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Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by freeatlast, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. freeatlast

    freeatlast New Member

    Mar 1, 2004
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    Should the US whether through the UN or alone take any kind of military action in Syria? Why?
  2. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

    Nov 19, 2004
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    "What part of NO don't U understand????" :smilewinkgrin:
  3. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Kinda late to be asking this now. The US has been making war on Syria for a while. Training, funding and arming "opposition forces" meaning Islamic extremists that use that training, funding and arming that we've all been paying for to attack government forces and their families using terrorist tactics is an act(s) of war under the Nuremberg principals.

    (a) Crimes Against Peace: namely, planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;

    (b) War Crimes: namely, violations of the laws or customs of war. (Such violations shall include, but not be limited to, murder, ill-treatment or deportation to slave labor, murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war, wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity;

    (c) Crimes Against Humanity: namely, murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population, before or during the war; or persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds…


    Article 6:

    The committer of such a crime is individually responsible. […] Leaders, organizers, instigators and accomplices participating in the formulation or execution of a common plan or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing crimes are responsible for all acts performed by any persons in execution of such plan.

    Article 7:

    The official position of defendants, whether as Head of State or responsible officials in Government Departments, shall not be considered as freeing them from responsibility or mitigating punishment.

    Article 8:

    The fact that the Defendant acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior shall not free him from responsibility […]


    The question at this point should be, do we do what's right and prosecute our "leaders" for all the war crimes they are clearly and obviously guilty of or do we just shut eyes to the whole sordid affair and act like we're still the "good guys"?

    I'm gonna go ahead and guess that it'll be the later.
    #3 poncho, Jul 17, 2012
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