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  •  So we try to get Assad to turn over the (2+ / 0-)
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    perpetrators of this act.   That is if he actually knows who they are and is in a position to arrest them.

    Sounds good unless he asks us to turn over the perpetrators for the Iraq war and all the war crimes committed there.

    This is why we need this to be an international operation.  While our hearts may be pure our actions over the last 12 years make us look like hypocrites.

    •  International Effort for Sure (0+ / 0-)

      Did I say which entity should be asking for the perpetrator's surrender, beyond suggesting they'd be going to The Hague.  An international body pushing for answers, with backup from individual countries, would be essential for demanding such a surrender.  We don't want the perpetrator being tried in the US or by the US.  The chemical weapons ban is an international agreement and it should be an international body which enforces it.

      Any attempt to deflect the charges by referencing Iraq can likely be argued away because of the ambiguity which existed at the start of the war about weapons and intentions.  It looks pretty clear that chemical weapons were used here and now.  The principal question outstanding is "who authorized" their use.  That's the answer the enforcement is intended to  secure.

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 09:14:54 AM PDT

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