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The Council Has Spoken!! April 1 Edition

The Council Has Spoken!!
The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week, carved eternally in the records of cyberspace.

One thing many people have been asking is why Libya? Why now? And who benefits? This week’s winner, New Zeal, took a look at the motivation for this war in terms of a new, internationalist doctrine promulgated by the UN and the Obama Administration and the Soros connection in his fine piece, “Responsibility to Protect” – The End of National Sovereignty As We Know It? Here’s a slice:

Glenn Beck has explained President Obama’s decision to attack Libya in terms of the United Nations’ “Responsibility to Protect Doctrine”

Mr Beck is right.

According to Radio Free Europe

Those who justify the Libyan intervention on humanitarian grounds draw much of their logic from a concept which has dramatically gained ground over recent decades. The concept is known as “R2P,” shorthand for the world’s “Responsibility to Protect” civilians.

But what does this catchy little phrase mean? Where did it come from? What are its implications?

The United Nations reported in July 2009;

The Obama administration is supporting moves to implement an U.N. doctrine calling for collective military action to halt genocide. In a week-long debate on implementing the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine, the U.S. joined a majority of U.N. countries, including Russia and China, in supporting implementation of the policy. The doctrine itself was approved in 2005 by more than 150 states including the U.S.
The doctrine specifies that diplomatic options such as internal conflict resolution, sanctions, and prosecution by the International Criminal Court, should be used first. If they don’t work, then a multi-national force approved by the Security Council would be deployed.

In other words, if the United Nations does not approve of a certain government’s behavior, and that government’s leaders will not respond to sanctions and the threat of prosecution, they will be attacked militarily.

We had a tie this week between two must read entries in our non-Council category. One was Michael Yon’s harsh critique of a sensationalist piece on Afghanistan entitled Calling BULLSHIT on Rolling Stone and the other was a fascinating piece on the cultural dilemma between the West and the Islamic world called Saving 1 Billion People from Themselves .

As is mandated in these circumstances, I broke the tie. While I thoroughly enjoyed Yon’s snark, Sultan Knish’s piece embraced some deeper questions and got my nod for this week.

Here are this week’s full results:

Council Winners

*First place with 3 2/3 votes! New Zeal–“Responsibility to Protect” – The End of National Sovereignty As We Know It?

Second place with 2 2/3 votes VA Right!-Another Parody Video From Va Right! “Just Like a Real War” Music Performed by Tom White

Third place *t* with 1 voteThe Colossus Of Rhodey Declaring war vs. “authorizations”: “Legal” conflicts and the War Powers Act

Third place *t* with 1 voteJoshuapundit A Message For The Tribe

Fourth place *t* with 2/3 voteBookworm RoomYes, There Is An Obama Doctrine

Fourth place *t* with 2/3 voteThe Noisy RoomPreemptive Anarchy

Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes The Razor-The Road To Hell Pt. 2

Fourth place *t* with 2/3 voteThe Political Commentator- Is religion headed towards extinction?

Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote Right Truth-Grains Of Sand: The Fall Of Neve Dekalim

Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote Simply Jews-Iran Plans To Introduce Clean Web

Fifth place *t* with 1/3 voteRhymes With Right Is It Time To Impeach Obama?

Fifth place *t* with 1/3 voteThe Glittering EyeReading Up On Hyperinflation

Non-Council Winners

First place with 3 2/3 votes! – Sultan Knish- Saving 1 Billion People From Themselves submitted byRight Truth

Second place with 2 2/3 votes – Michael YonCalling BULLSHIT on Rolling Stone submitted by Bookworm Room

Third place with 2 votes –Flopping Aces The Real reason We’re Bombing Libya submitted by Rhymes With Right

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote – Via Meadia Black And Blue 2: Blacks Flee Blue States In Droves submitted by The Glittering Eye

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote – Raymond IbrahimWeeping And Other Hysterics; Have Muslim Apologists Nothing More to Offer? submitted by The Watcher

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote – Melanie Phillips Humpty in Toytown and the Arab Boomerang submitted by The Watcher

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote –Right, Wing – Nut!Pakistani Actress rips Muslim Cleric A New One… submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote –IMAO Know Thy Enemy: The Middle East submitted by The Razor

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote –WorldNet Daily Libya bombing an attempt to create ‘New World Order’? submitted by The Noisy Room

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote –RBORBO News & views – the Dumb War Edition submitted by New Zeal

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote –Pajamas Media Drunkblogging Obama’s Speech submitted by The Political Commentator

See you next week!

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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