Atrocities Prevention Board & President Obama

The Presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when he became the 44th President of the United States. 5.0/5

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In The Wall Street Journal, Benjamin Kahn writes that President Obama needs to empower his Atrocities Prevention Board to prevent further killings in South Sudan.
Samantha Power, President Obama's pick to be America's Ambassador to the United Nations, had previously been in charge of the Atrocities Prevention Board. How did she do in that role?
23 April 2012 During a speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, President Obama confirmed that atrocity prevention is "a core National Security interest and core moral responsibility." The President's speech outlined an unprecedented effort to institutionalize normative commitments to atrocity prevention by creating a high-level interagency Atrocities Prevention Board, the APB, under the chairmanship of the National Security Council’s Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Samantha Power. (USIP) Click here: read the official press release from the White House Office of the Press Secretary. President Obama of the United States of America: Mass Atrocities of Cannabis Human Rights Violations: How can the United Nations and the Government of Canada / USA Federal Government Advocate for Human Rights and Prosecute Crimes Against Humanity with CANNABIS AS A SCHEDULED SUBSTANCE. The United Nations Conventions Against Cannabis are Crimes Against Humanity. The United Nations is CAUSING T ...
President Obama spoke this morning at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. to observe a Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and announce the launch of a new Atrocities Prevention Board. Obama was introduced by author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Both speakers gave moving testimony on the horrors of the Holocaust and how we can achieve the promise to "never again" allow such atrocities to occur. Obama spoke to the need to more formally intervene to prevent mass atrocities and genocide, saying "national sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your own people." He said that "never again is a challenge to us all," adding that "remembrance without action changes nothing." The President used the speech to outline several key actions the administration is taking to truly achieve the goal of "never again." Chief among these was the issuance of an executive order that allows for U.S. officials to impose sanctions against foreign nationals found to have used new ...
"Today President Obama spoke at the US Holocaust Museum, his words were pretty but it is his actions that tell the tale... In her own words Samantha Powers has attacked Israel when it had done no wrong, and blamed the Jews for Obama's campaign troubles. The appointment of Samantha Power to head up the new Atrocities Prevention Board, which under her tutelage is sure to become a forum for false attacks against Israel, is just one more example of Obama's actions not matching his words."
FP: Madeleine Albright & William Cohen on President Obama's announcement of new Atrocities Prevention Board:
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