Cornel West: Obama ‘Facilitates The Killing Of Innocent Palestinians’

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Progressive activist Cornel West described President Obama as a “war criminal” during a speech he delivered Saturday at a pro-Palestinian rally in Washington.

West, a longtime critic of the President, said Obama deserved the label “because his drones have killed 233 innocent children and because he facilitates the killing of innocent Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.”

West called for an end to the Israeli “occupation” of Palestine and said “any human being who chooses occupation and annihilation is a war criminal.”

“I would be here if there were a Palestinian occupation of Jewish brothers and sisters because it’s wrong, it’s unjust and we stand not with the level of skin pigmentation or ethnic identity, this is ethical, this is spiritual with political consequences.”

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