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  •  What makes something become international law (3+ / 0-)
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    i dunno, Johnny Q, Reston history guy

    as opposed to somebody's idea of what it ought to be is an agreement between nations to follow it. The problem with the US bypassing the UN is that it has ratified the charter and is a member of the organization. That commits to follow the rules. If it doesn't want to then the logical course would be to withdraw. Instead we attempt to have it both ways as it suits out political convenience. That does not place us on the legal and moral high ground.  

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