International Court of Justice Asks World-Citizens to Act on Behalf of HumanityBy Anastasia Battle
Manhattan Project January 27, 2024
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On the 30th anniversary of the release of Lyndon LaRouche from jail, an important blow was struck for universal justice. Yesterday’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (IJC) affirming the validity of the petition brought by the nation of South Africa, which argued that the nation of Israel is in violation of the 1948 Genocide Convention in its military campaign in Gaza, is viewed as historic. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said that "Africa's petition is an important step, because it puts Israel in the defendants' seat – and this is the first time Israel is being accused of something like this at the ICJ.”
Media commentator Alexander Mercouris offered, “this is a conclusive and overwhelming win for South Africa. This is an interim ruling. The court is not saying that Israel is perpetrating or has perpetrated genocide, but that there is an arguable case, which the court is prepared to hear…15 judges out of 17 believe that there is a case.” The nation of Algeria immediately directed their permanent mission to the UN to request a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to “give an executable form” to the ICJ ruling.
Prior to yesterday’s ruling. The Jan.15-20 19th Non-Aligned Movement Summit, attended by 120 nations and 3,000 delegates, issued a “Kampala Declaration” which strongly condemned “the illegal Israeli military aggression on the Gaza Strip, the indiscriminate attacks against Palestinian civilians, civilian objects, the forced displacement of the Palestinian population and further calls for an immediate and durable humanitarian ceasefire.” Also, LaRouche Independent New York United States Senate Diane Sare had issued an “on the record” statement that
“Whatever the decision of the court, I believe South Africa’s action was correct, and I want it known that as a candidate for United States Senator, that I agree fundamentally with their position. This is the more urgent because over 200 unprincipled and/or cowardly members of the U.S. House of Representatives (see below) have added their names to a reprehensible letter sent on January 23 to Secretary of State Tony Blinken characterizing South Africa’s very well-documented and thorough case as ‘grossly unfounded.’ They are either lying, or have not bothered to read the 84 page report, or both."
South Africa’s actions reflect the new “colonialism is over” world orientation exemplified by the BRICS-Plus alliance. Moreover, worldwide forces for peace through development are recognizing that there is a deeper matter that must be confronted: is there a mental breakdown occurring in the Anglo-American Establishment? With regard to Ukraine, the Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity issued a statement, “VIPS Memo to Biden—Avoid a Third World War.” They offered a clinical analysis: “No experience of the failure of (Anglo-American)policy can shake belief in its excellence, even though foreign adventures drained the treasury and led to imperial decline.” The VIPS view is that “Simply stated, it is not possible to ‘win the war against Russia’ AND avoid WWIII.” Supplying that semblance of sanity, real solutions, and optimism is up to us.