The British Prime Minister has proved to be a true successor to Tony Blair by considering himself a great supporter of human rights and imposing a war to achieve his humanitarian goals.
David Cameron's speech at the UN General Assembly revealed that, just like the former Prime Minister, Cameron is also eager to achieve regime change in the crisis-hit countries all around the world particularly in the Middle East and Africa.
“You can sign every human rights declaration in the world. But if you stand by and watch people being slaughtered in their own country, when you could act, then what are those signatures really worth?” Cameron said at the UN.
Analysts believe that after defending the dictators of Tunisia and Egypt-- Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak-- against the pro-democracy protests of their people, the British government and its close allies have shown that they are good at “standing by and watching people being slaughtered in their own country.”
The Western powers have been supporting the kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia as they shoot, suppress and torture anti-regime protesters. They continue defending Israel despite its extensive crimes against the innocent people of Palestine, majority of the crimes criticized by various UN resolutions, which Cameron insists are not enough to merit being labled 'human rights violations.'
Cameron said that the UN has a duty to “stand up against regimes that persecute their people.” But only Yemen and Syria were slated by the British government for intervention. The UK PM and his western counter parts are seeking stronger sanctions against Syria. Sanctions are mostly a prelude to full military intervention.
Stop the War Coalition's Lindsey German stressed that only regime change will suit the Western governments. She believes when Cameron considered Arab Spring as a massive opportunity to spread peace and democracy, he meant that “western governments and companies must seize the chance to spread their political and economic power in the region. Human rights, democracy and national sovereignty will all be subordinated to that.”
She added that Cameron and French president Nicolas Sarkozy who encouraged other Western powers to take military intervention in Libya, are now planning to use the Arab Spring to increase their political influence in other countries.