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View Diary: The president has bungled Syria Beyond belief. (57 comments)

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  •  Which doesn't authorize bombing (0+ / 0-)

    Syria didn't sign the treaty, so technically they're not bound to it.  Of course the US hasn't signed some important treaties too and thus we're as much a rogue nation as they are, just in other ways.

    But the main reason not to bomb Syria is that bombing is not authorized as a penalty for violating international law.  Perhaps Assad or his generals could be imprisoned in The Hague if he were captured, but an act of war by a party not threatened is itself a violation of international law.  Hence my posting of Phil Ochs' "Cops of the World".

    •  We have signed this one... (0+ / 0-)

      and our chemical weapons are set to be fully eliminated by 2017. And because of that treaty that 98% have signed (not Assad) we have removed 78% of them already.

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