Dispatches 1) “Amnesty Ukraine Chief Quits Over Rights Report,” REE.RL, August 6, 2022; 2) Stephen Pollard, “Amnesty is now utterly morally bankrupt; Its anti-Western obsession…
French President Emmanuel Macron is breaking ranks with Western leaders, including President Joe Biden, and planning to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) on December 4, on a trip to the Gulf countries of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
Whatever France’s interests may be in dealing with Saudi Arabia, Macron is sacrificing any claim France might have to be a leader in the struggle for human rights and the rule of law, including international law, by meeting with the Crown Prince–who is widely known to be Kashoggi’s assassin.
The great threat to France and the West is that MBS may become the next King of Saudi Arabia, perpetuating an authoritarian system of government characterized by gross violations of human rights, the oppression of women, and a total absence of due process of law.
Instead of meeting with MBS, Macron and France, the U.S., and other democratic countries should be shunning MBS and doing everything they can to prevent him from becoming king.
December 15, 2020
The Internation Criminal acourt is conducting a preliminary inquiry into whether President Rodrigo Duterte’ was on drugs has involved the commission oc crimes against humanity.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
See also “Government by assassination: President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines, and the crumbling of civilization,” The Trenchant Observer, September 14, 2016….