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Craig Murray Warns West Is Destroying International Law, on Behalf of Genocide

April 3, 2024 (EIRNS)—Retired British ambassador and noted human rights activist Craig Murray posted “An Urgent Message about Gaza” to his blog on April 2. He made this video message because, in the coordinated actions by Western powers to protect Israel’s genocide in Gaza, “we are seeing the collapse of the fabric of international law, and even the abandonment of the idea of Western democracy” by the political classes of the West, run by billionaires about to become trillionaires, who have contempt for the people.

There is no Western country where the people do not see that there is genocide occurring in Gaza; where the people do not want the genocide to stop, he said. People see that Israel responded to the second, March 28 ruling by the International Court of Justice requiring Israel to stop its policy of denying food, water, medical treatment, etc., by carrying out mass executions of doctors, even children, in its final destruction of the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. And yet the coordinated line from the governments of the U.K., Germany, the U.S., the EU, etc. is that Israel is not in breach of international humanitarian law!

Murray pointed to the cut-off of funding for UNRWA by most of the Western nations within hours of the first ICJ ruling against Israel. As a former British ambassador and member of the senior management structure of the Foreign Office, I can tell you that such a decision cannot be taken in a few hours by any country, he stated. It required advanced planning. In the U.K., a decision like that requires, minimally, a week of proposals, consultations, cabinet discussions. And this decision required coordination between countries.

He charged: The cuts in UNRWA funding were taken “to help kickstart the starvation policy. And that was planned…. These Western countries have been planning this genocide for months, if not years.”

Such actions are not only “making a mockery of the UN Security Council; making a mockery of the International Court of Justice.” It is “the whole fabric of post-1946 international law” which is being taken down, he warned. Many of you are skeptical about international law, he said, but the ICJ made great achievements, with dozens of rulings which were respected. There have been UN peacekeeping missions and conflict resolutions which were successful. “All that is being completely abandoned by the Western powers.”

Lacking a strategic perspective of a new global order around “peace through development,” Murray’s suggestion on how to gain some leverage to break the grip of the genocidal political class is that a UNSC resolution be introduced mandating action against Israel under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter on “Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace, and Acts of Aggression.” Said resolution should mandate a ceasefire, a no-fly zone, and the use of military force to enforce it, he proposes, with South Africa and China given the mandate to enforce it. Yes, the U.S. and U.K. would veto it, but doing so could turn the tide against the genocidalists, Murray argues.