not noticed its Jewish ownership and management. Nor commented on Mordecai Vanunu's capture by Mossad (with the complicity of Western agencies) and incarceration for revealing Israel's nuclear program, despite its relevance for the Iran nuclear debate. Nor made any mention of Norman Finkelstein's book The Holocaust Industry, despite praising Finkelstein's earlier anti-Imperial writings.

"But now that we see the Empire acting without Zionist prompting, Chomsky's writings have regained some of their cogency (item 6 below).

"But lest a Jewish role be written out prematurely, it shoud be noted that George Soros is a major backer of "Democracy" movements, and he does this in the name of "the Open Society", recalling H. G. Wells' book The Open Conspiracy (for World Government). Karl Popper was Soros' mentor, and the Russian Jewish refusniks were aligned with Sakharov, who espoused Convergence to World Government:

"This was also Gorbachev's policy; it was who who let the refusniks leave Russia. He pardoned Sakharov, yet he never pardoned Solzhenitsyn. David ben-Gurion also advocated Convergence to World Government:

"At Gorbachev's 80th birthday party in London, he was shown posing with Simon Peres and Sharon Stone. Peres' face was beaming; he certainly was not thinking of Mordecai Vanunu. Yet Vanunu accused him or ordering his capture:

'The Soviet Union was created by communist Jews, but Stalin overthrew them. In response most moved, over time, to the Trotskyist camp and, via the Frankfurt School, anti-Authoritarian forms of Marxism bordering on Anarchism. Despite Trotsky's book justifying the Red Terror (when he was in power), the Trotskyist movement today has ties with the Anarchists who organize Black Blocs. Both groups oppose Stalin, but the Anarchists also blame the earlier (Jewish) phase of Communism for paving the way to his regime.

"Soros represents not Zionism but Libertarian Socialism - the same cause as Chomsky. But Soros backs intervention in Libya, whereas Chomsky opposes it. On closer inspection, however, Chomsky endorses R2P (Responsibility to Protect) IN PRINCIPLE. His objection is that it being used for ulterior motives.

"In item 12 (below), he writes, "There are two cases to consider: (1) UN intervention and (2) intervention without UN authorization. Unless we believe that states are sacrosanct in the form that has been established in the modern world (typically by extreme violence), with rights that override all other imaginable considerations, then the answer is the same in both cases: Yes, in principle at least."

'As for Soros' proclasimed loyalty to the Empire, he has in the past called for Regime Change in the United States, and item 11 (below) is about INET, his initiative for a new world economic system, forcing rich countries (and classes) to consume less so that poor ones can consume more (and to save the planet).

'Not so different from Chomsky, after all. Almost the same, in fact.

'Even where there are differences between them, both Soros and Chomsky can be seen as part of a single (but fractured) movement.

"The anti-Stalinist Left falls onto both sides of the Intervention debate.

"AGAINST Intervention are the WSWS Trots as well as the "Trotskyoid" Green Left Weekly; but FOR intervention are their Green comrades, Juan Cole, and the PSOE (Socialist Workers Party) Government of Spain."

(2) Libya: Soros behind "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) as a form of Global Governance

Soros fingerprints on Libya bombing

Leftist mastermind puts up big bucks to erase borders

Posted: March 23, 2011

By Aaron Klein © 2011 WorldNetDaily

Philanthropist billionaire George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the global organization that promotes the military doctrine used by the Obama administration to justify the recent airstrikes targeting the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya.

The activist who founded and coined the name of the doctrine, "Responsibility to Protect," sits on several key organizations alongside Soros.

Also, the Soros-funded global group that promotes Responsibility to Protect is closely tied to Samantha Power, the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights.

Power has been a champion of the doctrine and is, herself, deeply tied to the doctrine's founder.

According to reports, Power, who is married to Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein, was instrumental in convincing Obama to act against Libya.

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine has been described by its founders and proponents, including Soros, as promoting global governance while allowing the international community to penetrate a nation state's borders under certain conditions.

