This should give everyone pause to revisit our noble declarations of independence and human rights, ethics, morality, religious beliefs, civil liberties and the rule of law. Are they intended only for some people or for all people?
What kind of government in the 21st century can deny another people basic human rights – that is, the right to food, water, shelter, security and dignity?
What kind of government imposes draconian sanctions on another people for democratically electing a government not to its liking?
What kind of government seals a heavily populated territory of 1.5 million people so that no person can enter or leave without permission, fishermen cannot fish in their own waters, and world food aid cannot be delivered to the starving population?
What kind of government shuts off fuel, water and electricity and then rains down on the people, bombs and artillery fire?
The answer is – no government of integrity.