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  •  The legal framework requires a few things you seem (1+ / 0-)
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    joe shikspack

    to be missing.

    1. Justifiable cause as determined by the UN Security Council.

    2. The failure of diplomacy.

    3. A formal declaration of war.

    4. The act of repulsing an invasion.

    5. Respect for and acceptance of the Geneva accords.

    None of these are present in Yemen or Somalia or Iraq or Afghanistan. And the use of drones against civilian populations is forbidden. And if you are the aggressor nation you are responsible for security and the rebuilding of the country you invaded. Whether you like it or not.

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