Libya regarded as test of global doctrine

The joint U.S. and international air strikes targeting Libya are widely regarded as a test of Responsibility to Protect – which is a set of principles, now backed by the United Nations, based on the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege, but a responsibility.

According to the principle, any state's sovereignty can be overrun, including with the use of military force, if the international community decides it must act to halt what it determines to be genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity or ethnic cleansing.

The term "war crimes" has at times been indiscriminately used by various U.N.-backed international bodies, including the International Criminal Court, or ICC, which applied it to Israeli anti-terror operations in the Gaza Strip. There has been fear the ICC could be used to prosecute U.S. troops.

An organization calling itself the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect is the world's leading champion of the doctrine.

Activist Gareth Evans, who sits on the global group's advisory board, is widely regarded as the founder of the Responsibility to Protect principle.

Soros' Open Society Institute is one of only three nongovernmental funders of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Government sponsors include Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Rwanda and the U.K.

Board members of the group include former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former Ireland President Mary Robinson and South African activist Desmond Tutu. Robinson and Tutu have recently made solidarity visits to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as members of a group called The Elders, which includes former President Jimmy Carter.

Annan once famously stated, "State sovereignty, in its most basic sense, is being redefined – not least by the forces of globalization and international co-operation. States are ... instruments at the service of their peoples and not vice versa."

During his tenure as Australia's foreign minister, Evans served as co-chair of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, which invented the term "responsibility to protect."

In his capacity as co-chair, Evans also played a pivotal role in initiating the fundamental shift from sovereignty as a right to "sovereignty as responsibility."

Evans presented Responsibility to Protect at the July 23, 2009, United Nations General Assembly, which was convened to consider the principle.

Soros: Right to 'penetrate nation-states' borders'

Soros himself outlined the fundamentals of Responsibility to Protect in a 2004 Foreign Policy magazine article entitled "The People's Sovereignty: How a New Twist on an Old Idea Can Protect the World's Most Vulnerable Populations."

In the article, Soros said "true sovereignty belongs to the people, who in turn delegate it to their governments."

"If governments abuse the authority entrusted to them and citizens have no opportunity to correct such abuses, outside interference is justified," Soros wrote. "By specifying that sovereignty is based on the people, the international community can penetrate nation-states' borders to protect the rights of citizens.

"In particular, the principle of the people's sovereignty can help solve two modern challenges: the obstacles to delivering aid effectively to sovereign states, and the obstacles to global collective action dealing with states experiencing internal conflict."

Evans sits on multiple boards with Soros, including the Clinton Global Initiative.

Soros is on the executive board of the International Crisis Group, a "crisis management organization" for which Evans serves as president-emeritus.

WND previously reported how the group has been petitioning for the U.S. to normalize ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition in Egypt, where longtime U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak was recently toppled.

Aside from Evans and Soros, the group includes on its board Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, as well as other personalities who champion dialogue with Hamas, a violent offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

WND also reported the crisis group has also petitioned for the Algerian government to cease "excessive" military activities against al-Qaida-linked groups and to allow organizations seeking to create an Islamic state to participate in the Algerian government.

Soros' own Open Society Institute has funded opposition groups across the Middle East and North Africa, including organizations involved in the current chaos.

Power pushes doctrine

Doctrine founder Evans, meanwhile, is closely tied to Obama aide Samantha Power, who reportedly heavily influenced Obama in consultations leading to the U.S. president's decision to bomb Libya.

Evans and Power have been joint keynote speakers at events in which they have championed the Responsibility to Protect principle together, such as the 2008 Global Philanthropy Forum, also attended by Tutu.

In November, at the International Symposium on Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities, Power, attending as a representative of the White House, argued for the use of Responsibility to Protect alongside Evans.

With research by Brenda J. Elliott

(3) Obama says R2P (Responsibility to Protect) is basis of Libya intervention

White House fellow founded Soros-funded military scheme

Doctrine cited by Obama as justification for bombing Libya

Posted: March 31, 2011

By Aaron Klein © 2011 WorldNetDaily

TEL AVIV – A White House fellow served on the advisory board to the commission that founded the military doctrine "Responsibility to Protect," used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya.

