keep mercy and judgment…

now
i must admit this
up front
i’m
pretty much
a country bumpkin
when it comes
to foreign affairs
for example
i don’t have a clue
how one determines
which dictator who’s
killing their own people
is the bad or good guy
but
i’m assuming
that you folks at the un
are guided by a strong
moral
and
ethical code
not just some
whimsical response
to a super power
and i surely
as simple country folk
cannot get a handle on
your rules of engagement
like when people
are being slaughtered
in one country
guns can only be drawn
in self-defense
by the soldier
but in another country
say libya
you can bomb
the hell out of them
to protect
the rebels
but not women
and children
in other parts of africa
but as i said
i’m assuming
that you folks at the un
are guided by a strong
moral
and
ethical code
not just some
whimsical response
to a super power
i do kinda
understand blockades
even on the farm
we have to separate
a rogue bull
from time to time
but rarely the whole herd
like you do
but
i’m assuming
that you folks at the un
are guided by a strong
moral
and
ethical code
not just some
whimsical response
to a super power
and
i know
from what you said
in the paper today
that you had good reason
to strike selective targets
but
his grandchildren

rules of engagement…

examples
rwandan
bosnia
myanmar
civil protests
mass murders
political leaders
debate
diplomatic
objectives
military constraints
necessary
libya
rapid military response
to
protect whom
or
what