What was left, when the muted applause died down in the UN chamber, was a sense of incoherence and a capricious menace hanging in the air.
In the midst of the world's greatest migration crisis since World War II, this is a significant setback for those who are obviously in need of international protection.
According to the report, at least 785 children were killed and 1,168 injured in Yemen last year alone, 60 percent by coalition airstrikes.
In addition to the 500,000 people who have been displaced in Gaza as a result of the most recent military operation, food insecurity affects 72 per cent of households.
Stephen Zunes The Progressive http://www.progressive.org/obama-united-nations-speech In his speech Tuesday before the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama made important and valid points on the issues of human rights, arms control, and global governance. But note what the President did NOT say. The President addressed Russian and Chinese obstructionism on Syria....
By ordering air strikes against Syria without UN security council support, Obama will be doing the same as Bush in 2003