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  •  That's a good point. (0+ / 0-)

    I agree, war crimes have been and could be handled after the fact.
    What happens if Assad wins his civil war, and remains in power? Worse, what if he gasses civilians again? How does the civilized world respond?  

    •  He gets tried for war crimes . (0+ / 0-)

      I was looking at the Geneva Convention site ,
      I don't see anything about attacking for war crimes .
      I think war crimes need to be tried in court before punishment can be done .

      Worse, what if he gasses civilians again? How does the civilized world respond?
      How many war crimes can be done before the world has enough ? It might be infinite , I'm thinking about what the world has done about ongoing genocides . The world might just keep on watching from outside the borders . I bet if the gas went outside the borders and killed , that would be another story .

      "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. H.

      by indycam on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 11:07:29 AM PDT

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      •  That gets to it, doesn't it? (0+ / 0-)
        How many war crimes can be done before the world has enough? It might be infinite, I'm thinking about what the world has done about ongoing genocides. The world might just keep on watching from outside the borders.
        At what point does the civilized Western world stand by and accept gassing civilians? Yes, there have been genocides. Yes, a list could be made, those we responded to, and those we did not. I really don't think you're saying there should be an infinite number of genocides while we watch.
        •  I would like to do all we can to stop wars (1+ / 0-)
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          and genocides . It saddens me that we don't do more . But I understand the difficulty of stopping things , a strongly worded letter will not do the trick , speeches at the U.N. will not do the trick , killing people will not do the trick , sending in a massive invading force might do the trick but that's nearly if not completely impossible .  

          "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. H.

          by indycam on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 11:34:55 AM PDT

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