“Responsibility to protect” (R2P) and “humanitarian intervention” = War justifying farce

“humanitarian intervention, along with the concept of the “right to protect” (R2P) has developed into the most effective ideological weapon the liberal human rights community provided Western imperialism since the fall of the Soviet State.  Humanitarian intervention has proven to be an even more valuable propaganda tool than the “war on terror,” because as the situation in Libya and now Syria has demonstrated, it provides a moral justification for imperialist intervention that can also accommodate the presence of the same “terrorist” forces the U.S. pretends to be opposed to.”

 

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/06/04/syria-and-the-sham-of-humanitarian-intervention/