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  •  Mindful Nature - no, it doesn't (0+ / 0-)

    The impact of climate change isn't legally recognized as a legitimate reason to take offensive military actions against another sovereign nation. Emissions will never have the same legal status as invasion, because all nations emit to some degree. If nations at risk like the Maldives do decide to start covert actions against coal plants I would encourage them to not start with the US. We react very violently and are the only country with a true blue water navy who can project massive force anywhere in the world.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 07:50:27 PM PST

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    •  It would be novel (1+ / 0-)
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      but it wouldn't seem to matter what the mechanism of imminent threat is, so far as I can remember.  (The point abotu all countries being responsible is a good one).

      I suspect rather than actually attacking, the request for a UN SC resolution authorizing the use of military force against the US and China by the Maldives would certainly be an interesting approach to raising the issue

      I suppose also, the could ask for some other SC resolution to prevent the destruction causing activities.

      This is of course more of a brainstorm session.

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:36:53 PM PST

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      •  MN - the UN? (0+ / 0-)

        The UN would pass a resolution authorizing military force against the US and China? What nations would sign up for that? Without the US the UN couldn't stop a cookie fight at a Brownie Scouts meeting. Never mind the fact that the US and China could veto any such lunacy.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:46:30 PM PST

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        •  It isn't that they'd pass it (1+ / 0-)
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          it's that Maldives petition would have to have a hearing.  Maybe a request for GA support.  It would make for good television and some good press reports.  At minimum, it would be a way to raise the issue once again to say in a public forum "America, j'accuse!"

          I guess on they other hand, I guess they can just slink away and die so we can drive SUVs.

          Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

          by Mindful Nature on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:51:41 PM PST

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