International law vs “Rules Based Order”

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


The English colonial settlers committed genocide against the indigenous people of North America in order to establish the United States (US) of America in 1776. Later, the dictator Adolf Hitler committed genocide against the Jews in Germany. Both these nations today allege that they are democracies. The US goes even further, and professes to be the “champion of democracy”.

Today, the artificial colonial settler state of Israel, which also claims to be a democracy, has been engaged in a genocidal campaign against the indigenous people of Palestine in their own homeland. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), however, in a ruling of 15 judges in favor out of 17, decided that it is plausible that Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians.

It is important to mention that the US and its western allies, true to the “Rules Based Order (RBO)” identifiable to their brand of “democracy”, have been providing unconditional support to Israel, so that it could carry out its genocide. Therefore, the RBO is a euphemism for imperialism!

That is why the US has ignored numerous United Nations (UN) resolutions asking it to immediately stop its illegal economic blockade against Cuba. Moreover, the US has ignored 42 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.

The president of the ICJ, an American, was one among the 15 judges that refused to dismiss South Africa’s genocide case against Israel. Americans must embrace international law, by removing those Americans who use the RBO as a racket to enrich US oligarchs forever!   

Democracies never commit genocide

Jose M Lopez Ismael

Nací en NYC. Me mudé a Puerto Rico en el 1980 donde eventualmente me convertí en independentista al ver que PR no se administra para los boricuas. Me retiré tempranamente de la pedagogía para luchar 24/7 por la descolonización de Puerto Rico a través de marchas pacíficas anuales y empujar a la ONU hacer su trabajo. Necesitaremos un tsunami de gente protestando permanentemente para obligar a USA a cumplir con la ley internacional que prohíbe el coloniaje.

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