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  •  There is no gap or glaring omission. (2+ / 0-)
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    Johnny Q, TheMomCat

    What you suggest is explicitly against the law without UN authorization.

    •  The UN was designed to (0+ / 0-)

      prevent another Hitler.  It was designed to stop Crimes Against Humanity.

      Its intended use is being perverted and changed into a mechanism to paralyze international action to allow butchers to go free.  It is much like the League of Nation in how ineffective it is.

      •  Yes, but (0+ / 0-)

        it was not designed to prevent crimes against humanity. It was designed to prevent another Hitler from overrunning much of the industrialized world and threatening to conquer the rest. It was intended to be a permanent alliance of the Great Powers who won the war, with a fig leaf of humanitarianism to disguise its essential balance-of-power realism.

        "Something has gone very wrong with America, not just its economy, but its ability to function as a democratic nation. And it’s hard to see when or how that wrongness will get fixed." Paul Krugman and Robin Wells

        by Reston history guy on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 10:18:03 AM PDT

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