American Violation of Internal
Fadlullah: The Israelis threat to kill Palestinian leaders
abroad might drive the Palestinians to retaliate in the same way.
in his weekly seminar the following question:
In view of all this American-Israeli violation of international law that is met with unprecedented silence, who protects this law?
The Religious Authority Sayyed Muhammad Hussein
Despite all the terms, the successive
American Administrations have used to call those whom they
considered as outlaws, the US itself has broken the record in
violating both international law and human rights. Only Israel
which by turned into an American cane in the region and the
biggest threat to peace even with respect to the peoples of the
EU is close to it.
Violating international law and finding ways
to surpass it have become so frequent that the American
administrations have given themselves the right to change any
regime all in the name of democracy. The imperial mentality of
the incumbent American Administration has given itself the right
to undermine the world’s moral system calling the countries of
Europe that refuse change “old Europe” while those in the
Arab and Muslim world were treated as monsters who ought to be
threatened at times and lured at others, to impose on them a
kind of change that actually targets Islam itself and not the
regimes that were installed by America in the first place.
America has turned the UN into a tool to pass
its projects in the world the most prominent of which is to
dominate the Arab and Muslim region and its vast resources. It
has given the UN and its Secretary General the choice between
passing its draft resolution, thus giving its wars the
legitimacy it seeks or following its army to put a humanistic
touch on its crimes.
The right of veto, which is rarely used by
those who possess it, has turned into an effective American
weapon to protect Israel and America aggression. America has
thus been able to cancel any UN resolution for the most absurd
and trivial reason, just as the American President did last week
when he canceled UN resolution 194 that secures the
Palestinians’ right of return.
As we welcome the European stands that reject
these violations of international role especially that of the
French President, we notice that they found it enough to condemn
and did not turn their rejection into a positive political
action… By doing this, they have chosen to give priority to
their own interests with Americans over the fate of entire
nation and probably the fate of humanity as a whole.
We are afraid that American which exempted
its citizens, as well as those of Israel, from any prosecution,
will give itself, along with Israel, the freedom to finish off
international law and replace it with the law of American
hegemony, in which NATO would be deployed as an enforcement tool
in the entire world, just as Israel is used in the Middle East.
The latest Israeli talk about the right of
its army to hunt any Hamas leader in any part of the world will
lead to further violations of international law in the
international and regional spheres. The Palestinians will feel
that they have the right to do the same and the world will turn
into a confrontation arena. The Palestinians have so far made
every effort to keep the confrontation within the limits of
Palestine, but as the American have provided an umbrella that
protects all Israeli crimes, we are afraid that the mad chaos
prevailing in the Middle East will extend to Europe, and even
This American disdain of international law,
the legitimizing of all Israeli crimes in Palestine and the
effort to legitimize the American occupation in Iraq leave the
world without a legal umbrella, which impels the nations that
are concerned to preserve what is left of the system of
universal humanistic values to act quickly to calm down the
American raging bull. In any case, this does not affect the
right of nations in self-defense and self-determination
especially in Iraq and Palestine.