UN Says Obama Drone Strikes May be “War Crimes”

Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama han’t convinced everyone at the United Nations that he’s deserving of the prize. In fact, a UN official is now claiming Obama may be guilty of war crimes over his use of drone strikes via the CIA.

The US policy of using aerial drones to carry out targeted killings presents a major challenge to the system of international law that has endured since the second world war, a United Nations investigator has said.

Christof Heyns, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, summary or arbitrary executions, told a conference in Geneva that President Obama’s attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere, carried out by the CIA, would encourage other states to flout long-establishedhuman rights standards.

In his strongest critique so far of drone strikes, Heyns suggested some may even constitute “war crimes”. His comments come amid rising international unease over the surge in killings by remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Addressing the conference, which was organised by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a second UN rapporteur, Ben Emmerson QC, who monitors counter-terrorism, announced he would be prioritising inquiries into drone strikes.

I wonder why these same officials don’t comment about the warzone that is Chicago, Illinois? Not that drones are killing people in Chicago, but it’s certainly the case that people that shouldn’t be allowed to have guns are using guns to kill people who should be allowed to have them, but can’t. All thanks to Obama and his ilk in government. But that’s a whole different topic…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003029864746 Roberta Joyce Rodgers


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1359245120 Jim Bryant

    I’m so glad the world respects the US once again

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1235523092 Walter Royal

    What did the fools at the UN take for drugs that made them actually think about this in a rational manner?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000224653504 George Hardin

    Many have already stated they knew he was a criminal, now The UN is seeing it too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1069399596 Ken Alan Draper

    they might as well give Hitler a posthumous peace prize for his work “uniting” europe. the Nobel prize has became a joke, you can’t win one unless your a terrorist, socialist dictator, or an out right communist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002025506431 Michael Miele

    fuck the u.n and the rest of the savages in the world this is the one time i will defend obama…the usa is the only rational civilized country in the world

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000570076047 Chuck Picklesimer

    I’m glad the UN is giving obama some lumps. But, seriously speaking, who gives a sterling silver rat’s hindquarters what the UN thinks about anything?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000955870912 Danny Green

    Dump the UN

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000845231618 Scotty Sticks

    Sweet, put his ass in jail!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000278111043 Valerie Mundy Fowler

    Haha..Obama with his King like mentality…is going to get a spanking from the UN..someone needs to do it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1331063188 Joe Hedlund

    and what will the UN do?……nothing, just like congress. They let King Obama do what he wants to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1026995505 Charles Queen

    I’m still trying to figure out just how he even got nominated for one of these let alone being awarded one,he has never done one single thing in his own life to get one unless being one of the worlds beggest and wel documented and proven liars is one of the catagory’s

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1087629791 Woodrow Hunter

    Oblamer is held accountable for NOTHING!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565342443 Deb Sterling

    Get her out of that office. She’s a thorn in Americas ass just like Obama is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1483489093 David Whitmire

    I don’t know, Walter. But I was thinking perhaps some meds for ADD?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1228834078 Allen A Carter

    The U.N. is a war crime.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1483489093 David Whitmire

    Or maybe someone has finally invented a non-harmful vaccine for stupidity…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1507117911 Bill Bilhou

    Screw the U.N. NOw get them out of my country!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1539433909 Jim Johnson

    And who really gives a rats a** as to waht the UN says. Not me for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1378037256 Alex Heminger

    Is there a UN prize for “murderous bastard”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1520510150 Suzanne Plastow Ward

    The U.N. is as useless as….. oops, better be a lady!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000790114996 Katie Rodgers

    Maybe they will take him out of office

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000664675318 Fred C. Adam

    Only if killing innocent people is naughty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1268794029 Mike Conway

    Let’s face it, the Nobel Peace Prize jumped the shark with Obama. Who cares about it anymore? It is meaningless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=628132378 Kathi Jean Andrews

    the un can go take a leap!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326815164 James Damron

    We need to be rid of the UN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000415839935 Pamela Holden

    And homicide bombings aren’t?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1101155040 Jason Dubrow

    They are Nobel War Crimes!