TORONTO, ON, June 28, 2013 – An international organization dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of baby girls at risk for female infanticide in the People’s Republic of China announced this week that it is awarding American President Barack Obama with their “Warmonger of the Decade Award,” said Erik Rush, Vice-President of Administration and Strategic Alliances for Pink Pagoda Girls, LLC.
“As many people know, our concern for the effect of public policy on children obviously extends beyond our work in China,” said Rush. “Considering that Obama ordered 20,000 airstrikes from Iraq to Somalia during his first term, waged war on Libya without congressional approval, started a covert drone war in Yemen, escalated the proxy war in Somalia, escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan, maintained a military presence in Iraq even after supposedly ending the war, escalated the war in Afghanistan, secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries, sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia, opened a military base in Chile, provided aid to the opposition in Syria, provided $50 million to assist France in Mali, pledged to increase US military presence in the Philippines and Army brigades into as many as 35 African nations, and killed hundreds of children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, we believe that he has certainly earned this honor.”
“In fact,” Rush points out, “Obama was responsible for the killing of 231 children in Afghanistan in the first 6 months of this year. Compare that to the 35 children who died in Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments, and the 168 children who were killed by US drone attacks in Pakistan since 2006. There’s no comparison, really.”
The Bethune Institute/Pink Pagoda Girls is an organization dedicated to rescuing baby girls from gendercide in China. The national policy of one child per couple plus the traditional place of the first born male as the provider for parents in their old age leaves many couples with a dilemma of what to do if their child is a girl. Some make the tragic decision to end her life and try for a boy.
Dr. James Garrow
The Bethune Institute/Pink Pagoda Girls