As WND was first to report, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine.

Also, several of the doctrine's main founders sit on boards with Soros. ...

Annan once famously stated, "State sovereignty, in its most basic sense, is being redefined – not least by the forces of globalization and international co-operation. States are ... instruments at the service of their peoples and not vice versa."

Obama cited doctrine multiple times

In his speech Monday, aside from his direct citation of the "responsibility" doctrine, Obama alluded to the doctrine four more times.

The following are relevant excerpts from his address:

• In this effort, the United States has not acted alone. Instead, we have been joined by a strong and growing coalition. This includes our closest allies – nations like the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Spain, Greece, and Turkey – all of whom have fought by our side for decades. And it includes Arab partners like Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, who have chosen to meet their responsibility to defend the Libyan people.

• Last night, NATO decided to take on the additional responsibility of protecting Libyan civilians.

• To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and – more profoundly – our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are.

• The task that I assigned our forces – to protect the Libyan people from immediate danger, and to establish a No Fly Zone – carries with it a UN mandate and international support. So would the costs, and our share of the responsibility for what comes next. ...

(4) Hillary says she'll institutionalize R2P (Responsibility to Protect) in the State Dep't

2008 Presidential Candidate Questionnaire


Our 2008 Presidential Candidate Questionnaire, or PCQ as we call it in-house, is part education material and part questionnaire for the candidates. ...

16. Will you work to operationalize the "Responsibility to Protect," an emerging international norm, in response to humanitarian crises around the world? How?:


Yes. In adopting the principle of the responsibility to protect, the United Nations accepted the principle that mass atrocities that take place in one state are the concern of all states. It is essential that the new Secretary General of the United Nations begin to bridge the gap between these words and the institution's deeds through a series of reforms intended to operationalize this concept. I am also committed to seeing that the United States and other economic and militarily capable states and organization take steps to bolster UN action.

As President I will adopt a policy that recognizes the prevention of mass atrocities as an important national security interest of the United States, not just a humanitarian goal. I will develop a government-wide strategy to support this policy, including a strategy for working with other leading democracies, the United Nations, and regional organizations. I will authorize my Secretary of State to institutionalize atrocity prevention into the work of the State Department, and I will direct my Secretary of State to strongly support the mission and activities of the office of reconstruction and stabilization, which plays an increasingly critical role.


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Anonymous said...

Soros also co-ownes Cede & Co., better known as the DTC. This is a division of the Federal Reserve (a central bank). The DTC handles short sales certificates, among other things, and is at the center of the naked short selling corruption.

Bobby Garner said...

Leave it to Peter Myers to pick up on a catchy phrase and cast it in the context of current issues, totally ignoring it's truly historic roots, and therefore it's real meaning. And of course granting a free pass to all of the most likely suspects. Peter is a genius at this as I have pointed out on numerous occasions.

"Responsibility to Protect" can be properly understood only in the context of the Plan for establishing the "Kingdom of God" on earth, which is a joint operation between government and religion. Namely Anglo-American world power and perverted Christianity. R2P is a strategy for attaining social justice and world peace, under the umbrella of building the Kingdom of God on the Earth.

Alice A. Bailey penned the details of implementing that Plan beginning in the early 1930's. She addressed her directives to the high orders of secret societies who are most influential in both government and religion.

FDR praised the churches for being ready to "lead in a new war of peace -- the war for social justice." He also stated that "government is seeking through social and economic means the same goal which the churches are seeking through social and spiritual means". We can now conclude that war is also a means toward the same end.

Obama and FDR: Rallying the Churches
Book Review: Building the Kingdom of God on Earth

Anonymous said...

In my research I often find ties to theosophy and Bailey in much of our political and societal history over the last 60 years or so. I had not thought of a connection with the RTP, but everything else seems to connect back to their ideas, so why not the RTP?