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(LA Times)   This might be a good time to point out that pre-emptive wars are expressively forbidden by international law   ( latimes.com) divider line
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2012-09-17 09:02:31 AM  
3 votes:
Romney's Campaign: Obama Bad!

Romney's Foreign Policy: Russia Bad!

So you see there is consistency here.
2012-09-17 12:13:28 PM  
2 votes:

Rich Cream: KellyX: Rich Cream: KellyX: beta_plus: Preemptive wars are completely legal when Democrats wage them.

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Funny since that was authorized by the United Nations

How does that make it legal?

I dunno, Authorized by the world body that represents almost all nations on the planet with the majority agreeing on the actions and none of the permanent members with veto power vetoing it? I reckon that made it legal.

If it's illegal it's illegal, whether or not the people perpetrating the crime believe otherwise. How the hell does that work?

Shut the fark up Donny, you're out of your element.
2012-09-17 12:07:26 PM  
2 votes:

MooseUpNorth: Satanic_Hamster: Reinstall Qaddafi

I suppose the details of how he means to accomplish this are something we're not allowed to ask about?

You don't have to reinstall him, just reboot him into safe mode and run sfc /scannow. You'll have to rerun your updates, though.
2012-09-17 11:42:55 AM  
2 votes:
"Rejects a risk-averse approach" has to be the nicest way anyone's ever said "explicitly has stated his intention to do something incredibly stupid and illegal."
2012-09-17 04:25:20 PM  
1 vote:

timujin: beta_plus: Just because the UN violated its own rules does not make it any less illegal.

What law was broken?

Hey, timujin, the echo chamber only works if there's nothing blocking it...what I'm saying is, you make a better door than a window. Let the kid have his fun, he isn't hurting anyone.

Tell us more about the UN's lawbreaking, beta_plus. I come to Fark comment threads because I'm in my 30's now, and I miss the days when my dad would make up fantasy stories to tell at bedtime. I've already got my cup of coffee and a warm bagel, and a nice cozy fleece blanket and I'm curled up on the couch...anxiously waiting the next installment.  Should I set out some candles to set the mood? Or is this tale better told with the lights out and nothing but a flashlight to illuminate the space under the blanket?
2012-09-17 03:37:44 PM  
1 vote:
This might be a good time to point out that pre-emptive wars are expressively forbidden by international law

Wait, they are forbidden expressively? As in, they are forbidden in works of prose using many adjectives or in an interpretive dance?
2012-09-17 02:27:42 PM  
1 vote:

chachi88: Also: Isn't Obummer taking heat for arming the Libyan Jihadis with the weapons that killed the ambassador?

Not unless they give Reagan heat for arming the Taliban mujahadeen in Afghanistan.
2012-09-17 01:24:49 PM  
1 vote:

Rich Cream: msimon8: It's the entire raison d'être for the UN, and the League of Nations before it. So one state can't go in and start wars as they please purpose of gaining territories. They wanted an international agreement for any international intervention. The UN has always acknowledged the necessity of armed conflict in certain situations.

I get a little crazy when I see the term "pre-emptive war". And then I conflated that with the Libya thing. And then somehow I was arguing for law and order. I don't know. It all happened so fast. It was a blur.

That'll happen. I think the problem lies in everybody throwing around of the term "preemptive war." It's not a legal term of art and doesn't really have any relevance in the discussion of what is and isn't legal under international law. However, preemptive wars are generally frowned upon by the UN. Peacekeeping operations, on the other hand, they love those. Libya was a peacekeeping operation.
2012-09-17 01:02:20 PM  
1 vote:
Without all those Job Creators in government who provided those military jobs, the South would be devoid of people.
2012-09-17 12:00:34 PM  
1 vote:

karnal: Bold is Better when it comes for Foreign Policy

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2012-09-17 11:53:34 AM  
1 vote:

Hey, how about we regain the moral high ground on this one? You know, and not get a bunch of people needlessly killed at great political and economic cost?

How about we try that for a change?

Sir - what you are suggesting is preposterous!
2012-09-17 11:49:40 AM  
1 vote:
That's an awfully anti-Semitic thing to assert Subby.
2012-09-17 11:47:46 AM  
1 vote:

beta_plus: Preemptive wars are completely legal when Democrats wage them.

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Funny since that was authorized by the United Nations
2012-09-17 11:45:03 AM  
1 vote:
Preemptive wars are completely legal when Democrats wage them.

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